Saturday 24th December 2022

Saturday 24th December 2022

Tregilliowe Pools (near St Erth): 1 Dusky Warbler showing and calling well early am, 2 Siberian (tristis) Chiffchaff, 1 Merlin, 1 Reed Bunting, c10 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Green Woodpecker, c10 Fieldfare, c100 Lapwing. (R Veal) Dusky Warbler still present mid morning, also Firecrest. (L Proctor)

Gunwalloe: Richard’s Pipit on the headland behind the church, 175 Skylark, 150 Linnet, 20 Song Thrush, 20 Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting. (D Collins), 2 Pintail (1m,1f) on Gunwalloe Marsh (S Bury)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 (3 ad, 1w) Caspian Gull, 1 ad Ring-billed Gull, 7 (6 ad, 4w) Yellow-legged Gull, 2 ad argentatus Herring Gull, 1 ad (presumed) Herring x Lesser Black-backed Gull hybrid, c800 Herring Gull, c500 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c40 Common Gull, 4 (2 drk) Goosander, c10 Ringed Plover, 8 Grey Plover. Additionally, one of the Caspian Gulls was colour-ringed yellow P:T22, ringed in Poland in 2018 and spent some time on Hayle in February 2022. (R Veal)

Drift Reservoir: 1 juv Glaucous Gull. (R Veal)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 juv Glaucous Gull offshore. (R Veal)

St Erth: 1 Cattle Egret flew over, 1 Blackcap. (R Veal, J Chapple)

Penzance: 1 Pale-bellied Brent off Jubilee Pool, 3 Purple Sandpiper. (D Beadle)

Frenchman’s Creek, Helford: Red-necked Grebe. (I Maclean)

Coverack: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Black Redstart, 5 Blackcap (2 males), 6 Little Egret, 5 Rock Pipit, pair of Shoveler and 26 Teal in the bay, plus 30 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, good passage of 400+ auks (mostly Guillemots), 120 Gannets and 80 Kittiwakes. (D Wood)

Camel Estuary: 1 (1w) Iceland Gull on the Camel Estuary just west of Wadebridge, opposite sewage works at SW982733. 1 Firecrest Piggy Lane car park. (P Marshall)

Wadebridge: 3 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret still in field with cattle opposite Halfway house pub.(S Grose)

Chapel Amble: 1 Water Pipit still, 3 Cattle Egret, 4 Water Rail, 9 Chiffchaff, 7 Shoveler, 100+ Teal, 58 Wigeon, 11 Curlew, 76 Black tailed Godwit, 1 Bullfinch (m), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Song Thrush. (S Grose)

Calstock Wetlands: 1 Whooper Swan. (N Moore)

Towan Head, Newquay: (08:30-09:30) 2 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Common Scoter, 100’s Gannet and Kittiwake. (D Grose)

St Ives: 1 Black Redstart, 2 Purple Sandpiper. (Birdguides)

Carrick Roads: 5 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Black Redstart. (R Wilkins)

Truro River: 92 Black-tailed Godwit, 150 Dunlin. (R Wilkins)

Malpas: 1 Avocet, 1 juv Spoonbill feeding on Tresillian river and then preening at confluence with Truro opposite Heron pub. (G May, A Hill)

Lower Tamar Lake: 45 Goosander (12m, 33f), 1 Grey Heron, 10 Tufted Duck (8m 2f), 4 Coot, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (R Mudge)

St Clement, Truro: 1 Common Sandpiper. (M Adams)

Swanpool: 2 Great Northern Diver, 5 Gannet on sea close to shore, after feeding for some time. (J St Ledger)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Black Redstart (f), 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Stonechat (m & f), 6 Shag, 3 Black Headed Gull, 2 dozen Herring Gull over, 1 Great black-backed gull, 1 Meadow pipit, 2 Pied wagtail, 2 dozen plus Carrion crow, 1 Jackdaw. (R Bowyer, D Price)

College Reservoir: 3 Goldeneye, 1 Gadwall (m). (L Langley)

Charlestown: 1 Blackcap (m). (D Hastilow)

Late submission 23/12 Lizard Point: 1 Sooty Shearwater. (Birdguides)



Common Sandpiper, Matt Adams
Common Sandpiper, Matt Adams
Great Northern Diver, John St Ledger
Gannet, John St Ledger
Black Redstart, Dave Price
Spoonbill, G May
Avocet, G May
Caspian Gull, Reuben Veal
Turnstone, Reuben Veal
Black Redstart, Rebecca Bowyer
Wren, Rebecca Bowyer
Meadow Pipit, Rebecca Bowyer
Grey Wagtail, Rebecca Bowyer