Saturday 11th January 2020

Late news, Dec 2019: A shag photographed on St George’s Island Looe in December was a French bird only the 7th for the UK. K26 had been ringed as a chick in 2015 on Chaucey, a small group of islands off the Normandy coast, geographically part of the Channel Islands group. More details at https://cornishringing.blogspot.com/2020/01/french-shag-on-looe-island.html

Tamar Lakes: Goosander 6m 10f, 4 Ring-necked Duck 3m 1f, 7 Tufted Duck , 4 Cormorant, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Willow Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch, c150 Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed and Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Great Crested Grebe. (R Mudge)

Wilcove: Drake Green-winged Teal still at Cangapool, with c.80 Eurasian Teal, 14 Black-tailed Godwit & 25 Wigeon. (P Kemp)

Jupiter Point: 2 adult Spoonbill by Inch marsh. (P Kemp)

Wacker Quay: 371 Dunlin, 6 Knot, 25 Grey Plover, 86 Shelduck and 111 Wigeon. (P Kemp)

Stithians Reservoir: Female Lesser Scaup still. (Swallow Birding)

Swanpool: 2w Glaucous Gull on the rocks. (Swallow Birding)

Trevose Head: c200 Skylark, 3 Lapland Bunting, 150 Linnet, 2 Merlin. (R Wilkins)

Mawgan Bridge: Drake Mandarin again. (A Jewell)

Mandarin – Alison Jewell

Argal Reservoir: 8 Great Crested Grebe, 52 Mallard. ( D Eva )

College Reservoir: 2 Shoveler, 103 Coot, 57 Wigeon, 46 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe. ( D Eva )

Lizard Point 09:48-11:11: 1 Great Skua, 22+ Fulmar, 59+ Kittiwake,1 Diver sp, 100s Auk sp and an adult Yellow-legged Gull on the rocks. (L Langley)

Prussia Cove/Cudden Point: 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel and just offshore: 20+ Great Northern Diver, 50+ Razorbill, 10 Guillemot, 1 Common Gull, 5+ Kittiwake, 2 Fulmar. (J Evans)

Gannel Estuary: 140 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Med Gull, 2 Common Gull, 7 Redshank. (S Rowe)

Newquay: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver. (S Rowe)

Mawgan Porth: 1 Water Pipit, 22 Curlew, c60 Lapwing. (P Roseveare)

St Eval: 1 Merlin. (P Roseveare)

Talskiddy: 1 Lapland Bunting still with c40 Skylark. (P Roseveare)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Long-tailed Duck and Great Northern Diver still present,  4 Tufted Duck, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Snipe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe. (S Finch)

Long-tailed Duck – S Finch

Long-tailed Duck – S Finch

Penryn: 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest at Bissom STW. (P McCartney)

Penryn River: 33 Teal. (P McCartney)

Truro: Jay feeding on fatballs. (R Netherton)

Jay – Robin Netherton

Chapel Amble: 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Water Pipit. (R Augarde) Also 2 Siberian Chiffchaff and Swallow. (Swallow Birding)

Camel Estuary: Whooper Swan on Dinham Flats. (R Augarde)

Wadebridge: 2 Mandarin. (R Augarde)

Mandarin – Richard Augarde

Penjerrick Wood: 1+ Brambling with small Chaffinch flock near entrance to Higher Crill Farm. (G Adams)

Swanpool: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 10 Tufted Duck, 22 Mallards, 1 Grey Heron, 30 Black-Headed Gulls. (E Wilcox Aged 11)

Victoria: 1 dead Barn Owl on A30 west bound, 400yds before Cornwall Services. (S Grose)

Cosworth/Colan: 1 Barn Owl, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Tater-du 09.30-11.30: 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Curlew. (M McKee)

Helston: Escaped Ferruginous Duck still at the boating pool. (Swallow Birding)

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