Sunday 13th January 2019

Late news, 28/12, Roseland, Towan beach: 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, photographed by Jane Lewarne, as reported to David Hall via Wild Roseland.

Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Jane Lewarne

Devoran: 1st-winter Lesser Yellowlegs still at Tallack’s Creek, also 1 Spotted Redshank. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 12 Purple Sandpiper, 22 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 73 Sanderling, 15 Turnstone, 2 Eider, 6 Purple Sandpiper on outside wall of the lighthouse pier.(S Grose) Plus Pacific Diver reported off Jubilee Pool again. Or: 74 Sanderling, 18 Ringed Plover, 19 Purple Sandpiper, 40+ Turnstones and 1 imm. Eider out towards St Michael’s Mount. (R Butts)  Also 2w Caspian Gull off bus station late afternoon. (M Elliot, MAhmad)

Caspian Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Caspian Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Swanpool Beach: Black Guillemot still showing distantly at Swanpool. If viewing from the car park it was drifting right (nearly around the point) at 10 45am. (P Roseveare) Swanpool: 1 Yellow browed Warbler.  (B Bosisto L Payne)

Chapel Amble: 1 Temminck’s Stint, 2 Green Sandpiper, 10+ Water Pipit. (S Rogers)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 f Ring-necked Duck, 31 Goosander, 1 f Scaup. (S Rogers)

Helston Loe Pool: 1 Glossy Ibis flying east over Carminowe Creek from Loe Bar at 15.00. (D.Roberts & H.Radler)

Sancreed: 2 Cattle Egret at Sellan Farm, viewable from near the bus shelter. (R Butts) Later, 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 110 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 3 Cattle Egret visible distantly from carpark. (R Menari) (presumed same group as seen from Sancreed, eds.)

St Micheal Penkevil: 6 Cattle Egret at Tresawson Farm. (S Grose)

Cot Valley: 1 juv Iceland Gull on rocks at bottom of valley. (N Wheatley, P Clement, et al).

Iceland Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Iceland Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Iceland Gull, John Miller

Iceland Gull, John Miller

Iceland Gull, John Miller

Raven, John Miller

Portscatho:  Long-tailed Duck off Porthcurnick beach pm.  (T Pinfield)

Newlyn: 1 male Black Redstart on boulders below fishermen memorial, 2 Eider, 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Grose)

Padstow: 1 Slavonian Grebe offshore.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill still on Copperhouse and Scandinavian Herring Gull on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal, R Wilkins, R Augarde)

Bude, Maer Lake: 1 Ruff. (S Rogers)

Newlyn: 2 imm. Eider off the harbour mouth. (R Butts)

Treliske Hospital: 2 Siskin. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Allet: 270 Golden Plover. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Pendeen Watch 10.00 – 12.00: 1 Puffin (slightly oiled on one side), 1 Great Northern Diver (W), 3 Black-throated Diver (W), 6+ Porpoise. (P Clement)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Gadwall, 3 Common Gull, 1 Greylag (white), 3 Snipe, 6 Little Grebe, 30 Wigeon. (D Collins)

Crantock plains: 300+ Lapwing. (S Grose)

Truro: Flock of 40+ Brambling in stubble field, 2 Redwing off Tregurra Lane. (P Pearson)

Ruan Lanihorne, village pond: 1 Water Rail, 1 Barn Owl at dusk. (D Hall)

St Ives: 1 Manx Shearwater, 5 Great Skua, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver in 2 hours. (R Wilkins, R Augarde, R Veal)

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