Tuesday 3rd December 2013

Late news 1/12 Gerrans Bay: 4 Common Scoter, 8 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Whimbrel, 11 Slavonian Grebe, 49 Dunlin and 2 ad Med Gull. (G&L Carr)

Mousehole: 1 Black Redstart and 1 Grey Wagtail. (S Maycock)

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Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest and 15 Chiffchaff. Following weblink compares recent Siberian Chiffchaffs caught: http://cornishringing.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/interesting-sibe-chiff-at-carnon-downs.html  (M Grantham)

Gwennap Sewage Works: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Green Sandpiper and 1 Water Rail. (M Grantham)

Millbrook Lake: 52 Black-tailed Godwit, 55 Dunlin, 38 Redshank,1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 42 Teal, 1 Egyptian Goose and 5 Little Egret. (B Taggart)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1m Goldeneye and 2 Jay. (C Moore)

Nanquidno Pool: 1 Water Rail. (C Moore)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Shoveler, 14 Teal, 19 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Water Rail, 2 Moorhen, 5 Snipe,1 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Marazion: c50 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher and 2 Bar-tailed Godwit on the beach plus 1 drake Goldeneye and 2 Shelduck offshore. (DK Parker)

Crousa Downs: 1 Richard’s Pipit at Little Treleaver.

Newquay: 1 Black Redstart at Great Western Beach.

Penzance: 2 Great Northern Diver off Battery Rocks and one off Eastern Green. (Sennen Cove Birdwtching)

Pendennis: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 5 Balearic Shearwater west,1 Eider west with 4 Auk spp., 2 Common Scoter asleep about 1 mile out before being disturbed by a fishing boat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4+ Med Gull in the bay and 1 Whimbrel heard. (D Chaney)

Castle Beach:Grey Wagtail and 1 Stonechat. (D Chaney)

Gyllyngvase: 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Turnstone, 1 Curlew and 2 Med Gull. (D Chaney)

Swanvale: 1 Firecrest, 1 Nuthatch and 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker heard.(D Chaney)

Gorrangorras: c30 Redshank, 2 Greenshank,10+ Curlew, 12 Turnstone, 3 Snipe, 21 Mute Swan, 23+ Teal, 15+ Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe and 1 Kingfisher. (D Chaney)

Argal Res: 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swan, c100 Redwing over,1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Robin and 1 Dunnock in the overflow stream. (D Chaney)

College Res: 2 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 33+ Cormorant roosting, 500+ Jackdaw in to roost, Wigeon relatively low numbers, Tufted Ducks etc and 1 Marsh Tit. (D Chaney, S Perfect)

MJS