Friday 15th December 2017

Friday 15th December 2017

Newlyn: 1 Slavonian Grebe still off Sandy Cove at 09:25. (L Proctor)

St Martin, Chenhale Farm: 1 Red Kite. (M Nattrass)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Great White Egret (at 08:30 flew over reserve from the estuary towards Chapel Amble), also, 9 Pintail, 35 Snipe (1 flock in flight), 7 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 50+ Teal, 50+ Wigeon, 200+ Canada Geese, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 50+ Black-tailed Godwit, 100+ Curlew, 1 Sparrowhawk, 8 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Water Rail (heard only), 30+ Lapwing. (A Piper)

Gillan Creek: 1w Glaucous Gull, 1 dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Gull, 16 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Curlew. (D Collins)

Porthallow: 2 Firecrest, female Blackcap. (D Collins)

Falmouth, off Swanpool Beach: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Whimbrel. (J St Ledger)

Penzance garden: 3 Blackcap (1m 2f). (R Phillips)

St Merryn: 1 Peregrine hunting feral pigeons. Successful catch then headed back towards Harlyn Bay. (R Hughes)

St Enodoc golf course: 2 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill again.

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Glossy Ibis.

Lizard Point: 1 Snow Bunting, 1 first-winter Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Great Skua, 5 Black-throated Diver, 2500 Kittiwake. (I Maclean)

Church Cove:1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Cadgwith: 20 Mediterranean Gull. (I Maclean)

Looe, Hannafore: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Duck. (P Sharp)

Downderry: Firecrest, Water Pipit and Black Redstart present this afternoon. (A Payne)

Treraven Meadows: 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper 1 Pink-footed Goose. (R Doble, D Paul)

Maer Lake: 3 Ruff, 263 Common Snipe, c650 Golden Plover. (R Doble, D Paul)

Trebah Gardens: 200+ Brambling in stubble field by tennis courts south of the entrance to the gardens. (J Irvine)