Saturday 30th November 2013

Porthleven: 1 Black Redstart and 1 Great Northern Diver. (I Maclean)

Loe Pool: 3 Goosander (1 male, 2 red head). (I Maclean)

Carminowe Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest and 1 tristis Chiffchaff. (I Maclean) 

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Long-tailed Duck, 7 Gadwall, 1 1w Common Gull and c300 Canada plus hybrids. Also a gull showing characteristics of a 1w Amercan Herring Gull. (R Phillips)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 28 Teal, 19 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Water Rail, 5 Moorhen, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 6 Snipe, 1 Tawny Owl, c25,000 Starling (including 1 leucistic Starling), 1 juv Rose Coloured Starling, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker, A Mckechnie & B Sharples)

Sennen: 1 juv American Golden Plover with Golden Plover flock.

Zennor: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier at Trewey Moors.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 f Goldeneye and 2 Shoveler. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Roseland: 2 Chough at Greeb Point. (D Hall)

Buttermilk Hill: 65 Golden Plover. (V Stratton)

Eagles Nest: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (V Stratton)

Gerrans Bay: 11 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-necked Grebe and 6 Slavonian Grebe.

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Friday 29th November 2013

Late news 25/11 Gerrans Bay: 9 Common Scoter, 5 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Whimbrel (heard). (J Hawkey)

Late news 25/11 Pendower Valley: 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare and 2 Bullfinch all feeding on Cotoneaster tree behind the boarded up beachfront property. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Sennen: 1 juv American Golden Plover with Golden Plover flock. (B Rankine – photos)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Mute Swan, 49 Teal, 28 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Water Rail, 5 Moorhen, 3 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 4 Snipe, c15,000 Starling (including 1 leucistic Starling), 1 juvenile Rose-coloured Starling, 2 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Large numbers of Golden Plover on Ryan’s Field. (S Maycock – photo)

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Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin, 2 Stonechat, 5 Snipe and a mixed flock of 20 Redwing and 2 Fieldfare. Also Frogspawn. (D Wright)

Buttermilk Hill:  2 Woodcock 1, Common Snipe and Raven (males displaying). (V Stratton)

Gulval: 16 Redwings (V Stratton)

Roseworthy: 1 Red Kite with Common Buzzard over A30. (V Stratton)

Truro: 1 m Peregrine Falcon at Treliske Hospital. (V Stratton)

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Thursday 28th November 2013

Late news 27/11 Gerrans Bay: 1 ad Pacific Diver still, plus 8 Black-throated Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver. (B Rankin)

Penzance: 1 m Eider, c60 Common Scoter and 3 Great Northern Diver off the harbour. (B Rankin) 1 Firecrest and 3 Blackcap in private garden. (R Phillips)

Men an Tol: 2 Hen Harrier (m,f), 2 Woodcock and 1 m Dartford Warbler. (MJ Spicer)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 3 ad Whooper Swan and 1 Black Swan. (D Conway)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 9 Little Grebe, 300 Lapwing, 25 Snipe, 13 Common Gull (4 1st winter), 3 Goldeneye (1m 2f), 2 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 15 Wigeon, 90 Teal, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon. Also 1 juv female Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blue Tit, Great Tit, House Sparrow, Robin and Reed Bunting ringed by MG. (M Grantham, J St Ledger – photos)

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Lizard Point: 2 Swallow, 2 Chough (1 unringed) and 1 Peregrine. (P Bedford)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Mute Swan, 1 Wigeon, 28 Teal, 39 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 3 Water Rail, 6 Moorhen, 2 Snipe, c20,000 Starling, 1 (possibly 2) juv Rose Coloured Starling, 1 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker, I Webster & J Parker)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck and 1 Green Sandpiper. (C Moore)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 f Goldeneye (P St Pierre)

Sennen: 1 juv American Golden Plover still with Golden Plover.

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Wednesday 27th November 2013

Late news 26/11 Eagle’s Nest: 1 ring-tail Hen Harrier and 1 f Merlin. (V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Mute Swan, 32 Teal, 24 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Water Rail, 5 Moorhen, 7 Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 1 Red-throated Diver offshore. c60 Scoter towards Eastern Green but distant. (DK Parker) 1 all-white Magpie reported near the cemetery. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Mute Swan. 212 Canada Geese, 46 Greylag, 13 hybrid geese, 2 Muscovy Duck, 43 Mallard, 2 Call Duck, 4 Gadwall, 15 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Common Gull, 3 Bullfinch and 3 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Trenow/Little London: Long-tailed Duck still plus 3 Great Northern Divers. (I Webster)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull and 8 Med Gull. (C Moore, D King) 5 Little Grebe, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c8 Herring Gull and 2 Great Black-backed Gull at North Quay. c160 Wigeon, 5 Redshank, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 26 Herring Gull & 10 Black-headed Gull. (D King)

Tresillian River, St Clements to Tresemple Pool: 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank and 10+Black-tailed Godwit. (T & M Hasdell)

Millbrook Lake: 52 Teal, 33 Black tailed Godwit, 6 Little Egret, 38 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 4 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher and 3 Mediterranean Gull (B Taggart)

Towan Head: 5 Purple Sandpiper and 2 Grey Plover. (P McVey)

St Ives Island: 4 Common Scoter west. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Scillonian III Crossing: 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Bonxie and 150 Common Dolphins. (P Semmens)

Falmouth: 1 m Blackcap on a garden feeder. (J St Ledger)

Camel Estuary Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 40 Blackbird, c150  Black-headed Gull, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 10 Blue Tit, 2 Bullfinch, 6 Buzzard, 10 Canada Goose, c150 Carrion Crow, 12 Chafinch, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Common Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 20 Cormorant, c250 Curlew, c500 Dunlin, 4 Dunnock, c400 Golden Plover, 2 Goldcrest, 6 Goosander, 60 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Tit, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Grey Heron, 20 Grey Plover, 1 Grey Wagtail, c250 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 20 Jackdaw, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, c600 Lapwing, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Little Egret, 6 Little Grebe, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Magpie, 50 Mallard, 4 Meadow Pipit, 25 Mute Swan, c200 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Raven, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, c400 Redshank, 12 Redwing, c50 Ringed Plover, 15 Robin, 30 Rook, 2 Shelduck, 10 Snipe, 6 Sonf Thrush, 1 Spotted Redshank, c1000 Starling, 2 Turnstone, 20 Wigeon, c120 Wood Pigeon and 4 Wren. (The “Martin Cutland” Wednesday Wildlife Walk, per C Travis)

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Tuesday 26th November 2013

A murmuration of Starlings at Marazion on 25/11 by P Dinning.

Newlyn Coombe: 1 Dipper and 1 Sparrowhawk. (MJ Spicer, TD Mills – photos)

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Mount’s Bay: 3 Great Northern Diver off Wherrytown, 3 Purple Sandpiper on Battery Rocks, 1 m Eider and 1 Red-throated Diver off the harbour and c80 Common Scoter and 3 Great Northern Diver off Long Rock. (MJ Spicer – photo) 3 Great Northern Diver and a pod of 8 Bottlenose Dolphin off Tolcarne, drifting towards Mousehole. (TD Mills – photos)

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Trenow: Long Tailed Duck, 10 Teal on the sea, 5+ Redshank, 30+ Turnstone,  c200 Starling, 15+ Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew, Little Egret, 1 Black Redstart, Kestrel and a Great Northern Diver at Little London. (R Menari – photo)

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Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slav Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Little Grebe, 10 Gadwall, 3 Goldeneye (1m, 2f), 12 Pochard 3 Common Gull, 50+ Wigeon, 40+Teal, 5 Lapwing. (J St Ledger – photos)

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Ponsanooth: 3 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest and 1 Green Sandpiper. (M Grantham, E Inzani – photos)

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Coverack: 2 Firecrest  and 4 ad Med Gull. (S Bury)

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Gwennap: 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe and 1 Water Rail in newly created reedbed. (M Grantham)

Marazion Marsh: 2 Mute Swan, 17 Teal, 21 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Water Rail, 8 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Oystercatcher, 5 Snipe, c20,000 Starling (1 with a pure white tail) and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker, B Sharples – photos)

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Menabilly / Polridmouth Beach: 13 Carrion Crow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Robins, 1 Common Buzzard and 2+ Raven. c22 Herring Gull, 12 Black-headed Gull, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 27 Mallard, 4 Mute Swan and 6 Coot around beach. Also a probable 1w female Ring Ouzel in scrubby area by boardwalk adjacent to beach mid morning. (D King)

Gribbin Head: 10 Long-tailed Tit, 2+ Robin, 2 Stonechat, 16 Wood Pigeon, 2 Wren and 1 Peregrine. 3 Great Northern Diver in St Austell Bay viewed from Little Gribbin. 30-40 Canada Geese in field feeding just north of Little Gribbin with 2 Bar-headed Geese. (D King)

Par Beach: 1 Bar-headed Goose by beach pool and 7 Great Crested Grebe. (D King)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 m Blackcap and 1 Kingfisher in private garden. (C Hughes)

Mylor Churchtown to Penarrow Point: 1 f Eider, Curlew, Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher and 30 Shag.

MJS

Monday 25th November 2013

Late news Sennen Cove: An Arctic Tern found dead at Sennen Cove in September with a GPS tracker has been traced back to the island of Sorgu, Estonia, where it was ringed on 26th June 2013. It had also been seen on Ythan Estuary in Scotland.

Late news 24/11 Lizard Point: 2 House Martin and 1 Swallow. (G Arnold)

Newlyn Coombe: 1 Dipper, 1 Woodcock, 1 Firecrest, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush and 1 Chiffchaff. (TD Mills)

Men-an-Tol: 6 Fieldfare, 3 Stonechat and 1 Dartford Warbler heard. (TD Mills)

Scillonian III Crossing: 1 Little Auk, 5 Bonxies and 18 Balearic Shearwaters. (P Semmens)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 22 Teal, 18 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Water Rail, 11 Moorhen, 2 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 8 Snipe, 27 Curlew over, c20,000 Starling and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 22 Sanderling on the beach. (DK Parker)

Gerrans Bay: 1 ad Pacific Diver,  5 Black-throated Diver and 1 Red-necked Grebe off Pendower Beach.

Sennen: 1 juv American Golden Plover with Golden Plover flock.

Porthpean: 3 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver and 43 Common Scoter. (D Julian)

Charlestown: 1 f Eider. (D Julian)

Maer Lake CBWPS: 2 Little Stint.

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 8 Gadwall and 140+ Lapwing. (J St Ledger)

Porthleven: 200+ Linnet on lines alongside road. (J St Ledger) 

Loe Pool: 6 Goosander (5f 1m) and 5 Great Crested Grebe. (J St Ledger)

Loe Bar: 2 Great Northern Diver (calling), 8 Common Scoter and 1 Razorbill on the sea. (J St Ledger – all photos) 

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Helston Boating Lake: 1 Whooper Swan still. (J St Ledger)

Rosenannon Down: 1 Short-eared Owl and 2 Merlin this evening. (D Julian)

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Sunday 24th November 2013

Late news 23/11 Men an Tol: 1 2w male Northern Harrier flew through at 14:30, re-identified from additional photographs received. (all photos B Sharples)

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Late news 23/11 Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I MacLean)

Men an Tol: 4 Hen Harrier (1 ad Male), 1 Merlin, 2 Kestrel, 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Woodcock. (mo)

Sennen: 1 juv American Golden Plover with c350 Golden Plover in fields above Trevorian Pool. (M Ahmad)

Trewey Common: 1 juv Whooper Swan killed by a fox. (V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 17 Teal, 21 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Water Rail, 8 Moorhen, 3 Oystercatcher, 9 Snipe, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker & L Proctor)

Marazion/Longrock: c60 Common Scoter, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Red-throated Diver. (DK Parker & L Proctor)

Penzance: 1 m Eider near Battery Rocks. (L Proctor)

Marazion: 1 f Black Redstart, 2 Redshank and 3 Great Northern Diver at Little London. (L Proctor)

Carminowe Valley (near Loe Pool): 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 tristis type Chiffchaff, 15+ collybita Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest. (I MacLean)

Malpas: 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 320+ Dunlin, 18 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher. Also numbers of Wigeon, Teal, Shelduck, Oystercatcher, Curlew and Little Egret. (J St Ledger – photo)

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Carbis Bay: 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (D King)

St Ives: 3 Little Auk, 5 Razorbills, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Kestrel from The Island late morning. (D King)

Hayle: 1 Kingfisher & 4 Little Grebe at North Quay. (D King)

Lethytep Lanreath: 1 Mistle Thrush (P Hambly)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Long-tailed Duck (B Mellows)

Bude Marsh: 3 Grey Heron, 3 Wigeon, 2 Robin, 6 Moorhen, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Buzzard, 1 Wren and 63 Canada Geese. (RC Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Goosander, 2 Treecreeper, 4 Little Grebe and1 Wren plus Chaffinch, Blue, Great, Coal, Marsh Tit, Greenfinch and Nuthatch on the feeders in the car park. (RC Mudge)

Roseland Peninsula: 6 Cirl Bunting. See link – http://montscornwall.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/cirl-bunting-goldfinch.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+MontsCornwall/Kernow+(MONTS+CORNWALL/+KERNOW)

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