Saturday 7th January 2017

Saturday 7th January 2017

Mousehole: Eastern Black Redstart still below Rock Pool café, also 1 Black Redstart.

Penzance: 1 Pacific Diver, 11 Great Northern Diver, 2 Velvet Scoter, 25 Common Scoter, 1 Eider, 2 Razorbill, 10 Purple Sandpiper, 38 Ringed Plover, 50 Sanderling, 30 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 1 f Black Redstart. (DK Parker)

Roskilly: 5 Great Northern Diver, 14 Common Gull roosting on sea this evening. (DK Parker)

Longrock Pool: 1 ad Kittiwake, 1 Coot, 5 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk over. (R Veal) Also 1w Ring-billed Gull, 1w Caspian Gull briefly this morning.

Marazion Beach: 8 Sanderling (1 of which had fishing rope wrapped around right leg causing a limp) and 1 ad Kittiwake. (R Veal)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel still in Boat Cove.

Hayle Estuary: 1 1w drk Green-winged Teal still off B3301 causeway, also 1 Herring Gull missing a foot. 1 imm Spoonbill, 2 ad Med Gull on Ryan’s Field. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 2 Cormorant low over at first light, 5 Linnet, 15 Skylark, 4 (2 prs) Bullfinch, 3 (1m, 2f) Blackcap. (R Veal)

Trevilley Cliffs: 1 Black Redstart, 2 Raven half a mile west of Trevilley valley. (J Lander)

Carrick Roads: 12 Black-necked Grebe, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, viewed from Weir Point. (J St Ledger, C Benton)

Penryn River: 15 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 5 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 8 Turnstone, 20 Teal, 2 Little Grebe. (J St Ledger, C Benton)

Coverack, Lizard: 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker at the sewage works. Pied Wagtails reared 3 young in SWEB box at the sewage works in 2016 (per photographs taken by the maintenance engineer present & viewed by us). 1 ad Mediterranean Gull on the beach. (JH & K Dalziel)

Gerrans Bay: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 21 Common Scoter, 12 Great Northern Diver, 11 Black-throated Diver, 5 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe. (D Eva)

Bude Rugby Club: 3 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret. (R Maye) 

Bude Marsh: c35 Lapwing, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret, 7 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Chiffchaff. (R Maye) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff.

St Gothian Sands LNR: Pochard, Shoveler, Water Rail, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Curlew, 5 Coot, 49 Teal, 52 Wigeon, also 1 predated cygnet. (S Grose)

Newquay Harbour: 2 Blackcap, 68 gannet feeding offshore, 2 Harbour Porpoise. (S. Grose)

Pentire Road, Newquay: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1w Ring-billed Gull still late afternoon. (S Rowe)

Ring-billed Gull, S Rowe
Ring-billed Gull, Steve Rowe

Porth Reservoir: 7 Tufted Duck, 11 Teal, 5 Med Gull, 16 Common Gull, 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Rowe)

Tregeseal, St Just: 1 Brambling. (S Williams)

East Looe: 1m Eider on beach with gulls. (R Smaldon)

Hannafore Point: 1 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Turnstone, 23 Oystercatcher, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Stonechat, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Great Northern Diver. (D Spooner, A Hill, R Smaldon)

Dozmary Pool: 1m Lesser Scaup.

River Tamar: 1 Great Northern Diver (3rd day) viewed from China Fleet Club. (M Beer)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 f Pintail from Stuart Hutchings Hide, Water Rail and 15 Snipe from Southern Hide. (D Chaney)

Lostwithiel: 40+ Raven displaying over the Duchy Nursery. (N Wills)

St Merryn: 12 Goldfinch, 7 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 7 Blackbird. 4 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit and 14 Starling. Visiting bird table and feeders in private garden. (R Hughes)

Tresillian: 2 Avocet and 1 Spotted Redshank. (B Mellow)