Thursday 11th January 2018

Late news, 10/1, Lizard Point: 1 Great Skua, 1 Purple Sandpiper and 32 Turnstone. (D Collins)

Late news, 10/1, Helford Passage: 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Little Grebe. (D Collins)

Late news, 10/1, Truro: 1 Peregrine  on the Cathedral. (D Jenkins)

Late news, 10/1, Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 juv Iceland Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliot)

Truro: 1 Redwing  feeding on the ground in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Charlestown: 2 ( m + f ) Blackcaps. ( D Hastilow)

Blackcap – David Hastilow

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Iceland Gull still at the main entrance. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Roundwood Quay, Trelissick: 8+ Brambling, 4 Firecrest, 4 Marsh Tit, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Feock: At least 2 Hawfinch still in the church yard. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer, S Williams – photos)

Hawfinch – Stephen Williams

Loe Beach: 8+ Black-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 5+ Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver and 12+ Red-breasted Merganser. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

Pendeen Watch: 1 juv Glaucous Gull. (P Clements)

Egloshayle: 2 Hawfinch still in the cemetery also Firecrest, 3 Blackcap and Chiffchaff singing. (A Langdon, C Selway)

Walmsley Sanctuary(members only): Spoonbill from the Tower Hide. (R Treeby)

St Austell SW: 2 Firecrests 75m up the cycle network path. (P Jones)

Pothpean: 3 Surf Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 6 Common Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, 3 Red-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, Razorbill, Grey Wagtail and Rock Pipit. (J & K Cole)

Drift Reservoir: Pink-footed Goose still. (DK Parker) Also 1 Black-necked Grebe (T Hale, T Mills) and 1 Green Sandpiper. (T Mills)

Penzance: 88 Turnstone and 25 Purple sandpiper on Battery Rocks, plus 7 Great Northern Diver and 1 Red-throated Diver offshore. Also Brent Goose still off the promenade. (DK Parker, R Phillips)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Sub adult Caspian Gull reported. Spoonbill still, also Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Kingfisher, Grey Plover and 3 Lesser Redpoll. (G Berti, C Travis, DK Parker) Also 2 3rd w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday) Also 1 Goosander.

Lizard: 2 Richard’s Pipit still, plus 2 Yellow-browed Warblers in Caerthillian. (G Berti, C Travis)

Marazion: 84 Sanderling, 1 Purple sandpiper. (C Moore)

St Levan: 1 Jack Snipe. (MD Wallace)

Bosistow Lane: 2 Firecrest. (MD Wallace)

Newtown-in-St Martin: 9+ Cattle Egret in the field by Tretharrup Farm turning.

Newlyn: Adult Iceland Gull in the harbour this morning. (M Rouncefield)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: c70 Turnstone and 25  Purple Sandpiper. Morrab Gardens: 1 f Blackcap.  Promenade: 1 Brent Goose still, close in. Private garden: 1 f Blackcap.   (R Phillips) Railway Station: 1 Black Redstart 1 on rocks. (R Loader)

Black Redstart, Robert Loader

Kennell Vale:  1 Dipper,  (A James)

Dipper Photomontage, Alan James

Helston Sewage Works: 20+ Chiffchaff + 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (R Butts & Tim Pinfield)

Trebah, Mawnan Smith: several hundred Chaffinches with 30+ Brambling. (R Butts & Tim Pinfield)

Helford, the Ferryboat Inn: 1 Black- necked Grebe. (R Butts & Tim Pinfield)

Newtown St. Martin: probably 5 Cattle Egret. (R Butts & Tim Pinfield)

Manaccan, Carne Creek: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-necked Grebe. (R Butts & Tim Pinfield)

Towan Head: 6 Red-throated Diver, 5 Common Scoter. (S Rowe)

Bass Point: 1 Snipe. (C Richards)

Boswednack: Firecrest.

Mousehole, St Clement’s Isle: 1 juv Glaucous Gull. (M Elliot)

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