Thursday 12th January 2017

Late photo, 11/1, Mousehole: 1 Rock Pipit. (D Hastilow)

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Late news, 11/1, Portscatho: 2 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe and 2 Black-throated Diver.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Water Rail,  2 (pair) Great Spotted Woodpecker,  70+ Lapwing,  40+Snipe. (A James)

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Kingsmill Lake: 1 m American Wigeon at high tide roost.

Falmouth: 1 m Black Redstart in front gardens next to Argos this afternoon (D Chaney)

Gannel Estuary: 43 Oystercatcher (S Rowe).

College Reservoir: 1 Scaup still. (DK Parker)

Swanpool: 2 probably 3 Yellow-browed Warbler at Swanvale plus at least 10 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker, M Southam)

Mousehole: 1 m Eastern Black Redstart still below Rockpool cafe.

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Lesser Scaup.

Penzance: 1 Pacific Diver offshore again.

Restronguet Creek: 3 Cattle Egret with 4 Little Egret. (S Votier)

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Wednesday 11th January 2017

Late News, 10/1, Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup showing quite well with 1 Pochard, 1 Goldeneye drake and at least  4 Little Grebe. (H Kendall, B Byrne)

Late News, 10/1, Harlyn Bay: 1 Red-throated Diver (D Julian)

Late News, 10/1, Trevose Head: 4+ Lapand Bunting, 1 Merlin (D Julian)

Late News, 9/1, Chykembro Common: ringtail Hen Harrier in the afternoon. (P Smale)

Late News, 8/1 Mounts Bay, Sandy Cove to Jubilee Pool: 5 Great Northern Diver (P St Pierre) Jubilee Pool to St Michael’s Mount: 16 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Velvet Scoter (P St Pierre) St Michael’s Mount to Boat Cove: 18 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver (P St Pierre)

Lelant Saltings: 48 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir, Southern Cut-off: 1 Stock Dove beneath the feeders, 44 Snipe (of which only one was visible until disturbed while filling the feeders). (G Adams)

Lamanva Crossroads: 1m Black Redstart. (G Adams)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Razorbill, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Mousehole: Eastern Black Redstart (D Hastilow )

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Eastern Black Redstart – David Hastilow

Longrock: 1 Buzzard by the bypass roundabout.  (A James)

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Buzzard – Alan James

Gannel Estuary: 1w Ring-billed Gull still 15:28. (MJ Spicer, S Rowe) also 1 Common Sandpiper (S Rowe)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Water Rail, 1 Pochard, 3 Shoveler, 20 Tufted Duck, 13 Curlew, 1 Mediterranean Gull, also Teal & Wigeon. (S Grose)

Swanpool NR, Falmouth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap (female), 1 Firecrest, 7 Goldfinches, 1 Coal Tit and 3 Long-tailed Tit (all within 40 yards of each other during a 30 minute watch) (J Lander)

River Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 40 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 25 Shelduck, 5 Mallard, 4 Teal, 6 Goosander, 26 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 50 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 33 Grey Plover, c.2000 Golden Plover, c.150 Lapwing, 1 Knot, c.200 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 40 Redshank, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 50 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 60 Herring Gull, 35 Lesser black-backed Gull, 80 Great black-backed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 8 Blackbird, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 5 Rook, 15 Carrion Crow, 25 Starling, 9 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 30 Linnet. (M Cutland Nature Walk per M Scawen et.al)

Trevean Cove: 2 Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Rock Pipit,  (A James)

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Rock Pipit, Kestrel, Chiffchaff – A James

Gerrans Bay: 9 Black-throated Diver,1 Great Crested Grebe, 500 Gannet large feeding flock off Pendower, also 15-20 Commom Dolphin, 1 Long-tailed Duck off Porthbean. (D Parker)

Loe Beach Feock: 2 Little Grebe, 5 Black-necked Grebe, 7 Red-breasted Merganser. (D Parker)

St Clement: 2 Avocet on river opp Tresemple Pool. (D Parker, J St Ledger) Spotted Redshank (J St Ledger)

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Avocet, Spotted Redshank – John St Ledger

Tresemple Pool: 3 Little Grebe, 11 Snipe, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank over high tide, 9 Greenshank, 52 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher. (D Parker)

Penzance: ad Pacific Diver; 6 Velvet Scoter; 5 Great Northern Diver offshore

Rat Island, Lynher Estauary: 4 Spoonbill roosting this afternoon. (D Julian)

Hayle: 1w dr Green-winged Teal again on the Estuary

Bude: Cattle Egret again

Gerrans Bay: c 700 Gannet feeding around midday, 5 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Red-necked Grebe, 10+ common dolphins, 67 Mediterranean Gulls roosting off Portscatho (S Croft)

College Reservoir: 1st w drake Scaup still in NW corner (L Langley)

Falmouth: Black Redstart

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Tuesday 10th January 2017

Late News, 9/1, Padstow: 2 Barn Owl at Padstow Farm Shop.  (S Grose).

Porthilly Point: 3 Brent Goose (pale bellied), 4 Greenshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Common Gull & 35 Wigeon. (S Grose).

Prisk Cove Beach; 1 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver (calling), 3 Grey Plover, 1 Turnstone, 1 Shelduck. (J St Ledger)

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Great Northern Diver, Grey Plover – John St Ledger

Truro; Tresillian River between St Clement and Tresemple Pool; from 09.45 to 10.45; 2 Avocet, 3 Greenshank, 20+ Shelduck, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 25 curlew, 3 Oyster catcher, 3 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron plus numerous teal, black headed gulls and redshank. (J Lander)

Tresemple Pool: 20 Redshank,14 Snipe and 3 Little Grebe. (J Lander) 1 Spotted Redshank, 53 Redshank, 9 Greenshank, 14 Snipe, 9 Black-tailed Godwit and 4 Curlew at high tide roost. (MJ Spicer)

Tresillian River: 2 Avocet swimming mid river plus 20 Mute Swan. (MJ Spicer)

St Clement: 1f Blackcap on feeders. (MJ Spicer)

Bude: 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Red Breasted Merganser, 5 Mute Swan, 150+ Lapwing, 30+ Canada Goose, 3 Little Egret and 4 Cattle Egret ( H Wilkins)

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Red-breasted Merganser, Cattle Egret – H Wilkins

Gannel Estuary: 1st winter Ring-billed Gull, 9 Mediterranean Gull, 139 Curlew, 9 Redshank, 1 Greenshank (S Rowe).

Antony: 26  Avocet on Lynher opposite Wacker Quay this afternoon. (A Payne)

Torpoint: 1 Sandwich Tern feeding close inshore on St John’s Lake this afternoon. (A Payne)

Mousehole: Eastern Black Redstart again today.

Newbridge: flock of 50+ Canada Geese today (Sennen Cover Birdwatching)

Hayle: 1w dr Green-winged Teal again today

Swanpool: Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap with 2 Black-throated Diver & pod of 15 Bottlenose Dolphin offshore (B Porter, C Urquart)

Pernyn: Yellow-browed Warblr on UoE campus (C Urquart)

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Sunday 8th January 2017

Late news, 7/1, Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Trevilley Farm (K Wilson).

Mousehole: Eastern Black Redstart still (MJ Spicer, P Smale, L Langley). Also 1 Black Redstart (P Smale). Possible adult Kumlien’s Gull on St Clement’s Island this afternoon (M Elliot, DK Parker).

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Eastern Black Redstart, Perry Smale

Mount’s Bay: 1 Pacific Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 7 Great Northern Diver, 1 drake Eider, 3 Velvet Scoter, 25 Common Scoter (D Eva).

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 1 Red-throated Diver, 11 Great Northern Diver, 1m Velvet Scoter, 12 Common Scoter (R Veal). 1 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap, 1 Jay in Morrab Gardens (R Treeby).

Longrock: 3 Velvet Scoter in flight, 12 Common Scoter, 1m Eider offshore (R Veal). Adult Kittiwake still on Longrock Pool (P Smale). Also 35 Curlew, 1 Roe Deer, all in field behind Longrock Pool (A James).

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Curlew, Alan James

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Roe Deer, Alan James

Marazion: 1 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Diver and 1 Dolphin/Porpoise sp. offshore (R Veal).

Nanjizal: male Black Redstart at Carn-les-Boel (M Wallace). Also 1 Lapland Bunting near the kissing gate at Trevilley.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel.

Drift Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Shoveler, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Pochard, 4 Widgeon, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, f leucisitic Mandarin, 1 Grey Wagtail (C Moore, R Veal,). Also drk Mandarin (R Treeby).

Hayle Estuary: 1m Green-winged Teal still off B3301 causeway, 1 Spoonbill in Carnsew basin. Also 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull (L Langley).

Newlyn: 1 Water Rail at Sandy Cove (P Smale).

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Water Rail, Perry Smale

Corn Goon, Kynance: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff (I Maclean).

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Short-eared Owl (A Green).

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Short-eared Owl, Ann Green

Carrick Roads: 22 Black-necked Grebe viewed from Mylor boatyard (L Langley).

College Reservoir: 1w drk Scaup and a calling Yellow-browed Warbler (L Langley).

Tresillian River: 2 Avocet, 21 Teal. 9 Snipe and 3 Black-tailed Godwit on Tresemple Pool (D Jenkins).

Porth Island, Newquay: 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Razorbill, 1 Harbour porpoise (S Grose).

Walmsley: 1m Green-winged Teal, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Ruff and 2 Water Pipit. 1 Firecrest at Trewornan Bridge (D Julian).

Par Beach Pool: 1 Shoveler, 3 Gadwell, 1 Water Rail, 20 Teal, 9 Wigeon, 1 Muscovy Duck. 1 Great Northern Diver offshore (S Grose).

Bude Marsh: 3 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret in top field,  Siberian Chiffchaff along the canal tow path (R Maye).

Dozmary Pool: 1m Lesser Scaup with Pochard and Goldeneye, also 1 Black-necked Grebe (R Farnes).

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Black-necked Grebe, Rod Farnes

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Goldeneye, Rod Farnes

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Pochard, Rod Farnes

Laneast Down: 1 Merlin, 2 Buzzard, 72 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 14 Reed Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer, 6 Bullfinch, 15 Linnet, 5 Skylark, 25 Meadow Pipit, 9 Fieldfare (L Sampson).

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Saturday 7th January 2017

Mousehole: Eastern Black Redstart still below Rock Pool café, also 1 Black Redstart.

Penzance: 1 Pacific Diver, 11 Great Northern Diver, 2 Velvet Scoter, 25 Common Scoter, 1 Eider, 2 Razorbill, 10 Purple Sandpiper, 38 Ringed Plover, 50 Sanderling, 30 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 1 f Black Redstart. (DK Parker)

Roskilly: 5 Great Northern Diver, 14 Common Gull roosting on sea this evening. (DK Parker)

Longrock Pool: 1 ad Kittiwake, 1 Coot, 5 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk over. (R Veal) Also 1w Ring-billed Gull, 1w Caspian Gull briefly this morning.

Marazion Beach: 8 Sanderling (1 of which had fishing rope wrapped around right leg causing a limp) and 1 ad Kittiwake. (R Veal)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel still in Boat Cove.

Hayle Estuary: 1 1w drk Green-winged Teal still off B3301 causeway, also 1 Herring Gull missing a foot. 1 imm Spoonbill, 2 ad Med Gull on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 2 Cormorant low over at first light, 5 Linnet, 15 Skylark, 4 (2 prs) Bullfinch, 3 (1m, 2f) Blackcap. (R Veal)

Trevilley Cliffs: 1 Black Redstart, 2 Raven half a mile west of Trevilley valley. (J Lander)

Carrick Roads: 12 Black-necked Grebe, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, viewed from Weir Point. (J St Ledger, C Benton)

Penryn River: 15 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 5 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 8 Turnstone, 20 Teal, 2 Little Grebe. (J St Ledger, C Benton)

Coverack, Lizard: 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker at the sewage works. Pied Wagtails reared 3 young in SWEB box at the sewage works in 2016 (per photographs taken by the maintenance engineer present & viewed by us). 1 ad Mediterranean Gull on the beach. (JH & K Dalziel)

Gerrans Bay: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 21 Common Scoter, 12 Great Northern Diver, 11 Black-throated Diver, 5 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe. (D Eva)

Bude Rugby Club: 3 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret. (R Maye) 

Bude Marsh: c35 Lapwing, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret, 7 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Chiffchaff. (R Maye) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff.

St Gothian Sands LNR: Pochard, Shoveler, Water Rail, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Curlew, 5 Coot, 49 Teal, 52 Wigeon, also 1 predated cygnet. (S Grose)

Newquay Harbour: 2 Blackcap, 68 gannet feeding offshore, 2 Harbour Porpoise. (S. Grose)

Pentire Road, Newquay: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1w Ring-billed Gull still late afternoon. (S Rowe)

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Ring-billed Gull, Steve Rowe

Porth Reservoir: 7 Tufted Duck, 11 Teal, 5 Med Gull, 16 Common Gull, 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Rowe)

Tregeseal, St Just: 1 Brambling. (S Williams)

East Looe: 1m Eider on beach with gulls. (R Smaldon)

Hannafore Point: 1 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Turnstone, 23 Oystercatcher, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Stonechat, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Great Northern Diver. (D Spooner, A Hill, R Smaldon)

Dozmary Pool: 1m Lesser Scaup.

River Tamar: 1 Great Northern Diver (3rd day) viewed from China Fleet Club. (M Beer)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 f Pintail from Stuart Hutchings Hide, Water Rail and 15 Snipe from Southern Hide. (D Chaney)

Lostwithiel: 40+ Raven displaying over the Duchy Nursery. (N Wills)

St Merryn: 12 Goldfinch, 7 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 7 Blackbird. 4 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit and 14 Starling. Visiting bird table and feeders in private garden. (R Hughes)

Tresillian: 2 Avocet and 1 Spotted Redshank. (B Mellow)

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Friday 6th January 2017

Late news, 6/1, Marazion Marsh RSPB: putative Caspian Gull on Longrock Pool. (L Proctor)

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putative Caspian Gull – Linton Proctor

Hayle Estuary RSPB: drk Green-winged Teal, 1 Spoonbill and 1 drk Goosander. (DK Parker, R Treeby)

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Green-winged Teal – Dave Parker

Boat Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel, 1 Whimbrel, 18 Curlew, 5 Oystercatcher, 4 Redshank, 6 Turnstone, 4 Little Egret and female Black Redstart. (DK Parker)

Gannel Estuary: 1w Ring-billed Gull present again late afternoon. (S Rowe)

Mount’s Bay: very brief views of Pacific Diver from Jubilee Pool, Penzance, this morning on a choppy sea. (R Treeby) Later seen from Sandy Cove, Newlyn. (P Smale)

Mousehole: Eastern Black Redstart still present. (R Treeby, S Croft)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Kittiwake on Longrock Pool at 13.20. (R Treeby)

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup present again. (S McMahon)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Green-winged Teal again. (C Selway)

Men-an-Tol: male Hen Harrier at 15.00. (L Proctor)

Chykembro Common: ringtail Hen Harrier at 16.30. (P Smale)

Cadgwith: 5 Black-throated Diver. (S Croft)

Newquay: leucistic Starling still in the main street this afternoon. (D Julian)

Helford River, viewed from Toll Point towards Nare Point: 6 Great Northern Diver. Also 3 Harbour Porpoise. (J St Ledger)

Rock: 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Blackcap and 6 Greenfinch in private garden. Barn Owl over the main road next to the surgery. (S Grose)

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

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Blackcap – David Hastilow

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Water Rail, 6 Goldfinch, 2 (m+f) Reed Bunting, 30+ Lapwing. (A James)

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Water Rail, Goldfinch and Reed Bunting – Alan James

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Thursday 5th January 2017

Late news, 31/12, Windmill Farm: 300+ Golden Plover (over), 50+ Redwing, 11 Common Snipe, 1 m Hen Harrier, 1 Raven, 10+ Long-Tailed Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Bullfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Bunting sp (possible f Yellowhammer), 2 Wigeon.(J.Evans)

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel flew in to Boat Cove at 1330hrs. Purple Sandpiper there as well. (R Treeby)

Mousehole: Eastern Black Redstart still present below Rock Pool Café.

Gannel Estuary: 1w Ring-billed Gull late afternoon, also 17 Cattle Egret roosted in Penpol Creek. (S Rowe).

Nanjizal: 1 Little Bunting still, 2 Blackcap and 6+ Lapland Bunting in stubble field. (M Spicer, R Wilkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: 1 ad Iceland (Kumlien’s?) Gull, 1 1w Ring-billed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 9 Little Grebe, 2 Little Grebe. (M Ahmad, T Mills, D Parker, L Proctor, D Flumm) Main Reserve 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Little Egret, 5 Mute Swan, 10 Wigeon, m + f Shoveler, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest. (D Parker, T Mills, D Flumm)

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“Photos of the current adult ‘Iceland’ Gull at Marazion from 30th Dec, showing features suggestive of Kumlien’s Gull. Note apparent dark grey marks on outer webs of p10 & p9 (although haven’t been able to confirm presence in field views). Other kumlieni pointers are the relatively dark iris and dark(er than is typical for glaucoides) grey dorsal surface.” Mashuq Ahmad

Penzance: 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 25 Common Scoter (mostly females) 2 Velvet Scoter off Jubilee Pool. (D Parker) 1 Pacific Diver, 3 Velvet Scoter; 10+ Great Northern Diver also reported.

Trevilley: 200 Skylark, 30 Meadow Pipit, 30 Chaffinch, 10 Goldfinch, 50 Linnet, 6 Lapland Bunting, 1 Little Bunting. (L Proctor, M Spicer, R Wilkins, D Parker)

Chyandour, Penzance: 1 Firecrest, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Northern Diver. (D Flumm, P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 1w Ring-billed Gull this afternoon. (R Wilkins per D Parker) imm Spoonbill and 7 (2 drk) Goosander. (L Langley)

Dozmary Pool: 1 drk Lesser Scaup at Dozmary Pool at 10.30 on south side with Tufted Ducks. Nearby 1 Willow Tit. (R Treeby)

Wicca Farm (Zennor): 6 Fieldfare,1 Redwing, 4 Raven. (J. Evans)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 m Goldeneye, 1 Green-winged Teal, 30+ Teal, 1 Peregrine, 1 Barnacle Goose, 200+ Canada Goose (inc 1 with Barnacle-like head markings), 100+ Curlew, 60+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, a few Gadwall, Pintail and Shoveler, 60+ Lapwing. (A Piper)

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Green-winged Teal – Alex Piper

Gwennap Sewage Works: 50+ Chiffchaff, at least 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Grantham)

Tehidy Country Park: 1 Kingfisher, 5 Jay, 1 Nuthatch. (A James)

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Kingfisher – Alan James

St Merryn: 53 Teal, 6 Mallard, 2 Snipe on a private pond. (R Hughes)

Trelow Golf Club, nr Newquay: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Downderry: 1 Water Pipit on the beach this morning. (A Payne)

Hannafore Point, Looe: 2 Black Redstart (f type), 2 Fulmar, 1 m Eider, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 13 Turnstone, 2 Ringed Plover. (C Imms, R Eynon). Also 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher. (A Payne)

Wacker Quay: imm Spoonbill, c40 Avocet, 1 drk Red-breasted Merganser. (C Imms, R Eynon)

Millbrook Lake: 13 Mediterranean Gull (11 ad, 2 2w), 1 Common Gull. (C Imms, R Eynon)

Anderton: c40 Black-tailed Godwit. (C Imms, R Eynon)

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