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January 16th 2013

Camel Estuary, (Wadebridge to Tregunna); 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20+ Blackbird, 600 Black-headed Gull, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 1 Blue Tit, 6 Buzzard, 350 Canada Goose, 60 Carrion Crow, 2 Chaffinch, 5 Collared Dove, 2 Common Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 20 Cormorant, 100  Curlew, 1500+ Dunlin, 5 Dunnock, 1500+ Golden Plover, 1 Goldcrest, 50+ Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Great Tit, 7 Greenshank, 2 Grey Heron, 10 Grey Plover, 60+ Herring Gull, 4 House Sparrow, 20 Jackdaw, 5 Knot, 150+ Lapwing, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Little Egret, 10 Little Grebe, 4 Magpie, 8 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 45 Mute Swan, 30+ Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Raven, 10+ Red-legged Partridge, 200+ Redshank, 1 Redwing, 20 Ringed Plover, 8 Robin, 10 Rook, 30+ Shelduck, 1 Snipe, 10 Song Thrush, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1000+  Starling, 18 Teal, 2 Turnstone, 1 Water Rail, 35 Wigeon, 20+ Woodpigeon, 5  Wren. (Martin Cutland Nature Walks, per C Travis)

Cant Hill; 3 Buzzard, 12 Raven, 1 Kestrel thermalling at midday. (D Julian & C Selway)

Old Town Cove area; 170 Herring Gull, 3 Greenshank including the Ythan bird, 34 Cormorant, 116 Oystercatcher, 4 Raven, 2 Mute Swan, 9 Wigeon, 12 Goosander, 128 Black-headed Gull, 18 Common Gull, 71 Curlew, 3 Shelduck, 1 first winter Ring-billed Gull, 29 Grey Plover, 200 Dunlin, 1 Canada Goose, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Kestrel, 10 Redwing, 1 Chaffinch, 3 Blackbird, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 1 Pheasant, 2 Red-legged Partridge. (D Julian & C Selway)

Padstow area; 89 Oystercatcher, 8 Cormorant, 160 Great Black-backed Gull, 3000 Herring Gull, 143 Lapwing, 1000 Black-headed Gull, 70 Common Gull, 10 Curlew, 3 Heron, 27 Turnstone, 10 Wigeon, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Razorbill, 2 Shelduck, 6 Blackbird, 10 Woodpigeon, 6 Redwing, 1 Dunnock, 2 Great Tit, 1 Firecrest, 1 Wren, 2 Robin. (D Julian & C Selway)

Pinkson Creek; 3 Little Grebe, 6 Redshank, 4 Black-headed Gull, 7 Heron, 106 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 2 Mallard, 1 lapwing, 7 Jackdaw, 2 Raven, 1 Robin, 2 Blackbird. (D Julian & C Selway)

Rosenannon Downs; 2 male Hen Harrier, 1 Short-eared Owl. (per Cornwall Birding)

Trevelver area; 68 Cormorant roosting on the shoreline at high tide. (D Julian & C Selway)

The large numbers of Herring Gull were all feeding on the fish pushed into the estuary. This is the largest number I have seen here.

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