Saturday 5th January 2019

Gerrans Bay, from Pendower Beach: Pacific Diver, 50 Great Northern Diver, 15 Black-throated Diver, 5 Slavonian Grebe and 2 Red-necked Grebe. (O Beaumont)

Devoran: Lesser Yellowlegs, Spoonbill and Spotted Redshank. (O Beaumont)

Truro: Waxwing feeding on pink-berried Sorbus by Malpas House, Malpas Road, 16:10-16:35. (D Cole)

Waxwing – Dan Cole

St Clement: 1 Avocet and 1 Cattle Egret. (B Mellow)

Chapel Amble: Temminck’s Stint and 6 Water Pipit still, also 2 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail and 10 Chiffchaff. (M Ahmad, P Roseveare, R Treeby, S Border)

Lower Tamar Lake: Female Ring-necked Duck and female Scaup still also 29 Goosander and 2+ Willow Tit. (P Roseveare)

St Michael Penkevil: 11+ Cattle Egret at Tresawson Farm. (J Chapple)

Helston: Presumed escaped male Ferruginous Duck still on Coronation Boating Lake, Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest in the car park opposite the seagwe works. (M Elliott)

Loe Pool: 23 Shoveler, 13 Pochard, 1 Goosander, 1 Water Rail, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk, all at the northern end. (G Adams) 1 f Goldeneye, Marsh Tit, 2 Jay, 27 Pochard, 8 Goosander, 9 Great Crested Grebe, Nuthatch. (A Witheywood)

Goldeneye – A Witheywood

Drift Reservoir: 2+ Cattle Egret viewable distantly from the car park. (DK Parker)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret. (D Flumm)

St Martin: 22 Cattle Egret with cows in the field close to the church this afternoon. (J Selby)

Hell’s Mouth: 6 Whooper Swan still in field east of café by junction of road to Coombe. (T Wilson)

Tehidy, North Cliffs:  3 Lapland Bunting, 50 Skylark, 30 Meadow Pipit and a Snipe in weedy field opposite entrance to Rogue Theatre. (T Wilson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Spoonbill in Carnsew Basin, also 8+ Little Grebe and 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (DK Parker) Ryan’s Field: Sparrowhawk and female Kingfisher. (T Whitemore)

Kingsmill Lake, Saltash: 33 Avocet, 6 Greenshank, 17 Redshank, 22 Lapwing, 74 Curlew, c70 Black-tailed Godwit, c60 Dunlin, 317 Canada Goose, 4 Barnacle Goose, c80 Wigeon, c150 Teal, 96 Shelduck, 1 ad Med Gull. (P Kemp)

Spit Beach: 1 Black Redstart. (M Jones)

Maer Lake: 1 Water Pipit and 2 Ruff. (P Roseveare)

Bude Marshes: 1 Barnacle Goose with the Canada Geese. (P Roseveare)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) mobbed by Carrion Crows and Raven. (J Evans)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Slavonian Grebe – John St Ledger

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 6 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Newquay, Towan Head: 60+ Wigeon, 2 Grey Plover, 7 Purple Sandpiper, 11 Turnstone, 17 Oystercatcher, 4 Stonechat, 2 Raven. Towan Beach: 3 Blackcap in tamarisk bushes under the house on the island, 1 fem type Black Redstart. (S Grose)

The Lizard, St Keverne Beacon: 1 Peregrine flew W towards Goonhilly. Polcoverack Farm area: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker & 3 Bullfinch. Bray Cot Downs: 1f Merlin. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Merlin – Kate Dalziel

Mabe: 300 Linnet and 400 Chaffinch in stubble maize fields above S end of Argal Reservoir. (D Chaney)

Downderry: 5+ Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver and 1 Slavonian Grebe offshore. 2 Blackcap in the village. (A Payne)

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