Monday 30th December 2019

Late news, 29/12, Penhale Point: 2 Snow Bunting (J Cripps)

Newquay, Towan Head: 11 Purple Sandpiper, 17 Turnstone, 7 Oystercatchers behind Headland Hotel  2 Red-throated Diver off the point. (M Lammas)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit still, 9 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

Garras: 15 Skylark, 2 Firecrest. (D Wright, G Adams)

Zennor to Mussel Point coast path: Jack Snipe, plus 1 Great Skua, 4 Common Scoter, 5 Brent Geese offshore. (D Wright)

St Martin in Meneage: 1 f Blackcap in private garden (S Chandler)

Crowdy Reservoir: 3 Raven, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 male and 2 female Goosander. (A Piper)

Walmsley Sanctuary (keyholders only): 1 Water Rail, 2 Shelduck, female Scaup, 2 Peregrine, 50+ Curlew, 8 Greenshank, 5, Black-tailed Godwit, Plus many Teal, Wigeon and Canada Geese. (A Piper) 1f Scaup, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Pintail, 11 Gadwall, 28 Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, 23 Wigeon, 239 Teal, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Water Rail, 34 Curlew, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Goldfinch, 4 Greenfinch. (P Roseveare)

Chapel Amble: 8 Water Pipit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 14 Snipe, 115 Teal, 1 Peregrine, 1 Water Rail, 1 Firecrest, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 17 Common Chiffchaff, c.20 Redwing. (P Roseveare)

Treworder Farm, Chaple Amble: 77 Cattle Egret in horse paddock viewed from the other side of the Valley. (P Roseveare S Gross)

Roughtor: Huge Starling flocks (uncountable!), 1 Peregrine, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel predating on roosting birds. C.40 Fieldfare in Valley below Roughtor. (P Roseveare)

Siblyback Lake: Great Northern Diver plus 3 Crossbill in North West corner. (N Moore) 1w drake Ring-necked Duck reported again.

Colliford: Ringtail Hen Harrier. (D Julian)

Marazion: 9 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 6 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver and 1 Red-throated Diver off Jordans Cafe early morning. 1 presumed Scandanavian Rock Pipit still at Red River mouth. (R Veal)

Newlyn: Juv Iceland Gull still. (L Proctor) Also 1 Pomarine Skua in the bay and 1 f-type Black Redstart at Sandy Cove. (S Murphy)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Great Northern Diver and Long-tailed Duck still, also 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, Peregine, Little Egret, Grey Heron and Kingfisher. (DK Parker)

Helford Passage: Black-necked Grebe on the north side. (J Foster)

Sancreed: Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret and 18 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad Caspian Gull reported this morning.

Porthcurnick: Long-tailed Duck and Slavonian Grebe reported.

Nancegollan: Siberian Chiffchaff reported.

Bude Marshes: Siberian Chiffchaff and 1 Mediterranean Gull on river outlet. (A Roberts)

Treganhawke,  Whitsand Bay: 20 Fulmar on cliff ledges, mostly in pairs. Also 2 Raven and c40 Jackdaw. (M Jordan)

Downderry: 4 Red-throated Diver flying west. (A Blonden)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver on Carnsew Basin; 15 Bar-tailed Godwits and 1 Grey Plover from the bridge (J & D Chapman)

Padstow, Stepper Point: 2 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Mallard, 5 Skylark.(S Grose)

Rock: 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest from private garden. (S Grose)

Mousehole: ad male Black Redstart. (S Murphy)

Hannafore Point: 3 Slavonian Grebe. (D Julian)

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