Friday 25th December 2020

Friday 25th December 2020

Sennen Cove: Little Egret, c500 Gannet, 15 Med Gull, 8 Chough & 6 Common Dolphin. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: Male Ring-necked Duck, 5 Tufted Duck, Wigeon, 16 Teal, 144 Canada Geese incl the ‘parvipes’ type & 4 hybrids, Great Crested Grebe, 7 Med Gull, Snipe. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Caspian Gulls (ad and 1w) Adult long calling with Yellow-legged Gull in characteristic ‘albatross pose’. (M Ajmad)  Also 65 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Great Black-backed Gull, 101 Black-headed Gull, 11 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull from causeway. (S Grose) Adult Ring-billed Gull and Yellow-browed Warbler reported still at Lelant saltings.

ad Caspian Gull (2nd from right) – Mashuq Ahmad

ad Caspian Gull (2nd from right) – Mashuq Ahmad

1st winter Caspian Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

1st winter Caspian Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

St Gothian Sands LNR: 21 Mediterranean Gull, 37 Lesser Black backed Gull, 2 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Botallack: 1 pr Raven, 1 f Black Redstart, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Grey Seal. (S Grose)

Crowlas: 1 Merlin, 3 Fieldfare, 6 Stock Dove. (R Veal)

Rame Head: Chough still at 08.30. Also a Peregrine Falcon. (P Kemp)

Sibleyback Lake: 2 f. Ring-necked Duck, 18 Tufted Duck, 12 Mallard, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Heron, 2 Snipe, 230+ Lesser Black-backed Gull. (K Pellow)

Colliford. 6 Mallard, 6 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 5 Goosander (2m), 500 + Golden Plover, 100+ Lapwing, 5 Fieldfare. (K Pellow)

Dozmary Pool: 11 Mallard, 3 Shoveller (2m), 7 Wigeon, 13 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 3 Little Grebe. (K Pellow)

Mount Hawke: 1 Collared Dove, 1 Blue Tit, 1m Blackbird, 2m Chaffinch, 1m+1f Bullfinch, 14 House Sparrow feeding in our garden at 10.00. (RB & PC Girling)

Mousehole: 1+ Humpback Whale moving slowly west c12:00. (M Elliott)

St Ives Island: 1 Minke Whale northwest past at 14:40 (P. Nason)

St Buryan: 1 Firecrest. (N Rogers)

Rame: Chough by CP at 08:30 also Peregrine. (P Kemp)

Land’s End: 2 Common Snipe, 1 Woodcock, 1 Jack Snipe, 1000+ Gannet, 4 Gadwall. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Carnon Downs: Mistle Thrush. (T Hall)

Croft Pascoe wood: 7 Common Crossbill. (J Selby)

Kingsmill Lake: 6 Snipe, 2 Greenshank, c80 Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 4 Grey Plover and 1 female Goldeneye. (M Beer)

Mawgan Porth: 1 Water Pipit, 1 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 41 Wigeon, 88 Teal, 23 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 42 Canada Goose, 15 Curlew, 6 Snipe, 58 Lapwing, 74 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 34 Herring Gull, 8 Redwing. (P Roseveare)

Holywell Bay: 2 Chough. (B.Toms)

Gluvian: female Blackcap, Fieldfare, Common Snipe. (B & L Bosisto)