Sunday 17th December 2017

Sunday 17th December 2017

Porthpean: 21 Great Northern Diver, 4 Black-throated Diver 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 11 Common Scoter, 2 Surf Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, with 1 1stw Pomarine Skua feeding beyond the oyster farm and settled on the sea. (B Bosisto)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose) Sandy Cove: 4 Chiffchaff including 2 (non-calling) Siberian types. (D Nicholson) Also 2 Blackcap (m+f), 2 Firecrest, 1 Black Redstart and 1 Slavonian Grebe offshore distantly. (L Proctor, T Mills)

Slavonian Grebe, Tony Mills

Coverack, Mears Beach: 2 Black Redstart, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Stonechat all feeding around seaweed on the tide line.  Also 1 Firecrest on coast path (P Bedford)

Feock: 1 Hawfinch, 100 Greenfinch (D Eva, S Taylor)

Falmouth: 1m Blackcap in gardens behind Killigrew Street. (D Chaney)

Marazion Beach: 102 Sanderling in front of carpark. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: 5 Sparrowhawk, 3 Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff, 10 Bullfinch, 3 Stonechat, 9 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare and 2 Roe Deer this morning. (D Wright)

Wacker Quay: 3 Spoonbill, 76 Avocet, 60+ Teal, 26 Wigeon, 6 Black tailed godwit. (C Ellis)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 28 Mediterranean Gull. Carnsew Pool: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 fem Sparrowhawk, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 3 Greenshank. (S Grose)

Penzance: 1 sub-adult Caspian Gull; the same bird as at Hayle yesterday, on the rocks off Jubilee Pool this morning where it showed at much closer range. Penzance Harbour: 4 Great Northern Diver and a brief Velvet Scoter. (D Nicholson) Off Jubilee Pool:1 Slavonian Grebe then flew out of bay, 1 Red-throated Diver (with fishing line around it’s neck but it appeared to be coping), 1 Black-throated Diver, 13 Great Northern Diver  (R Veal)

Velvet Scoter, Dean Nicholson

Eider, Dean Nicholson

Caspian Gull, Dean Nicholson

Caspian Gull, Dean Nicholson

Caspian Gull, Dean Nicholson

Caspian Gull, Dean Nicholson

Kenneggy Cove: 9 Fulmar (colony), 1 Blackcap f (non-ringed), 1 Firecrest, 1 Kestrel, (J Evans)

Veryan: Several sightings of a single male Blackcap in private garden today. (N Knight)

Stithians Reservoir:  Pair of Great-spotted Woodpecker showing well,  4 Greenfinch,  10 Long -tailed Tit,  2 Reed bunting  4 Coal Tit,  2 Chiffchaff,  1 Jay,  1 Coot,  Chaffinch,  Blue Tit and Great tit and 1 male Mandarin amid Mallard, all from southern cut-off hide. (A James)

Mandarin, Alan James

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Goosander, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 23 Tufted Duck, 19 Teal, 1 Water Rail, 1 Hybrid Hooded Crow. (S Grose)

Gwithian Towans: 21 Common Gull, 3 Kittiwake, 5 Razorbill, feeding with Grey Seals. (S Grose)

St Merryn, Trevithick estate: 2 Blackcap 1 Robin 4 Blue Tit 22 House Sparrow 3 Blackbird 1 Song Thrush feeding on compost heap and 7 Starling. (R Hughes)

Newtown St Martin: 8 Cattle Egret in cattle field on edge of village. (J Selby)

Traboe Cross: 1 Red Kite flew west at midday. (J Selby)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull with limp still present today. (J Selby)

Trebah Gardens: 30+ Brambling. (G Adams)

Durgan, Greeb Beach: 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (G Adams)

St Austell: 1 Blackcap in Daniels Lane. (B Bobisto)

Carluddon: 1 Woodcock. (B Bobisto)

Mabe: 2 Blackcap (1m and 1f), 1 Reed Bunting and 4 Long-tailed Tits on garden feeder. (G and H Adams)

Penzance: Probable Rose-ringed Parakeet of unknown origin in Penlee Gardens. (M Grantham) Also 1 Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 6 Long-tailed Tit and 12 Redwing. (DK Parker)