Wednesday 3rd January 2024

Wednesday 3rd January 2024

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Marazion, Red River mouth: 2 Bonaparte’s Gulls again  (T Mills et al) 40 + Turnstone. (J St Ledger)

Video here, https://www.facebook.com/tony.mills.79219/videos/363469826495076/

Tremethick Cross: at least 2 Little Bunting and 150 plus Linnets. (T Pinfield)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ryans Field: Spoonbill still. Plus 1 Snipe,  22 Redshank and 1 Greenshank. (T Pinfield) Carnsew Pool: 3 female Goosanders. (T Pinfield) Adult Ring-billed Gull & drake Green-winged Teal still. (Birdguides) 1 Sparrowhawk. (R Griffiths)

Newlyn: 1 Black Redstart. (S Thomas)

Stithians Lake: 1 Marsh Tit & 4 Reed Bunting from feeder hide. (S Thomas)

Penrose; near Helston: 1 Firecrest, 2 Jay. (I Hayes)

Pennance Point: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Black-Throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, c150 Auk sp, 5+ Common Dolphin and large numbers of feeding Kittiwakes and Gannets. (J Drage Hubert)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 3 Canada goose, 16 Mute swan, 65 Shelduck, 70 Wigeon, 4 Mallard, 2 Teal, 2 Pintail, 4 Wood pigeon, 4 Little grebe, 120 Oystercatcher, 170 Lapwing, 200 Golden plover, 25 Ringed plover, 45 Curlew, 15 Black-tailed godwit, 6 Turnstone, 3 Knot, 120 Dunlin, 80 Redshank, 120 Black-headed gull, 5 Great black-backed gull, 90 Herring gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 Spoonbill, 5 Cattle egret, 6 Grey heron, 8 Little egret, 2 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 12 Carrion crow, 3 Blue tit, 2 Great tit, 5 Long-tailed tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Fieldfare,
10 Redwing, 4 Blackbird, 4 Robin.(M Scawen et al)

Porthilly Point: 1 Diver sp,  14 Common Gull, 4 Greenshank, 5 Curlew, 20 Wigeon. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Goosander (5 m +2 redhead), 1 Long tailed Duck, 6 Great crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher.(S Grose)

Lowland Point to Coverack: Water Pipit on small beach at SW79726 19385. Also 1 Whimbrel, 10 Little Egret, 3+ Chiffchaff. (R Evershed)

Coverack Sewage Works: 1 Firecrest. (R Evershed)

Swanpool, Falmouth: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at SW80072 31626, 2 Great Northern Divers on sea. (R Evershed)

Late news, 2/1, Copperhouse Creek: candidate female American Wigeon in afternoon. Underwing not seen. (M Ahmad)

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Bonaparte’s Gull – John St Ledger
Bonaparte’s Gull – David White
Bonaparte’s Gull – David White
Candidate female American Wigeon (left hand bird) – Mashuq Ahmad
Female Common Teal – Regina Griffiths
Greenshank – Regina Griffiths