Saturday 1st January 2022

Saturday 1st January 2022

Happy New Year

May 2022 be a joyous and healthy year for you all.

Best wishes from the News Team


Lelant Water, Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Ring-billed Gull, 30 Mediterranean Gull’s. (D Flumm) 10 Cattle Egret at Carnsew today plus 1 Sandwich Tern , Grey Plover’s and Greenshank. (D White) adult Caspian Gull still. ( M Ahmad)

Adult RIng-billed Gull – Dave Flumm

Adult RIng-billed Gull – Dave Flumm

Lizard;Trethvas Lane: 5 Tundra Bean Geese, 1 albifrons White-fronted Goose, 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose. (I Maclean)

Croft Pascoe: 16 (including 5+ juv) albifrons White-fronted Goose still opposite plantation. Also several Tadpoles. (R Veal)

Lizard Point: 1 Puffin past at 09:26, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Stoat. (I Maclean)

Grade Marsh: 1 Glossy Ibis flushed by shooters. (R Veal)

Helston Sewage Works: 8 Chiffchaff including 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

Bishop’s Quay: 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose. (I Maclean)

Penzance: 1st winter Little Gull feeding off of Wherrytown. (A McKechnie) 2 Blackcap in private garden. (G Roxburgh) 3 juvenile Swallow’s feeding at Sainsbury’s. (D Flumm, J & P Dowman)

1st winter Little Gull – Alex McKechnie

Swallow – Dave Flumm

Newlyn Harbour: 4 Great Northern Diver. (D Flumm)

Great Northern Diver’s – Dave Flumm

Gunwalloe: 1 Black Redstart. (D Collins)

St. Buryan: 1 male Hen Harrier. (N R Rogers)

Cape Cornwall: 1 adult Iceland Gull near Boswedden. (N Wheatley, P Fraser)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe. (N Wheatley)

Gwithian: 1 Snow Bunting. (N Wheatley)

Tregilliowe Pools: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

St Erth: 14 Cattle Egret along Treloweth lane. (R Veal, M Spicer)

Land’s End: 1000 Auk sp. (P Fraser)

Land’s End/Sennen Cove: 4 Chough. (A Mason)

Long Rock Pool: 1 female Red-breasted Merganser. (P Fraser, P Sharp)

Longrock Beach: 83 Sanderling, 8 Purple sandpiper, 15 Ringed Plover, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 90+ Black-headed Gull,3 Rock pipit. (P Sharp)

Longrock, field opposite Cheshire Home: 42 Curlew, 84 Canada Geese. (P Sharp)

Restronguet: 14 Cattle Egret with a Friesian herd today in a field at the top of Restronguet Hill adjacent to Mylor Clump (SW808 370) at 14.30. (A Lea)

Restronguet Passage: 6 Red-breasted Merganser. (J Leigh)

St Anthony’s Head: 300+ Guillemot/ Razorbill, 60+ Gannet, 4 Black-throated Diver, 2 Fulmar, 10+ Kittiwake, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 7 Little Egret. (C Foote, T Weston)

Turnaware Point: 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 300+ Linnet, 1 Brambling, 60+ Chaffinch, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Skylark.(C Foote, T Weston)

Great Northern Diver – Charlotte Foote & Thomas Weston

Black-throated Diver – Charlotte Foote & Thomas Weston

Stithians: 6 Cormorant, 120 Lapwing, 50 Teal, 30 Wigeon, 10 Mallard, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Gull,  40 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 5 House Sparrow, 1f Reed Bunting, 1m Greenfinch, 6 Long-Tailed Tit, 2 Redwing, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron. (S Van Hear) 1 Greylag Goose, 1 female Pintail, 1 Woodcock. (D Eva)

Stithians, Golden Lion: 1f Pintail, 40 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 30 Mallard, 5 Snipe, 1 Bullfinch, 1m Pochard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1m Stonechat, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker (S Van Hear)

Devoran: 1 Whimbrel. (D Eva), 40+ Curlew, 1 Grey Plover, 20+ Dunlin, 30+ Redshank, 11 Oystercatcher, 14 Shelduck, 3 Little Egret, 1 Blackcap. (C Foote, T Weston)

Castle Beach; Falmouth: female type Black Redstart. (Birdguides)

Tehidy Country Park:  pair of Mandarin still present at large pond (P. Callaway)

Foxhole/Nanpean: 43 Goldfinch, 13 Tufted Duck, 1 Water Rail, 2 Wigeon, 33 Teal, 7 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 3 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 8 Common Gull, 4 Great Black Backed Gull, 270 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Raven, 1 Fieldfare, 40 Redwing, 2 Reed Bunting. (B & L Bosisto)

Colliford: 5 Goosander, 100+ Lesser Black Backed Gull’s. (D Sharp)

Torpoint: 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Brent Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Curlew, large number of Teal and Wigeon. (D Sharp)

Millbrook:  2 Mute Swan, 4 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Redshank. (D Sharp)

Common Gull’s – Deena Sharp

Hannafore: 3 Great Northern Diver. (D Sharp)

Ince: 2 Spoonbill. (A Blonden)

Wacker Quay: 1 Spotted Redshank (good numbers of Avocet, Wigeon, Teal, Dunlin, Redshank, Shelduck). (A Blonden)

Polbathic Creek: 2 Black Redstart (m. & f.). (A Blonden)

China Fleet Country Club: 58 Avocet, 46 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Curlew , 41 Shelduck, 3 Greenshank, 50+Redshank, 2 Grey Heron. (S Grose)

Cremyll: 3 Great Northern Diver in Plymouth Sound. (B Taggart)

Mount Edgcumbe: 19 Grey Heron. (B Taggart)

Towan Head: 4 Manx Shearwater, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Skua, 1 Common Scoter, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Gull, c40 Gannet this am. (D Grose, S Rowe)

St Ives: female type Black Redstart at Porthminster Point. (Birdguides)

Constantine Bay: 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 1 1st winter drake Eider. (S Mason)

Port Quin: 1 Black Redstart. (K Jennings)

Black Redstart – Keith Jennings

Black Redstart – Keith Jennings

Bude Canal: 1 singing Chiffchaff. (R Kirkwood)

Tywarnhayle: 11.40-12.10. 2 Woodpigeon, 6 Herring Gull, 2 Magpie, 8 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 5 Great Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1Chaffinch. (RB & PC Girling)

Late Submission, 31/12, Penzance: 1 1w Little Gull off Wherrytown beach throughout afternoon. (M Ahmad, S Rogers)

Late submission, 31/12, Newlyn: 2 Swallow off south pier of harbour early morning, also 2 (ad + near ad) Yellow-legged Gull in harbour. (L Proctor) 4 Great Northern Divers, 1 Gannet (M & I Philips)

Late submission, 31/12, Dozmary Pool: 5 Ring-necked Duck still, 1 f Wigeon, 1 f Goldeneye, 2 m Shoveler, c6 Tufted Duck and 20+ Teal. (S Holloway, T Mills)