Wednesday 27th December 2023

Wednesday 27th December 2023

Hayle Estuary RSPB: near-ad and 2w Caspian Gull, 3 ad Yellow-legged Gull, ad argentatus Herring Gull, 24 Grey Plover, 1 Spoonbill, Scandinavian Rock Pipit (colour ringed EMN still). (R Veal) 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Knot, 29 Shelduck, 3 Grey Plover.(S Grose)

Restronguet Weir: 1 imm. Surf Scoter, 1 female Long-tailed Duck, 1 fem/ imm. Common Scoter, 11 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 45 Shag, 25 Cormorant, 1 male Blackcap, 1 Buzzard (D. Wood, S. Wood, A. Witheywood)

Newlyn: 1 Caspian Gull (1st winter), 1 Great Northern Diver (1st winter). (N R Rogers)1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Rock Pipit. Yellow-legged Gull on Tolcarne rocks.(S Grose)

Marazion: 31 Curlew in field west of St Teresa’s. (S Grose)

Lelant Saltings: 1 Firecrest.(S Grose)

Hayle Harbour: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Grose)

Tehidy: pair Mandarin, 30 Mallard, 1 Firecrest, 9 Siskin, 1 Little grebe, 10 Moorhen. (D Eva, S Willson)  3 Little Grebe, 1 m Mandarin ,1 hybrid Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

North Cliffs: 31 Mediterranean Gull amongst large Gull flock. (S Grose)

Illogan Parish: 200+ Linnet.(S Grose)

Truro, Boscowan Park: 1 Avocet, 2 Little Grebe, 1 ad Med Gull, c120 Black-tailed Godwit (inc. sum plum bird), 3 Greenshank and 1 Kingfisher. (T Wilson)

Devoran Quay: 66 Curlew, 5 Whimbrel, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Oystercatcher, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 40 Redshank, 8 Shelduck, 2 Little Egret, 15 Wigeon, 30 Teal (D. Wood, S. Wood)

Gannel Estuary, Newquay: (near penpol bridge) 3 Goosander (f) 1 Little Grebe. (D Folland)

Maer Lake: 98 Teal, 20 Wigeon, 10 Mallard, 2 Shelduck, 10 Canada Goose, 1 Moorhen, 86 Black-headed Gull, 10 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-Backed gull, 1 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 305 Lapwing, 14 Curlew, 5 Snipe. (K Hannavy)

Bude Marshes: c50 Mallard, c50 Canada Goose, 3 Moorhen, c100 Black-headed Gull, c50 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, c50 Starling, 3 Stonechat, 1 Kingfisher. (K Hannavy)

 

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Mandarin – Simon Willson
1st winter Caspian Gull – Nigel Rogers
Yellow-legged Gull – Shaun Grose