Thursday 23rd January 2020

Late news, 18/1, Newquay: Male Black Redstart. behind one of the local clubs. (J Howells)

Black Redstart – Josh Howells

Black Redstart – Josh Howells

Sennen: American Buff-bellied Pipit reported again in fields behind the chapel and school but mobile.

Stithians Reservoir: Lesser Scaup reported again.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad Ring-billed Gull, 13 (7ad, 4w, 3w, 3 2w, 1w) Yellow-legged Gull, 6 (3 ad, 2 3w, 2w) argentatus (Scandinavian) Herring Gull, 3 (2 ad, 2w) Lesser Black-backed Gull x Herring Gull hybrid and 2w Glaucous Gull x Great Black-backed Gull hybrid. (M Elliott)

Newlyn: Juv Iceland Gull reported.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Slavonian Grebe still at Carnsew Basin. (I Hayes) Also 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 8 Little Grebe, 19 Cormorant, 15 Redshank, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret, 18 Wigeon 11:00 – 12:15. (M Webb)

Newquay, Towan Head: Pod of approx. 20 Common Dolphin for 3rd day now, also Great Northern Diver off point  at 09:00. (M Lammas) 16 Oystercatcher, 10 Turnstone, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover behind Headland Hotel and 3 Porpoise off the point at 16:00. (M Lammas)

Charlestown: 1m Blackcap, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Wren, 4 Robin, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Magpie, 4 Blackbird, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Dunnock, 8 House Sparrow, 1 Tawny Owl. (D Hastilow)

Long Rock beach: 84 Sanderling. (G & L Carr)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Male Merlin hunting over marsh. (G & L Carr) 2 Chiffchaff, 3 (1m 2f) Stonechat, 6 Teal, 1f Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 16 Canada Goose, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron 14:15 – 15:15. (M Webb)

Chiffchaff – Martin Webb

Chiffchaff – Martin Webb

Stonechat – Martin Webb

Stonechat – Martin Webb

Wacker Quay: 160+ Wigeon, 80 Teal, 250 Dunlin, 2 Spoonbill, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Spotted Redshank (M Beer)

St Endellion: 1 Barn Owl in headlights this evening. (S Grose)

Talland Bay: 1 Common Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 12 Oystercatcher. (D Spooner)

Eider & Long-tailed Duck – Derek Spooner

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