Saturday 18th December 2021

Saturday 18th December 2021

Padstow: 3 Bean Goose sp. on estuary sandbank off Padstow Harbour. (D Julian)

Siblyback Lake: male Ring-necked Duck with 5 Tufted Duck & 17 Teal (P Kemp)

Tregillowe Pools, St Erth: 1 Dusky Warbler, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Hayle Estuary/Ryan’s Field: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull, 2 Caspian Gull (ad. and 3rd w), 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 8 (5m) Goosander, 400 Golden Plover, 1 large all dark brown Peregrine, 3+ Greenshank, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c12 Grey Plover, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (T Wilson, S Rogers, S Rowe, D Beadle, Birdguides, S Grose) Carnsew Pool: 7 Little Grebe, 49 Cormorant, 15 Grey Plover, 3 Greenshank. (S Grose)

Goosanders – Shaun Grose

Goosander – Shaun Grose

Colliford Lake: White-tailed Eagle still. Often seen between 0800rhs and 0930hrs flying along middle finger of land, view from Dozmary side of lake. Also 1 Barnacle Goose with Canada Goose flock and 4 Goosander. (B Rankine)

White-tailed Eagle – Barry Rankine

White-tailed Eagle – Barry Rankine

White-tailed Eagle – Barry Rankine

Pendeen: juv Rosy Starling still at Lower Boscaswell. (Birdguides)

Helford Passage: Red-necked Grebe still, and 2 Great Northern Diver close to shore and showing well (M Greenhalgh)

Dinham Flats: 1st-winter Whooper Swan, also 14 Cattle Egret at Pinkson Creek. (D Julian)

Newlyn Harbour: 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Great Northern Diver, 18 Turnstone, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Shag, 7 Cormorant, 1m Grey Seal. (S Grose)

Gwinear Fish Lakes, Cubert: 1 Merlin. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir, South End: 6 Canada Geese, 35 Wigeon, 25 Mallard, 46 Teal, 2 Goldeneye, 3 Little Grebe, ca 120 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 9 Cormorant (inc CR individual right leg orange inscribed with black letters TBY) 1 Little Egret.(N Watmough, D Eva) Meherion: 22 Curlew. (N. Watmough) Golden Lion Cutoff: 30 Mallard, 2 Teal (N. Watmough) Colour ringed Cormorant ringed by West Cornwall Ringing Group on Mullion Island in 2016 – Eds

Colour-ringed Cormorant – Nick Watmough

College Reservoir: 158 Coot, 2 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 47 Wigeon, 35 Tufted Duck, 1 Woodcock, 1 Marsh Tit. (D Eva)

Kennegy: 2 Black Redstart. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: 4 Swallow at Sainsbury’s. (P St Pierre) Also 4 Blackcap (2m, 2f), 1 Bullfinch, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Robin, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Dunnock in private garden. (R Chiffers)

Blackcap – Robin Chiffers

Blackcap – Robin Chiffers

Bullfinch – Robin Chiffers

Long-tailed Tit – Robin Chiffers

Robin – Robin Chiffers

Dunnock – Robin Chiffers

Penryn, Higher Market Street: 1 Black Redstart. (C Ledger)

Dodman Point: 1 Black Redstart at Vault Beach. (Birdguides)

North Cliffs: 2 Chough (unringed) (S Grose)

Longrock Pool: 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 48 Black headed Gull, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe. (S Grose)

Marazion Beach: 5 Common Gull. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 5 Gadwall, 19 Tufted Duck, 9 Little Grebe, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Tehidy Country Park: Pr Mandarin, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 7 Little Grebe, 14 Tufted Duck, 9 Teal, 13 Mute Swan, 181+ Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher. (A Neil, S Grose)

Bodmin, Callywith: Good numbers of Brambling still showing well, amongst flock of Chaffinches. (D Sharp)

Playing Place: Barn Owl early a.m private garden. (T Hall)

Late submission, 17/12, Penzance: Large murmuration of Starlings late afternoon, roosting at the harbour and in trees opposite Alma Terrace. (P Moore)