Tuesday 1st January 2019

Pendower: Pacific Diver still present.

Portscatho: Long-tailed Duck and summer plumaged Black Guillemot. (R Wilkins, R Augarde)

Gerrans Bay: 5 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Black-throated Diver, 12 Great Northern Diver, 10 Grey Plover (resting on rocks). Viewed between Porthcurnick and Porthbean beaches. (J St Ledger) Also 1 Red throated Diver and 1 Red necked Grebe. (R Augarde M Jones).

Slavonian Grebe, John St Ledger

Grey Plover, John St Ledger

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret. (D Flumm) 5 Cattle Egret visible from Drift Reservoir car park in the afternoon. (J Swann) 4 Cattle Egret viewed from car park and Great Crested Grebe on reservoir. (P.Freestone)

Land’s End: 4 Chough, hybrid Hooded Crow. (D Flumm)

Chough, Dave Flumm

hybrid Hooded Crow, Dave Flumm

Penzance: 1 Black Redstart by Jubilee Pool. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Glossy Ibis flew east along the beach and circled over the bay mobbed by crows before being lost to view. (M Elliott) 1 Chiffchaff in private garden. (R Phillips)

Bodrifty, north of Madron: c200 Fieldfares flying low east. (R Phillips)

Men-an-Tol: 1 male Hen Harrier at 16:25. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Merlin and 100+ Fieldfare. (P.Freestone)

Newlyn: 1w Yellow-legged Gull in the harbour. (M Elliott)

Maer Lake: 700+ Golden Plover, 400+ Lapwings, c. 50 Curlews, 2 Knot, 24 Teal, Mallard, Canada Geese, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Fox. (H Kendall)

Marazaion Marsh RSPB: 1 Firecrest at Longrock Pool. (R Veal) Yellow-browed Warbler still along eastern edge by wooden holiday chalet. Also 2 Firecrest, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Water Rail, 2 Stonechat and Coal Tit. (P Freestone)

Marazion: 5 Eider offshore. (P Freestone)

A30 Longrock: Barn Owl. (P Freestone)

Mount’s Bay: 1 1w drake Eider, c15 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Diver and 2 Great Northern Diver from the Station House. (R Veal, DK Parker)

Tehidy CP: Richard’s Pipit still in sheep field opposite northern entrance, also 2+ Lapland Bunting in nearby stubbles. (R Veal, DK Parker)

Hell’s Mouth: 6 Whooper Swan visible from North Cliffs CP. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, P Freestone) 32 Fulmar, 100+ Jackdaw, Shag and Kestrel. (P Freestone)

Coverack: Yellow-browed Warbler below the sewage works. (J Foster) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3f Eider, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Firecrest, 1 Peregrine, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Blackcap, 1 Fieldfare. (D Beadle)

Penrose Park: Yellow-browed Warbler below the sewage works. (J Foster)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Yellow-legged Gull over the high tide and ad Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field. (M Halliday et al.) Redshank, Greenshank, 13 Grey Plover, drk Shoveler, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, Spoonbill (Ryan’s Field), Rock Pipit, 11 Snipe. (P Freestone)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank (B Toms)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 Great Northern Diver. (N Banks)

Carrick Roads: 1 Velvet Scoter, 18 Black-necked Grebe, 18 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Northern Diver, 30 Common Dolphins. (D Eva)

Stithians: 1 female Goldeneye. (D Eva)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe at S end, 2 Nuthatch, 100 Redwing. (D Chaney)

Mabe: 1 Woodcock, 1 Chiffchaff in private garden. (D Chaney)

Camel Estuary: 4 Whooper Swans in field behind Burniere hide (D Trevelyan)

Whooper Swan, Dan Trevelyan

Gurnards Head: 16 Chough. (P Moore)

Cape Cornwall: 1 Great Skua and two schools of about 20 Common Dolphins. (N Wheatley)

Polwheveral Creek: 37 Shelduck, 2 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher. (D Collins)

Constantine Sewage Treatment Works: I Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Collins)

Porthoustock: 2 Black Redstart (1 male and 1 female) on the beach this afternoon. (P Tongue)

Connor Downs: Barn Owl and Tawny Owl on Treeve Lane at 03:20. Great-spotted Woodpecker, 2 Meadow Pipits, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, House Sparrow, Song Thrush in garden (P Freestone)

St Gothian Sands: 3 drk and 2 female Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 14 Coot, 4 Little Grebe, 110 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck, 3 Shelduck, 2 Pied Wagtails, 2 Magpie, 16 Oystercatcher, 11 Curlew, 48 GBB Gull, 15 BH Gull, 14+ Moorhen, 25 Mallard, 20+ Kittiwake offshore, Shag, 32 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan. (P Freestone)

Gluvian: 55 species around Gluvian. Woodpigeon , 2 Stock Dove, Collared Dove , 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Magpie, Raven , Rook, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Long-tailed Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Robin, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 120 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Dipper, 10 Fieldfare , 60 Redwing , 20 Song Thrush, Blackbird, 3 Cormorant, Mistle Thrush, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, House Sparrow, Dunnock, 14 Yellowhammer, Starling, 3 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Wren, Canada Goose, Mallard, Snipe, Grey Heron, Moorhen , 4 Water Rail, Pheasant , 6 Red-Legged Partridge , Buzzard, Feral Pigeon. (B Bosisto L Payne)

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