Monday 14th December 2020

Late News,12/12, Looe estuary (WeBS count): 209 Black-headed Gull, 5 Buzzard, 2 Common Gull, 1 Cormorant, 4 Curlew, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Greenshank, 4 Grey Heron, 56 Herring Gull, 3 Kingfisher, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Little Egret, 5 Little Grebe, 85 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 17 Mute Swan, 17 Oystercatcher, 1 Raven, 24 Redshank. (D Spooner)

St Erth: 1 Dusky Warbler still, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 3 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Firecrest around fishing lakes. (R Veal, J Chapple, J Jones) In addition, 1 Bullfinch and 2 Goldcrest. (I Grant & F Were)

Hayle Estuary: 1 juv Iceland Gull, 1 Ring-billed Gull, 4 (2m 2f) Goosander, 1 Shoveler, 25 Grey Plover, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 25 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher. Carnsew Pool: 1 Great Northern Diver and 5 Little Grebe. Copperhouse: 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose. (P Smale, I Grant & F Were) In addition, 17 Grey Plover, 2 Knot, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Lelant Station. 1 Ruff at Copperhouse Creek. (P Smale, J St Ledger)

Yellow-browed Warbler – John St Ledger

Siblyback Lake: 2f Ring-necked Duck, with 4m & 3f Tufted Duck, in NE bay, by footbridge (P Kemp)

Penryn River: 1 Spoonbill, 2 Dunlin (P Oldcorn)

Calenick: 8 Cattle Egret, private farmland. (T. Hall)

Nanjizal: Juv Iceland Gull flew south. (K Wilson)

Boscawenoon: Juv Iceland Gull reported.

Sennen Cove: 8 Chough on roof of cottage next to car park. (J Miller)

Trevean: 12 Chough, flying by in three groups and calling. (S Miller)

Sancreed: Ringtail Hen Harrier, 73 Canada Geese, 32 Lapwing, 14 Skylark, 70 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 100 Linnet. (D Flumm)

Bartinney: 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 5 Snipe. (J St Ledger)

Penzance: 2 Great Northern Diver and 24 Purple Sandpiper at high tide roost on Lighthouse Pier. (A McKechnie)

Great Northern Diver – Alex McKechnie

The Gannel Estuary, Newquay: 1 Water Pipit. (N Long)

Porth Reservoir: 1f Goosander, 2 Teal, 8 Tufted Duck (3m 5f), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 juv & 1 ad Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Bullfinch (1m 2f), 1 Goldcrest. (N Long)

Towan Head: 1 Chough this morning and also yesterday. (E Smart)

Mawgan Porth: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Shoveler. (B Bosisto)

Threemilestone: 4 Redwings on a Crab Apple tree in a private Garden. (E Harris)

Swanpool, Falmouth: 1 Water Rail at Swanpool Lake, 2 Black Redstarts in Penhale Road (J Chapman)

Ruan Minor: 1 Firecrest. (D Beadle)

Coverack: 1 Peregrine, 11 Snipe, 2 clumps of frogspawn at Dolly’s Amenity Area. (D Beadle) Also,
42 Mediterranean Gull. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Callestick: Firecrest, 2 Blackcap and 3 Chiffchaff in private garden. Also another Firecrest in the village. (T Wilson)

Cawsand: 3 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver. (A Blonden)

Rame Head: 1 Chough again this afternoon. (B Taggart, C & J Hannaford) Also, 1 Merlin 1 Great Northern Diver. (C Buckland)

Stone Farm, Whitsands: 12 Cattle Egret and 1 Little Egret. (C & J Hannaford)

Millbrook: 30 Brent Goose and 4 Red-breasted Merganser. (C Buckland)

Charlestown: 2 (m&f) Blackap, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 2 Collard Dove, 6 House Sparrow, 1 Blackbird. (D Hastilow)

Blackcap – David Hastilow

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