Friday 31st December 2021

Hayle Estuary: Ad Ring-billed Gull from Lelant Station and ad Caspian Gull still by Old Quay House Inn. (Birdguides) Also 4m & 2f Goosander, Great Northern Diver, Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler, Shelduck, Mallard, Great Black-backed Gull and Herring Gull on the estuary and 1m Goosander, Great Egret, Little Egret, Greenshank, Redshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Lapwing, Teal, Shelduck, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Carrion Crow, Starling and Curlew on Ryan’s Field. (P Day)

Grade Marsh: 5 Tundra Bean Goose and 1 Russian White-fronted Goose moving between Grade Marsh (L Langley) and fields near Trethvas Farm (Birdguides). Also 1 Marsh Harrier. (M Jones)

Croft Pascoe: 16 Russian White-fronted Goose opp. Croft Pascoe Plantation. (L Langley)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 37 Cattle Egret near Lower Amble. (D Julian)

Gillan Creek: 2 Cattle Egret, 14 Mediterranean Gull around 12.15pm. (T Stuart)

The Lizard: Male Hen Harrier. (L Langley)

Newquay: 1 Great Skua in bay pm. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 27 Purple Sandpiper, 21 Turnstone, 16 Oystercatcher on Fistral rocks 4 pm. (M Lammas)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Whimbrel, 26 Curlew, 2 Chough, 3 Little Egret. (D Beadle, D Chapman-Gardner)

Trenow: 2 Purple Sandpiper, c20 Common Gull, c20 Turnstone. (D Beadle, D Chapman-Gardner)

Penzance: Swallows still. (L Langley)

Padstow: 1 Brent Goose (pale bellied), 1 Goosander, 2 Greenshank, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Padstow Boating Lake: 9 Little Grebe, 1m Kingfisher, 2 Mute Swan, 1 f Blackcap, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Gerrans Bay: 6 Great Northern Diver, 5 Common Scoter, 160 Dunlin, 15 Turnstone. (D Eva)

Newlyn: 9 Great Northern Diver (6 in harbour, 3 off the harbour wall). (N R Rogers)

Great Northern Diver – Nigel Rogers

Great Northern Divers – Nigel Rogers

Coverack: 25 Mediterranean Gull inc 1 white ringed Belgium bird and 1 green ringed French bird, 2 Shag, 1 Cormorant, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Blue Tits 11.00 – 11.30. (M Webb)Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 58 Curlew, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Greenshank, 50 Redshank. (A Nicholson)

Belgian-ringed Mediterranean Gull – Martin Webb

Mediterranean Gull – Martin Webb

Crugmeer: 2 Kestrel, 35 Linnet, 19 Skylark, 200+ Meadow Pipits, 6 Yellowhammer, 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Hare. (S Grose)

Port Quin: Male Black Redstart. (Birdguides)

Porthmissen: 58 Kittiwake, 45 Fulmar. (S Grose)

Tregirls Beach: 27 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Trencrom: Mistle Thrush with 60 Redwing. (R Stone)

Trevassack Lake, Goonhilly: 4 Chiffchaff. (T Stuart)

Late submission, 30/12, Lower Tamar Lake: 46 Goosander (13m, 33f), 1 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Wren, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Tawny Owl, 2m Tufted Duck, Heard the Whooper Swans fly out. (R Mudge)

Late submission, 30/12, Lostwithiel: 2 Cormorant on river. (S Howe)


Thursday 30th December

Helston Loe pool. Little Egret, 8 Great crested Grebe, 5 Pochard, 6 Goosander, Stonechat, Kestrel. (L Thompson)

Helston Boating lake: 4 Shoveler.(L Thompson)

Stithians Reservoir; from Stuart Hutchings hide: 35 Wigeon, 50 Teal, 11 Snipe, 100+ Lapwing, 3 Common Gull. (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir; from Golden Lion cut-off: 1 Pintail (female), 42 Teal, 35 Snipe. (J St Ledger)

Lizard: 5 Bean Geese and single White-fronted Goose still in field adjacent to the road at Trethvas Farm, Lizard early afternoon. Also, 16 European White-fronts in fields opposite Craft Pascoe Plantation. (P Roseveare)

Newlyn: 1 1w Little Gull and 6 winter-plumaged Great Northern Divers in the harbour early morning. Swallow early afternoon(T Mills, C Beazley)

Little Gull. Tony Mills

Little Gull. Tony Mills

St Gothian Sands, Gwithian: 27 Mallard, 16 Tufted Duck, 2 Coot, 7 Oystercatcher, 11 Curlew, 2 Shelduck, 1 Mute Swan (J Dobbyn)

Lower Boscaswell: Rosy Starling still present (P Combridge)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Water Pipit, 24 Cattle Egret , 1 female Pintail , 1 juvenile Whooper Swan and Otter showing well. (B & L Bosisto)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Caspian Gull, ad Ring-billed Gull, 8+ Yellow-legged Gull, 2 ad argentatus Herring Gull, fem Pochard (dabbling amongst the Wigeon!), 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great White Egret and the ringed Scandinavian Rock Pipit still. (R Veal, M Ahmad)

Porthgwarra: 1 Storm Petrel, 8 Great Skua, 9 Manx Shearwater, c130 Fulmar, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northen Diver. 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. (I Prentice)

Sandy Cove/Newlyn/Mousehole: 1 Black-throated Diver, 17 Great Northen Diver, 1 Great Skua (I Prentice)

Kenneggy: 5 Lapwing, 32 Curlew, 1 Buzzard, 6 Snipe, 5 Redwing, 4 Pied Wagtails, 400+ Starling. (C James)


Wednesday 29th December 2021

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull, ad Caspian Gull, 10 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 argentatus Herring Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Sandwich Tern, 5 Goosander, 1 Pochard, 1 Whimbrel. (M Ahmad, K Pritchard) Also, 28 Grey Plover, 48 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 59 Dunlin, 19 Curlew (inc yellow plastic ring UJ) ,1 Whimbrel, 3 Black tailed Godwit, 7 Shelduck, 150+ Teal, 75 Wigeon, 39 Common Gull, 4 Yellow legged Gull, 265 Lesser Black backed Gull, 49 Great Black backed Gull, 11 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Ring-billed Gull on Lelant Saltings. (S Grose)

Caspian Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Ring-billed Gull, Shaun Grose

Sandwich Tern, Mashuq Ahmad

St. Stephen: 1 Hoopoe (S Steward)

Hoopoe, Stephanie Steward

Gwithian: Iceland (perhaps subspecies Kumlien’s) Gull flew inland; 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver in St Ives Bay. Also 67 Mediterranean Gull at entrance to Tehidy.

Croft Pascoe: 16 White-fronted Goose still in field opposite plantation. (R Wilkins)

St Tudy: 7 Whooper Swan still on pool at Polshea farm. (R Hughes)

Sancreed: male Merlin, Fieldfare, 40 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Longrock Pool: 1 f Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Swallow. (T Wilson)

Red-breasted Merganser, Tony Wilson

Red-breasted Merganser, Tony Wilson

Penzance, Wherrytown Rocks: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 5 Lesser Black backed Gull, 2 Great Black backed Gull. (S Grose)

Newlyn Harbour: 4 Great Northern Diver, 78 Great Black backed Gull, 17 Lesser Black backed Gull, 130 Herring Gull, 2 Black headed Gull, 1w Little Gull. (S Grose) Also 1 Swallow. (L Proctor)

Little Gull, Shaun Grose

Copperhouse Pool, Hayle: 8 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 150+ Wigeon, 25+ Redshank, 10 Shelduck, 1 Canada Goose, 3 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper (J Dobbyn)

Longrock Beach: 3 Swallow East of car park. (P Fraser)

Towan Head: 3 Great Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver this am. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 argentatus Herring Gull. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Goosander, 1 Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck, 19 Teal, 30 Mallard. (S Rowe)

North Cliffs: 101+ Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Pentewan Valley Trail: 1 Dipper. (M Jones)

Walmsley Reserve: 7 Whooper Swan, 4 (2 ad, 2 juv) albifrons White-fronted Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 11 Greylag Goose, 33 Cattle Egret, 1 Goosander (female), 200+ Black-tailed Godwit, 400+ Lapwing, 10+ Snipe, 3 Pintail (1 male), 20+ Shoveler, 12+ Gadwall, 1 Water Rail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 1 Barn Owl. Also 1 Otter. (J St Ledger, A Holmes, A Langdon)

Cattle Egret, Adrian Langdon

Water Rail, Adrian Langdon

White-fronted Goose, John St Ledger

Whooper Swan, John St Ledger

Bar-headed Goose and Goosander, John St Ledger

Otter, John St Ledger

Coombe: 400+ Chaffinch. (B Young)

Stithians: female Bullfinch and Redwing. (T Carney)

Bullfinch, Tracey Carney

Redwing, Tracey Carney

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 23 Canada goose, 16 Mute swan, 1 Whooper swan, 47 Shelduck, 1 Gadwall, 28 Wigeon, 9 Mallard, 2 Teal, 8 Wood pigeon, 2 Little grebe, 65 Oystercatcher, c.750 Lapwing, 5 Grey plover, 70 Curlew, 125 Dunlin, 1 Common sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 150 Black-headed gull, 2 Common gull, 8 Great black-backed gull, 120 Herring gull, 2 Lesser black-backed gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey heron, 2 Little egret, 1 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 21 Carrion crow, 2 Blue tit, 3 Great tit, 1 Long-tailed tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Starling, 5 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 4 House sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 1 Grey wagtail. (M Scawen et al.).

St Ives: Pomarine Skua reported past Clodgy Point, 1 Black Redstart at Portminster Point.

Lizard: Glossy Ibis between Grade and Trethvas still.

Late submission, 28/12, Mevagissey: 1 juv Glaucous Gull in the harbour. (K Cherry)

Glaucous Gull, Kelly Cherry

Late photos, 28/12, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3w Caspian Gull, Glossy Ibis, Scandinavian Rock Pipit. (M Ahmad)

Glossy Ibis, Mashuq Ahmad

Caspian Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Rock Pipit, Mashuq Ahmad


Tuesday 28th December 2021

Lelant Saltings: 1 Glossy Ibis. (M Ahmad)

Lizard, Grade Marsh: 1 Glossy Ibis in field between Grade Marsh and Trethvas Lane. (M Pass). Also, 5 Tundra Bean Geese and 1 Russian White-fronted Goose (I Maclean). Dark-bellied Brent Goose from Grade. (R Hollis)

Lizard Point: Grey Phalarope past at 09.16. (I Maclean)

Croft Pascoe: 16 Russian White-fronted Geese in field opposite pool. (J Foster, M Pass)

Russian White-fronted Goose – Tony Wilson

Russian White-fronted Goose – Tony Wilson

Coverack: 74 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Kittiwake, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull in the bay and a Red-throated Diver S, plus pair of Stonechat in the churchyard and a female Blackcap in a private garden (D. Wood)

Pendeen (08.05 – 12.30): 2 Little Auk, 2 Grey Phalarope, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Red-throated Diver, 110 Manx Shearwater, 9 Great Skua, 137 Fulmar. (S Rogers, G Lawlor, P Combridge, P Clement, N Rogers, I Prentice)

Towan Head (08:00-11:20): 1 ad Little Gull, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 13 Great Skua, 40 Manx Shearwater. (P Maker, S Rowe)

Cape Cornwall: 12 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua. (N Wheatley)

Newquay, Pentire: 3 Manx Shearwater, steady passage of Kittiwake and Gannet, 3 Purple Sandpiper, 11 Turnstone, 1 Curlew, 29 Oystercatcher, 3 Rock Pipit. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, 1 Dunlin, 22 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 25 Great Black-backed Gull, 190 Herring Gull. (S Rowe)

Newquay Boating lake: 1 ad Mediterranean Gull amongst 175 Black-headed Gull. (S Grose)

North Cliffs: 80 Mediterranean Gull in fields with cattle. (T Wilson)

Trevemper sewage works: 6 Greenfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Raven, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Buzzard, 1 Song Thrush, 7 Little Egret with cattle at Tregair Farm. (S Grose)

Feock: 3 Cattle Egret flew over. 1 Green Woodpecker (first for 5 years). (R Wilkins)

Millbrook, Withnoe: 3 – 4 Cattle Egret. (R Smaldon)

Cremyll: 9 Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret, 17 Grey Heron. (R Smaldon)

Gillan Creek: 2 Cattle Egret. (I Maclean)

Tregithew Farm, Helford: 5 Cattle Egret. (A Witheywood)

Cattle Egret – A Witheywood

Downderry 8-10: 4 Great Northern Diver, 12 Fulmar, c. Auks & 49 Kittiwake. Also, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull at Seaton pool (P Kemp)

Helford passage: 1 Red-necked Grebe am. (I Maclean)

Treleaver, nr Coverack: Male Hen Harrier between Treleaver and Pednavounder. (D Beadle)

Walmsley (members only): 1 Bar-headed Goose amongst Canada Geese; Otter feeding in front of Tower hide. (E.Mayhew)

Restronguet Weir: 16 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Plover, 7 Dunlin, 10 Turnstone, 17 Common Gull. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Redshank – John St Ledger

Stithians Res: 6 Cormorant, 120 Lapwing, 50 Teal, 50 Wigeon, 5 Mallard, 1f Shoveler, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 40 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 5 House Sparrow, 1f Reed Bunting, 2 m Greenfinch (1 ringed), 2f Bullfinch, 1 Goldfinch, 3 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 4 Snipe, 1 Buzzard, 9 Long-tailed Tits. (S Van Hear, N Barry)

Hayle Est: 2 Caspian Gull and 1 Scandinavian Herring Gull. (M Halliday)

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Scandinavian Herring Gull – Mark Halliday

Ryan’s Field: 1 Great White Egret. (M Jones)

Great White Egret – Mike Jones

Stithians Res (southern cut-off): 30 plus Redwing passing over with some landing near the hide, 2 Greenfinch 1 with ring, 1 male Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 female Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting. (R Chiffers)

Reed Bunting – Robin Chiffers

Bullfinch – Robin Chiffers

Greenfinch – Robin Chiffers

Lower Tamar Lake: 19 Goosander, 1 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Jay, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Coal Tit, c10 Blue Tit, c6 Great Tit, 4 Gadwall. (A Langdon, C Travis)

Brazacott Farm, North Petherwin: In excess of 500 Brambling, c20 Chaffinch. (A Langdon, C Travis)

Brambling – Adrian Langdon

Brambling – Adrian Langdon

Goosander – Adrian Langdon

Late submission, 27/12/21, Hayle Est: 16 Grey Plover, 2ad Yellow-legged Gull, 19 Common Gull, 1f Pochard ( in pond next to Ryans Field). (S Grose)

Late submission, 27/12/21, Carnsew: 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Late submission, 27/12/21, Millpond gardens: 1pr Mute Swan with 4 cygnets still, 1 f Gadwall, 2 Chiffchaff. (S Grose)

Late submission, 27/12/21, Copperhouse Creek: 31 Grey Plover, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Late submission, 27/12/21, Gwithian: 2 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Sanderling, 29 Oystercatcher, 19 Turnstone. (S Grose)

Late submssion, 27/12/21, Callestick: 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper at St Piran’s Church. (S Grose)






Monday 27th December 2021

Northcliffs: Iceland Gull (probably Kumlien’s Gull) and 76 Mediterranean Gull. (G Lawlor)

probable Kumlien’s Gull, Graham Lawlor

Lizard: 8 Bean Goose and 1 Greylag Goose in fields north of the village. (R Wilkins, J Foster, P Walsh)

Hayle Estuary: 2 adult and 3rd winter Caspian Gull, adult Ring-billed Gull and 8 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday, G Lawlor)

Caspian Gull, Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull, Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull, Mark Halliday

Colliford Reservoir: White-tailed Eagle still present, overflew carpark at NW of lake at 12.00. Also, 20 Fieldfare, 2 drake Goosander and c100 mixed flock of Lapwing and Golden Plover. (E Mayhew)

White-tailed Eagle, Adam Holmes

White-tailed Eagle, Adam Holmes

Dozmary Pool: 3 drake Shoveler, 1 pair of Ring-necked Duck, 2 male Pochard, female Goldeneye and c1500 Golden Plover. (A Holmes, J St Ledger)

Polshea Farm, St Tudy: 7 Whooper Swan, 102 Lapwing, 17 Snipe and 15 Mallard in flooded pool. (R Hughes)

Late submission, 26/12, Castle Beach, Falmouth: 1 Wimbrel, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Shag, 6 Herring Gull. (R Bowyer)

Late photos, 26/12, Ladock: Hoopoe. (J Steel)

Hoopoe, Jessica Steel

Hoopoe, Jessica Steel


Sunday 26th December 2021

Lizard Village: 5 Tundra Bean Goose with one Russian White-fronted Goose in fields North of Lizard Village at 49.979270, -5.204070 best viewed from gateway along track to Trethvas farm. (N Watmough)

Tregillowe Pool: 1 Dusky Warbler calling and showing briefly from time to time, though skulky, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Goldcrest (D. Wood, A. Witheywood, S. Wood).

Hayle: adult Ring-billed Gull, third-winter Caspian Gull, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 6+ Mediterranean Gull, 3 redhead Goosander and an apparent adult Lesser Black-backed x Herring Gull (a touch paler than LBBG, pink legs, plenty of white in tips of P10 to P6) on estuary. Also, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Great Egret, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank on Ryan’s field (D Wood, A Witheywood, S Wood) In addition, on Copperhouse Creek: 3 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Greenshank, 1 Curlew, 3 Grey Plover, 3 Snipe, 1 Black tailed Godwit. (S Grose)

presumed hybrid Herring x Lesser Black-backed Gull – David Wood

Walmsley Reserve: c10 Glossy Ibis came in to roost again late afternoon. (A Langdon)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 White-tailed Eagle, 1 Barnacle Goose, 132 Canada Goose, 5 Goosander, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 312 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c2000 Golden Plover, c200 Lapwing, 5 Teal. (P Roseveare, A Langdon) Also, 5 Great Crested Grebe and 3 Fieldfare. (D Flumm) In addition, 6 ‘argentatus Herring Gull, 7 Snipe & 41 Lapwing (P Kemp)

Dozmary Pool: 7 (4M + 3f) Ring-necked Duck, 16 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 9 Pochard, 5 Shoveler, 33 Teal, 15 Wigeon, 9 Mallard, 21 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (P Roseveare, D Flumm, P Kemp)

Ring-necked Duck – Dave Flumm

Ring-necked Duck – Dave Flumm

Carne Creek: 5 Common Sandpiper, 12 Curlew, 34 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Little Egret (D Wood, S Wood)

Porthallow: Fem-type Black Redstart. (D Beadle)

Mousehole: 1 Guillemot, 3 Purple Sandpiper, 12 Turnstone, 4 Rock Pipit, 3 Shag, 1 Great Northern Diver. (N Barry)

Purple Sandpiper – Nathaniel Barry

Turnstone – Nathaniel Barry

Newmill: 10 (6m) Yellowhammer. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Greater Scaup and Black-necked Grebe reported. (Birdguides)

Penzance: 5 Swallow at Sainsbury’s store. (D Flumm)

Swallow – Dave Flumm

Swallow – Dave Flumm

Marazion, Longrock Pool: 3 Swallow, 3 Little Grebe and 51 Sanderling on the beach. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: c25 Chiffchaff (including 2+ tristis and a ringed collybita), drake Pochard briefly, c20 Snipe. Also 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal) Also Water Pipit on the beach. (S Rogers)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 female Pochard and 1 female Pintail. (D Eva)

Pendennis Point: 1 Great Northern Diver. (P Day)

Loe Beach, Feock: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 16 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (R Wilkins)

Gerrans Bay from Portscatho: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black Throated Diver and 8 Common Scoter. (A Roberts)

Ladock: Hoopoe photographed in private garden. (Birdguides)

Par beach: Siberian Chiffchaff along the Polmear stream at 9am. (G Barter)

Victoria, Roche: Blackbird singing. (J Rance)

Siblyback Lake: 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 4 ‘argentatus Herring Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck (P Kemp)

Brazzacott (North Petherwin): 10+ Brambling. (L Sampson)

St Mellion: 2 Cattle Egret still with cattle in roadside field on A388 by turning to Stockadon Barns, 1 Little Egret, 100+ Black-headed Gull. (D Clegg)

Stockadon Barns St Melion: 500+ mixed finch flock feeding in sunflower field, inc c400 Chaffinch c100 Linnet, 20 Greenfinch,10+ Brambling, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Stock Dove. Best viewed in trees at entrance to Bittleford Farm. (D Clegg)

Late submission, 23/12, Stithians Reservoir: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff opposite Golden Lion pub. (R Bowyer)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Rebecca Bowyer


Saturday 25th December


A Very Merry Christmas from everyone at the Bird News Team. Thankyou for all of your sightings in 2021!


Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3rd winter Caspian Gull, 1 adult Ring-billed Gull ,1 Whimbrel 3 Goosander,6 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday ,C Smith) 3 Caspian Gull, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Water Pipit. (G Lawlor)

3rd winter Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Colliford Lake: White-tailed Eagle still. (D Sharp)

Foxhole/Nanpean: drake Green-winged Teal (on private pond), 24 Teal, 1 Wigeon, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 11 Coot, 20 Redwing. (B Bosisto)

Grade Marsh; The Lizard: 2 Tundra Bean Geese & 1 European White-fronted Goose still. (Birdguides)

Windmill Farm: Siberian Chiffchaff. (Birdguides)

St Mellion: 2 Cattle Egret still in field with cattle on A388 by turning to Stockadon Barns. 150+Black-headed Gull. (D Clegg)

Marazion: 3 Swallow’s over the beach. (P Fraser)

Newtowns Head: 2 Red-throated Diver. (D Curtis)

Trevellas; Porth: adult male Black Redstart. (D Curtis)

Nanjizal: 4 Wigeon. (K Wilson)

Sancreed: 9 Snipe, 137 Canada Geese incl hybrid and the small ‘Dusky’-type (front, lower right in photo below). (D Flumm)

Falmouth, Berkeley Cottages: 1f Black Redstart, 1m Blackcap. (S Van Hear)

St Columb Major; Nine Maidens: 13 Red-legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Chapel Amble: 3 Water Rail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Snipe, 60 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 1 Bar-headed Goose with 268 Canada Geese, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 f Shoveler with 45 Teal, 2 Stonechat, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Treraven Meadows: 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 56 Teal, 3 Curlew. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 1m Mandarin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull (with red plastic ring on right leg), 1m Kingfisher, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Firecrest from Bridge bike hire /Anneka’s bridge. (S Grose)

Blackacre: 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Sparrowhawk over, 150+ Linnet. (S Grose)

Carnanton Woods / Spitfire Corner: 1f Brambling with Chaffinch flock. (S Grose)

Newquay Zoo: 3 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Brunnion: 45 Herring Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Blackbird, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 1 Wren. (P Geddes)

Truro: 1 Meadow Pipit in private garden. (M Costa)

Late news, 24/12/21, Lower Tamar Lake: 45 Goosander 13m 32f (best total this winter), 6 Whooper Swan (2 adults and 4 juv. (R Mudge)

Late news, 24/12/21, Hayle Estuary RSPB: colour-ringed Scandinavian Rock Pipit. (M Halliday)

Scandinavian Rock Pipit – Mark Halliday

Scandinavian Rock Pipit – Mark Halliday

Late news, 24/12/21, Rosehill; Marazion: female Merlin. (P Fraser)

Late news, 23/12/21, Brunnion: 1 Kestrel. (P Geddes)