Thursday 15th December 2022

Thursday 15th December 2022

Loe Beach: 1 Black Guillemot, 2 Great Northern Diver, 6 Red-breasted Merganser. (R Wilkins)

Cot Valley: Little Bunting again. Also 5 Teal on Cot pond, 1 Mistle Thrush, 100+ Golden Plover, 50+ Lapwing, 50+ Redwing, 35+ Song Thrush. (N Wheatley)

Marazion: Velvet Scoter (f) off-shore heading towards Penzance. (S.Cox)

Gerrans Bay: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 7 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver (D Eva)

Dizzard: 4 Red-throated Divers off Millook. Good Numbers of Thrushes (4 species) flying north along cliffs, 40 Lapwing over sea. (B Craven)

Maer Lake: 1 Cirl Bunting, 6 Shoveler, 76 Wigeon, 63+ Teal, Sev Snipe. c40 Lapwing c 30 Golden Plover. 95% ice (B Craven)

Redruth, Maynes Garage: 1 Bittern flying in an easterly direction at 14.05. (S Jackson)

Longrock: 2 (ad & juv) Iceland on Larrigan Rocks, 1 dark juv Glaucous Gull (not previous bird seen in the bay) on beach towards Eastern Green, 1 Black Redstart, 5 Lapwing East, 100+ Mediterranean Gull, 30+ Common Gull. (P St Pierre)

Saltash, Forder Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank. (K Baum)

Falmouth: 4+ fem Ring Ouzel in private garden near tennis courts at Gylly. (M Burnley)

Stenalees: 5 Raven, 75+ Lapwing and 15 Redwing flying over heading south. (R Hollis)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Lapwing, 2 Greenshank, 80+ Dunlin, 2 Pintail, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger, S Jackson)

Mt Edgcumbe: 70+ Redwing. (S Eddy)

Crafthole: 24 Lapwing. (S Eddy)

Maen Valley, Budock: 4+ Blackcap visible at one time. (P McCartney)

Berkeley Cottages, Falmouth: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1f Black Redstart, 2 (1m, 1f) Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 2f Blackbird, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Herring Gull (S Van Hear)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 1f Black Redstart, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 1 Robin, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 (1m, 1f) Stonechat, 2 (1m, 1f) Blackcap, 3 (2f, 1m) Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 4 Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Shag, 10 Carrion Crow, 1 Rook (corvids feeding on winkles) (S Van Hear)

Mylor Bridge: Avocet feeding on outgoing tide (P Sawford)

Looe: 2 Cattle Egret flew high West. (M Elliot)

Towan Head (am): 10+ Purple Sandpiper with Turnstone and Oystercatcher on Little Fistral rocks; fem Black Redstart around car park. (M Lammas)

Gannel Estuary (pm): 17 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 4 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 20 Teal. (M Lammas) 17 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Sanderling, 6 Redshank, 2 Curlew,2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Little Egret, 2 Teal, 30 Meadow Pipit.(J Green)

Penstraze: 50+ lapwing heading west. (T Wilson)

Allet: c100 Golden Plover in field near A30 works. (T Wilson)

Callestick: 4 Lapwing W, 1 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap and 1 Little Egret still in stream. (T Wilson)

Trevose Head (am): 4 poss 5 Black Redstart on coast path below car park, male Eider in Booby’s Bay, 100+ Golden Plover in fields near summer car park. (pm): 1 Black Redstart PM, 300+ Golden Plover, 1 Peregrine. (S Lilley)

Lizard: 1 Lapwing on The Green (car park) this afternoon. (R Nicholls)

Stithians Res, 1215 – 1400: 110 Canada geese, 49 Mallard, 2 Gadwall (1M, 1F), Pintail (female), 27 Wigeon, 17 Teal, 340+ Lapwing flying SW in large flocks, 16+ Golden plover SW also, Redshank, Common gull (1st winter), 20+ Black-headed gulls, 20+ Herring gulls, 2 Grey heron, 5 Cormorant, 6 Linnet, 2 Mistle thrush, Buzzard, Kestrel and lots of Song thrush, Meadow pipit, Pied wagtail, Redwing Dunnock and Robin. (C Foote and T Weston)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Kingfisher by sluice gate. (M James)

Hayle, King George’s Walk: 10+ Redwing, 2 (m&f) Blackcap. (M James)

Truro River: drk Pintail. (R Wilkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, causeway: 6 Dunlin, 15 Redshank, 50+ Lapwing, many Teal and Wigeon. Ryan’s Field: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Teal, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 12 Redshank, 3 Black-headed Gull 13.55 – 14.35. (M Webb)

St Mawgan: in fields south of the village near airport road (New Road) – c250 Lapwing, 1 Fieldfare. (C Horsley)

Spit beach Par: 45 Oyster Catcher, 8 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Stonechat, 1 Redwing. (R Hampshire)

Par: 2 Blackcap m+f, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, in garden (R Hampshire)

St Anthony’s Head: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Firecrest, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Tawny Owl, c19 Mediterranean Gull. (G Gilmore)

Newlyn: male Black Redstart, juv Iceland Gull.

Loe Pool: Yellow-browed Warbler reported still at North end, also 2 Siberian Chiffchaff in Loe valley, 3 Cattle Egret, 1 Jack Snipe. Great Northern Diver on sea.

St Levan: Black Redstart reported at Tretheway with cattle.

St Buryan: 1 Black Redstart reported.

Late news, 14/12, Porthcurno: Common Crane reported flew over in morning.

Late news, 14/12, Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Caspian Gull reported.

Late news, 11/12, Colliford reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 6 Canada Goose,3 Cormorant,5 Teal,5 Goosander,2 Grey Heron,1 Snipe,66 Lapwing,26 Lesser-blacked Gull,1 Herring Gull,3 Black-headed Gull,3 Buzzard,2 Kestrel,14 Carrion Crow,11 Jackdaw,2 Magpie,88 Starling,6 Blackbird,8 Redwing,3 Stock Dove,4 Chaffinch,3 Pied Wagtail,1 Grey Wagtail,13 Meadow Pipit,2 Wren,5 Robin,1 Fox and 2 Roe Deer. (C.Reed and DAConway.)

Spotted Redshank, John St Ledger
Spotted Redshank, Kevin Baum
Greenshank, Kevin Baum
Velvet Scoter, Steve Cox
Avocet, Paul Sawford
Chiffchaff, Martin Webb
Bar-tailed Godwit, Martin Webb
Black-tailed Godwit, Martin Webb
Blackcap, Mark James
Blackcap, Mark James
Redwing, Mark James
Golden Plover, Charlotte Foote
Gadwall, Charlotte Foote