Sunday 24th December 2023

Sunday 24th December 2023

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1w Bonaparte’s Gull on Lelant Saltings high tide roost from 1415, dropped into Ryan’s Field 1545-1600 before heading off West. (R Veal et al). Also presumed near-ad Caspian Gull again, 4 (3w, 3 ad) Yellow-legged Gull, 1w Spoonbill, male Merlin. (R Veal) Also, Green-winged Teal still and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff with tit flock along footpath south of B3301 causeway. (Birdguides)

Restronguet Weir to Loe Beach: 2 Surf Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Common Scoter, 15 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger)

Penzance: 1 Black Redstart at Wherrytown. (Birdguides)

Falmouth; Pendennis Point: 1 Black-throated Diver, 20+ Auks. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth; Castle Beach: 1 Black Redstart. (J St Ledger)

Swanpool: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at Swanvale NR. (Birdguides)

Gwennap Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (Birdguides)

Truro, Boscowan Park: 1 Avocet, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 142 Black-tailed Godwit (1 in summer plumage), 25 Dunlin. (T Wilson)

Bowling Green, Bugle: 1m Lesser Redpoll in private garden. (K Hill)

Par Beach Pool: c100 Black-headed Gull, c50 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c30 Mallard incl. hybrids, 7 Tufted Duck, c12 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 3 white Farmyard Geese. (S Ashby)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge: 3 Cattle Egret, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 10 Black tailed Godwit, 2 Kingfisher and 4 Mediterranean Gull. (J&J Elvin)

Late submission, 23/12, Coverack: 1 male Blackcap in private garden (D Wood)

Late submission, 23/12, Hayle Estuary: 1 adult Ring-billed Gull, 1 adult Caspian Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull (2 adult and 2 2cy), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 220 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 140 Herring Gull, 15 Great Black-backed Gull, 120 Black-headed Gull, 30 Common Gull, 1 Spoonbill, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 71 Snipe roosting at high tide, 26 Bar-tailed Godwit, 32 Grey Plover, 1 Knot, 80 Dunlin, 140 Lapwing, 55 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 8 Curlew, 2 Golden Plover, 650 Wigeon, 65 Teal, 7 Goosander (2 male), 2 male Pintail, 8 Cormorant, 7 Rock Pipit, 23 Shelduck, 1 Jay, 1 Chiffchaff (D Wood, S Wood)

Late submission, 23/12, Carnsew Pool: 6 Little Grebe, 4 Black-headed Gull (D Wood, S Wood)

Late submission, 22/12, Downderry: 1 Great Northern Diver, 90 Gannet, 2 Mediterranean Gull and c50 Kittiwake (0920-1005). Inshore, 32 Turnstone. At Seaton 2 Wigeon and 16 Moorhen. (A Payne)

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Bonaparte’s Gull – Reuben Veal
Bonaparte’s Gull – Reuben Veal
Avocet – Tony Wilson
Black-tailed Godwit – Tony Wilson
Lesser Redpoll – Kathryn Hill