Wednesday 29th December 2021

Wednesday 29th December 2021

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull, ad Caspian Gull, 10 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 argentatus Herring Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Sandwich Tern, 5 Goosander, 1 Pochard, 1 Whimbrel. (M Ahmad, K Pritchard) Also, 28 Grey Plover, 48 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 59 Dunlin, 19 Curlew (inc yellow plastic ring UJ) ,1 Whimbrel, 3 Black tailed Godwit, 7 Shelduck, 150+ Teal, 75 Wigeon, 39 Common Gull, 4 Yellow legged Gull, 265 Lesser Black backed Gull, 49 Great Black backed Gull, 11 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Ring-billed Gull on Lelant Saltings. (S Grose)

Caspian Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Ring-billed Gull, Shaun Grose

Sandwich Tern, Mashuq Ahmad

St. Stephen: 1 Hoopoe (S Steward)

Hoopoe, Stephanie Steward

Gwithian: Iceland (perhaps subspecies Kumlien’s) Gull flew inland; 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver in St Ives Bay. Also 67 Mediterranean Gull at entrance to Tehidy.

Croft Pascoe: 16 White-fronted Goose still in field opposite plantation. (R Wilkins)

St Tudy: 7 Whooper Swan still on pool at Polshea farm. (R Hughes)

Sancreed: male Merlin, Fieldfare, 40 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Longrock Pool: 1 f Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Swallow. (T Wilson)

Red-breasted Merganser, Tony Wilson

Red-breasted Merganser, Tony Wilson

Penzance, Wherrytown Rocks: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 5 Lesser Black backed Gull, 2 Great Black backed Gull. (S Grose)

Newlyn Harbour: 4 Great Northern Diver, 78 Great Black backed Gull, 17 Lesser Black backed Gull, 130 Herring Gull, 2 Black headed Gull, 1w Little Gull. (S Grose) Also 1 Swallow. (L Proctor)

Little Gull, Shaun Grose

Copperhouse Pool, Hayle: 8 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 150+ Wigeon, 25+ Redshank, 10 Shelduck, 1 Canada Goose, 3 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper (J Dobbyn)

Longrock Beach: 3 Swallow East of car park. (P Fraser)

Towan Head: 3 Great Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver this am. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 argentatus Herring Gull. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Goosander, 1 Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck, 19 Teal, 30 Mallard. (S Rowe)

North Cliffs: 101+ Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Pentewan Valley Trail: 1 Dipper. (M Jones)

Walmsley Reserve: 7 Whooper Swan, 4 (2 ad, 2 juv) albifrons White-fronted Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 11 Greylag Goose, 33 Cattle Egret, 1 Goosander (female), 200+ Black-tailed Godwit, 400+ Lapwing, 10+ Snipe, 3 Pintail (1 male), 20+ Shoveler, 12+ Gadwall, 1 Water Rail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 1 Barn Owl. Also 1 Otter. (J St Ledger, A Holmes, A Langdon)

Cattle Egret, Adrian Langdon

Water Rail, Adrian Langdon

White-fronted Goose, John St Ledger

Whooper Swan, John St Ledger

Bar-headed Goose and Goosander, John St Ledger

Otter, John St Ledger

Coombe: 400+ Chaffinch. (B Young)

Stithians: female Bullfinch and Redwing. (T Carney)

Bullfinch, Tracey Carney

Redwing, Tracey Carney

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 23 Canada goose, 16 Mute swan, 1 Whooper swan, 47 Shelduck, 1 Gadwall, 28 Wigeon, 9 Mallard, 2 Teal, 8 Wood pigeon, 2 Little grebe, 65 Oystercatcher, c.750 Lapwing, 5 Grey plover, 70 Curlew, 125 Dunlin, 1 Common sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 150 Black-headed gull, 2 Common gull, 8 Great black-backed gull, 120 Herring gull, 2 Lesser black-backed gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey heron, 2 Little egret, 1 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 21 Carrion crow, 2 Blue tit, 3 Great tit, 1 Long-tailed tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Starling, 5 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 4 House sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 1 Grey wagtail. (M Scawen et al.).

St Ives: Pomarine Skua reported past Clodgy Point, 1 Black Redstart at Portminster Point.

Lizard: Glossy Ibis between Grade and Trethvas still.

Late submission, 28/12, Mevagissey: 1 juv Glaucous Gull in the harbour. (K Cherry)

Glaucous Gull, Kelly Cherry

Late photos, 28/12, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3w Caspian Gull, Glossy Ibis, Scandinavian Rock Pipit. (M Ahmad)

Glossy Ibis, Mashuq Ahmad

Caspian Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Rock Pipit, Mashuq Ahmad

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