Saturday 22nd January 2022

Falmouth Bay: Black Guillemot offshore Swanpool with 2 Great Northern Divers & c20 Common Dolphin ,Siberian Chiffchaff at south end of Pool. (J&D Chapman) 2 Black Guillemot, 3 Great Northern Diver, 20 Common Dolphin. (D Eva et al)  1 Blackcap, 1 Bullfinch. (D Peers) 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Kittiwake, large numbers of Auk sp, 20+ Common Dolphin at Pendennis Point. (J Drage Hubert) 7 Common Scoter. (C Foote)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 82 Teal, 1 Ruff , 7 Shoveler, drake Ring-necked Duck, 5 Tufted Duck , 2,Shelduck , 4 Gadwall , 1 Cattle Egret, 45 Wigeon, 1 female Pintail , 9 Glossy Ibis, 1 Barn Owl. (B Bosisto)

Pendeen: 1 Rosy Starling at Boscaswell. (LGR Evans)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 Greenshank, 21 Grey Plover, 60 Dunlin,  3 Goosander (2 drake, 1 fem/imm), ad Ring-billed Gull and a sub-adult Caspian Gull from Lelant Station. (LGR Evans) 1 Firecrest. (P Marshall)

Porthgwarra: 1 Ring Ouzel. (S Rogers)

Marazion Beach: 1 Water Pipit. Also 2 Great Northern Diver and Eider offshore. (P St Pierre, DS Flumm, DK Parker)

Water Pipit – Dave Flumm

Water Pipit – Dave Flumm

Water Pipit – Dave Flumm

Water Pipit – Dave Flumm

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Great White Egret dropped into the back of the marsh at 10:40. (DK Parker)

Penzance: 8 Purple Sandpiper, 25 Turnstone, 8 Shag, 4 Guillemot and 4 Great Northern Diver off Jubilee Pool. Also 1 Common Dolphin and 1 Grey Seal. (LGR Evans)

Marazion: 3 Black-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black Redstart, 1 Grey Wagtail and 6 Ringed Plover at Little London. (LGR Evans) 6 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 50 Sanderling. (P Marshall)

Drift Reservoir: 1 adult Iceland Gull, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Great-creasted Grebe, 8 Little Grebe, 100 Canada Goose, 2 Teal, 6 Moorhen, 8 Coot, 7 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Song Thrush, 9 Goldfinch, 10 Black-headed Gull, 12 Herring Gull, 5000+ Starling over, 3 Chaffinch. (I Grant/F Were)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Cormorant with orange plastic ring on right leg :TFC, 1 Cormorant with metal ring on right leg (not read), 1 Great Black Backed Gull with Green plastic ring on left leg :U79, 1 Great Black Backed Gull with Green plastic ring on left leg :U80, 1 Great Black backed Gull with white plastic ring on right leg L:DF5, 1 Great Black Backed Gull with white plastic ring on right leg L:FZ7, 1 Great Black Backed Gull with white plastic ring on right leg L:FF1, 2 Black Redstart (1m+1f type), 2 Raven, 19 Turnstone, 3 Rock Pipit.(S Grose) 1st winter Glaucous Gull. (J Chapple, LGRE Evans) 2 Glaucous Gull. (P Marshall)

Penzance, Chyandour cliff: 1m Eider, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 231 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull with blue plastic ring on right leg, W:569, 1 Herring Gull with blue plastic ring on right leg, W:502.(S Grose)

North Cliffs: 2 Raven, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, 2 Grey Plover, 14 Wigeon. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 40 Skylark, 40 Redwing, 32 Lapwing, 1 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Copperhouse Creek/Black Bridge: 1 Curlew, 4 (2m 2f) Shelduck, 50+ Teal, 50+ Wigeon, 1 Canada Goose, 6 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 3 (3m 1f) Blackbird, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Dunnock 12.45 – 13.15. (M Webb)

Redwing – Martin Webb

Song Thrush – Martin Webb

Shelduck – Martin Webb

Curlew – Martin Webb

Lower Tamar Lake: 6 Whooper Swan 2 adults 4 juv (flew out at 07:20), 18 Goosander 5m 13f, 4m Tufted Duck, 6 Canada Geese, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Wren. (R Mudge)

Perranporth: 1 m Black Redstart at Droskyn Castle. (T Wilson)

Penzance: Black Redstart in private garden. (E James)

Pendower: 4 Great Northern Diver, 15 Black throated Diver,1 Slavonian Grebe. (M Jones)

Par/Polkerris: 7 Diver sp. (R Hampshire)

St Just in Roseland: 2 Red-breasted Merganser. (M Jones)

Calenick Creek: 1 Goosander (female), 34 Wigeon, 1 Greenshank, 10 Redshank, 30 Curlew, 135 Canada Geese, 18 Shelduck, 3 Little Egret, 20+ Redwing. (A Nicholson)

Tregew: 200 Chaffinch, 100 Skylark, 6 Yellowhammer, 10 Reed Bunting. (D Eva)

Torpoint,Chapeldown Rd: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 drake Red-breasted Merganser. (M & R Frost)

Antony House: 3 Great-spotted Woodpecker (2 drumming m, 1f). (M & R Frost)

Wacker Quay: 2 Spoonbill, many Avocet. (M & R Frost)

St Merryn, private garden: 2 male Blackcaps (first for the winter), pair Blue Tit inspecting new nest box that’s just been put up, 11 Starling, 2 Great Tit, 2 Dunnock, 7 Blackbird (2m 5f), numerous House Sparrow’s. (R Hughes)

 River Camel: 1 Dipper. (C Taylor)

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Friday 21st January 2022

Upper Tamar Lakes: 3 Tundra Bean Geese still in field with Canadas on northwest side of Upper Tamar Lakes. (A McKechnie)

Tundra Bean Goose – Alex McKechnie

Tundra Bean Geese – Alex McKechnie

Chapel Amble: 9 Glossy Ibis, 1 Ruff, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Water Pipit, 1 Bullfinch (male). (J St Ledger, A Lea & R Bowyer)

Glossy Ibis – John St Ledger

Pendeen: 1st-winter Rosy Starling still at Lower Boscaswell, near Spar on feeder in garden by Park-an-Pyth sign. (J Robinson)

Hayle Estuary: Adult Ring-billed Gull and adult Caspian Gull still on Lelant Saltings. (Birdguides) Also 25 Ringed Plover opposite car wash. (L Colliver)

Ringed Plovers – Lynn Colliver

Swanpool: Black Guillemot still between Swanpool and Gyllyngvase Beach mid-afternoon. (Birdguides)

Pendower: 7 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 5 Common Scoter, 1 Auk sp. (A le Masurier)

Marazion Marsh: Great White Egret, also Meadow Pipit on Marazion Beach. (S Cox)

Great White Egret – Steve Cox

Cawsand Bay: Great White Egret. (C Wallerstein)

St Clement: c25 Cattle Egret at Menadews Farm, 1 Water Rail at Tresemple Pool. (M Jones)

Gunwalloe: 7 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black Redstart. (D Collins)

Godrevy: Black Redstart on slopes of Mutton Cove. (P Brinton)

Newlyn: Black Redstart. (P Morgan)

Falmouth: fem-type Black Redstart still at Trago Mills. (Birdguides)

Coverack: Water Rail in private garden at Trevothen. (D Beadle)

Hellandbridge: 21 Brambling, 21  Yellowhammer, 44 Reed Bunting, 34 Stock Dove, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Marsh Tit, 21 Fieldfare and 1 Grey wagtail on private farmland. (L Sampson)#

Goss Moor: 1 Merlin, 2 Woodcock, 2 Raven & 20 Fieldfare. (M Whittaker)

Towan Head, Newquay: 22 Purple Sandpiper, 7 Turnstone and 6 Oystercatcher on rocks behind Headland Hotel. 2 Red-throated Divers past and 3+ Common Dolphin off point. (M Lammas)

Camelford: 2 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail by bridge. (J St Ledger & R Bowyer)

Dipper – John St Ledger

Tehidy Country Park: 6 Little Grebe, Shoveler, Teal, 20 Tufted Duck, m & f Mandarin, 2 Canada Geese, Water Rail. (D Flumm)

Mandarins – Dave Flumm

Water Rail – Dave Flumm

Grugwith: c150 Skylark in stubble field. (S Wood)

St Breock Monalith: 2 Reed Bunting, 9 Raven, 19 Linnet. (S Grose)

Rosenannon: 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 9 Snipe. (S Grose)

Rock Helipad Field: 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 296 Black-headed Gull (bathing nr Anneka’s bridge). (S Grose)

St Merryn: 2 male Bullfinch, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 11 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 2 Dunnock and numerous House Sparrow in private garden. (R Hughes)

Lerryn: 2 Blackcap, House Sparrow. (J Edrich)

Blackcap – Jenny Edrich

Porthgwarra: 2 Fin Whale reported. (Birdguides)

St Ives: 1 Minke Whale. (J Robinson)

Late submission, 20/01, Lower Tamar Lake: 6 Whooper Swan flew out at 07:35, 20 Goosander 8m 12f, 1 Green Sandpiper on the weir, 1 Little Egret, 2 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Gadwall 3m 2f, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1m Tufted Duck. (R Mudge)

Late submission, 20/01, Looe Island: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 26 Black-headed Gull, 1 Blackbird, 1 Buzzard, 5 Carrion Crow, 46 Cormorant, 4 Curlew, 1 Dunnock, 12 Eider, 9 Fulmar, 3 Gannet, 1 Goldcrest, 20 Goldfinch, 1 Great Northern Diver, 141 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 290 Herring Gull, 20 Linnet, 4 Little Egret, 8 Mallard, 9 Mediterranean Gull, 14 Oystercatcher, 5 Pheasant, 2 Raven, 1 Robin, 5 Rock Pipit, 62 Shag, 2 Stonechat, 2 Whimbrel, 20 Woodpigeon, 11 Wren, and c20 Auks flying past. (D Spooner)

Shags – Derek Spooner

Cormorants – Derek Spooner

Late submission, 20/01, Stithians Res: 120 Lapwing, 6 Cormorant, 50 Teal, 30 Wigeon, 20 Mallard, 150 Canada Goose, 20 Snipe, 1 Grey Heron, 8 House Sparrow, 1 Raven, 1 Jay (S Van Hear)

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Sunday 9th January 2022

Pendeen: (8.30-12.00). 1 Little Auk, 8 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Manx Shearwater, 3 Great Skua and 1w Glaucous Gull. (M Elliott, P Clement, G Lawlor, S Rogers)

St Ives Seawatch: (08.00-10.30) 1 Little Auk, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Diver, 6 Great Skua and 1 Manx Shearwater. (R Augarde, B Mellow)

Hayle Estuary: adult Ring-billed Gull and Caspian Gull reported again. (Birdguides)

Walmsley Reserve: 2 albifrons White-fronted Goose and 3 Pink-footed Goose this morning before flying to the Camel Estuary. (D Julian)

Siblyback Lake: female Ring-necked Duck, male Scaup, female Goldeneye, 14 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 170+ Black-headed Gull & 300+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls (P Kemp)

Mousehole Harbour: 36 Turnstone. (S Grose)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: 1 Water Rail and 1 Black Redstart. (R Augarde, B Mellow)

Newlyn Harbour: 4 Great Northern Diver, 29 Turnstone, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Wherrytown, Penzance: 2nd cal year Glaucous and Little Gull still present, 25 Turnstone. (D Flumm)

Glaucous Gull – Dave Flumm

Glaucous Gull – Dave Flumm

Little Gull – Dave Flumm

Penzance: 1 Glaucous Gull, 43 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Great Northern Diver, (2 in harbour). (S Grose)

Little London Beach, Marazion: 4 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Fulmar, 1 Razorbill offshore. 1 Water Pipit, 1 Black Redstart, 19 Sanderling on the beach. (R Hill)

Marazion: 7 Grey Heron, 5 Little Grebe, 1 female Red-breasted Merganser and 2 Swallow flying along beach. (M Clayton)

Mannacan: 13 Cattle Egret reported in fields at Crowns late afternoon. (Birdguides)

Rinsey: 2 Chough flying towards the head. (B Nicholls)

Kennack Sands: 2 Purple Sandpiper and a Mistle Thrush. (D Wright)

Gwithian: 2nd-winter Glaucous Gull again at St Gothian Sands then flew out to sea. Also, Snow Bunting. (Birdguides)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Goldeneye, 109 Teal, 19 Wigeon, 14+ Mallard, Grey Heron, 6 Little Grebe, 14 Lapwing, 2 Common Gull, 5 Meadow Pipit, Snipe and 4 Cormorant. (T Weston)

Falmouth; Castle Beach: 2 Black Redstart on rocks, 2 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger, M Greenhalgh)

Black Redstart – John St Ledger

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 54 Curlew, 64+ Redshank, 9 Dunlin, Kingfisher, 2 Greenshank, 2 Raven, 26 Shelduck, 24+ Wigeon and 103 Teal, Grey Wagtail and Mistle Thrush. (T Weston)

Boscundle Woods, Par: 1 Firecrest and 1 Chiffchaff. (I Stewart)

Par: 1 Common Sandpiper on beach pool. (I Stewart) In addition, 1 Redwing, 1 Greenfinch , 1 Chaffinch, 1 Pied Wagtail. (C Hooper)

Common Sandpiper – Iain Stewart

Redwing – C Hooper

St. Austell: 1m Blackcap in private garden. ( C Hooper)

Blackcap – C Hooper

St Mabyn: 1 Black Redstart reported. (Birdguides)

Hannafore, Looe: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 2 (m&f) Eider, 5 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red- throated Diver (flying west) 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 31 Turnstone, 1 Redshank, 1 Brent Goose (flying east) 2 Great-crested Grebe, 74 Great Black- backed Gull on island high tide roost. ( D Clegg) In addition, 9 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 3 Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail, 6 Rock Pipit, 4 Mallard. (D Sharp)

Purple Sandpiper – Deena Sharp

Kingsmill Lake: 71 Shelduck, 32+ Wigeon, 30+ Teal, 3 Great crested Grebe, 22 Avocet, 49 Dunlin, 36+ Redshank, 7 Greenshank, 17 Lapwing, 62 Curlew, 47 Black-tailed Godwit & 1 Grey Plover (P Kemp)

Chapeltown Road,Torpoint: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe and 1 Great Northern Diver at 2.30pm. (T Marchese) In addition, 4 Brent Goose, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Dunlin, 1 Little Egret. (D Sharp)

Slavonian Grebe – Deena Sharp

Late submission, 08/01, Trenow Cove: 1 Redshank, 7 Chiffchaff including 1 tristis (C Beazley)

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Saturday 1st January 2022

Happy New Year

May 2022 be a joyous and healthy year for you all.

Best wishes from the News Team

 

Lelant Water, Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Ring-billed Gull, 30 Mediterranean Gull’s. (D Flumm) 10 Cattle Egret at Carnsew today plus 1 Sandwich Tern , Grey Plover’s and Greenshank. (D White) adult Caspian Gull still. ( M Ahmad)

Adult RIng-billed Gull – Dave Flumm

Adult RIng-billed Gull – Dave Flumm

Lizard;Trethvas Lane: 5 Tundra Bean Geese, 1 albifrons White-fronted Goose, 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose. (I Maclean)

Croft Pascoe: 16 (including 5+ juv) albifrons White-fronted Goose still opposite plantation. Also several Tadpoles. (R Veal)

Lizard Point: 1 Puffin past at 09:26, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Stoat. (I Maclean)

Grade Marsh: 1 Glossy Ibis flushed by shooters. (R Veal)

Helston Sewage Works: 8 Chiffchaff including 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

Bishop’s Quay: 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose. (I Maclean)

Penzance: 1st winter Little Gull feeding off of Wherrytown. (A McKechnie) 2 Blackcap in private garden. (G Roxburgh) 3 juvenile Swallow’s feeding at Sainsbury’s. (D Flumm, J & P Dowman)

1st winter Little Gull – Alex McKechnie

Swallow – Dave Flumm

Newlyn Harbour: 4 Great Northern Diver. (D Flumm)

Great Northern Diver’s – Dave Flumm

Gunwalloe: 1 Black Redstart. (D Collins)

St. Buryan: 1 male Hen Harrier. (N R Rogers)

Cape Cornwall: 1 adult Iceland Gull near Boswedden. (N Wheatley, P Fraser)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe. (N Wheatley)

Gwithian: 1 Snow Bunting. (N Wheatley)

Tregilliowe Pools: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

St Erth: 14 Cattle Egret along Treloweth lane. (R Veal, M Spicer)

Land’s End: 1000 Auk sp. (P Fraser)

Land’s End/Sennen Cove: 4 Chough. (A Mason)

Long Rock Pool: 1 female Red-breasted Merganser. (P Fraser, P Sharp)

Longrock Beach: 83 Sanderling, 8 Purple sandpiper, 15 Ringed Plover, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 90+ Black-headed Gull,3 Rock pipit. (P Sharp)

Longrock, field opposite Cheshire Home: 42 Curlew, 84 Canada Geese. (P Sharp)

Restronguet: 14 Cattle Egret with a Friesian herd today in a field at the top of Restronguet Hill adjacent to Mylor Clump (SW808 370) at 14.30. (A Lea)

Restronguet Passage: 6 Red-breasted Merganser. (J Leigh)

St Anthony’s Head: 300+ Guillemot/ Razorbill, 60+ Gannet, 4 Black-throated Diver, 2 Fulmar, 10+ Kittiwake, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 7 Little Egret. (C Foote, T Weston)

Turnaware Point: 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 300+ Linnet, 1 Brambling, 60+ Chaffinch, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Skylark.(C Foote, T Weston)

Great Northern Diver – Charlotte Foote & Thomas Weston

Black-throated Diver – Charlotte Foote & Thomas Weston

Stithians: 6 Cormorant, 120 Lapwing, 50 Teal, 30 Wigeon, 10 Mallard, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Gull,  40 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 5 House Sparrow, 1f Reed Bunting, 1m Greenfinch, 6 Long-Tailed Tit, 2 Redwing, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron. (S Van Hear) 1 Greylag Goose, 1 female Pintail, 1 Woodcock. (D Eva)

Stithians, Golden Lion: 1f Pintail, 40 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 30 Mallard, 5 Snipe, 1 Bullfinch, 1m Pochard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1m Stonechat, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker (S Van Hear)

Devoran: 1 Whimbrel. (D Eva), 40+ Curlew, 1 Grey Plover, 20+ Dunlin, 30+ Redshank, 11 Oystercatcher, 14 Shelduck, 3 Little Egret, 1 Blackcap. (C Foote, T Weston)

Castle Beach; Falmouth: female type Black Redstart. (Birdguides)

Tehidy Country Park:  pair of Mandarin still present at large pond (P. Callaway)

Foxhole/Nanpean: 43 Goldfinch, 13 Tufted Duck, 1 Water Rail, 2 Wigeon, 33 Teal, 7 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 3 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 8 Common Gull, 4 Great Black Backed Gull, 270 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Raven, 1 Fieldfare, 40 Redwing, 2 Reed Bunting. (B & L Bosisto)

Colliford: 5 Goosander, 100+ Lesser Black Backed Gull’s. (D Sharp)

Torpoint: 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Brent Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Curlew, large number of Teal and Wigeon. (D Sharp)

Millbrook:  2 Mute Swan, 4 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Redshank. (D Sharp)

Common Gull’s – Deena Sharp

Hannafore: 3 Great Northern Diver. (D Sharp)

Ince: 2 Spoonbill. (A Blonden)

Wacker Quay: 1 Spotted Redshank (good numbers of Avocet, Wigeon, Teal, Dunlin, Redshank, Shelduck). (A Blonden)

Polbathic Creek: 2 Black Redstart (m. & f.). (A Blonden)

China Fleet Country Club: 58 Avocet, 46 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Curlew , 41 Shelduck, 3 Greenshank, 50+Redshank, 2 Grey Heron. (S Grose)

Cremyll: 3 Great Northern Diver in Plymouth Sound. (B Taggart)

Mount Edgcumbe: 19 Grey Heron. (B Taggart)

Towan Head: 4 Manx Shearwater, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Skua, 1 Common Scoter, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Gull, c40 Gannet this am. (D Grose, S Rowe)

St Ives: female type Black Redstart at Porthminster Point. (Birdguides)

Constantine Bay: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 1 1st winter drake Eider. (S Mason)

Port Quin: 1 Black Redstart. (K Jennings)

Black Redstart – Keith Jennings

Black Redstart – Keith Jennings

Bude Canal: 1 singing Chiffchaff. (R Kirkwood)

Tywarnhayle: 11.40-12.10. 2 Woodpigeon, 6 Herring Gull, 2 Magpie, 8 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 5 Great Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1Chaffinch. (RB & PC Girling)

Late Submission, 31/12, Penzance: 1 1w Little Gull off Wherrytown beach throughout afternoon. (M Ahmad, S Rogers)

Late submission, 31/12, Newlyn: 2 Swallow off south pier of harbour early morning, also 2 (ad + near ad) Yellow-legged Gull in harbour. (L Proctor) 4 Great Northern Divers, 1 Gannet (M & I Philips)

Late submission, 31/12, Dozmary Pool: 5 Ring-necked Duck still, 1 f Wigeon, 1 f Goldeneye, 2 m Shoveler, c6 Tufted Duck and 20+ Teal. (S Holloway, T Mills)

 

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Friday 31st December 2021

Hayle Estuary: Ad Ring-billed Gull from Lelant Station and ad Caspian Gull still by Old Quay House Inn. (Birdguides) Also 4m & 2f Goosander, Great Northern Diver, Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler, Shelduck, Mallard, Great Black-backed Gull and Herring Gull on the estuary and 1m Goosander, Great Egret, Little Egret, Greenshank, Redshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Lapwing, Teal, Shelduck, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Carrion Crow, Starling and Curlew on Ryan’s Field. (P Day)

Grade Marsh: 5 Tundra Bean Goose and 1 Russian White-fronted Goose moving between Grade Marsh (L Langley) and fields near Trethvas Farm (Birdguides). Also 1 Marsh Harrier. (M Jones)

Croft Pascoe: 16 Russian White-fronted Goose opp. Croft Pascoe Plantation. (L Langley)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 37 Cattle Egret near Lower Amble. (D Julian)

Gillan Creek: 2 Cattle Egret, 14 Mediterranean Gull around 12.15pm. (T Stuart)

The Lizard: Male Hen Harrier. (L Langley)

Newquay: 1 Great Skua in bay pm. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 27 Purple Sandpiper, 21 Turnstone, 16 Oystercatcher on Fistral rocks 4 pm. (M Lammas)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Whimbrel, 26 Curlew, 2 Chough, 3 Little Egret. (D Beadle, D Chapman-Gardner)

Trenow: 2 Purple Sandpiper, c20 Common Gull, c20 Turnstone. (D Beadle, D Chapman-Gardner)

Penzance: Swallows still. (L Langley)

Padstow: 1 Brent Goose (pale bellied), 1 Goosander, 2 Greenshank, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Padstow Boating Lake: 9 Little Grebe, 1m Kingfisher, 2 Mute Swan, 1 f Blackcap, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Gerrans Bay: 6 Great Northern Diver, 5 Common Scoter, 160 Dunlin, 15 Turnstone. (D Eva)

Newlyn: 9 Great Northern Diver (6 in harbour, 3 off the harbour wall). (N R Rogers)

Great Northern Diver – Nigel Rogers

Great Northern Divers – Nigel Rogers

Coverack: 25 Mediterranean Gull inc 1 white ringed Belgium bird and 1 green ringed French bird, 2 Shag, 1 Cormorant, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Blue Tits 11.00 – 11.30. (M Webb)Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 58 Curlew, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Greenshank, 50 Redshank. (A Nicholson)

Belgian-ringed Mediterranean Gull – Martin Webb

Mediterranean Gull – Martin Webb

Crugmeer: 2 Kestrel, 35 Linnet, 19 Skylark, 200+ Meadow Pipits, 6 Yellowhammer, 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Hare. (S Grose)

Port Quin: Male Black Redstart. (Birdguides)

Porthmissen: 58 Kittiwake, 45 Fulmar. (S Grose)

Tregirls Beach: 27 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Trencrom: Mistle Thrush with 60 Redwing. (R Stone)

Trevassack Lake, Goonhilly: 4 Chiffchaff. (T Stuart)

Late submission, 30/12, Lower Tamar Lake: 46 Goosander (13m, 33f), 1 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Wren, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Tawny Owl, 2m Tufted Duck, Heard the Whooper Swans fly out. (R Mudge)

Late submission, 30/12, Lostwithiel: 2 Cormorant on river. (S Howe)

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Thursday 30th December

Helston Loe pool. Little Egret, 8 Great crested Grebe, 5 Pochard, 6 Goosander, Stonechat, Kestrel. (L Thompson)

Helston Boating lake: 4 Shoveler.(L Thompson)

Stithians Reservoir; from Stuart Hutchings hide: 35 Wigeon, 50 Teal, 11 Snipe, 100+ Lapwing, 3 Common Gull. (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir; from Golden Lion cut-off: 1 Pintail (female), 42 Teal, 35 Snipe. (J St Ledger)

Lizard: 5 Bean Geese and single White-fronted Goose still in field adjacent to the road at Trethvas Farm, Lizard early afternoon. Also, 16 European White-fronts in fields opposite Craft Pascoe Plantation. (P Roseveare)

Newlyn: 1 1w Little Gull and 6 winter-plumaged Great Northern Divers in the harbour early morning. Swallow early afternoon(T Mills, C Beazley)

Little Gull. Tony Mills

Little Gull. Tony Mills

St Gothian Sands, Gwithian: 27 Mallard, 16 Tufted Duck, 2 Coot, 7 Oystercatcher, 11 Curlew, 2 Shelduck, 1 Mute Swan (J Dobbyn)

Lower Boscaswell: Rosy Starling still present (P Combridge)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 2 Water Pipit, 24 Cattle Egret , 1 female Pintail , 1 juvenile Whooper Swan and Otter showing well. (B & L Bosisto)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Caspian Gull, ad Ring-billed Gull, 8+ Yellow-legged Gull, 2 ad argentatus Herring Gull, fem Pochard (dabbling amongst the Wigeon!), 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great White Egret and the ringed Scandinavian Rock Pipit still. (R Veal, M Ahmad)

Porthgwarra: 1 Storm Petrel, 8 Great Skua, 9 Manx Shearwater, c130 Fulmar, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northen Diver. 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. (I Prentice)

Sandy Cove/Newlyn/Mousehole: 1 Black-throated Diver, 17 Great Northen Diver, 1 Great Skua (I Prentice)

Kenneggy: 5 Lapwing, 32 Curlew, 1 Buzzard, 6 Snipe, 5 Redwing, 4 Pied Wagtails, 400+ Starling. (C James)

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Wednesday 29th December 2021

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull, ad Caspian Gull, 10 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 argentatus Herring Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Sandwich Tern, 5 Goosander, 1 Pochard, 1 Whimbrel. (M Ahmad, K Pritchard) Also, 28 Grey Plover, 48 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 59 Dunlin, 19 Curlew (inc yellow plastic ring UJ) ,1 Whimbrel, 3 Black tailed Godwit, 7 Shelduck, 150+ Teal, 75 Wigeon, 39 Common Gull, 4 Yellow legged Gull, 265 Lesser Black backed Gull, 49 Great Black backed Gull, 11 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Ring-billed Gull on Lelant Saltings. (S Grose)

Caspian Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Ring-billed Gull, Shaun Grose

Sandwich Tern, Mashuq Ahmad

St. Stephen: 1 Hoopoe (S Steward)

Hoopoe, Stephanie Steward

Gwithian: Iceland (perhaps subspecies Kumlien’s) Gull flew inland; 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver in St Ives Bay. Also 67 Mediterranean Gull at entrance to Tehidy.

Croft Pascoe: 16 White-fronted Goose still in field opposite plantation. (R Wilkins)

St Tudy: 7 Whooper Swan still on pool at Polshea farm. (R Hughes)

Sancreed: male Merlin, Fieldfare, 40 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Longrock Pool: 1 f Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Swallow. (T Wilson)

Red-breasted Merganser, Tony Wilson

Red-breasted Merganser, Tony Wilson

Penzance, Wherrytown Rocks: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 5 Lesser Black backed Gull, 2 Great Black backed Gull. (S Grose)

Newlyn Harbour: 4 Great Northern Diver, 78 Great Black backed Gull, 17 Lesser Black backed Gull, 130 Herring Gull, 2 Black headed Gull, 1w Little Gull. (S Grose) Also 1 Swallow. (L Proctor)

Little Gull, Shaun Grose

Copperhouse Pool, Hayle: 8 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 150+ Wigeon, 25+ Redshank, 10 Shelduck, 1 Canada Goose, 3 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper (J Dobbyn)

Longrock Beach: 3 Swallow East of car park. (P Fraser)

Towan Head: 3 Great Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver this am. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 argentatus Herring Gull. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Goosander, 1 Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck, 19 Teal, 30 Mallard. (S Rowe)

North Cliffs: 101+ Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Pentewan Valley Trail: 1 Dipper. (M Jones)

Walmsley Reserve: 7 Whooper Swan, 4 (2 ad, 2 juv) albifrons White-fronted Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 11 Greylag Goose, 33 Cattle Egret, 1 Goosander (female), 200+ Black-tailed Godwit, 400+ Lapwing, 10+ Snipe, 3 Pintail (1 male), 20+ Shoveler, 12+ Gadwall, 1 Water Rail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 1 Barn Owl. Also 1 Otter. (J St Ledger, A Holmes, A Langdon)

Cattle Egret, Adrian Langdon

Water Rail, Adrian Langdon

White-fronted Goose, John St Ledger

Whooper Swan, John St Ledger

Bar-headed Goose and Goosander, John St Ledger

Otter, John St Ledger

Coombe: 400+ Chaffinch. (B Young)

Stithians: female Bullfinch and Redwing. (T Carney)

Bullfinch, Tracey Carney

Redwing, Tracey Carney

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 23 Canada goose, 16 Mute swan, 1 Whooper swan, 47 Shelduck, 1 Gadwall, 28 Wigeon, 9 Mallard, 2 Teal, 8 Wood pigeon, 2 Little grebe, 65 Oystercatcher, c.750 Lapwing, 5 Grey plover, 70 Curlew, 125 Dunlin, 1 Common sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 150 Black-headed gull, 2 Common gull, 8 Great black-backed gull, 120 Herring gull, 2 Lesser black-backed gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey heron, 2 Little egret, 1 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 21 Carrion crow, 2 Blue tit, 3 Great tit, 1 Long-tailed tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Starling, 5 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 4 House sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 1 Grey wagtail. (M Scawen et al.).

St Ives: Pomarine Skua reported past Clodgy Point, 1 Black Redstart at Portminster Point.

Lizard: Glossy Ibis between Grade and Trethvas still.

Late submission, 28/12, Mevagissey: 1 juv Glaucous Gull in the harbour. (K Cherry)

Glaucous Gull, Kelly Cherry

Late photos, 28/12, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3w Caspian Gull, Glossy Ibis, Scandinavian Rock Pipit. (M Ahmad)

Glossy Ibis, Mashuq Ahmad

Caspian Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Rock Pipit, Mashuq Ahmad

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