Are you a New Year’s day lister? Then join our little fun ‘competition’ here, New Year’s Day Birdrace. 3 categories, from ‘walking from home’, ‘local patch’ to ‘County-wide’. Originally there was a typo in the email address, it’s now corrected ‘firstname.lastname@example.org‘ or email the bird-news sightings address.
Late News, 30/12, Kingsmill Lake: Glossy Ibis still in distant field viewed from 2nd hide.
Late News, 30/12, Saltash: 2 Hawfinch at the China Fleet Club.
Dozmary Pool: 1 ad m Lesser Scaup.
Falmouth, Berkeley Cottages: 2m Blackcap fighting in Dracenas, 1 Song Thrush and 1 Blackbird also in confrontation (S Van Hear)
Truro: 1 Firecrest and 12+ Long-tailed Tit in private garden this morning. (K & J Mortimore)
Sancreed: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Greylag & 97 Canada Geese in fields opposite village including the small ‘Cackling’type first photographed at Drift 1st August and seen intermittently since. Also 6 Golden Plover & 30 Redwing. (D Flumm)
Lostwithiel: 1 Pink-footed Goose still Shirehall Moor at midday. (D Julian)
Breock: Firecrest at St Breock Churchyard this morning. (D Julian)
Lands End: 1 Hawfinch. (K Wilson)
Egloshayle: 6+ Hawfinch still at Egloshayle Cemetery. (K Wilson)
Marazion: 2 Water Pipit still at Red River mouth.
Towan Head: 5 Common Scoter, 12 Common Gull, 3 Purple Sandpiper. (S Grose)
Stithians Reservoir: 3 Pintail, 1 Woodcock (D Eva) Plus Goldfinch, Long-tailed Tit, Wren, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, etc (B Sharples)
Feock: 2 Hawfinch (D Eva)
Charlestown: 1f Blackcap (D Hastilow)
Newquay Boating lake: 1st winter Ring-billed Gull, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)
Common Gull, Shaun Grose (re-identified as Ring-billed Gull, Dave Parker)
Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 11 Common Scoter at 15:00. (D Julian)
St Austell: Siberian Chiffchaff at St Austell Sewage Works this afternoon. (D Julian)
Penzance: 1 m Eider at mouth of harbour. (J Munday)
Newlyn: 1 Pomarine Skua flying around bay, 7 Great Northern Diver offshore. Also ringed Herring Gull from the Isle of Man. (R Veal) Plus 2 Great Skua. (L Proctor) Also 1 juv Glaucous Gull in the harbour. And 1 female-type Black Redstart on rooftops of houses around Eden Gardens and car park this morning at 10:00.
Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1m + 3f/juv Goosander, 1 Spoonbill and 1 Black Swan
Coverack: 1 juv Iceland Gull again.