Tuesday 9th January 2018

Late news, 8/1, Dozmary Pool: 2 Goldeneye and 1 3cy Caspian Gull (B Bosisto – photo)

Caspian Gull – Bob Bosisto

Late news, 8/1, Argal Reservoir: Brambling in the Chaffinch flock in the maize field below the church on the west side of the reservoir. (S Jackson)

Late news, 8/1, Lizard: Red-throated Pipit seen in stubble near Old Lizard Lane. (D Collins)

Red-throated Pipit – David Collins

Lizard: 2 Richard’s Pipit and a Lapland Bunting still near the pump station but very exposed and windy. (DK Parker, L Proctor, MJ Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Iceland Gull still on the flood by the main entrance. (DK Parker, J St Ledger – photo)

Iceland Gull – John St Ledger

Porthpean: 1 female Velvet Scoter, 5 Common Scoter (3f, 2m) and 1 female Long-tailed Duck. (T Mills) Later 2 Surf Scoter and 2 Great Northern Diver.

Goldolphin Cross: Firecrest at 11.00. (C Richards)

Towan Head, Newquay: 2 Grey Plover on rocks 6 Commcn Scoter close off point Great Northern Diver passed plus up to 7 Porpoise.  Ring billed Gull still on boating lake. (M Lammas, S Rogers – photos)

Ring-billed Gull – Steve Rogers

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup, pair Goldeneye, 2 pairs Shoveler. (B Craven)

Newtown St Martin: 15 Cattle Egret, 8 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail. In same field daily (by Tretharrup turn) for at least 2 weeks with no. of Cattle Egrets increasing. (M Nattrass)

Camel Trail, Guineaport/ Pendavey: 3 Goosander, 2 little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Dipper 1 Bar-headed Goose,2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Drift Reservoir: Iceland Gull, Common Sandpiper and Black-necked Grebe. (R Treeby) 3 Black-necked Grebe reported in the afternoon.

Stithians Reservoir: Great White Egret in the Golden Lion cut off. (T Pinfield -photo)

Great White Egret – Tim Pinfield

Feock: 2 Hawfinch still in the garden with feeders by the Old Vicarage.

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest. (C Moore)

Tregandanel (Near Sticker): 1 Barn Owl. (M Jones)

St Merryn: 3 Hawfinch in grounds of St Merryn church. (R Hughes)

Tregudda near Padstow: 2 Peregrine. (R Hughes)

Tregadillett: Firecrest in garden. 6 Bullfinches to feeders. (B Craven)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill again.

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Sunday 7th January 2018

The BBC will be at Burniere and Walmsley on Monday 8th from 10:30 till mid afternoon completing their filming and doing the presenter links. So expect a little disturbance at times.  Thanks, Adrian.

Late photo, 6/1, Long Rock: 1w Glaucous Gull. (L Proctor)

Glaucous Gull, Linton Proctor

Kenwyn: Hawfinch in Kenwyn churchyard 11:20. (M Costa)

Egloshayle: At least 2 Hawfinch still at Egloshayle Cemetery at midday. (D Julian, W Delacour) 5 flew over together at 14:40. (S Rogers)

Hawfinch – Will Delacour

Newquay, Towan Head: 2 Grey Plover, 1 Ringed plover on rocks. 5 Common Scoter off point plus 100s of auks, mainly Guillemots on water and flying N. (M Lammas)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Water Pipit, 1 Spoonbill at the Amble Marshes this morning viewed from the Walmsley Tower Hide. (D Julian)

Marazion: 1 Iceland Gull. (R Treeby, DK Parker, MJ Spicer, B Field, L Proctor, R Veal)

Iceland Gull – Linton Proctor

Iceland Gull – Reuben Veal

Truro: Brambling in private garden in Grampound Road. (R Castillo Nicholls)

Brambling – Rowena Castillo-Nicholls

Drift Reservoir: 1 juv Glaucous Gull, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Bullfinch (M Bishop, R Treeby, C Moore)

St Clement, Truro, Menadews Farm: 12 Cattle Egret and 1 Little Egret among cattle, from road down near St Clement. (A Hill)

Mousehole: fem type Black Redstart outside the bird hospital, 2 Raven, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Great Northern Diver, 12 Common Dolphin off the Rock pool Cafe. (S Grose)

Sennen: 250 Golden Plover and 1 Med Gull by Eschalls Chapel and 2 Great Northern Diver in the cove. (M Bishop)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill still. (DK Parker) Carnsew Basin: 1 Red-throated Diver and 1 Spoonbill. (MJ Spicer)

Penzance: Drake Eider still. (R Treeby, J St Ledger) Also 1 Kingfisher in the inner harbour (J St Ledger) Harbour Wall (Jubilee Pool side): 31 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 50+ Turnstone. (J St Ledger) 40 Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool. (B Field)

Purple Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Newquay: 2cy Ring-billed Gull still present, showing well in front of restaurant, also 1 Little Grebe and 1 Little Egret over heading towards Gannel estuary. (R Hughes, S Rogers, T Wilson, O Mockridge)

Windmill Farm: 1 Woodcock, 8 Snipe, 100+ Redwing, 12 Fieldfare, 2 Reed Bunting, 200 Chaffinch, 20 Bullfinch. (D Wright)

Lizard: 2 Richard’s Pipit, 1 Lapland Bunting, 6 Reed Bunting, 2 Chough. (B Field) Richard’s Pipit at Caerthillian Pumping Station at 14:30. (D Wright)

Richard’s Pipit – Brian Field

Lapland Bunting – Brian Field

Rame Peninsular: 1 Firecrest at 13:10. (D Allan)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 2 (m,f) Black Redstart, 2 (m,f) Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 30 Gannet feeding offshore. (S Van Hear) 3 Black Redstart. (J Irvine)

Bosistow Lane: 1 Mistle Thrush and 20 Stock Dove. (M Bishop)

Perranporth, Reen Manor riding school: 400+ Golden Plover. (S Grose)

Gulval: 1 Peregrine over. (MJ Spicer)

Millbrook: 2 Cattle Egret with 5 Little Egret flew East over village at 16:20. (AC Robinson) 2 Egyptian Goose. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

China Fleet Club: 1 Glossy Ibis, 52 Shelduck, 64 Wigeon, 59 Teal, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 96 Avocet, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Mistle Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

St Stephen-by-Saltash: 1 Hawfinch in the church yard. Feeding around the mature Yew Trees. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

St John’s Lake: 5 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 2 dark-bellied Brent Geese, 2 Sandwich Tern, 5 Great Crested Grebe. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Wilcove: 42 Teal, 2 Whimbrel. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Lynher Estuary: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 272 Wigeon, 113 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 158 Avocet, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Spotted Redshank. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

East Taphouse: 1 Woodcock. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Goss Moor: 4 Woodcock. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Hayle Marine Business Park: 1 fem type Black Redstart. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 141 Curlew, 1 Tawny Owl, 14 Little Egret at Penpol Creek. (S Grose) 3 Med Gull, Greenshank and 3 Blackcap in ivy. (T Wilson)

Newton in St Martin: 12 Cattle Egret, 9 Little Egret. (Trewince Farm)

Men-an-Tol: Ringtail Hen Harrier flew in to roost at 16:35, Barn Owl at 17:00. (R Treeby)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter (1 1w male, 2 female-types), 1 Velvet Scoter and 1 Long-tailed Duck. (O Mockridge)

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup still. (O Mockridge)

Trelissick: 6 Brambling. (J Irvine)

Feock: 1 Hawfinch. (J Irvine)

Combe, Nr Truro: 1 Red Admiral Butterfly. (P Bedford)

Red Admiral – Phil Bedford

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Saturday 6th January 2018

Late news, 5/1, Rosenannon Downs: 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Woodcock, Snipe, 2 Tawny owl between 22:00 & 23:00.(S Grose)

Late news, 5/1, Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 12 Common Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Black-throated Diver, c10 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-necked Grebe. (P Clement, MJ Spicer)

Late news, 5/1, Wadebridge, Treraven Meadows: 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Water Pipit. (B Dodd)

Late news, 5/1, Egloshayle churchyard: 5 Hawfinch. (B Dodd)

Newquay: 2cy Ring-billed Gull still on Trenance Boating Lake at 09:25. (S Grose, S McMahon)

Par Beach pool: 3 Pochard, 1 Water Rail, 12 Coot, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Tufted Duck. 1 Great Crested Grebe off Par Beach. (S Grose – photo)

Pochard – Shaun Grose

Men-an-Tol and vicinity: 60+ Fieldfare, 100+ Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 23 Raven (flock), 4 Snipe, 2 Skylark. (J Evans)

Bowithick: 2 Hawfinch. (T Potterton)

Porthpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 10 Common Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Great Northern Diver. (D Eva)

Pendower: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 7 Great Northern Diver. (D Eva)

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup still. (C Urquhart)

Goss Moor: 1 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Treecreeper and 1 Great spotted Woodpecker. (B Bosisto & P Roseveare)

St Columb Sewage Works: 10 Goldcrest, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Jay, 1 Dipper, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Stock Dove and 1 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto & P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill and Pink-footed Goose still. (M Halliday – photos) Also 1 ad Kittiwake, 15 Grey Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 (3 drk) Goosander on Lelant Saltings. 1 Red-throated Diver (sadly entangled with fishing line) on Carnsew Pool. 4 Snipe, 1 (same) Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal)

Spoonbill & Pink-footed Goose – Mark Halliday

Drift Reservoir: 1 Merlin, 3 Med Gull. (D Flumm) Also white Mandarin still. (DK Parker)

Sancreed: 4 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 14 Skylark in stubbles. (D Flumm)

Sennen: c500 Golden Plover and c200 Lapwing on field SE of A30 at Trevorrian Farm. (DK Parker)

Trevilley: 6 Reed Bunting, c40 Chaffinch, c20 Linnet, c20 Goldfinch, c50 Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff and 5 Stock Dove. (C Moore & DK Parker)

Brew Pool: 2 Chiffchaff, 1 tristis Chiffchaff and 1 Goldcrest. (C Moore)

St Anthony in Meneage: 1 female-type Goosander. (C Brooks – photo)

Goosander – Caroline Brooks

Wadebridge: Hawfinch over Coronation Park this afternoon. (DI Julian)

Egloshayle: Hawfinch still in the cemetery. (L Proctor)

Gunwalloe Cove: 1 Black Redstart, 2 Chiffchaff, 100+ Pied Wagtail. (D Wright)

Helston SF: 1 Firecrest, 12 Chiffchaff. (D Wright – photo)

Firecrest – Dougy Wright

Marazion: Probable 1w Bonaparte’s Gull briefly. (PA Fraser) Also 1w Iceland Gull still in the overfow car park. (L Proctor, DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Gadwall, 2 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Coot, 18 Moorhen and 8 Little Grebe on Longrock Pool. (DK Parker)

St Merryn: 2 Hawfinch and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in trees around the church. (R Hughes)

Tregonetha Downs: 30 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Newtown St Martin: 13 Cattle Egret and 11 Little Egret with cattle in field at junction with Tretharrup/Trewince farms. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Gillian Creek: 10 Little Egret (inc 7 in cow field on hillside), 3 Mediterranean Gull & 2 Common Sandpiper. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Rame: 2 Woodlark in fields north of Military road.

Looe: 2w Glaucous Gull on Fish Market roof.

Hannafore Point: Siberian Chiffchaff and fem Black Redstart.

Mount’s Bay: Iceland Gull, juv Glaucous Gull, Pom Skua and 8 Great Northern Diver.

Lizard Point: 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Puffin, 3 Red-throated Diver. (T Blunden)

Kynance/Caerthillian: 2 Richard’s Pipit, 1 Lapland Bunting. (T Blunden)

Towan Head: 5 Purple Sandpiper, 23 Turnstone, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Red-throated Diver. Also 2 Shelduck and 1 Great Northern Diver flew west. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Kingsmill Lake: Glossy Ibis still and 1 Spotted Redshank. (S McMahon)

Mawgan: 1 Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly. (P Bedford)

Lower Tamar Lake: 24 Goosander (13m, 11f), 3 Little Egret, 1 Mute Swan, 15 Tufted Duck, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great Black-backed Gull. (R Mudge)

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Friday 5th January 2018

Late News, 4/1, St Tudy: 2 Barn Owl at Polshea Farm. (R Hughes)

Late news, 4/1, Restronguet Barton: 1 Ring Ouzel. (M Day)

Siblyback Lake: 3cy Yellow-legged Gull. (DI Julian)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2cy Glaucous Gull on Longrock Pool briefly, but chased off by the swans. (L Proctor)

Godolphin Cross: Green Woodpecker and Brambling. (C Richards)

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup again, also near adult Caspian Gull and 2 (2cy and 3cy) Yellow-legged Gull. (DI Julian)

Egloshayle: 5 Hawfinch still in the cemetery. (A Langdon)

St Austell WTW: 2 Firecrest and 3 Chiffchaff. (R Treeby)

Loe Beach: 2 Black-necked Grebe. (R Treeby) 2 Great Northern Diver, 12 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Little Grebe. (D Wright)

Marazion: Iceland Gull in the overflow car park. (L Proctor, S Turner) Also 10 Common Scoter. (S Turner)

Cape Cornwall: 2 Purple Sandpiper and a Balearic Shearwater on and off Cape Cornwall, also 1 Red-throated Diver and 6 Great Northern Diver south. (N Wheatley)

Kingsmill: Glossy Ibis still in field opposite 2nd hide.

Feock Church: Hawfinch still. (D Wright, J Rowe)

Hawfinch – Dougy Wright

Newquay: 1w Ring-billed Gull still on boating lake at 17:00 (M Lammas, P Clement, MJ Spicer)

Newtown St Martin: 15 Cattle Egret. (D Collins)

Coverack: 2w Iceland Gull still present. Also ad Mediterranean Gull with ring number R16X (white on green). (D Collins)

Helston Boating Lake: 36 Shoveler, 53 Tufted Duck. (D Collins)

Helston Sewage Works: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 15 Chiffchaff. (D Collins)

Siberian Chiffchaff – David Collins

Tregonetha Downs: 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Hayle: Firecrest at Ventonleague end of town. (P Smale)

Kenidjack: 2+ Firecrest and 10+ Chough. (J Swann)

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Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Late news, 1/1, Newlyn, harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 f Black Redstart. Outside harbour: 1 ad Common Gull, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Harbour Porpoise, also Gannets and Kittiwakes. Sandy Cove: 1 Bullfinch and 1 Goldcrest. Newlyn Coombe: 1 Redwing, 1 Goldcrest and 1 flyover Peregrine. (T Mills)

Late news, 1/1, China Fleet Club/Kingsmill Lake:  2 Hawfinch in trees near picnic tables, Glossy Ibis in field opposite 2nd hide, Firecrest, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, 112 Avocet. (G Lewis)

Late news, 1/1, Windmill Farm: 1 Richard’s Pipit. (D Wright)

Late news, 1/1, Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Scaup (female). (G Lewis)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1 Ring-billed Gull still this afternoon and roosting on the water with a family of Mute Swan this evening. (J Bowen, S Grose)

Ring-billed Gull, Jayne Bowen

Ring-billed Gull, Jayne Bowen

Copperhouse: 2 Jack Snipe. (D Eva)

Hayle: 10 Goosander ( 4 drakes, 6 female/imm.), 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull. (D Eva) Also 1 3w Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 9 Grey Plover, 3 (2 drk) Goosander and 1 possible Lesser Black-backed Gull x Herring Gull hybrid. (R Veal)

Penzance: 13 Great Northern Diver, 1 juv. Glaucous Gull off Jubilee Pool. (D Eva, L Proctor)

Drift: 1 Pink-footed Goose still with 40 Canada Geese. (D Eva)

Mousehole: 1f Black Redstart in Rocky area N of harbour. Also Rock Pipit and 10 Turnstones in harbour. (C Richards)

Marazion Beach: 1 juv Glaucous Gull at Red River mouth 10:00, different to the recent Newlyn bird. Also 1 Water Pipit. (R Veal)

Kennell Vale: A pair of displaying Dipper.  (A James)

Dipper, Alan James

Helford River from Passage Cove: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 8 Great Northern Diver, 3 Gannet, 1 Whimbrel. (J St Ledger)

Frenchman’s Creek, Helford: Dusk egret roost held 20 Cattle Egret, 42 Little Egret and 3 Grey Heron this evening. (D Flumm)

Chapel Amble: 1 Bar-headed Goose with Canada Geese in field north of hide, Peregrine, Firecrest. (J & B Teague)

Egloshayle: 1 Hawfinch. (J & B Teague)

Polshea Farm, St Tudy: 2 Barn Owl at 04:30. (R Hughes)

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Monday 1st January 2018

Happy New Year One and All!!

Thank you for all the support in 2017, and wishing all our members and daily sightings contributors and readers all the best for a great birding 2018.

Late news, 31/12, Penzance: 1 Chiffchaff and 1 f Blackcap in a private garden. (R Phillips)

Late news, 31/12,Tuckingmill Valley Park: 3 Bullfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Song Thrush, 10+ Goldfinch. Numerous Blackbirds, Dunnocks and Chaffinch. (D King)

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter, 10 Common Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver. (P Jones) Also a 3rd Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver and 2 Black-throated Diver reported. (M Pringle) 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 8 Common Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Fulmar. (B Field)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1st winter Ring-billed Gull (initially reported yesterday as a Common Gull). (S Rowe)

Ring-billed Gull, Steve Rowe

Ring-billed Gull, Steve Rowe

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Common Gull, 68 Wigeon, 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Blackcap, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose) Also 13 Little Egret, 134 Curlew, 23 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe)

Newquay Tretherras School: 1 Firecrest in scots pine trees between school and community orchard. (S Grose)

Kynance: 1 Richard’s Pipit on Kynance approach road by cattle grid. (T Blunden)

Housel Bay: 1 female Black Redstart. (D Collins)

Newtown in St Martin: 5 Cattle Egret & 9 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Frenchman’s Creek, Helford: Two egret roosts at dusk; one at estuary mouth with 21 Little & 1 Cattle Egret, the other with >40 birds including at least 10 Cattle Egrets but inaccessible and too dark to identify individuals specifically. Also 1 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 40 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Cattle Egret, Dave Flumm

Carrick Roads: 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Whimbrel. (D Chaney)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Whimbrel, 5 Great Northern Diver offshore in Falmouth Bay, Castle Beach: 3+ Black Redstart, 2 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail Swanpool Beach: 250 Shag and 20+ Gannet fishing offshore, and 5 Bottlenose Dolphin distantly. (D Chaney) Castle Beach: 2 Black Redstart, 1 Whimbrel. (D Eva)

Penryn: 1 Dipper, 1 Common Sandpiper. Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 2 Snipe. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir: 5 Goosander (4 redhead, 1 drake), 1 Goldeneye, 1f Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Common Gull, 1 tristis type Chiffchaff, 1 Peregrine. (D Chaney)

Ruan Estuary: 6 Blackbird, 1 Black-headed Gull, 3 Buzzard, 6 Blue Tit, 5 Canada Goose, 2 Carrion Crow, 16 Curlew, 35 Dunlin, 53 Herring Gull, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Greenshank, 97 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 m Pheasant, 4 Redshank, 2 Robin, 15 Shelduck, 2 Stonechat, 1 f Teal, 107 Wigeon, 6 Woodpigeon and 1 Wren.  (C Hughes)

Ponsanooth Sewage Works: 1 Green Sandpiper, 15+ Chiffchaff. (B Field)

St Merryn: 9 Starling (2 with rings), 14 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Dunnock and 4 Goldcrest in a private garden. (R Hughes)

Freathy: 1 Water Rail in private garden at 08:20. (M.Jordan)

St Breock: 1 Cattle Egret and 20 Little Egret at Hay Farm. (B Bosisto)

Cape Cornwall: 17 Chough, 1m Black Redstart at Porth Ledden. (N Wheatley)

Sancreed: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 10 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Pink-footed Goose (same as above), 1 Kingfisher, 3 Wigeon. (C Moore)

Penzance: 1 Brent Goose off the prom (distant). 2 Harbour PorpoiseHarbour: 1 drake Eider still. (R Phillips)

Mousehole: 3 Kittiwake, 3 Great Northern Diver, c30 Guillemot, c50 Gannet, 1 Minke Whale, 1 Bottlenose Dolphin, 10+ Harbour Porpoise, 10+ Common Dolphin. (G Adams) 

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Trenow: 1f Merlin. (R Menari)

Ludgvan: Firecrest in the churchyard. (R Menari)

Nancledra: Barn Owl north end of Cuckoo Lane. (R Menari)

Egloshayle: 2 Hawfinch in the cemetery. (DI Julian) 5 Hawfinch. (B Field)

Walmsley: c500 Dunlin, c500 Lapwing, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Ruff, 9 Pintail, 8 Gadwall, 2 Greenshank, 20 Snipe, c200 Black-tailed Godwit. (BField)

Kea: 2 Spoonbill feeding at creek edge at Roundwood Quay. (B Robson)

Spoonbill, Beatrice Robson

Camel Estuary: 3 Goosander, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Peregrine, 2 Bullfinch, 200+ Lapwing, 2 Widgeon, 8 Mute Swan, 3 Oystercatcher, c30 Dunlin, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail by water treatment works. 2 Great Black Backed Gulls, c15 Black headed Gulls, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Canada Goose, 16 Mallard, 5 Curlew, plus Robins, Blackbird, Wren, Song Thrush, Dunnock, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Redwing and a small flock of Long Tailed Tits. (D King)

Feock: 2 Hawfinch in trees by church at 11:20 plus numerous Bullfinch, 3 Goldcrest, Jay and several Redwing. (D King, D Eva, B Field)

Hawfinch, Brian Field

Dozmary Pool: Drake Lesser Scaup still, 1 Merlin. (B Field)

St John’s Lake: 2 Great Northern Diver, 4 Brent Goose and 2 Spoonbill. (M Beer)

Polbathic Creek:1Kingfisher (fem) took 5 newts from garden pond, 3 Reed Bunting now regular at feeders, 4 Barnacle Goose still with Canada Goose. (A Blonden)

Hannafore: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Chiffchaff. (A Blonden)

Lower Tamar Lake: 10 Goosander, 18 Tufted Duck, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Mute Swan, c25 Coot, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, c50 Mallard, 3 Marsh Tit,  2 Willow Tit, 2 Bullfinch, 7 Rook,  1 Wren. (R Mudge)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Kestrel, 2 Redwing, 3 Grey Heron, (the guns started on either side of the lake which cleared everything). (R Mudge)

Bude: 2 Snow Geese, 52 Canada Geese, 1 White hybrid, 28 Lapwing, 1m Stonechat. (R Mudge)

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Friday 29th December 2017

Note from the warden at Walmsley Sanctuary: Will members visiting Walmsley please be careful and quiet in their approach to the tower hide as a large section of fencing has blown down in the gales. We hope to be working to do a temporary repair on Sunday morning so it may be worth avoiding at that time.

Late News, 27/12, Mounts Bay: Great Skua still in Mounts Bay off Sandy Cove this morning. (P Freestone)

Late News, Ninestones, 28/12: 5 Common Crossbill, 1 2nd w Yellow-legged Gull. (B Bosisto)

Late News, 28/12, Gwennap Sewage Works: 65+ Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (M Grantham)

Late News, 28/12, Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 25+ Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (M Grantham)

Sancreed: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (D Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Drake Mandarin, 3 Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 15+ Wigeon, 10+ Teal, 4 Snipe, 26 Lapwing, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 4 Reed Bunting, 5 Greenfinch, 1 Coal Tit, 15+ House Sparrow. (J St Ledger)

Pintail, John St Ledger

Mandarin, John St Ledger

Porthilly Farm: 1 Cattle Egret. (S Grose)

Cattle Egret, Shaun Grose

Newtown St Martin: 8 Little Egret, 4 Cattle Egret. (M Nattrass)

Newlyn: 1 juv Glaucous Gull showing well on fish market roof in harbour also 1 juv Iceland Gull. (D Nicholson, R Phillips)

Glaucous Gull, Dean Nicholson

Glaucous Gull, Dean Nicholson

Glaucous Gull, Dean Nicholson

Iceland Gull, Dean Nicholson

Glaucous and Herring Gulls, Mashuq Ahmad

Windmill Farm: 1 female Marsh Harrier at 15:00. (D Wright)

Longrock Pool: 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (D Parker)

Towan Head: 1 Great Skua. (S Rowe)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 400+ Curlew, 600+ Lapwing, 200+ Black-tailed Godwit, 60+ Dunlin, 4 Pintail, 8 Shoveler, 500+ Wigeon, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret and 1 Spoonbill. (D Thomas)

Black-tailed Godwits, Dave Thomas

Lapwing, Dave Thomas

Curlew, Dave Thomas

Goldcrest, Dave Thomas

Newquay, Whitecross: 200+ Redwing, 20+ Fieldfare, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit and 3 Bullfinch. (D Thomas)

Nanjizal: 1 Little Bunting again.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill still. (R Veal) Ryan’s Field: 1 Kingfisher and Redwing.

Marazion beach (below the Godolphin Hotel): c150 Dunlin, 20 Purple Sandpiper, 18 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret and many gulls on a large shoal of pilchards washed up along the bay. (D. Chadwick)

St. Germans: Goldfinch flock now at least 60 on feeders early morning, plus 2 Reed Bunting (fem.) and pair Siskin. (A Blonden)

Sennen Cove: 3 Purple Sandpiper on foreshore by chip shop.

St Ives: 1 Great Skua and 1 Red-throated Diver off Bamaluz.

Callestick to Ventongimps: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Kestrel, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Stonechat, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Raven, 7 Buzzard, 3 Teal and 8 Bullfinch. (T Wilson).

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