Sunday 26th December 2021

Sunday 26th December 2021

Lizard Village: 5 Tundra Bean Goose with one Russian White-fronted Goose in fields North of Lizard Village at 49.979270, -5.204070 best viewed from gateway along track to Trethvas farm. (N Watmough)

Tregillowe Pool: 1 Dusky Warbler calling and showing briefly from time to time, though skulky, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Goldcrest (D. Wood, A. Witheywood, S. Wood).

Hayle: adult Ring-billed Gull, third-winter Caspian Gull, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 6+ Mediterranean Gull, 3 redhead Goosander and an apparent adult Lesser Black-backed x Herring Gull (a touch paler than LBBG, pink legs, plenty of white in tips of P10 to P6) on estuary. Also, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Great Egret, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank on Ryan’s field (D Wood, A Witheywood, S Wood) In addition, on Copperhouse Creek: 3 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Greenshank, 1 Curlew, 3 Grey Plover, 3 Snipe, 1 Black tailed Godwit. (S Grose)

presumed hybrid Herring x Lesser Black-backed Gull – David Wood

Walmsley Reserve: c10 Glossy Ibis came in to roost again late afternoon. (A Langdon)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 White-tailed Eagle, 1 Barnacle Goose, 132 Canada Goose, 5 Goosander, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 312 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c2000 Golden Plover, c200 Lapwing, 5 Teal. (P Roseveare, A Langdon) Also, 5 Great Crested Grebe and 3 Fieldfare. (D Flumm) In addition, 6 ‘argentatus Herring Gull, 7 Snipe & 41 Lapwing (P Kemp)

Dozmary Pool: 7 (4M + 3f) Ring-necked Duck, 16 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 9 Pochard, 5 Shoveler, 33 Teal, 15 Wigeon, 9 Mallard, 21 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (P Roseveare, D Flumm, P Kemp)

Ring-necked Duck – Dave Flumm

Ring-necked Duck – Dave Flumm

Carne Creek: 5 Common Sandpiper, 12 Curlew, 34 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Little Egret (D Wood, S Wood)

Porthallow: Fem-type Black Redstart. (D Beadle)

Mousehole: 1 Guillemot, 3 Purple Sandpiper, 12 Turnstone, 4 Rock Pipit, 3 Shag, 1 Great Northern Diver. (N Barry)

Purple Sandpiper – Nathaniel Barry

Turnstone – Nathaniel Barry

Newmill: 10 (6m) Yellowhammer. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Greater Scaup and Black-necked Grebe reported. (Birdguides)

Penzance: 5 Swallow at Sainsbury’s store. (D Flumm)

Swallow – Dave Flumm

Swallow – Dave Flumm

Marazion, Longrock Pool: 3 Swallow, 3 Little Grebe and 51 Sanderling on the beach. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: c25 Chiffchaff (including 2+ tristis and a ringed collybita), drake Pochard briefly, c20 Snipe. Also 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal) Also Water Pipit on the beach. (S Rogers)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 female Pochard and 1 female Pintail. (D Eva)

Pendennis Point: 1 Great Northern Diver. (P Day)

Loe Beach, Feock: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 16 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (R Wilkins)

Gerrans Bay from Portscatho: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black Throated Diver and 8 Common Scoter. (A Roberts)

Ladock: Hoopoe photographed in private garden. (Birdguides)

Par beach: Siberian Chiffchaff along the Polmear stream at 9am. (G Barter)

Victoria, Roche: Blackbird singing. (J Rance)

Siblyback Lake: 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 4 ‘argentatus Herring Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck (P Kemp)

Brazzacott (North Petherwin): 10+ Brambling. (L Sampson)

St Mellion: 2 Cattle Egret still with cattle in roadside field on A388 by turning to Stockadon Barns, 1 Little Egret, 100+ Black-headed Gull. (D Clegg)

Stockadon Barns St Melion: 500+ mixed finch flock feeding in sunflower field, inc c400 Chaffinch c100 Linnet, 20 Greenfinch,10+ Brambling, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Stock Dove. Best viewed in trees at entrance to Bittleford Farm. (D Clegg)

Late submission, 23/12, Stithians Reservoir: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff opposite Golden Lion pub. (R Bowyer)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Rebecca Bowyer

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