Monday 8th January 2024

Monday 8th January 2024

Photo of the Year 2023: Votes are in for the first half of 2023, but you can now choose your stand-out image from the second half of the year on the updated link: https://cbwps.org.uk/photo-of-the-year-2023/

Hayle Estuary: 1w Bonaparte’s Gull again from Causeway, 1+ (probably 2) Green-winged Teal still. Ad Ring-billed Gull still off Lelant Station, ad Caspian Gull. Juv Iceland Gull again on mud off the Old Quay House.  (Birdguides)

Tremethick Cross: 2 Little Bunting still in field just S of Boswednan Farm. (Birdguides)

St Ives: 1 Iceland Gull flew past St Ives towards Hayle Estuary early afternoon, 1 Black Redstart still. (Birdguides)

Loe Beach, Feock: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Red-breasted Merganser. (L Stoppard)

Stithians Res: 1 drake Scaup, 1 female Pochard, pair Pintail at North end. (D Eva)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit still. (Birdguides)

Brew Sewage Works: 34 Chiffchaff caught, including 2 Siberian Chiffchaff. (West Cornwall Ringing Group)

Gwennap Sewage Works: 33 Chiffchaff caught, including 3 Siberian Chiffchaff. (West Cornwall Ringing Group)

Marazion Red River: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, c12 Chiffchaff, 15+ Turnstone. (R Griffiths)

Marazion Marsh: 14+ Snipe. (R Griffiths)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 50+ Purple Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling at high tide roost. (T Mills)

Boscathnoe Reservoir, nr Penzance: 4 Goosander. (A McKechnie)

Newlyn: m Black Redstart at Lidden Crescent. (Birdguides)

Hannafore, Looe: 6 Eider. (D Sharp)

Looe Town Beach: Water Pipit, 5+ Purple Sandpiper. (M Elliott)

Seaton Beach – Murrayton: 5 Red-throated Diver, 25 Turnstone, 6 Pied Wagtail. (K Pellow)

Portwrinkle: 3 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver. (K Pellow)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 1 Black Redstart, 100+ mixed Auk (mostly Razorbill) and 4 Great Northern Diver. (T Pinfield)

Argal Lake: 3 Tufted Duck, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Firecrest, 1 Green Woodpecker. (B Bosisto)

Mylor Bridge: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Firecrest, 3 Greenfinch. (M Saunders)

Tilland Woods: 6 Woodcock in private woodland near Tilland. (B Taggart)

Wadebridge: 1 m Goosander, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Common Gull behind Bridge bike hire early am. (S Grose)

Porthilly: 1ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 20 Wigeon, 1 f Blackcap (no rings), 1 Rock Pipit, 6 House Sparrow. (S Grose)

Rock: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff from private garden. (S Grose)

Gorran Haven, Vault Beach and Lamledra: 20 Cormorant, 12 Rock Pipit, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Jackdaw, 15 Rook, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Robin, 1 Stonechat, 1 Wren, 12 House Sparrow, 5 Blackbird, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Redwing, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff. Plus numerous Herring Gull. (I & C Sowerby)

Marhamchurch: 50+ Redwing feeding with Starlings. (D Clayton)

St Austell Sewage Works, 13.30 to 15.30: 5 Chaffinch, 1 Jay, 5 Robin, 65 Herring Gull, 21 Carrion Crow, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Dunnock, 7 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 6 Blackbird, 17 Redwing, 19 Woodpigeon, 1 Wren, 6 Magpie, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Mallard, 1 Coal Tit, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Grey Squirrel. (G Horsley)

Hessenford: flock of 41 Lapwing in afternoon. (A Payne)

Late submission, 08/01, Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 85 Curlew, 12 Oystercatcher, 33 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Dunlin, 1 Turnstone, 102 Teal, 4 Shelduck, 1 Raven, 2 Redwing. (A Nicholson)

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Siberian Chiffchaff – Regina Griffiths
Siberian Chiffchaff – Regina Griffiths
Siberian Chiffchaff – Regina Griffiths
Goosander – Alex McKechnie
Bullfinch – Ian Sowerby
Rock Pipit – Ian Sowerby
Chiffchaff – Ian Sowerby
Goosander – Shaun Grose