Sunday 8th January 2017

Sunday 8th January 2017

Late news, 7/1, Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Trevilley Farm (K Wilson).

Mousehole: Eastern Black Redstart still (MJ Spicer, P Smale, L Langley). Also 1 Black Redstart (P Smale). Possible adult Kumlien’s Gull on St Clement’s Island this afternoon (M Elliot, DK Parker).


Eastern Black Redstart, Perry Smale

Mount’s Bay: 1 Pacific Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 7 Great Northern Diver, 1 drake Eider, 3 Velvet Scoter, 25 Common Scoter (D Eva).

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 1 Red-throated Diver, 11 Great Northern Diver, 1m Velvet Scoter, 12 Common Scoter (R Veal). 1 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap, 1 Jay in Morrab Gardens (R Treeby).

Longrock: 3 Velvet Scoter in flight, 12 Common Scoter, 1m Eider offshore (R Veal). Adult Kittiwake still on Longrock Pool (P Smale). Also 35 Curlew, 1 Roe Deer, all in field behind Longrock Pool (A James).

Curlew, Alan James
Curlew, Alan James

Roe Deer, Alan James
Roe Deer, Alan James

Marazion: 1 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Diver and 1 Dolphin/Porpoise sp. offshore (R Veal).

Nanjizal: male Black Redstart at Carn-les-Boel (M Wallace). Also 1 Lapland Bunting near the kissing gate at Trevilley.

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel.

Drift Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Shoveler, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Pochard, 4 Widgeon, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, f leucisitic Mandarin, 1 Grey Wagtail (C Moore, R Veal,). Also drk Mandarin (R Treeby).

Hayle Estuary: 1m Green-winged Teal still off B3301 causeway, 1 Spoonbill in Carnsew basin. Also 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull (L Langley).

Newlyn: 1 Water Rail at Sandy Cove (P Smale).

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Water Rail, Perry Smale

Corn Goon, Kynance: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff (I Maclean).

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Short-eared Owl (A Green).


Short-eared Owl, Ann Green

Carrick Roads: 22 Black-necked Grebe viewed from Mylor boatyard (L Langley).

College Reservoir: 1w drk Scaup and a calling Yellow-browed Warbler (L Langley).

Tresillian River: 2 Avocet, 21 Teal. 9 Snipe and 3 Black-tailed Godwit on Tresemple Pool (D Jenkins).

Porth Island, Newquay: 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Razorbill, 1 Harbour porpoise (S Grose).

Walmsley: 1m Green-winged Teal, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Ruff and 2 Water Pipit. 1 Firecrest at Trewornan Bridge (D Julian).

Par Beach Pool: 1 Shoveler, 3 Gadwell, 1 Water Rail, 20 Teal, 9 Wigeon, 1 Muscovy Duck. 1 Great Northern Diver offshore (S Grose).

Bude Marsh: 3 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret in top field,  Siberian Chiffchaff along the canal tow path (R Maye).

Dozmary Pool: 1m Lesser Scaup with Pochard and Goldeneye, also 1 Black-necked Grebe (R Farnes).

Black-necked Grebe, Rod Farnes
Black-necked Grebe, Rod Farnes

Goldeneye, Rod Farnes
Goldeneye, Rod Farnes

Pochard, Rod Farnes
Pochard, Rod Farnes

Laneast Down: 1 Merlin, 2 Buzzard, 72 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 14 Reed Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer, 6 Bullfinch, 15 Linnet, 5 Skylark, 25 Meadow Pipit, 9 Fieldfare (L Sampson).