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.

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