Thursday 31st December 2015

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap in private garden. (D Hastilow)

Bude: 6 Purple Sandpiper. (B Bryne)

Newlyn: 4 Great Northern Diver in harbour. (B&J Bowler, M Hazleton)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 Spoonbill and 1 Ring-billed Gull again. (B&J Bowler) Also 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 m Goosander.

Helston: 10+ Chiffchaff at sewage works and 1 Firecrest behind boating lake. (B&J Bowler) Loe Pool: 1st winter Iceland Gull. (I Maclean)

Maenporth to Nansidwell footpath: 1 Pacific Diver, 15+ Black-throated Diver, 5+ Great Northern Diver also 1 Firecrest and 1 Peregrine. (S Votier, J St Ledger)

Sandy Cove: 1 Pacific Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver and 6+ Great Northern Diver. (L Proctor, T Mills)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, 43 Teal, 6 Mallard, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron and 7 Moorhen. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 3 Grey Plover, 1 Redshank, Oystercatchers, c15 Curlew and 3 Great Northern Diver. (M Hazleton)

St Ives, from NCI watchpoint: 1 Great Skua, c50 Dunlin roosting on rocks and 1 Black Redstart. (M Hazleton)

Trewellard: 1 Grey Phalarope and 2 Manx Shearwater offshore.

Kenidjack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff.

Falmouth: 1 Lesser Whitethroat agin in garden in Goldenbank.

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Lesser Scaup still.

Penzance: 1 Black Redstart on Alexandra Terr.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe off Carmenellis Causeway.

Carrick Roads, off Loe Beach: 5 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Black-throated Diver and 4 Great Northern Diver.

West Looe, Hannafore: 12+ Oystercatcher, 18 Turnstone, 1 f Stonechat and 1 juv Cormorant. Looe river (off Banjo pier): 4 Great Northern Diver. (P & S Street)


Wednesday 30th December 2015

St Mawes: 7 Great Northern Diver in the harbour. (J Powell)

Newlyn: 8 Great Northern Diver in the harbour and 2 in Sandy Cove. 1 other diver sp seen distantly off Sandy Cove. (R Ward)

Mousehole: 3 Great Northern Diver. (R Ward)

The Lizard Point: 3 Great Skua, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Puffin, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater and a light passage of auks, kittiwakes and gannets this morning. (T Blunden)

Sennen Cove: 1 Great Northern Diver in the bay.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 1w Spoonbill still.

Falmouth: 1 Firecrest in private garden at Goldenbank.

Mount’s Bay, Penzance to Newlyn: 1 ad Pacific Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver and 11 Great Northern Diver.

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup again.



Tuesday 29th December 2015

Late news 28/12 Marazion Marsh: 1 Bittern. (G Pearce)

Dozmary Pool: 1m Lesser Scaup, 21 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye, c20 Teal and 3 Reed Bunting.  (MJ & JPR Spicer, M Bailey)

Newlyn: 1 ad Pacific Diver. Also 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 7 Great Northern Diver in harbour plus 7+ in bay. (S Rowe) Also possible 1w American Herring Gull reported and a Black Redstart.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 Goosander (3m & 3f), 1 juv Spoonbill, 3 Shag, 40 Dunlin, 200 Golden Plover, 7 Grey Plover, 25 Ringed Plover, 3 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 50 Curlew, 200 Lapwing, 60 Redshank, 10 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Rock Pipit and 42 Med Gull and 1 2w Ring-billed Gull on Lelant Saltings. 1m Sparrowhawk, 7 Linnet, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Kestrel at Ryan’s Field. 1 red-head Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Spoonbill, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver,  1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Grey Plover and 3 Bar-tailed Godwit on Carnsew Basin. (T McGowan, R Veal, S Rowe)

Foage Valley: 20 Redwing. (P&H Taylor)

East Looe: 1 Great Northern Diver in the harbour, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Black Redstart. (D Spooner – photo)


Windmill Farm: 1m Marsh Harrier, 300 Golden Plover and 30 Redwing. (D Wright)

St Erth Fishing Ponds / Churchyard: 1m Firecrest, 1f Goldcrest, 1 Kingfisher, 1f Bullfinch, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard and c200 Lapwing over. (B Dodd)

Sennen Cove: 2 Great Northern Diver. (RM Ward)

Bodmin Moor: 1m Hen Harrier. (A Blonden)

Carrick Roads: 1 Sandwich Tern. (J St Ledger – photo)

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Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Barn Owl, 85 Shelduck, c300 Dunlin, c60 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 3 Pintail, 6 Gadwall, c100 Wigeon, c150 Curlew, 80 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 15 Shoveler, 90 Lapwing and 1 Otter. (A Langdon – photos)

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Newquay Bay: 6 Bottlenose Dolphin. (M Taylor)

Drift Reservoir: 231 Canada Geese, 24 Greylag and 10 hybrid geese from the car park. (DK Parker)

Mousehole: 3w American Herring Gull again roosting on St Clement’s Isle.

Camel Estuary: Juv Bewick’s Swan still at Dinham Flats.


Monday 28th December 2015

Late news 27/12 Truro: 100+ Pied Wagtail roosting in trees at Treliske Hospital. (D Thomas)

Late news 27/12 Penzance: 70+ Curlew over Eastern Green. (D Thomas)

Late news 27/12 Loggans Fields: 300+ Lapwing. (D Thomas)

Newlyn: 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Black-throated Diver and 4 Great Northern Diver off Sandy Cove plus 5 Great Northern Diver in harbour. (I Webster) Also 1 ad Pacific Diver again midday.

Dozmary Pool: 1m Leser Scaup.

Penzance: 1 3w American Herring Gull off Jubilee Pool.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1m Goldeneye, 19 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 5 Common Gull, 2 Reed Bunting and 150+ Lapwing over. (J St Ledger)

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Falmouth: 1 Blackcap in private garden. (J St Ledger)

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Windmill Farm: 1f Hen Harrier, 1 Jack Snipe and 300 Golden Plover. (D Eva)

Bass Point: 5 Bonxie, 1 Manx Shearwater, c700 Auks (c 50:50 Guillemot / Razorbill), c250 Gannet and c400 Kittiwake past 12:15 – 13:45. (I Maclean)

Greeb Point, Roseland: 8 Grey Plover. Also regular passage of Kittiwakes, Gannets and Auks, mainly Razorbill. (D Hall)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Ryan’s Field. (N Hallam – photo) 1 Spoonbill off causeway. 1 Great Northern Diver by Asda.


St Ives: 2 Firecrest in garden in Talland Road. (N Hallam – photo) 1 Black Redstart by NCI lookout.


The Rumps: 1 Great Northern Diver on sea plus numerous Gannet, Razorbill and Guillemot, 2 Fulmar, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 pr of Stonechat, several Rock Pipit and1 Robin. (E Imber)


Sunday 27th December 2015

Newlyn: 1 ad Pacific Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black Redstart plus 1 juv Iceland Gull flew south and was later seen on St Clement’s, Mousehole. (P St Pierre)

Dozmary Pool: 1m Lesser Scaup.

Charlestown: 1 Peregrine over harbour. (D Hastilow)

Penzance: 3 (m, 2f) Black Redstart near Railway Station. 10 Purple Sandpiper Battery Rocks (S Turner – photos) Also 2 Black-throated Diver and 16 Great Northern Diver offshore.

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St Ives: 262 Dunlin on Porthmeor Beach. (B Dodd) Also 1 Black Redstart by NCI lookout and 1 Great Northern Diver.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill on Carnsew Basin then flew south, plus 1 red-head Goosander, 7 Little Grebe, 30 Dunlin, 5 Golden Plover, 1 Greenshank and 18 Med Gull (1 2w & 17 ads). 75 Curlew on Lelant Saltings, including 1 darker bird. 60 Redshank on Ryan’s Filed. (R Veal) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Bartinney Down: 1 Short-eared Owl. (A James – photos)

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Gannel Estuary:  2 Water Pipit, 2 Med Gull, 600 Black-headed Gull, 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 255 Herring Gull. (S Rowe)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 2 Black Redstart, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Slavonian Grebe (offshore). (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir: Fem Pochard, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Reed Bunting. (D King)

Helston Sewage Works: At least four Firecrest with Goldcrest plus good numbers of Chiffchaff, Goldfinch, Long tailed Tits and Chaffinch. (D King)

Carbis Bay: 4 Great Northern Diver.


Saturday 26th December 2015

Late news, 23/12, Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 ringed Mediterranean Gull (3NNT). (R Loader) Ringed as a nestling, (pullus) 20/06/2015 De Kreupel Island, Ijsselmeer, Noord-Holland, NL 52,48N 5,14E, this is the first report since ringing.

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The Rumps: 4 (2prs) Stonechat, 6 Rock Pipit, 1 Black Redstart, numerous Gannets, Fulmars, Gulls (Herring and Great Black-backed), several Guillemots and Razorbills. Also 4-5 Grey Seal, 3-4 Harbour Porpoise. (E Imber)

Maenporth to Rosemullion footpath: 30 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Razorbill. Also good numbers of Kittiwake and Gannet flying towards the Lizard. (J St Ledger)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Carnsew Pool: 1 Great Northern Diver. (R Daddow) Ryan’s Field: 1 Goosander and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (northwest of the hide).

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Newlyn: 6 Great Northern Diver in the harbour. (B Dodd, T Mills) Stable Hobba: flock of 14 Long-tailed Tit. (B Dodd)

St Ives,from NCI Lookout: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kestrel and 50 Dunlin.

College Reservoir: 2 Goosander.

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Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 m Mandarin and 36 Mallard. (D Hall)

Bude: 10 Turnstone, 1 Oystercatcher, 120+ Black-headed Gull, 3 Cormorant,3 Meadow Pipit and 1 Skylark. (H Wilkins)

Penzance, Wherrytown: flock of 21 Long-tailed Tit and 3 Goldcrest along Love Lane. (B Dodd)


Christmas Day, 2015

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Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Black Redstart and 8 Great Northern Diver offshore.

St Ives from the NCI Lookout: 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Mediterranean Gull.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, estuary:1 imm Spoonbill. Ryan’s Field: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler again.

Falmouth: 1 Lesser Whitethroat again in garden at Goldenbank.

Dozmary Pool: 1 ad m Lesser Scaup again.

Roseland, Towan Beach: 60 Turnstone, 1 White Wagtail and 3 Great Northern Diver. (D Hall)