Saturday 25th December

Saturday 25th December


A Very Merry Christmas from everyone at the Bird News Team. Thankyou for all of your sightings in 2021!


Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3rd winter Caspian Gull, 1 adult Ring-billed Gull ,1 Whimbrel 3 Goosander,6 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday ,C Smith) 3 Caspian Gull, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Water Pipit. (G Lawlor)

3rd winter Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Colliford Lake: White-tailed Eagle still. (D Sharp)

Foxhole/Nanpean: drake Green-winged Teal (on private pond), 24 Teal, 1 Wigeon, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 11 Coot, 20 Redwing. (B Bosisto)

Grade Marsh; The Lizard: 2 Tundra Bean Geese & 1 European White-fronted Goose still. (Birdguides)

Windmill Farm: Siberian Chiffchaff. (Birdguides)

St Mellion: 2 Cattle Egret still in field with cattle on A388 by turning to Stockadon Barns. 150+Black-headed Gull. (D Clegg)

Marazion: 3 Swallow’s over the beach. (P Fraser)

Newtowns Head: 2 Red-throated Diver. (D Curtis)

Trevellas; Porth: adult male Black Redstart. (D Curtis)

Nanjizal: 4 Wigeon. (K Wilson)

Sancreed: 9 Snipe, 137 Canada Geese incl hybrid and the small ‘Dusky’-type (front, lower right in photo below). (D Flumm)

Falmouth, Berkeley Cottages: 1f Black Redstart, 1m Blackcap. (S Van Hear)

St Columb Major; Nine Maidens: 13 Red-legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Chapel Amble: 3 Water Rail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Snipe, 60 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 1 Bar-headed Goose with 268 Canada Geese, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 f Shoveler with 45 Teal, 2 Stonechat, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Treraven Meadows: 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 56 Teal, 3 Curlew. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 1m Mandarin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull (with red plastic ring on right leg), 1m Kingfisher, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Firecrest from Bridge bike hire /Anneka’s bridge. (S Grose)

Blackacre: 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Sparrowhawk over, 150+ Linnet. (S Grose)

Carnanton Woods / Spitfire Corner: 1f Brambling with Chaffinch flock. (S Grose)

Newquay Zoo: 3 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Brunnion: 45 Herring Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Blackbird, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 1 Wren. (P Geddes)

Truro: 1 Meadow Pipit in private garden. (M Costa)

Late news, 24/12/21, Lower Tamar Lake: 45 Goosander 13m 32f (best total this winter), 6 Whooper Swan (2 adults and 4 juv. (R Mudge)

Late news, 24/12/21, Hayle Estuary RSPB: colour-ringed Scandinavian Rock Pipit. (M Halliday)

Scandinavian Rock Pipit – Mark Halliday

Scandinavian Rock Pipit – Mark Halliday

Late news, 24/12/21, Rosehill; Marazion: female Merlin. (P Fraser)

Late news, 23/12/21, Brunnion: 1 Kestrel. (P Geddes)