Thursday 7th December 2023

Thursday 7th December 2023

Rosugeon: White-crowned Sparrowreported still present today in private garden by resident. 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Firecrest, 6 Goosander flying SE, 500 + Starling flying SE, 6+ Redwing, 20+ House Sparrow. (D Clegg, R Augarde)

Lower Tamar Lake: 5 Lesser Scaup 3m 2f, 32 Goosander 9m 23f, 3 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Tufted Duck 1m 1f, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Great Crested Grebe. ( R Mudge, N Bastin)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Green-winged Teal, 1 male Pintail, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 20 Common Gull, 700 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 500 Herring Gull, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 50 Teal, 500 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 150 Lapwing, 3 Grey Plover, 200 Dunlin. (A Lobb)

Hayle Estuary, Ryan’s Field: 1 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Siskin, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Bullfinch, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit in scrub over the sluice. (A Lobb)

Par, beach pool: 2 Mediterranean Gull with c.60 Black-headed Gull, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Coot, 1 Little Grebe. ( R Hampshire)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 m Scaup, 2 Pintail. (J St Ledger)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 1 Black-throated Diver. ( J St Ledger)

Saltash: 1 adult Little Gull at Kingsmill lake. Also, 8-900+ Black-headed Gulls, 3000+ Herring Gulls & 11 adult Greater Black-backed Gulls in gathering on main Tamar river N of bridge as light faded fast this afternoon. (P Kemp)

Pendeen: 1 Great Shearwater (P Combridge)

Upper Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit, 1 MarshTit.(R Mudge)

Rosemullion Head: 0803-1123, flying south, 1 Scoter, 2 Brent Geese, 620 Gannets, 480 Kittiwakes, 140 auks, ca 10 Fulmars, one Manx Shearwater. (P McCartney)

Late submission 06/12 Rose-an-Grouse: 1 Swallow. (P Mayer)

Late submission 06/12 Downderry:  (1325-1505) 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 60+ Gannet, a Fulmar, 70+ Kittiwake, 2 Mediterranean Gull and a Common Gull. (A Payne)

DC

Goosander. Nigel Bastin
Lesser Scaup and Tufted Duck. Nigel Bastin
Lesser Scaup and Tufted Duck. Nigel Bastin