Saturday 29th December 2018

Saturday 29th December 2018

CBWPS Cornwall Birds ‘Pic of the Year’ – we will be posting up a selection from the weekly ‘pic of the week’ photos received throughout the year. (The pix are normally to be found on the website homepage). Over the traditional 12 days of Christmas, you can vote for one out of the day’s shortlist. Ultimately we will find out which is your overall favourite for 2018. Please see the 12 Birds of Christmas page on the website to views the photos and to vote in the poll. If you haven’t already done so you can still vote of previous day’s selections. Thanks for supporting us and our contributors throughout the year.


Late news, 27/12, Constantine Sewage Treatment Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest. (D Collins)

Sancreed: 4 Cattle Egret and 1 Little Egret. (D Flumm)

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (A Witheywood)

possible Siberian Chiffchaff, A Witheywood

Penpol Creek: 1 Cattle Egret came in to roost with only 4 Little Egret at 16. 30hrs, 1 Tawny Owl, 45 Curlew and 7 Redshank present. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Water Pipit. (S Rowe) River Gannel: 1 Dipper opp petrol station. (S Grose)

Treraven Meadows: 2 Water Pipit. (D Julian)

Hell’s Mouth: 6 Whooper Swan still in field near cafe (J Baker)

Portscatho:  1 ad fem Long-tailed Duck off Porthcurnick beach.  3 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 5 Shag off Porthbean beach. (P Pearson)

Falmouth (Gyllyngvase Beach): 1 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver. (D Collins)

Polgigga: Firecrest with tit flock along Bosistow Lane. (J Miller)

Feock: 14 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe,17 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Common Sandpiper at Loe Beach. (B Mellow)

Towan Head: 1 Chough (juv & unringed), 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 2 Stonechat, 4 Common Scoter past, 1 Guillemot, 1 Common Gull, 12 Turnstone, 9 Purple Sandpiper, 11 Oystercatcher, 1 Black Redstart. (S Grose)

Par beach pool: 1 Lesser Black-backed x Herring gull? (pinkish legs). (J Rance)

Hybrid gull, (LBBG x HG?), John Rance

Lower Tamar Lake: 36 Goosander 14m 22f. (R Mudge)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 4 (2m) Shoveler, 5 (2m) Gadwall, 30+ Tufted Duck, 12 Coot, 90+ Teal. (R Veal)

Charlestown: 2 Fulmar on east beach cliffs (D Hastilow)

Polgigga: Firecrest this morning.

Looe, Millendreath: 2 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black Redstart. (D Spooner)

Gerrans Bay: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 4 Slavonian Grebe, 10 Black-throated Diver, 12+ Great Northern Diver & 1 Mediterranean Gull. (JHawkey & K Dalziel)

Devoran: 1 Spoonbill. (B Mellow)

Mawgan: 1 Brambling, 1 male Blackcap, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Coal Tit. (P. Bedford)

Wadebridge, Tesco: 1 Tawny Owl. (B Bosisto)

Gluvian: 1 Tawny Owl. (B Bosisto)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Pochard , 2 Tufted Duck , 1 Treecreeper (B Bosisto L Payne)