Friday 21st December 2018

Friday 21st December 2018

Marazion: Tawny Owl calling in the early hours. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Water Pipit again, also ad Caspian Gull and 2 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday) Also adult Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field. (D Cains)

Water Pipit – Mark Halliday

Water Pipit – Mark Halliday

Praa Sands: 145 Black-headed Gulls and 2 Mediterranean Gulls on beach 10:30. (C Richards)

Porthilly Point: 3 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 1 Raven, 52 Oystercatcher. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir: Great Northern Diver showing well from hide. (P Crispin)

Falmouth: 34 Shag and 1 (distant) Great Northen Diver in Falmouth Bay viewed from Swanpool Beach, 50+ Black-headed Gull feeding offshore, with 3 Ringed Plover and 1 Turnstone on Swanpool Point. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 3 Water Rail, 1 f Pochard, 15 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe,1 m Blackcap, all around midday (D Chaney)

Penryn, Gorrangorras: 27 Redshank, 20 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 8 Turnstone, 1 Little Egret. (D Chaney)

Colliford Lake: 10 Yellow-legged Gull (8 adult, 1 2nd winter, 1 1st winter), 475 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Dozmary Pool: 1 female Goldeneye, 12 Pochard. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

East Looe seafront: 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Stonechat, 22 Turnstone. (D Spooner)

Falmouth harbour:  1 Sandwich Tern off the Northern arm of the docks at 09:30.  (T Pinfield)

Sancreed: 29 Snipe, ad Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Wadebridge: 1 Barn Owl at Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose)

Helford River: 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail. Viewed from the Bar. Also 1 Robin; very tame!

Cubert Common: 1 Short-eared Owl late afternoon, also 250 Lapwing over. (S Rowe)

Chapel Amble: 6 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 31 Black-tailed Godwit and 38 Curlew present. (P Roseveare)