Tuesday 26th December 2023

Tuesday 26th December 2023

Penzance, Tremethick Cross: 2+ Little Bunting still present. (D Parker)

Feock: 3 juv. Surf Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Common Scoter, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebe. (R Wilkins)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 3+ Firecrest, 20+ Chiffchaff inc 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 White Wagtail, 2 (m+f) Bullfinch, about 35 Common Snipe, 45 Common Teal, 4 Mallard, 28 Canada Geese, 3 Grey Heron, 8 Long-tailed Tit and 2 Stonechat. (T Mills)

St Austell sewage works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 22+ Chiffchaffs. (RBA)

Hayle Estaury (RSPB): 1 Green-winged Teal and 1 Spoonbill. (RBA).  Also, 1 ad Ring-billed Gull still at Lelant Station. (RBA)

St Ives: 2 Humpback Whales. (RBA)

Wacker Quay: (11:30 – 12:05):  1 Spoonbill, 26+ Avocet, 7 Little Egret, 1 female Kestrel, c160 Wigeon, Curlew, Redshank, Shelduck, Oystercatcher, hundreds of Teal. (M& R Frost).

Trevilley: 2 Lapland Bunting still with 70+ Skylark, 18 Stock Dove. (R Veal)

Truro, Sunny Corner: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 200+ Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 60+ Dunlin. (J St Ledger)

Lizard, Croft Pascoe plantation: 2 Woodcock, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Goldcrest. (J Evans)

Drift Reservoir: m1 ale Hen Harrier through early pm, c40 Teal, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Newlyn: 3 Great Northern Diver c 20 Common Scoter distantly and 1 Razorbill in harbour. (R Veal).  Also, 1 Black Redstart. (R Griffiths)

Sennen: 2 ad Yellow-legged Gull on Cowloe. (R Veal)

Lower Tamar Lake: 12+ Goosander, 10 Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Coot, 2 Cormorant, 3 Robin, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Willow Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Dunnock, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Bullfinch. (S Ashby)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: A number of Purple Sandpipers, Sanderlings, Ringed Plovers, Turnstones and Dunlins. (R Griffiths)

Tintagel, Glebe Close: 1 Black Redstart, 7 Stonechat, 12+ Common Dolphin opposite youth hostel. (S Grose)

Torpoint & Chapeldown Rd: (1225 -13:40): 1 male Black Redstart (at junction of Maker Rd & Chapeldown Rd), 48 Avocet, 11 Black-tailed Godwit,  26 Bar-tailed Godwit,  1 Whimbrel, 36 Brent Goose, 8 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 4 Great-crested Grebe, many hundreds of Dunlin and Wigeon, 3 Mute Swan, 1 Common Gull, 11 Goldfinch.1 Red Admiral. (M & R Frost).

Portwrinkle (14.00 – 15:15): 72 Common Scoter, 7 Kittiwake, 5 Guillemot,1 Common Buzzard. (M & R Frost).

Hannafore Point: 7 Eider, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest. (A Livsey)

Newquay, East Pentire: Gannets diving, 2 Chough near headland hotel + Oystercatcher. (D Ens0r)

Towan Beach (Roseland): 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Robin, 6 Linnet, 1 Dunnock. (C Taylor)

Hell’s Mouth: 1 Buzzard, 1 Blackbird, 1 Dunnock, 50+ Jackdaw, 16 Shag, 2 Oystercatcher, 180+ Herring Gull, 124 Guillemot, 5 Gannet, 33 Fulmar, 2 Robin, 3 Wren, 2 Raven, 1 Pheasant, 150+ Starling, 1 Skylark, 1 Stonechat, 1 Magpie, 4 Fieldfare, 5 Grey Seal. (S Taylor)

Coverack: 1 Black-throated Diver, 3 Manx Shearwater, 45 Kittiwake, 18 Mediterranean Gulls, 14 Shags, c.400 auks S (mostly Guillemots), 4 Blackcap (3 male), 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 1 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 1 Oystercatcher. (D Wood)

Helford River: 5 Great Northern Diver.  (T Pinfield)

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Great Northern Diver. (R Thorn)

Freathy: 42 Mediterranean Gull feeding in sheep field, with 70 Herring Gull. Also c130 Common Scoter towards Portwrinkle. (M Jordan)

Portscatho: 10 Long-tailed Tit on garden feeders.  Sparrowhawk pursuing and taking sparrow in garden.  (R Sharp)

Late news, 25/12, Cargreen, Saltash (private garden): 1 Firecrest. (C&J Duffy)

TJW

 

Spotted Redshank – John St Ledger
Common Sandpiper – John St Ledger
Siberian Chiffchaff – Tony Mills
Firecrest – Tony Mills
Common Snipe – Tony Mills
Black Redstart – Regina Griffiths
Black Redstart – Regina Griffiths
Purple Sandpiper – Regina Griffiths