Saturday 30th December 2017

Saturday 30th December 2017

Are you a New Year’s day lister? Then join our little fun ‘competition’ here, New Year’s Day Birdrace. 3 categories, from ‘walking from home’, ‘local patch’ to ‘County-wide’. Originally there was a typo in the email address, it’s now corrected ‘[email protected]‘ 

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spoonbill still. (R Veal) Shoreline near Birdies Cafe: 1 Spoonbill,1 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 20+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 50+ Curlew, 300+ Wigeon, 200+ Teal, 150+ Lapwing, 16 Grey Plover, 80+ Dunlin, 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult winter) and 1 Black Swan. (S Petrek) Ryan’s Field: 120+ Golden Plover, 200+ Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 46 Redshank, 35 Curlew, 58 Dunlin and 1 Little Egret. (S Petrek)

Marazion Beach: 2 Water Pipit, 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull, 9+ Common Gull, 10+ Purple Sandpiper. (R Veal)

Walmsley: Spoonbill and 2 Water Pipit at Amble Marshes this morning from the Walmsley Tower Hide, 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (D Julian)

Egloshayle: 5+ Hawfinch at Egloshayle cemetery at 14.05. (D Julian)

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup still

St John’s Lake: 2 Black-necked Grebe from Marine Drive near the jetty.

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter (ad female and juvenile) still off Lower Porthpean, drake Long-tailed Duck still, Velvet Scoter and 4 Great Northern Diver.

St Levan Church/Porthchapel Beach: 1 Firecrest, 10 Siskin, 9 Greenfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 7 Mistle Thrush, 1 Water Rail, 2 Chough. Minack Theatre: 1 Black Redstart, male on cliffs below complex. (S Grose)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Great Skua, 1 Manx Shearwater, 7 Purple Sandpiper, 8+ Great Northern Diver, 30+ Shag, 40+ Kittiwake, 50+ Common Scoter, 2 m Eider, 60+ Guillemot, 4 Razorbill, 50+ Gannet, 3 Rock Pipit, 60+ Sanderling, 17 Turnstone, 18 Dunlin, 40+ Ringed Plover. (S Petrek)

Newlyn, Cliff Road: At least 2 Firecrest in bushes along road around edge of Quarry, opposite path down to shoreline. (S Petrek) Harbour: 1 juv Iceland Gull and 1 juv Glaucous Gull.

Porthgwarra: 12 Fulmar, 30 Gannet, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Kestrel, 12 Guillemot, 10 Kittiwake and 2 Razorbill. (S Petrek)

Gillan Creek, at half tide: 1 Cattle Egret, 11 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 20 Redshank, 1 Grey Heron. (J Selby)

Helford: 1 Great Northern Diver and 5-6 Common Dolphin at mouth of river at midday. (J Selby)

Stithians Reservoir, southern cut-off: 1 male Bullfinch, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Coal Tit, 4 Reed Bunting, 4 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch, several Snipe, a few Teal and Mallard and usual Blue Tits, Great Tits, Dunnocks etc. (S Williams)

Bullfinch, Stephen Williams

Snipe, Stephen Williams

Long-tailed Tit, Stephen Williams

Tregeseal, garden: Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Williams)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sam Williams

Coverack: 1 juv Iceland Gull.

Lostwithiel: 1 Pink-footed Goose at Shirehall Moor NR with Canada Geese.