Sunday 20th December 2015

Newlyn: a report of a 1w Forster’s Tern off Sandy Cove was not confirmed, but the Sandwich Tern that had been there yesterday was still present. (M Ahmad) Also 8 Great Northern Diver, 1 Pacific Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver. (S Rogers, D King)

Halvanna Plantation: 10 Crossbill. (D Eva)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 redhead Smew still. (D Eva)

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Lesser Scaup, 1 Goldeneye and 19 Tufted Duck. (D Eva)

Hayle Estuary, RSPB Reserve, Ryan’s Field: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (in scrub near railway line), 1 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Spoonbill, also 1 Weasel.(R Veal, D King, S Rogers)  Lelant Saltings: 6 Mediterranean Gull, 70 Dunlin, 3 Knot, c20 Redshank, 125 Golden Plover, 400 Lapwing and 1 Common Sandpiper. (R Veal, D King) 1 2w Ring-billed Gull also reported again. Copperhouse Creek: 8 Grey Plover, 660 Wigeon, 32 Teal, 13 Curlew, 31 Ringed Plover, 35 Redshank, 28 Dunlin, 7 Oystercatcher, 2 Greenshank, 1 Lapwing, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 148 Herring Gull, 2 Rock Pipit and 4 Mediterranean Gull at high tide roost. (M Bishop)

Hayle, Copperhouse: 1 Blackcap and 1 Black Redstart in private garden. (M Bishop)

Crowlas: 20 Meadow Pipit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Sparrowhawk and 3 Goldcrest in private garden. (R Veal)

Bude: 14 Oystercatcher, 2 m Stonechat and 1 Pied Wagtail. (H Wilkins)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver. (J St Ledger)

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Maenporth to Rosemullion footpath: 10 Black-throated Diver in raft feeding. (J St Ledger)

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Bartinney Down: 1 Short-eared Owl for an hour before dusk; also 1 Merlin. (P&H Taylor)

Port Quin: 1 1w Glaucous Gull west. (J Pilgrim)

Wadebridge: 1 f Goosander and 1 Greenshank just north of town. (J Pilgrim)

Penzance: 1 Great Northern Diver in harbour by dry dock late afternoon. (D King) Also 1 3w American Herring Gull on Larrigan Rocks. (M Ahmad)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ad male Hen Harrier and 7 Golden Plover. (DK Parker JD Swann)

Lanyon: c15 Golden Plover. (DK Parker)

Colliford Lake: 1 Great Northern Diver close to the dam.

Truro, St Clements: 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (S Rogers)

Amalveor: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier late afternoon. (R Menari)

St Ives: 1 Turtle Dove again.

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Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Penzance, Chyandour Cliff: 1 m Eider, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 f Common Scoter. Chyandour Coombe: 2 Firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Long Rock: 3 Brent Goose. (P St Pierre) Morrison’s carpark: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling. (D Jenkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 Merlin flew west (D Flumm) 4 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 7 Teal, 27 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 6 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Wadebridge, Camel Trail: 1 Red Knot, 11 Grey Plover, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 60+ Golden Plover, 15+ Redshank, 50+ Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30+ Ringed Plover, 20+ Dunlin, 20+ Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 10+ Snipe, 4 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Shelduck, 60+ Mediterranean Gull, 10+ Teal, 6 Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 4 Grey Wagtail, 15+ Pied Wagtail, 1 Jay and 2 Raven. (D Mays)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Copperhouse Creek: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Knot, 3 Greenshank  and 2 Black-tailed Godwit. (P Smale, D Jenkins & L Proctor) Lelant Water: 6 Whooper Swan. (D Jenkins) Also 42 Mediterranean Gull and Hen Harrier over.  (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)  Ryan’s Field: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail and 1 Black-tailed Godwit. (A James)

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Pendeen Watch: 117 Common Scoter, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 36 Balearic Shearwater, 5 Manx Shearwater, 2 Fulmar, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Pomarine Skua, 23 Great Skua, 6 Arctic Skua, 1 Grey Phalarope, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern and 1 Ocean Sunfish between 07:30 & 12:00. (A Tongue, DK Parker, TD Mills, MJ Spicer et al.)

Newbridge: 1 Barn Owl. (MJ Spicer & T Mills)

Penlee Battery NR: 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Blackcap. (B Taggart)

Millbrook Lake: 1 Kingfisher, 35 Redshank and 2 Greenshank. (B Taggart)

Porthgwarra: 2 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Cape Cornwall:Forster’s Tern past south at 1510. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 juv Ring-necked Duck. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Carbis Bay: 1 Firecrest.  (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Tamar Estuary, Jupiter Point: 1 Spoonbill on Rat Island.

Davidstow Airfield: 1 juv American Golden Plover still.

Falmouth,Falmouth Cemetery: 1 Firecrest. Swanpool Point: 1 Arctic Skua and a few small auk flocks plus 1 Little Egret, Turnstone and 4 Mediterranean Gull. Swanpool: 7 Little Grebe and 1 Great Crested Grebe. Treverva: 1 Firecrest and 15 Snipe over. (D Chaney)

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