Tuesday 8th December 2020

Tuesday 8th December 2020

Late News, 6/12, Mounts Bay: Juvenile Pacific Diver in flight past Mousehole, seen from Mermaid II. (M Elliot)

Pacific Diver – Martin Elliott

Pacific Diver – Martin Elliott

Pacific Diver – Martin Elliott

Late News, 07/12, Downderry: 2 Black Redstart to east of the village late afternoon. (A Payne)

Siblyback: 2 Ring-necked Duck near the hide. (M Beer)

St Erth: Dusky Warbler still present from footpath south of the stream opposite the two fishing lakes. (DK Parker)

Dusky Warbler – Dave Parker

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 3 Siberian Chiffchaff (tristis), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 f/juv Black Redstart on the beach. (L Proctor, T Mills) Harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black Redstart (1W male?). (T Mills)

Black Redstart – Tony Mills

Grey Wagtail – Tony Mills

Polgiga; Raftra Pool: Siberian Chiffchaff, Woodcock and Hen Harrier. (M Wallace)

Nanquidno: Lapland Bunting. (N Wheatley)

Mousehole: Red-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver. (Birdguides). 1w Yellow-legged Gull at the gull roost, plus Great Northern Diver and 1+ Purple Sandpiper. (M Elliott)

Drift Reservoir:parvipes-type’ Lesser Canada Goose, 126 Canada Geese, m Pintail, 4 Wigeon, 11 Teal, 5 Tufted Duck, Snipe, Med Gull, 70 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Parvipes type Canada Goose – Dave Flumm

Parvipes type Canada Goose – Dave Flumm


Gerrans Bay: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Black-throated Diver, 1st winter Iceland Gull. (D Julian)

Devoran: adult European White-fronted Goose still. (Birdguides)

Penryn Estuary: Spoonbill along the Penryn estuary (50.1698, -5.0907) this am. (F Bell) Also present yesterday. (N Constable)

Spoonbill – Nina Constable

Spoonbill – Nina Constable

Maenporth: 1 Spoonbill at beach end of pool, flew off over sea at about 10 am. (D Price)

1st winter Spoonbill – Dave Price


St Gothian Sands LNR: 60 Teal, 11 Coot. (S Turner)

Hayle Estuary: Ring-billed Gull, Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Halliday)

Yellow-browed Warbler – Mark Halliday

Ring-billed Gull – Mark Halliday


St Ives Bay: Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Skua, 3 Med Gulls, numerous auks, Kittiwake’s and Gannet’s from NCI am. Also small groups of Harbour Porpoises and Common Dolphins. (T Wilson)

Godrevy: 12 Purple Sandpiper on rocks below the life guard station. (S Turner)

St Germans (River Tiddy just north of St Germans Quay):  Juv Iceland Gull, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 female Merlin. (G Lewis)

Downderry: Swallow seen again early morning. Several Blackcaps, Chiffchaff and Firecrest also noted today.(A Payne)

East Looe seafront: 1 Purple Sandpiper with flock of 15 Turnstones, 1 Black Redstart, plus at least 7 Blackcaps feeding on ivy berries on cliff.(D Spooner)

Purple Sandpiper – Derek Spooner

Purple Sandpiper (rear) Turnstone (front) – Derek Spooner

Purple Sandpiper (left) Turnstone (right) – Derek Spooner

St Jidgey: Ringtail Hen Harrier. (D Julian)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Pink-footed Goose still, 1 Common Sandpiper. (B Bosisto)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Water Pipit, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Little Grebe, 18 Red legged Partridge, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Treecreeper. (S Grose)

Rock: 1m Blackcap, 7 Greenfinch from private garden. (S Grose)

Hawkers Cove: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Gluvian: female Blackcap on garden feeder. (L Payne)

St Dennis: Mistle Thrush, Greenfinch, 2 Bullfinch,4 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Common Buzzard around the cemetery. (P Ash)

Camborne: 1 f/juv Black Redstart (JA Evans)

Black Redstart – Justin Evans

St Ives Bay: Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Skua, 3 Med Gulls, numerous auks, Kittiwakes and Gannets from NCI am. Also small groups of Harbour Porpoises and Common Dolphins but no Humpbacks. (T Wilson)

Marazion: 1 Spotted Redshank over marsh. (P Walsh)

Lelant Downs: 15+ Curlew in field on Trink Farm. (P Geddes)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Great Northern Diver in Carnsew Basin. (R Randall)

Great Northern Diver – Richard Randall

Great Northern Diver – Richard Randall

Lower Tamar Lake: 35 Goosander (14m 21f), 5 Willow Tit, 4 Marsh Tit , 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, c25 Snipe, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron. (R Mudge)

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