Sunday 3rd January 2016

Sunday 3rd January 2016

Late news, 2/1, Luckett: 1 Swallow seen flying up R Tamar and then inland over Luckett allotments. (T&M Atkinson)

Marazion, Little London to Trenow Cove: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel again, plus 2 Eurasian Whimbrel, 10 Curlew, 14 Oystercatcher, 1 f Black Redstart, 9 Turnstone and several Black-headed Gull on the beach with 3 Great Northern Diver offshore.(D Eva, R Veal, R Farnes, T Mills)

RFarnes_HudWhimbrel_030116Hudsonian Whimbrel, Rod Farnes

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 1 f Merlin, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 6 Little Grebe. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve: 1 Spoonbill, 1 f Goosander, 1 f Red-breasted Merganser, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Golden Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 5 Greenshank, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, and 150 Lapwing. (D Eva, T Mills, L Proctor, B Dodd)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 18 Purple Sandpiper, 1 m Eider, 1 Pacific Diver and 2 Great Northern Diver offshore. (D Eva)

Maenporth: 7 Black-throated Diver and several Gannet. (J&A Betteridge)

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Helford River, off Grebe Beach near Durgan: 1 Red-necked Grebe and 2 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_RNGrebe1_030116Red-necked Grebe, John St Ledger JStLedger_RNGrebe2_030116Red-necked Grebe, John St Ledger

Coverack: 1 Black throated Diver, 1 Guillemot and 1 Razorbill. (S Rogers)

Sithians Reservoir:  1 Slavonian Grebe. (S Rogers)

 Lizard Point, Bass Point and Church Cove area: 1 Ross’s Gull plus 1 Little Gull, 1 Grey Phalarope, c10 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver and 2+Great Northern Diver past. (T Blunden, S Rogers, R Augarde, M Ahmad) Lizard village: 1 ad Rose-coloured Starling (S Rogers, J Chapple)

Ross’s Gull, Richard Augarde

SRogers_RossGull3_030116 SRogers_RossGull2_030116Ross’s Gull, Steve Rogers SRogers_RossGull1_030116
MAhmad_RossGull_030116Ross’s Gull, Mashuq Ahmad
TBlunden_RossGull_030116Ross’s Gull, Tony Blunden

Torpoint, Hamoaze: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Kingfisher. (R Napp)

RNapp_GCGrebe_030116Great Crested Grebe, Rick Napp RNapp_GNDiver_030116Great Northern Diver, Rick Napp RNapp_Kingfisher_030116Kingfisher, Rick Napp

Hannafore Point: 7 Great Northern Diver (plus 4 in Looe Harbour), 1 Eider, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Ringed Plover, 37 Oystercatcher, 25 Turnstone, also 1 Great Black-backed Gull (ringed on Looe Island) eating dead Shag. (D Spooner)

Cury, Trevergy Farm: 1 Bittern. (F Johns)

Newquay, Fistral Beach: 1 Black Redstart. Headland: 4 Razorbill, 6 Gannet and 7 Kittiwake. Quintrell Downs: 100+ Lapwing. (D Thomas)

Mousehole: 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Maycock)

Newlyn, harbour: 4 Great Northern Diver and 1 Shag trying (still after 30  mins) to eat a fish.(S Maycock) Sandy Cove: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Black-throated Diver. (L Proctor

SMaycock_GNDiver_030116Great Northern Diver, Simon Maycock SMaycock_Shag_030116Shag, Simon Maycock

Sennen Cove: 1 Great Northern Diver again this morning.

St Ives: 165 Dunlin, 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 m Black Redstart and ?2 Humpback Whale west.

Falmouth: 1 Lesser Whitethroat in garden in Goldenbank.

Tresemple Pool: 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Firecrest nearby.

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup and 1 White-fronted Goose.

Falmouth, Florence Place: 1 Firecrest, 4 Blackcap and 7 Long-tailed Tit. Castle Beach: 
2 (mf) Stonechat. Tunnel Beach to Swanpool Point: 7 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 200+ Herring Gull, 30 Black-headed Gull, 1 Razorbill, 3 Guillemot and 168+ Shag. Swanpool cliffs: 7 Fulmar, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 60+ Black-headed Gull and 3 Turnstone. (D Chaney)