Wednesday 24th December 2014

Mount’s Bay off Marazion: 1 Pacific Diver and 3 Great Northern Diver. (R Augarde)

Mount Hawke: garden, mid-day visit by male blackcap to fat balls. (R Girling)

Botallack, The Crowns: 1 Chough, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven and 2 Buzzard. (T Mills)

Morvah: 1 Sparrowhawk over main road. (T Mills)

Mylor: 5 Great Northern Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 18 Black-necked Grebe and 8 Red-breasted Merganser. (R Augarde)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 8 Teal, 30 Mallard, 1 m Pintail, 1 f Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 19 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 6 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 9 Snipe, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) and 2 Bittern. (R Farnes & R Augarde)

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Pintail, Rod Farnes
 Pintail, Richard Augarde
Bittern, Rod Farnes

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 redhead Goosander, 1 argentatus Herring Gull, c40 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Common Gull, 36 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 3 Sanderling, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Grey Plover and 1 Greenshank. (DK Parker & T McGowan)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Mute Swan, 112 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 7 hybrid geese, 2 Muscovy Duck, 52 Mallard, 2 Call Duck, 1 m Mandarin (now in full ad plumage), 4 Teal, 1 f Pintail, 6 Wigeon, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 1 Buzzard, 5+ Med Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Goldcrest, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Bullfinch. (DK Parker

Zennor: Male Hen Harrier at Eagles Nest. (T McGowan)

Porthgwarra: 1w Glaucous Gull at Gwennap Head. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 1 f American Wigeon.

Falmouth, Florence Place: 1 Black Redstart and 1 Firecrest. Swanpool: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Water Rail, 1 Bullfinch and Guillemot and Mediterranean Gull offshore. (D Chaney)

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Tuesday 23rd December 2014

Lands End: 1 Glaucous Gull on Enys Dodnan. (P&H Taylor)

Lower Tamar Lake: 23 Goosander (16m 7f), 11 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, the usual birds on the car park feeders with Willow and Marsh Tit. (R Mudge)

St Erth: c130 Lapwing SW, c50 Redwing W and 1f Bullfinch. (MJ Spicer)

Carrick Roads:  24 Red-breasted Merganser gathering on water in front of Greatwood House (private) at dusk. Also 2 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger – photo)

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Lizard Point:Purple Sandpiper feeding with 15 Turnstones. (T Thirlaway – photos)

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Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff again.

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Swallow and 1 Black Redstart.

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Long-tailed Duck and 2 Scaup still.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern and 3 Great Northern Diver offshore.

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Monday 22nd December 2014

Late news, 20/12, Torpoint, St John’s Lake: 3 Spoonbill, 2 Great Northern Diver and 8 pale-bellied Brent Geese. (A Pearson)

Late news, 21/12, Penzance, Chyandour cliff:  1 m Black Redstart, 1 m Eider and 2 Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 21/12, Boscathnoe Reservoir: 1 Firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 21/12, Chykembro Common:  6 Fieldfare. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 21/12, Penrose, Loe Pool: 10 Great Crested Grebe, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Merlin and 1 Goldcrest. (A.Chard)

Helston Boating Lake: 5 Shoveler and 1 Whooper Swan. (D Eva)

Crows-an-Wra: c70 Golden Plover. (P & H Taylor)

Bartinney: 1 Dartford Warbler. (P & H Taylor)

St Buryan: 1 Black Redstart, Tower Meadows. (P & H Taylor)

Penzance, Chyandour Cliff:  1 Swallow, 1 w Black Redstart, 1 Stonechat and 2 Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre)

Charlestown Harbour: Flock of 30+ Magpie. ( D Hastilow)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Scaup, 2 Water Rail, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Great Crested Grebe. (A Nicholson)

College Reservoir: 3 Mute Swan, c85 Wigeon, 15 Tufted Duck, 7 Teal, 2 Mallard, 25 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 60+ Black-headed Gull, 30 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Cormorant, c.20 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Chiffchaff and 4+ Bullfinch. (D Chaney)

Coverack Bay: 1 Glaucous Gull, present on and off for past week. (P Bedford)

Men-an-Tol: 3 Hen Harrier (1 male), 1+ Merlin, 1+ Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Raven, 30+ Golden Plover, 50+ Fieldfare and 1 Pheasant. (DK Parker, JD Swann, MJ & J Spicer et al.)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Canada Geese, 8 Coot, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Kestrel. (P. & S Street)

Marazion: 1 Bittern in flight over RSPB Reserve and 6 Great Northern Diver offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Ring-billed Gull flew off west at 10:20, also 4 redhead Goosander, 52 Mediterranean Gull, 200 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 9 Common Gull. (C Barnard)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2 f American Wigeon again.

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Sunday 21st December 2014

Late News. 20/12, Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in trees behind reed bed it was also present in the same spot on 15/12. (M. Whetman)

Late News, 20/12, St Buryan: Probable male Snowy Owl seen briefly, flying towards St Buryan. (J Lawman)

Land’s End: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (P & H Taylor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryans Field: 1 Kingfisher. (D Jenkins)
 
Marazion Beach: 14  Sanderling. (D Jenkins)
 
Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2 f American Wigeon still.
 
Falmouth Swanpool: 2 m Scaup and 1 Long-tailed Duck.

Boscoppa: Firecrest in a private garden. (A Tonry)

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Saturday 20th December 2014

Late News. 19/12 Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 16 Teal, 13 Mallard, 1 m Pintail, 1 f Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, 19 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 6 Snipe and 2 Stonechat. Also c50 Chaffinch in field east of Green Lane. (DK Parker)

Late News. 19/12 Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 argentatus Herring Gull and 250+ Lesser Black-backed Gull. (M Elliott) 13 Shelduck, 3 redhead Goosander, 89 Golden Plover, 8 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 60+ Med Gull and 11 Common Gull. (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 23 Teal, 20 Mallard, 1 m Pintail, 3 Little Grebe, 17 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 4 Oystercatcher, 11 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Jay, 4 Stonechat and c50 Curlew flying over. (DK Parker & T Mills) Also 1 Bittern seen.

Carrick Roads (Loe Beach): 9 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Whimbrel. (D Eva) Also 1 m Velvet Scoter and 8+ Black-necked Grebe.

Stithians Reservoir:  5 Goldeneye and 1 Slavonian Grebe. (D Eva)

St Austell, Trewoon, between Carne Hill and Gover Valley: 1 m Ring Ouzel. (M Emmett)

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Mount’s Bay: 1 Pacific Diver back, just west of St. Michael’s Mount, also 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 13 Great Northern Diver. (C Barnard)

Amalveor: 1 sub-ad male Hen Harrier and 1 Dartford Warbler. (R Menari)

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Swallow, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Eider, 1 Stonechat and 3 x Grey Wagtail. (S Maycock)

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Black Restart, Simon Maycock

Lanyon Quoit: 1 Short-eared Owl. (B Toms)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2 f American Wigeon still.

Fowey: 1 Firecrest at Coombe Farm.

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Friday 19th December 2014

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 ad Iceland Gull. (C Barnard)

Loe Beach: 3 Great Northern Diver, 9 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Turnstone and 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

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Common Sandpiper, John St Ledger

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2 American Wigeon, 60 Wigeon and 3 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe)

Pendower Beach: 10 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver and 7 Slavonian Grebe. (S Rowe)

Portscatho: 1 Great Northern Diver and 3 Mediterranean Gull. Greeb Point: 9 Grey plover and 1 Whimbrel. Towan Beach: 1 Great Northern Diver and 4 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 2 Scaup, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Water Rail (3 heard, 1 seen), 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Coal Tit, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Mediterranean Gull offshore with c100 Herring and 30 Black-headed Gull. Pendennis Point: 6 Black-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver and 1 Mediterranean Gull. Castle Beach: 1 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, 2 Rock Pipit and 2 Pied Wagtail. Gorrangorras: 23 Redshank, 30+ Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Greenshank, 1 Turnstone, 5 Mallard, 9 Mute Swan and 2 Little Grebe. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir1 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Water Rail, 9 Fieldfare, 2 Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, 153 Canada Geese (including 2 hybrids), 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Buzzard. (D Chaney)

Padstow: 1 Black Guillemot still.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Bittern still. (L Proctor)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff still. 

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Thursday 18th December 2014

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan plus 1 young, 19 Teal, 12 Mallard, 1 m Pintail, 4 Little Grebe, 11 Moorhen, 3 Water Rail, 2 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 4 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe and 1 Stonechat. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, estuary: 1 poss 1w American Herring Gull, 1 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliot)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2 f American Wigeon still.

Falmouth, Swanpool: 2 Scaup still. Pendennis in low cloud: 3 Great Northern Diver and 10+ Gannet. (D Chaney)

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