Wednesday 1st January 2020

Late news, 31/12, Bartinney: 1 Merlin. (R Crocker)

Merlin – Roger Crocker

Merlin – Roger Crocker

Merlin – Roger Crocker

Stithians Reservoir: Female Bufflehead from Stuart Hutchins hide. (R Wilkins) Relocated in the 2nd bay south of the sailing club at cSW711359. Viewable distantly from the dam, the east bank or by walking south from the sailing club. Female Lesser Scaup, 6 Goldeneye and 2 Pochard also present at the southern end. (R Wilkins et al)

Bufflehead, Mashuq Ahmad

Bufflehead, Tony Wilson

Bufflehead – R Loader

Lesser Scaup – John Miller

Bufflehead – John Chapple

Portscatho: Adult Ross’ Gull (sat on sea, then flew off with Kittiwakes),1 Long-tailed duck, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 10 Great Northern (D Eva)

Sennen: 1 American Buff-bellied Pipit with pipit, skylark and pied wagtail flock at far end of the field behind the Sunrise B&B. (T Mills)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Cattle Egret (same as Sancreed), 1 Long-tailed Duck,1 Meditteranean Gull. (D Flumm, T Mills)

Sancreed: 1 Cattle Egret, 55 Golden Plover, 10 Lapwing, 15 Redwing, 27 Linnet. (D Flumm)

Newlyn: Black Guillemot outside Newlyn harbour mouth. (S Rogers T Wilson) Black Guillemot, Eider, Iceland Gull and 2w Yellow-legged Gull main harbour. 2 Firecrest around Sandy Cove feeders. (M Jones)

Black Guillemot – Steve Murnan

Black Guillemot – Tony Wilson

Black Guillemot – Tony Wilson

Eider – Steve Murnan

Iceland Gull – Tony Wilson

Iceland Gull – Tony Mills

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Ad Ring-billed Gull briefly on Longrock Pool at 10:35. (R Veal) 1 Firecrest in trees on far side of railway line. Also 2 singing Cetti’s Warbler (T Mills) 1 distant Pomarine Skua also reported although distant.

Siblyback Lake: 1 Great Northern Diver, 9+ Little Grebe, 1 imm drake Ring-necked Duck, 16 Tufted Duck, (including one female with green nasal band probably ringed in France). (K Pellow)

Marazion: 9 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 7 Red-throated Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver and 6 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal)

Helston Loe Pool: 12 Goosander, 3 Firecrest; also 1 Black-throated Diver & 1 Great Northern Diver offshore of the Loe Bar (J & D Chapman)

Chapel Amble: 16 Water Pipit early morning and 2 Siberian Chiffchaff. (D Julian)

Brew Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff with many Chiffchaff. (T Mills)

Gwennap Sewage Works: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, 40+ Chiffchaff, Firecrest. (M Grantham)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Mark Grantham

St Ives: Firecrest this morning in private garden. (M Rouncefield)

Newquay, Towan Head: Great Northern Diver close in from car park, 5 Red-throated Divers flying south and 1 Black-throated Diver off point. (M Lammas)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Female/immature Eider close in from the beach at Swanpool, several Great Northern Divers along the coast between Swanpool and Pendennis, 1 Whimbrel flew east to west around Pendennis towards Castle Beach (M Hazleton)

Mylor Bridge: Firecrest this morning in private garden. (M Delbridge)

Millbrook: 2 Cattle Egret and 1 Little Egret in field by Withnoe Barton, and 7 Cattle Egret around Stone Farm.
(M.Jordan)

Helston: Great White Egret flew over the boating pool and escaped Ferruginous Duck still present. (D Clegg S McMahon)

Lerryn: 1 Little Egret. (R Sherwood)

Gannel Estuary: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Med Gull. (S Rowe)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 19 Mute Swan, 1 Whooper Swan, 110 Canada Goose, 65 Shelduck, 28 Mallard, 51 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 11 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Shag, 3 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 85 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, 14 Grey Plover, c.3000 Golden Plover, 200 Lapwing, 4 Ruff, 50 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 55 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 250 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 65 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 6 Robin, 6 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 1 Jay, 3 Jackdaw, 7 Rook, 65 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 15 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch (M Scawen et al.)

Ruan: 581 Golden Plover, 190 Lapwing, 87 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 79 wigeon, 36 Shelduck viewed from Ruan Old Quay, across the extensive mudflats at low tide on the Fal  towards Ardevora Vear. (D Hall)

Helston Loe Pool: 12 Goosander, 3 Firecrest; also 1 Black-throated Diver. (J & D Chapman)

Loe Bar: 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (J & D Chapman)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Firecrest by hide on Ryan’s field (T Wilson) 1 Ad Yellow-legged Gull & 2 Red-breasted Merganser. (M Pass) Slavonian Grebe still in Carnsew Basin. (DK Parker)

Poldhu Marsh: Water Rail, 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (M Pass)

Kennack Sands: 2 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver. (M Nattrass)

Helford River: 7 Great Northern Diver. Also 5 Common Dolphin. (J St Ledger)

Great Northern Diver – John St Ledger

Gluvian: 1 Tawny Owl , 20 Redwing, 2 Bullfinch , 5 Yellowhammer, 3 Red-Legged Partridge, 30 Skylark, 16 Meadow Pipit , 1 Great spotted Woodpecker (B Bosisto L Payne)

St Columb Sewage Works: 1 Snipe , 1 Curlew 2 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail (B Bosisto L Payne)

St Columb Major: 3 Greenfinch, 1 Blackcap (B Bosisto L Payne)

Trewan Hall: 6 Nuthatch, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Firecrest (B Bosisto L Payne)

Winnards Perch: 1 Merlin, 2 Common Snipe, 38 Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover, 65 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 200 Skylark, 2 Stonechat, 16 Yellowhammer, 1 Lapland Bunting all in stubble fields above Birds of Prey Centre ( B Bosisto L Payne)

Talskiddy: 1 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper , 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Woodcock , 1 Reed Bunting , 20 Redwing (B Bosisto L Payne)

Porth Mear: 2 Corn Bunting in field surrounded by tamarisk hedge adjacent to South West footpath. (S Grose)

Park Head: 43 Common Scoter (sometimes diving as one), 7 Chough, 1 fem Peregrine Falcon, 1 Corn Bunting, 26 Skylark, 4 Raven. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Scaup, 1 f Goldeneye, 2 Wigeon. (S Grose)

St Eval: 198 Golden Plover, 7 Fieldfare, 2 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Feock: 3 Black-necked Grebes reported off Loe Beach.

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Downderry: Black Redstart and at least 10 Blackcap in the village; 3 Great Northern Divers and 11 Red-throated Divers offshore. (A Payne)