Saturday 24th December 2016

Late news, 19/12, Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 Barnacle Goose with Canada Geese, also 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (C Selway)

Late news, 19/12, Middle Amble Marsh: 4000+ Golden Plover, 700+ Lapwing and 2 Ruff. (C Selway)

Late news, 21/12, Wadebridge: 1 Cattle Egret at Hay. (C Selway)

Late news, 23/12, Drift Reservoir: 3 Cattle Egret roosted in NE arm.

Late news, 23/12, Hayle Estuary: Green-winged Teal and imm Spoonbill still.

Late news, 23/12, Coverack: 1w Caspian Gull.

Late news, 23/12, Marazion: 1w Ring-billed Gull at Long Rock pool. Also 17 Mediterranean Gull (12 ad, 4 2w & 1 1w), 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (P Fraser) 1w Little Gull at Red River mouth. (P Fraser).

Mousehole: Eastern Black Redstart still on rocks at NE end of harbour car park.


Eastern Black Redstart, Tony Mills

Hayle Estuary: Green-winged Teal still present from the B3301 causeway. Also a 1st winter Ring-billed Gull. (D Eva)

Carrick Roads, from Mylor Churchtown: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 15 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Common Sandpiper. (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Goldeneye (1m, 1f), 250+ Lapwing, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Water Rail, 1 Mediterranean Gull (ringed). Also numbers of Wigeon and Teal. (J St Ledger)

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                             Reed Bunting, Water Rail and Mediterranean Gull – all photos by J St Ledger​

Wadebridge: 1 Black Redstart at the top of Bridge View and footpath to new building site. (T Hardware)

Towan Head (10.00-11.00): 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Manx Shearwater. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 8 Cattle Egret this evening. (S Rowe)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Scaup.

St Ives: 4 Purple Sandpiper at The Island; 3 Great Northern Diver offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Penzance: 26 Purple Sandpiper at Battery Rocks, c20 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (P Taylor & H Mitchell) Black Redstart at Lidden Road. (T Mills)


Black Redstart, Tony Mills

Crows-an-Wra: c50 Golden Plover over. (P Taylor)

Marazion: Probable American Herring Gull in afternoon. (M Ahmad – pictures)

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