Tuesday 22nd December 2020

Tuesday 22nd December 2020

Late news, 19/12, Lower Tamar Lake: White-tailed Eagle flew south. (R Mudge)

Late news, 21/12, Marazion: Red Kite in a tree on the Marazion bypass, late afternoon. (S Hosking)

Marazion: Black-necked Grebe still on Longrock Pool in the channel by the sluice. (M Spicer et al.) Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Swan on the sea and Peregrine over. (A Witheywood)

Black-necked Grebe – Mike Spicer

Black-necked Grebe – Nigel Rogers

Sennen: Juv Glaucous Gull on Cowloe. (M Ahmad)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Caspian Gull, Adult Ring-billed Gull, Juv Iceland Gull, 12+ (3 1w, 2 2w, 1 3w, 1 4w, 5+ ad) Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott) Yellow-browed Warbler. (Birdguides) 7 (6m 1juv) Goosander. (H Jeggo)

Mousehole: Juv Glaucous Gull and juv Iceland Gull on St Clement’s Isle roost (different to Cowloe bird). (M Ahmad, P St Pierre)

Liskeard: Great Northern Diver over at 08:40. (D Julian)

Newlyn: 2 Great Northern Diver in the harbour.

Restronguet Weir: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Eider, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Mylor Churchtown: 5 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger)

Lelant Downs: Sparrowhawk perched on bird feeder. (P Geddes)

Cape Cornwall: c10 Bottlenose Dolphins moved south close in at 10:00. Also, 4 Purple Sandpipers there and a Great Skua went by before the fog rolled back in and the rain returned. (N Wheatley) Glaucous Gull (Juv/1W) close in, south past Cape at 12.35. Also,7(min) Bottlenose dolphins (6[+] females with 1 imm) north (P Clarke)

Swanpool: 4 Ringed Plover plus 4 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver and a pod of 10+ Common Dolphin offshore. (L Langley)

Porthpean: 1 Great Northern Diver. (L Sampson)

Towan Head: 3 Red-throated Diver. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Goosander, 5 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 106 Mallard, 1 Grey heron, 1 Cormorant, 12 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Chiffchaff. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (S Rowe)

Port Isaac, Treharrock Manor: 3 Nuthatch, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Woodcock, 2 Snipe, 14 Siskin, 2 Peregrine Falcon over . (S Grose)

Chapel Amble: 13 Shoveler, 1 Black Swan, 5 Mute Swan, 3 Water Rail, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 m Blackcap. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Goosander (redhead), 5 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 89 Mallard, 19 Coot, 5 Teal, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Raven over,1 Lapwing over, 2 Jay, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: 8 Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret, 2000 Golden Plover, 650 Lapwing, 300 Dunlin, 100 Curlew, 5 Knot, 2 Grey Plover,12 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 30 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Pintail, 60 Wigeon, 85 Shelduck, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest. (C Selway)

Bridge; St Columb Major: 2 Dipper. (L Bosisto)

Hannafore: 1 Curlew, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 31 Oystercatcher, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Shag, 2 Stonechat (m&f), 7 Turnstone, 1 Pied Wagtail, Great Black Backed Gulls and Herring Gulls, Mallard. (C&J Duffy)

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