Friday 16th December 2022

Friday 16th December 2022

Par pond stream: 2 Water Rail, 4 Snipe. (I Stewart)

Kingsmill Lake: 99 Avocet, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 f. Shoveler, 17 lapwing, 2 Greenshank, c130 Dunlin. (P Kemp)

Pendeen: juv. Glaucous Gull, 9 Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret. (P Combridge)

Nanquidno: 24 Teal, 1 Gadwall, plenty of Golden Plover and Lapwing on fields. (C Moore)

Upper Tamar Lake: 9 Wigeon, 8 Tufted Duck, 9 Goosander, 128 Mallard, c70 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 7 Great crested Grebe, 20 Lapwing, 1 Woodcock, 3 Meadow Pipit, 18 Redwing, 8 Song Thrush, 12 Robin, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Goldcrest, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Reed Bunting, 5 Cormorant, 8 Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gull. (R Lockwood)

Torpoint, St John’s Lake: 21 Brent Geese. (S Eddy)

Eglarooze Cliff nr Portwrinkle:  c200 Golden Plover, c100 Lapwing. (V Robbins)

Walmsley (frozen solid AM): 5 Buzzard ( 2 squabbling over dead Canada Goose ), 1 Water Rail under feeders, several Snipe, Curlew, Lapwing & Teal over, 5 Black Tailed Godwit in fields, 2 Cattle Egret in trees, 1 Canada Goose on the ice, Great Spotted Woodpecker on feeders. (S Lilley)

Falmouth, Castle Beach:  2 Black Redstart, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 f. Blackcap, 2 Stonechat, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Song Thrush. On sea: 15 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger, S Van Hear)

Loe Beach (13.15 – 14.30): 1 Slavonian Grebe, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Scoter. (N Watmough)

Portscatho:  2 Chough in our garden (at least three separate visits) – see photo.  Also 2 m. & f. Blackcap, continuing daily presence of solitary Grey Wagtail. (R Sharp)

Marazion: 1 f. Velvet Scoter, 1 juv. Glaucous Gull on beach at ca 1530 then flew inland. (N R Rogers, B Dallas)

RSPB Marazion Long Rock Pool: 5 Shoveler. (P St Pierre)

Mount’s Bay: ad. Iceland Gull at Red River mouth, juv. Glaucous Gull between Long Rock and Eastern Green. (P St Pierre, G Lawlor)

Mount’s Bay: Velvet Scoter, 50+ Common Scoter, male Eider, Red-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver (S Rogers)

Penzance Jubilee Pool 14.15 – 14.55: 3 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Turnstone, 8 Ringed Plover, 3 Shag, 2 Cormorant. (M Webb)

Loe Pool: 2 Cattle Egret, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Coal Tit, 3 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 1 chiffchaff, 1 Shoveller, 5 Pochard, 6 Goosander. (A Witheywood, S Wood)

St Ives Island: 5 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 5 Greylag Geese flew E, 4 Goldem Plover on grass, Water Rail in thicket next to path from car park, 1 Black Redstart, 1 flighty brown-coloured Chiffchaff, 2 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, 3 Harbour Porpoise, 50+ Common Dolphin. (G Jones, H Metcalfe)

Hayle Carnsew Pool 15.15 – 15.40: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret. (M Webb)

Hayle, Ryan’s Field: 3 m. Bullfinch (M James)

Hayle: Avocet. (G Lawlor)

Godrevy Head: 20+ Golden Plover, 22 Oystercatcher, 6 Cormorant, 5 Rock Pipit, 5 Stonechat, 4 Jackdaw, 4 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 2 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Rook, 1 Wren, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 100+ Grey Seals, 2 Brown Hares. (V Skilton)

East Pentire: 1 Black Redstart, 28 Wigeon on sea, 18 Golden Plover. (S Rowe)

Trekenning Roundabout, St Columb: 1 Spoonbill heading south over the roundabout early afternoon. (E Turnbull)

Goss Moor: 2 Woodcock flying over A30 (R Hollis)

St Columb Minor, private garden: 2 m. & f. Blackcap. (G Horsley)

Sennen: 6 Chough. (Linda Birtwistle)

Godolphin House: 6+ Song Thrush, 1 Nuthatch, 10+ Redwing, 1 Coal Tit. (M James)

Trebrownbridge: 1 Fieldfare, 2 Dunnock, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Napp)

 

Late Submission, 15/12, Truro (Leats): Dipper singing by Victoria Gardens. (S Rogers)

Late Submission, 15/12, Trevelgue: 100+ Golden Plover, c12 Lapwing. (N Cotterill)

Late Submission, 15/12, St Breock, Wadebridge (private garden): Cattle Egret, possibly sick or injured. ( S Marquis)

Late Submission, 15/12,  Newlyn: Black Redstart. (L Birtwistle)

Late Submission, 15/12, Battery Rock: Sanderling, Purple Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, Ringed Plover, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Little Egret, Turnstone. (L Birtwistle)

Late Submission, 15/12, Nanjizal (09.30): Common Crane. (A James)

 

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Common Crane – Alan James
Common Crane – Alan James
Black Redstart – John St Ledger
Choughs – Richard Sharp
Velvet Scoter – Nigel Rogers
Velvet Scoter – Nigel Rogers
juv. Glaucous Gull – Graham Lawlor
Avocet – Graham Lawlor
Purple Sandpiper – Martin Webb
Ringed Plover – Martin Webb
Great Northern Diver – Martin Webb
Little Egret – Martin Webb
Chough – Linda Birtwistle
Song Thrush – Mark James
Coal Tit – Mark James
3 Bullfinch – Mark James
Fieldfare – Rick Napp
Meditterranean Gull – Steven Wood
Cattle Egret – Steven Wood
Cattle Egret – Steven Wood