Wednesday 13th December 2023

Wednesday 13th December 2023

Hayle Estuary RSPB:14.30 – 15.00: 1m Green-winged Teal, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Redshank, 2 Curlew, 70+ Dunlin, 40+ Lapwing, many Teal and Wigeon, 2 Cormorant. (M Webb)

Lizard; Kynance Cove: 1 Richard’s Pipit. (E O’Connor, A Witheywood, S Wood)

Falmouth Bay: Black Guillemot still. (Birdguides)

Calstock Wetlands: Drake Green-winged Teal still. (Birdguides)

Loe Beach: 2 Surf Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver, 12 Red-breasted Merganser, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper. Also 12+ Common Dolphin. (J St Ledger, T McLeod)

St Ives: 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver. (Birdguides)

Stithians Lake: 20+ Goldfinch, 4 Greenfinch. (A Lea)  Scaup, numbers of Wigeon and Teal, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Kestrel, (J St Ledger, A Lea)

Loe Pool: 20 Pochard. (J Warner)

Polzeath: 1 Black Redstart. (Birdguides)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 11 Canada goose, 9 Mute swan, 39 Shelduck, 26 Wigeon, 11 Mallard, 1 Goosander, 2 Pheasant, 6 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared dove, 5 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 65 Oystercatcher, c.220 Lapwing, c.500 Golden Plover, 1 Grey plover, 14 Ringed plover, 50 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed godwit, 1 Turnstone, 120 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 180 Black-headed gull, 65 Great black-backed gull, 3 Common gull, 75 Herring gull, 1 Cormorant, 3 Little egret, 1 Buzzard, 2 Magpie, 25 Jackdaw, 45 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 1 Blue tit, 1 Great tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Wren, 2 Redwing, 7 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 2 Pied wagtail (M Scawen et al.)

Hannafore:(11:15- 14:42):  3 Slavonian Grebe,  2 Great Northern Diver, 6 Gannet, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Little Egret, 3 Eider (2 drakes), 15 Oystercatcher, 7 Shag, 11 Cormorant and another 30+ on Island, 2 Curlew, 7 Turnstone, 1 Snipe, 2 Dunlin, 6 Rock Pipit, 3 Meadow Pipit  7 Pied Wagtail, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 4 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 2 Wren.(M &  R Frost)

Downderry: 21 Oystercatcher, 21 Turnstone, 360+ Black-headed Gull,  a  Mediterranean  G, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail and 2 Stonechat this afternoon.  At Seaton, male Wigeon still present. (A Payne)

Wacker Quay: 8 Western Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Cormorant, 1 Great-crested Grebe  102 Teal, 3 Mallard, 12 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, c180 Wood Pigeon, 5 Chaffinch, 1 Dunnock. (M &  R Frost)

Culverland Rd to Venslooe Hill, Liskeard: 4+ Pied Wagtail, Jackdaws, Rooks, 2 Carrion Crow, 4 Magpie, Woodpigeons, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Dunnock, 1 Raven, 4 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 41 Herring Gulls roosting. (A Riley)

Par: 1 Kingfisher. (S Bool)

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Richard’s Pipit – Steven Wood
Green-winged Teal (front bird) with Eurasian Teal in background – Martin Webb
Surf Scoter (front left), Long-tailed Duck (behind Surf Scoter)Red-breasted Merganser (right hand side) – John St Ledger
Long-tailed Duck & Red-breasted Merganser’s – John St Ledger
Bar-tailed Godwit – Martin Webb
Lapwing – Martin Webb
Greenfinch – Adrian Lea