Thursday 24th December 2020

Thursday 24th December 2020

Have your say about the future of nature in Cornwall:

If you have a spare moment this Christmas here is your chance to influence the future of nature in Cornwall.

Cornwall Council have launched a Nature Recovery Engagement hub which went live on Friday to capture your views on nature recovery in Cornwall. It hosts a nature recovery survey, a map for people to pin suggested nature recovery opportunities, and the consultation on the draft refresh of the Environmental Growth Strategy.

Read more here and to follow the link to the survey:

Late news, 23/12, Mount Hawke: 107 Starling on overhead wires at 15.45. (RB & PC Girling)

Newlyn: Siberian Chiffchaff, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Water Rail, 1 Coal Tit and c12 Long-tailed Tit still at Sandy Cove. (L Proctor, T Mills) 1 Great Northern Diver, c40 Turnstone and 2 fem-type Black Redstart in the harbour. (T Mills, M Lammas)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad Caspian Gull still at 12:06 and Curlew Sandpiper and Pb Brent Goose.

Seaton: 1w Caspian Gull (flew off west), 2w Med Gull & Great Northern Diver. (P Aley)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Drake Ring-necked Duck, with 4 Tufted Duck this afternoon, also c50 Teal, 22 Mallard and 9+ Little Grebe. (DK Parker)

Ring-necked Duck – Dave Parker

Wadebridge: 1m/juv Peregrine Falcon successfully hunting Lapwing at Trewornan Bridge. (S Grose)

St Agnes: Juv Pom Skua again in Trevaunce Cove. (G Lawlor)

Pendeen: Juv Glaucous Gull drifted west. (P Combridge)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Black-necked Grebe on north side of Longrock Pool with 12+ Little Grebe. (P Taylor, M Lammas et al)

Penzance: 11 Purple Sandpipers, 50+ Sanderlings a few Turnstones and Oystercatchers at Jubilee Pool 15:30. (M Lammas)

Helford Passage: 1 Black-throated Diver and 3 Great Northern Diver reported.

Coverack: 5 Black-throated Divers reported.

Loe Pool: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 Penrose, 2 together Loe Valley), 1 Siberian Chiffchaff (Helston sewerage works), 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 8 Firecrest, 4 Water Rail

Gerrans Bay: 16 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 4 Common Scoter, 8 Grey Plover. ( D Eva )

Veryan Bay: 7 Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Scoter. ( D Eva )

Carrick Roads: 5 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 12 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Eider, 2 Great Crested Grebe from Weir Point. (S Rowe)

Devoran: 1 White-fronted Goose still with Canada Goose flock, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Knot, 150 Dunlin, 92 Redshank, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plover, 32 Common Gull. (S Rowe)

Millbrook Lake:  2 Red-breasted Mergansers and 1 Great Crested Grebe still on the lake, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Male Kingfisher in the brambles near the dam, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 7 Cormorant, 4 Moorhen. (D Sharp)

Great Crested Grebe – Deena Sharpe

Red-breasted Merganser – Deena Sharpe

Hannafore: 3 Great Northern Diver & 2 Slavonian Grebe. (P Aley)

Portwrinkle: 2 Red-throated Diver. (P Aley)

Wacker Quay: 70 Teal. (P Aley)

Torpoint: Great Northern Diver. (P Aley)

Rame Head: 1 Chough still in morning .

Millbrook Lake /Anderton: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 m Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Egyptian Goose,
8 Common Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher. (K Pellow)

Withnoe Barton ( 2 miles west of Millbrook ): 14 Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret, (mobile between two herds of cows). (K Pellow)

Torpoint, Marine Drive: 8 Brent Geese, 76 Turnstone. (K Pellow)

Torpoint, St Johns Lake: 3 Great Crested Grebe , 1 Great Northern Diver , 12+ Brent Geese (additional to flock of 8). (K Pellow)

Tywarnhayle: 3 Woodpigeon, 1 Magpie, 14 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail. (RB & PC Girling)

St Columb Major: 1 Barn Owl over the A39 at Nine Maidens. (S Grose)

Land’s End: 1 possibly 2 Humpback Whales off the Armed Knight at Land’s End at 16:30 this afternoon. (J FitzGerald-Patrick)