Saturday 9th November 2013

Late news 07/11, Gerrans, Roseland: 2 Turtle Doves. (S Croft)

Late news 08/11, Falmouth campus grounds: 1 Black Redstart. (per S perfect)

Late news 08/11, Truro, Killiow Golf: 2 Mistle Thrush. Creegbrawse Chacewater: 50+ Redwing over, 2 Tawny Owl calling. (B Toms)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 Mute Swan + 2 young, 2 Mallard, 26 Tufted Duck, 3 pochard, 2 Teal, 2 Dabchick, 1 Cormorant, 1 Merlin chasing a Meadow Pipit, 1 Lapwing and c30 Meadow Pipit. (MJ Spicer)

Trebullett/South Petherwin: 250+ Golden Plover. (P Crispin)

Penarrow Point: 1 Eider (female). (J St Ledger)

St Just Pool (viewed from Penarrow Point): 10 Black-necked Grebe and 9 Red-breasted Merganser. (J St Ledger)

Marazion beach: Black Redstart, 32 Turnstone and 1 Dunlin. (J Hawkey)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Estuary: 17 Mediterranean Gull (inc 2 x 1st & 1 x 2nd w), 18 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 4 Dunlin, 3 Golden Plover, 1 Peregrine and 1 Sparrowhawk hunting over estuary. (J Hawkey) plus  2 juv White-rumped Sandpiper and 1 Black Redstart. Ryan’s Field: 1 ad White-rumped Sandpiper. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Mediterranean Gull (inc 1 x 2nd w), 1 imm Scaup and 1 Great Crested Grebe. (J Hawkey)

Helston – RNAS Culdrose: Barn Owl over the perimeter road near Hospital Cross. (G Adams)

St. Ives Island: 66 Common Scoter (65 immature/females 1 drake), 4 Mediterranean Gull (3 adults and second winter), 800/hr Kittiwakes, 300+ Gannet, 900/hr Auks, 10 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Fulmar, 7 Great Northern Diver (2 in full breeding plumage), 1 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua and 1 Snow Bunting immature male which was being targeted by a male kestrel. (V Stratton)

Longrock: 1 juv Rose-coloured Starling at Morrisons car park again today. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Plus 3 Great Northern Diver off-shore.

Zennor, Trewey Common: 1 juv Whooper Swan. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Levan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Falmouth, Pendennis Head: 1 Black Redstart (m), 2 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Stonechat (m), 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Great Black-backed Gull and 20 Shag. Castle beach: 2 Rock Pipit, 14 Oystercatcher, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Mediterranean Gull amongst 15 Black-headed Gull, also 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker. Gorrangorras: c45 Curlew, c45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Snipe, 21 Mute Swan, c60 Mallard and 1 Teal. (D Chaney et al)

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Purple Sandpiper, J Irvine

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