Thursday 21st December 2023

Thursday 21st December 2023

Tremethick Cross: 2 Little Bunting, 2 Reed Bunting, c50 Chaffinch. (M James) 9 Little Bunting in fields just S of Boswednan farm recently. (Birdguides)

St Ives Island Seawatch, 8-11 am, moving west: c3000 Gannet, c10,000 auk (mainly Razorbills), c40 Fulmar, c900 Kittiwake, 9 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver and a pod of Common Dolphin. (J Walters) 1 Little Auk, 2 Grey Phalarope, 1 Pomarine Skua, 5 Sooty Shearwater and 1 Black-throated Diver. (Birdguides)

Dozmary Pool: 3 (2 drake) Ring-necked Duck this afternoon. (Birdguides)

Hayle Estuary: 1 colour-ringed Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 30+ Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 200+ Lapwing, 150+ Golden Plover. (A Lea)

Croft Pascoe Pool: 2 Whooper Swan, 3 Canada Geese. (S Wood, D Beadle)

Pendeen: 2 Sooty Shearwater flew past between 08.14 and 11.28. (Birdguides)

East Pentire: 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Mediterranean Gull early am. (D Grose, S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 4 (1m, 3f) Goosander. (M Lammas) 2 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 650 Herring Gull, 1 Scandinavian Herring Gull, 105 Great Black-backed Gull, 32 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Grey Plover, 8 Redshank. (S Rowe)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Whimbrel. (J Overfield)

Newquay: 5 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver in bay. (S Rowe)

Cape Cornwall: 2 Black-throated Diver this morning. (Birdguides)

Helford & Frenchman’s Creek: 4 Great Northern Diver, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 1 Firecrest. (D Beadle)

Scott’s Quay, nr Constantine: 2 Great Northern Diver near mouth of Polwheveral Creek. (D Beadle)

Moditonham Quay: 35 Teal, 26 Avocet, 18 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 23 Stock Dove, 300 Black-headed Gull. (K Pellow)

Downderry: 2 Great Northern Diver and a Red-throated Diver this morning. Inshore a Grey Seal. 40+ Kittiwake and 4 Common Gull west, 1400-1500. (A Payne)

Penzance: 2 Firecrest still in valley behind Victoria Square, Chiffchaff, 2+ Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch, 6+ Blackbird. (D Nicholson)

Gwennap Church to United Downs: 2 Jay, 1 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 5 Bullfinch, 8 Redwing, 1 Goldfinch, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1m Pheasant, 1 Roe Deer. (M Saunders)

Carnpessack, Coverack: Mixed gull flock in field of c400 including Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull and c80 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Redwing. (S Wood)

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Little Bunting – Mark James
Little Bunting – Mark James
Redshank and Greenshank – Adrian Lea
Redshank – Adrian Lea
Scandinavian Rock Pipit – Adrian Lea
Scandinavian Rock Pipit – Adrian Lea
Whooper Swans – Steven Wood
Mediterranean Gull – Steven Wood
Redwing – Steven Wood
Firecrest – Dean Nicholson
Chiffchaff – Nigel Bastin
Chiffchaff – Nigel Bastin