Tuesday 2nd January 2023

Tuesday 2nd January 2023

Photo of the Year 2023.
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Marazion: 2 1w Bonaparte’s Gulls still at Red River mouth despite repeated disturbance from dog walkers. Also c70 Turnstone, c30 Pied Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit and 2 Stonechat. Plus c20 Redwing along Green Lane. (DK Parker, A Lea, N R Rogers et al)

Hayle Estuary (RSPB): 1 Ring-billed Gull, 2 Caspian Gull (ad + 2cy), 1 Yellow-legged Gull.  Also, 1 m Green-winged Teal and 1 Spoonbill. (D Julian, N R Rogers)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1 Black Guillemot, 9 Great Northern Diver, 40+ Auks on water, 45 Kittiwake, 200+ Gannet. Also 2 Harbour Porpoise. (J St Ledger)

Tremethick Cross: 2 Little Bunting. (RBA)

Helston, Loe Pool: 1 Bittern at Penrose end of pool. (J Jones, S Wood)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Long tailed Duck, 1m Gadwall, 1 m Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Great crested Grebe, 1 m Goosander. (D Julian, S Grose)

Lizard, Croft Pascoe Pool: 2 Whooper Swans. (R Evershed)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, 2 Goosander. (S Rowe)

Truro, Sunny Corner: 1 Avocet, 1 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 220 Dunlin, 41 Oystercatcher, 62 Curlew, 51 Redshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Eva)

Saltash: 1 m Pintail, 117 Avocet & 2 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Common Gull & 2000+ Black-headed Gull at Kingsmill Lake (P Kemp)

St Clement: 1 Common Sandpiper. (D Eva)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver. (A Lea)

Wadebridge, Treraven Meadows: 1 Water Pipit, 2 Barnacle Goose, 9 Greylag, 3 Wigeon, 3 Shelduck, 51 Teal, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 40+ Snipe, 19 Lapwing, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Marsh Tit.(S Grose)

Ponsanooth: 25+ Chaffinch, 20 Greenfinch, 6 Bullfinches (3 pairs), 2 pairs of Blackcaps, 3 Siskins, 20+ Long-tailed Tits, 6 Great Tits, 15 Blue Tits, 3 Dunnock, 6 House Sparrows, 3 Blackbirds, 1 Wren, 4 Nuthatches, dozens of Jackdaws, 3 Magpie, 2 Woodpigeons, 2 Collard Doves, 4 Goldfinches. (S Williams)

Newquay, Texaco Garage: 1 f Blackcap,1 Song Thrush feeding on Ivy  berries. (S Grose)

Late submission, 1/1, Perranporth: 1 Humpback Whale for an hour off Cligga Head. (per R Copeland)

Late submission, 1/1, Newquay: 1 Great Northern Diver and 2 Greenfinch from Huers Hut.  Also, 23 Greenfinch in Tower Road car park. (S Grose)

 

 

TJW

Black Guillemot – John St Ledger
Black Guillemot – John St Ledger
Great Northern Diver – John St Ledger
Guillemot – John St Ledger
Bittern – Joe Jones
Siskin – Stephen Williams
Nuthatch – Stephen Williams
Greenfinch – Stephen Williams
Greenfinch – Stephen Williams
Bonaparte’s Gull – Adrian Lea
Bonaparte’s Gull – Adrian Lea
Great Northern Diver – Adrian Lea
Great Northern Diver – Adrian Lea
Bonaparte’s Gull – Nigel Rogers
Long-tailed Duck – Shaun Grose
Bonaparte’s Gull – Dave Parker
Redwing – Dave Parker