Wednesday 4th January 2023

Wednesday 4th January 2023

Helston boating lake: female Ring-necked Duck, 20+ Tufted duck, 8 Shoveler, ‘Muscovy duck’,  7Moorhen, 25+ Coot, 12 Canada goose, Herring gull, Black-headed gull, 2 Mediterranean gull, 2 Mute swan, 3 Redwing, 6 Pied wagtail. (C Foote, T Weston, J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 (2 ad, 1w) Caspian Gull again. (M Ahmad) Also ad Ring-billed Gull and 2w Caspian Gull reported

St Buryan: Little Owl in roadside hedge between here and Catchall. At (50.08796, -5.60112). (R Irvine)

Pendeen (8-11): 3 Great Skua, 1 Grey Phalarope, 11 Manx Shearwater. (S Rogers, P Clement, G Lawlor). Also 7 Cattle Egret in fields East of plantation. (S Rogers) Also Siberian Chiffchaff reported at Portheras.

Longrock: fem Velvet Scoter still offshore with c20 Common Scoter. (I Hayes)

Maenporth: 1 Red-necked Grebe, 4 Great Northern Diver. (R Evershed)

Pendennis Head: 6+ Great Northern Diver. (R Evershed)

Sennen Cove: Pomarine Skua harassing Gannets & Kittiwakes near Cowloe. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Tresillian: 350+ Skylark, 750+ Chaffinch, 300 Linnet, 3+ Woodlark, 50+ Stock Dove. (R Wilkins)

Sandy Cove: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 1 Firecrest. (L Proctor)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Cattle Egret, 18 Tufted Duck, c60 Mallard, c200 Lapwing, c140 Golden Plover, 50 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 11 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit. (R Lockwood)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 3 Great Black-backed Gulls and 3 Crows feeding on a dead Harbour Porpoise. (M Burnley)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: f Sparrowhawk harassing Teal flock, 3 Snipe, 2prs Stonechat, Blue Tits, Great Tits, flock of Long-tailed Tits, Buzzard, Firecrest, Water Pipit. (S. Cox)

Frenchman’s Creek, Helford River: 3 Grey Heron, 2 little Egret,1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe (both fishing successfully in main channel at head of creek), 1 Greenshank, 6 Common Redshank, 2 Cormorant, 3m 2f Mallard, 5 Mute Swan, 1 Shelduck, 1f Kingfisher, 2 Curlew.  Many Goldcrests and a mixed flock of Blue and Great Tits. Small flock of Long-tailed Tits.1 Common buzzard. Also several Cattle Egret in field at Landrivick Farm. (S Chandler)

Wheal Alfred (Hayle): 1 Firecrest & 1 Yellow-browed Warbler opposite Treglisson Campsite this afternoon. (M Whittaker)

Wacker Quay: 29 Avocet. (A Payne)

Torpoint: 7 db Brent Geese. (A Payne) Also 1 Great Northern Diver. (R Treeby)

Anthony House NT: 1 Stock Dove and 1 Green Woodpecker. (R Treeby)

Wilcove:  Whimbrel, Greenshank and 2 Kingfisher. (A Payne)

Spit Beach Par: 55 Oystercatcher, c.25 Curlew over, 3 Eider, 1 Water Rail still in dock area. (R Hampshire)

Sennen: 1 Great Skua, 8 Chough. (I Hayes

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 3 Canada goose, 21 Mute swan, 53 Shelduck, 62 Wigeon, 25 Mallard, 11 Teal, 8 Wood pigeon, 5 Little grebe, 75 Oystercatcher, c.330 Lapwing, c.300 Golden plover, 3 Grey plover, 3 Ringed plover, 95 Curlew, 4 Black-tailed godwit, 170 Dunlin, 1 Common sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 280 Black-headed gull, 42 Great black-backed gull, 6 Common gull, 220 Herring gull, 2 Lesser black-backed gull, 1 Gannet, 2 Cormorant, 1 Shag, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Cattle egret, 11 Grey heron, 5 Little egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, 55 Carrion crow, 2 Blue tit, 1 Great tit, 3 Long-tailed tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Wren, 15 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 6 Redwing, 2 Robin, 7 House sparrow, 1 Grey wagtail, 2 Pied wagtail, 3 Chaffinch. (M Scawen et al)

Wadebridge to Padstow Camel Trail: 5 Bluetit, 1 Meadow Pipit, 500+ Lapwing, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Robin, c20 Mallard, 4 Wood Pigeon, 2 Little Egret, 5 Magpie, 2 Gold crest, 7 Blackbird, 2 Greenshank, 100+ Curlew, c250 Dunlin, 50 + Black headed Gull, 9 Long tailed Tits, 2 Collared Doves, 1 Great Black backed Gull, 70+ Redshank, 3 Common Ringed Plover, 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Little Grebe, 30+ Oyster catchers, 2 Common Gull, 40+ Herring Gull, 250+ Golden Plover, 22 Mute Swan, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Teal, 3 Canada Geese, 30+ Shelduck, 12 Wigeon, c10 Lesser Black Backed gulls, 7 Grey Plover, 1 Peregrine, 1 Cormorant, 100+ Starlings, 1 Rook, 1nSparrowhawk, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Common Sand piper, 2 Jackdaw, 20+ House Sparrow, 1 Mandarin Duck (J. Goodair with Lostwithiel U3A Bird Group)

St Ives: Black-throated Diver reported offshore.

Godrevy: Black Redstart reported.

Ring-necked Duck, Martin Webb
Tufted Duck, Martin Webb
Ring-necked Duck, Charlotte Foote
Ring-necked Duck, Charlotte Foote
Ring-necked Duck, Charlotte Foote
Ring-necked Duck, John St Ledger