Wednesday 5th January 2022

Wednesday 5th January 2022

Spit Beach, Par: 2 Grey Plover, 2 Turnstone, 14 Curlew, 4 Eider (3m 1f), 1 Diver sp. (possibly Pacific Diver). (R Hampshire)

Biscovey: 24 Curlew (R Hampshire)

Lelant Water, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull roosting along creek near Lelant station all morning  – good view from corner of Carnsew Pool wall, 2 Goosander (m &f), 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Great White Egret on Carnsew Pool. Also Firecrest in Lelant Saltings station car park (R Evershed) Also c600 Golden Plover. (D Flumm)

Pendeen: 1w Rose-coloured Starling still. (J Swann)

Colliford Reservoir: White-tailed Eagle (from reintroduction scheme) east of reservoir over Browngelly Downs (1115-1125) then over wood north of Whitebarrow Downs (1140-1155) watched from car parks west side of reservoir 3km distant. Also 4 Goosander, Shelduck, 2 Barnacle Geese, 4 Great Crested Grebe, c50 Fieldfare, 70 Redwing. (D Flumm)

White-tailed Eagle, Dave Flumm

Siblyback Lake: female Ring-necked Duck, drk Scaup, 10 Little Grebe, 26 Coot, 6 feral Greylag Goose, 21 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 350 + Golden Plover, 3 Snipe, 15 + Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 1 Peregrine, 160 + LBBG, 1 ad. Yellow-legged Gull. (K Pellow)

Ring-neck Duck, Keith Pellow

Scaup, Keith Pellow

Loe Beach, Feock: 12 Red-breasted Merganser. No sign of any Black-necked Grebes all winter for the first time. (R Wilkins)

Penzance, Wherrytown: 1w Little Gull still. (M Jones, A Mckechnie, T Mills, J Lewis)

Little Gull, Alex Mckechnie

Little Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Little Gull, Mashuq Ahmad

Penzance: 3 then later 5 Swallow at Sainsburuy’s. (E James, M Ahmad) Also Black Redstarts at Laregan Hill and the bus station. (M Ahmad) Also drk Eider at the harbour. (T Pinfield)

Black Redstart, Mashuq Ahmad

Swallow, Mashuq Ahmad

Eider, Tim Pinfield

Newlyn: 1, and then 2, f Black Redstart on rocks, Tolcarne, and 1 ad Gannet in harbour before flying off; also 1 1w Great Black-backed Gull, ringed (L:DF5 red lettering on white ring). (T Mills, J Lewis) Also Dipper on stream just up from Tolcarne. (T Osborne)

Gerrans Bay; from Porthcurnick Beach: 4 Black-throated Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 9 Great Northern Diver, 26 Mediterranean Gull, 45 Dunlin. (J St Ledger)

Gerrans Bay; from Pednvadan Lookout Station: 11 Common Scoter, 8 Grey Plover, 1 Black Redstart (on Lookout roof), 1 Kestrel (over). (J St Ledger)

Slavonian Grebe, John St Ledger

Grey Plover, John St Ledger

Black Redstart, John St Ledger

Marazion Beach: 1 Water Pipit at Red river mouth. (S Rogers) Also 4 (1 drk) Shoveler, 3 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal)

Kingsmill lake: 147 Avocet, 9 Greenshank, 33 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Grey Plover, 5 Dunlin, 14 Lapwing, 55 Black-tailed Godwit, 29 Curlew, 2 Greylag, 2 Barnacle geese, 46 Shelduck, c.40 Wigeon, c.30 Teal, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 2 adult Common Gull & 7 Great crested Grebe (P Kemp)

Porth Reservoir: 1 m Pochard, 2 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Chapel Amble: 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Water Rail. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 45 Turnstone, 36 Dunlin, 56 Oystercatcher, 13 Common Gull. (S Grose)

St Minver: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

St Ives: Male and female/imm Black Redstart Barnoon area (G. Jones).

St Gothian Sands: Snow Bunting (G Jones).

Lower Tamar Lake: 39 Goosander 14m 25f (07:52), 6 Whooper Swan 2adults 4 juv (flew out 07:35), 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 3 Willow Tit, 2 MarshTit, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Peregrin Falcon, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Redwing, 2 Nuthatch, 2m Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mute Swan. (R Mudge)

St Clements: 34 Cattle Egret. (J Chapple)

Video – John Chapple

Pendeen (10-1230): 2 Red-throated Diver, 1w Little Gull, 1 Great Skua. (S Rogers)

Drift: 2 Black-necked Grebe still. (L Proctor)

Devoran: 5+ Black-tailed Godwit inc. Icelandic-ringed bird, 2 Common Gull, c40 Teal late-morning. Also Great White Egret from moving vehicle between Devoran and Perranarworthal. (D Beadle, D Chapman-Gardner)

Rame Head: 3 Cirl Bunting, 5 Yellowhammer, 2 Greenfinch, Reed Bunting, and 3 Razorbill. (M Jordan)

Hannafore: 1 Great Northern Diver 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 1 Pied Wagtail, several Herring Gulls, 1 Greater Black-back Gull, numerous Cormorant. (S Netherton)

St Mawgan: 19 Fieldfares feeding in sheep field just north of village this afternoon. (L Curry)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 66 Canada Geese, 5 (3m 2f) Mallard, 2 m&f Teal, 2 m&f Stonechat, 5 Carrion Crow. Also 25 Sanderling on beach. (M Webb)

Stonechat, Martin Webb

Stonechat, Martin Webb

Towan Head: 2 Chough. (M Lammas)

Housel Bay area: 4 Chough. (RB & PC Girling)

Saltash Garden: 1m Blackcap. (G Lewis)

Truro: Meadow Pipit. (M Costa)

Penwithick: 1 Blackcap, 11 Goldfinch. (K Bowers)

Blackcap, Kevin Bowers

Goldfinch, Kevin Bowers

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 56 Canada goose, 21 Mute swan, 1 Whooper swan, 41 Shelduck, 36 Wigeon, 11 Mallard, 7 Wood pigeon, 1 Collared dove, 2 Little grebe, 55 Oystercatcher, c.200 Lapwing, 6 Ringed plover, 45 Curlew, 19 Black-tailed godwit, c.150 Dunlin, 1 Common sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, c.250 Black-headed gull, 1 Common gull, 13 Great black-backed gull, 75 Herring gull, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey heron, 5 Little egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Jay, 1 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 24 Rook, 40 Carrion crow, 2 Raven, 1 Blue tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 65 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 5 House sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 1 Grey wagtail, 1 Pied wagtail, 2 Meadow pipit, 2 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch. (M Scawen et al.)

Wacker Quay: 1 Spotted Redshank reported, also Spoonbill.

Torpoint: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe reported still.