Wednesday 12th December 2018

Constantine Sewage Treatment Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest. 1 Woodcock and 1 Marsh Tit nearby. (D Collins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 2 drk Goosander, 1 Kittiwake. (R Veal)

Torpoint: 1 juv Red-rumped Swallow still showing well over Salamanca Street this afternoon. Also 1 Black-necked Grebe, 7 Brent (3 pale-bellied), 2 Great Northern Diver, Mediterranean Gull & 20 Grey Plover. (P Aley)

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Red-rumped Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Padstow Hawkers Cove / Stepper Point: 1 Barn Owl, 6 Raven (seen together), 1 Grey Partridge, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 1 Little Egret, also seen but not counted, Stonechat, Skylark, Linnet, Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Temminck’s Stint still. (B Hall, D Chaney) Also 1 Green Sandpiper (Golden Lion cutoff), 1 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 270 Lapwing, 6 Curlew, 25 Snipe, 197 Canada Goose, 2 domestic white goose, 75 Teal, 86 Wigeon, 4 Goldeneye, 6 Tufted Duck, 19 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Tawny Owl calling 16:40 from sw corner, 1 small bat sp. over Carnmellis Causeway. (D Chaney)

Temminck’s Stint, Bill Hall

Millbrook: 9 Cattle Egret at Home Farm, Lower Anderton Rd. Millbrook Lake: 1 Great Northern Diver. (B Taggart)

Talland Bay: 1 Peregrine, 1 Long-tailed Duck (same bird as on 4th December, in exactly the same place), 1 Black Redstart, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret. (D Spooner)

Peregrine, Derek Spooner

Long-tailed Duck, Derek Spooner

Black Redstart, Derek Spooner

Falmouth Bay: 2 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 7 Common Scoter, 2 Sandwich Tern, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Whimbrel viewed from Swanpool to Pennance Point. Swanpool Car Park: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (J St Ledger)

Sandwich Tern, John St Ledger

Red-necked Grebe, John St Ledger

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 8 Canada Geese, 29 Teal, 2 Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 27 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Barn Owl & 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Mounts Bay: 2 Velvet Scoter, 18 Common Scoter, 5 Eider, 1 Goldeneye & 2 Great Northern Diver viewed from the Station House car park. (DK Parker)

Sancreed: 25 Snipe, 15 Lapwing, 20 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare. Also 1 male Hen Harrier over Beacon. (D Flumm)

Bartinney Downs: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Snipe, 4 Stonechat, Peacock butterfly flying over heather moorland. (D Flumm)

Land’s End: 4 Black Redstart – 1 at complex, 3 at First & Last House. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Feock: 3 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Eider and 4 Red-breasted Merganser off Loe Beach. (G Mitchell)

Looe river: 1 Male Pintail feeding with a group of 7 Mallard. (I Juliane)

Cape Cornwall: 2 Great Skua this morning and 2 Red-throated Diver north, and 5 Eider north at 09:43 (a long way out but appeared to be three juv./females and two first-winter males). (N Wheatley)

Newquay, Towan Head: 3 Purple Sandpiper with 25+ Turnstone behind Headland hotel  a.m. (M Lammas)

Pentire Head: 1 Short-eared Owl again 4 p.m. (M Lammas)

Penzance, Chyandour: 2 female-type Black Redstart. (A McKechnie)

Black Redstart, Alex McKechnie

Tehidy Country Park: 30+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Jay, 9 Mute Swan, 6 Moorhen. (K Bowers)

Song Thrush, Kevin Bowers

Jay, Kevin Bowers

Mute Swan, Kevin Bowers

Nancegollan: 300 Linnet, 100 Chaffinch. (D Chaney)

Newquay, Morrisons Supermarket: 100+ Pied Wagtail roosting on the roof. (S Grose)

Millbrook: 2 Mediterranean Gull. (P Aley)

River Lynher: 1 Great Northern Diver, Kingfisher & 36 Avocet. (P Aley)

Rat Island: 2 Spoonbill. (P Aley)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Barnacle Geese and 1 Greylag with Canada geese, 3 Pintail, (A Piper)

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