Thursday 26th December 2019

Late news, 25/12, Watchcroft and vicinity: 1 Fieldfare, 18+ Golden Plover, 2 Raven. (J Evans)

Newlyn: Black Guillemot, juv Iceland Gull, 2 male Eider, 8 Great Northern Diver & 15 Turnstone in the harbour. (M Spicer S Finch)

Black Guillemot – S Finch

Great Northern Diver – S Finch

Iceland Gull – S Finch

Illogan: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet this afternoon in the cemetery. (P Roseveare)

Stithians Reservoir: Female Lesser Scaup still present, 5 Tufted Duck (D Eva)  Also 1 Goldeneye, plus 1 Water Rail beneath feeders. (J St Ledger)

Lesser Scaup – John St Ledger

Pendennis Point, Falmouth: 1 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 25+ Common Scoter. (J St Ledger)

Helston: Yellow-browed Warbler in the Helston Amenity area. (S Bury)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Woodcock, c9 Goosander, 2 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe. (R Mudge)

Portwrinkle: Raft of c80 Common Scoter. (A Blonden)

Perranporth dunes: 1 Jack Snipe, 2 Common Snipe and 2 Redwings (T Wilson)

Tywardreath: 3 Blackcap (1 male, 2 females) in private garden. (R. Barlow)

Mount Hawke: 1 female Blackcap (female) and up to 17 House Sparrows on fatballs around 09.30. (RB & PC Girling)

Newquay Harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Guillemot, 4 Turnstone, 3 Greenfinch, 5 Blackcap, 7 Great Black backed Gull feeding on dead Cormorant on rocks just outside harbour,including gull with green plastic ring on right leg L91. (S Grose)

Crantock Beach: 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk over. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Grey Heron in lengthy tussle with large freshwater eel, the eel succombed, also 1 Red Breasted Merganser, 1 Kingfisher on Ryan’s Field. (J Evans) Slavonian Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Knot and 4 Yellow-legged Gull. (R Veal)

Cape Cornwall: 4 Chough, 1 Kestrel (J Evans)

Wacker Quay: 2 Spoonbill (B Bosisto L Payne)

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