Monday 29th December 2014

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2  f American Wigeon still with 58 Wigeon, 185 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 6 Redshank, 7 Dunlin and 4 Little Egret. (M Lammas & S Rowe)

Towan Head: 20 Red-throated Diver (including flock of 12 west), 1 Great Northern Diver, 7 Common Scoter, 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Turnstone and 9 Oystercatcher. (S Rowe)

Gerrans Bay: 3 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver, 7 Black-throated Diver, 1 f Eider and 1 Little Gull. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 (4f + 1m) Goosander. (S Turner)

STurner_Goosander_291214Goosander, Steve Turner

St Ives, Consols: 1 f Black Redstart. (S Turner)

STurner_BlackRedstart_291214Black Redstart, Steve Turner

Kynance Cove: 1 m Dartford Warbler and 1 f Marsh Harrier nearby over the downs. (J Hawkey)

Mylor Churchtown: 18 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 9 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Snipe and 2 Bullfinch. (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_RBMerganser+BNGrebe_291214Red-breasted Merganser, John St Ledger JStLedger_Knot_291214Knot, John St Ledger JStLedger_Black-neckedGrebe_291214Black-necked Grebe, John St Ledger

Penryn, Gorran Gorras: 1 Knot, 1 Water Rail, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Green Woodpecker (over). (J St Ledger)

Rosudgeon, Greenberry Common: 1 Jack Snipe, 70 Meadow Pipit and 7 Bullfinch ( 2 m 5 f ). (I Webster)

Crowdy Reservoir:Great Crested Grebe (object sticking through its lower bill didn’t seem to hinder it hunting) plus large Starling roost. (N Climpson)

NClimpson_GreatCrestedGrebe_291214Great Crested Grebe, Nigel Climpson NClimpson_Starling_291214Starlings, Nigel Climpson

Mermaid II pelagic, 2 miles west of Porthgwarra: 1 Great Skua. (P Semmens)

Penzance: 1 m Black Redstart again adjacent to railway station. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan including 2 young, 24 Mallard, 1 f Shoveler, 1 f Wigeon, 1 m Pintail, 1 f Gadwall, 39 Teal, 8 Snipe, 22 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 2 Bittern, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Dabchick, 1 Buzzard, 1 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker) Also 5 Great Northern Diver offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Camel Estuary: 50+ Reed Buntings at a pre roost opposite the River Camel confluence. (C Selway)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 1w Long-tailed Duck still.

Par, Spit Beach: 4 Long-tailed Duck offshore.

Porthleven: 1 Glaucous Gull on mud in inner harbour

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