Sunday 31st December 2023

Sunday 31st December 2023

Marazion: 2 Bonaparte’s Gull still at Red River mouth.

Hayle Estuary: 1 Bonaparte’s Gull and 1 Ring-billed Gull still this afternoon. (G Lawlor) Also, 1 Green Winged Teal, Spoonbill, 2 Knot, 4 Goosander, 1 Yellow Legged Gull from Lelant Saltings this morning. (I Hayes)

Pendeen: 0800-1100 and 1400-1500: 3 Great Skuas, 22 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 1 Great Shearwater (2 Sooty and 1 Great Shearwater passed in a 7-minute period in the afternoon). (P Combridge, K Wilson)

Porthleven: 1 Great Northern Diver in harbour, 2 Chough just East of village. (R Veal, E Rognan)

Loe Pool: 15 (12 drk) Pochard, redhead Goosander, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Firecrest. (R Veal, E Rognan)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 drake Scaup, 1 female Pochard, pair Pintail, 2 Med. Gull, 100 Black-headed Gull. (D Eva) Feeder Hide: 2 Pintail, 2 (M&F) Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Marsh Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Coal Tit. (A Lea, D Eva, A Holmes)

St Agnes Head: 1 Snow Bunting this afternoon. (J Mead) In addition, juvenile Iceland Gull at 10:50, 2 Common Scoter, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua and 4 Chough. (G Lawlor)

Porth Joke Beach: 1 Snow Bunting. (S Grose)

Newquay,Towan Head: 11 Purple Sandpiper, 19 Oystercatcher, 21 Turnstone, 11 Common Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Grose)

Newquay Golf Course: 4 Chough. (S Grose)

Trebetherick Point: 100+ Dunlin. (J Drummond)

Polzeath: 1m Black Redstart sheltering from high winds in garden then flew off. (Birdguides)

Torpoint: 1 Red-necked Grebe and 1+ Black-necked Grebe reported. (Birdguides)

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Snow Bunting – Shaun Grose
Long-tailed Tit – Adrian Lea
Marsh Tit – Adrian Lea
Great Spotted Woodpecker – Adrian Lea
Dunlin – John Drummond