Saturday 9th December 2023

Saturday 9th December 2023

Lower Tamar Lake: 5 Lesser Scaup (3m 2f), 27 Goosander, 6 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Cormorant, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Fieldfare, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 18 Mallard, 1 Male Sparrowhawk, 26 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Black-headed Gull. (N Bastin, R Mudge)

Hayle Estuary, Lelant Saltings: 1 Ring-billed Gull (ad). (D Julian)

Calstock: 1m Green-winged Teal on view most of day, 200+ Eurasian Teal, 9 Wigeon, 4 Little Egret & 11 Snipe (P Kemp)

Pendeen: 1 Little Auk, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 41 Manx Shearwater. (S Rogers)

Newlyn Harbour: 2 Great Northern Diver. (A Lea)

Marazion Marsh RSPB (10.30 – 11.30): 4 Snipe, 45+ Teal, 1m Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Carrion Crow.

Marazion Beach (11.15): 100+ flock Herring, Great Black-backed and Black-headed gulls in feeding frenzy in the breaking surf looked to be a shoal of sprats. (M Webb)

Jubilee Pool: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-throated Diver, 4 Eider. (D Julian)

Battery Rocks4 Eider (2m, 2f). (R Hamilton-Ahearne)

Helford River: 5 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red Throated Diver, 6 Common Scoter. (S Wood)

Restronguet Weir: 9 Red-breasted Merganser (5m,4f), 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chifchaff. (S Wood)

East Pentire, Newquay (12:00-14:00): 18 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua, 1 Grey Plover, 100+ Kittiwake, 57 Fulmar. (D Grose). 1 Great Skua, 3 Manx Shearwater, 4 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver, c250 Kittiwake. (S Rowe)

Saltash: 142 Wigeon, 30+ Teal, 26 Mallard, 78 Shelduck, 70 Avocet, 55+ Black-tailed Godwit, 200+ Dunlin, 47 Curlew, 5 Greenshank, 8 Lapwing, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Common Gull, 90+ Herring Gull, 50+ Black-headed Gull. 3000+? Black-headed Gull on the Tamar River late this afternoon. (P Kemp)

Maer Lake: 32 Wigeon, 27 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 14 Mallard, 8 Moorhen, 2 Curlew, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 59 Lapwing, 3 Dunlin, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 17 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 18 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stonechat. (N Bastin)

Par, Spit Beach: 18 Common Gull, 2 Grey Plover. (S Grose)

Par Beach pool: 1 Common Gull, 3 Tufted Duck. (S Grose)

St Andrews Pond: 1 Little Grebe, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Shoveler, 1 Pintail. (S Grose)

Mevagissey Harbour: 2 Great northern Diver, 1 f Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Newquay Boating lake: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 67 Black-headed Gull. (S Grose)

Cotehele: 1 Firecrest. (L Roberts)

Hayle Estuary, Copperhouse: 1 Greenshank. (Twitter)

Launceston: 1 Merlin (f). (M Rule)

Great Northern Diver, Adrian Lea
Great Northern Diver, Adrian Lea
Lesser Scaup, Nigel Bastin
Lesser Scaup, Nigel Bastin
Lesser Scaup, Nigel Bastin
Shoveler, Nigel Bastin
Pintail, Shaun Grose
Mediterranean Gull, Shaun Grose
Snipe, Martin Webb
Teal, Martin Webb
Mixed Gulls, Martin Webb
Mixed Gulls, Martin Webb