Thursday 5th December 2013

Late news 4/12, Millbrook Lake: 83 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Taggart)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 55 Tufted Duck, 32 Teal, 1 Gadwall and 1 Little Grebe. (S Turner)

Maer Lake: 10 Snipe, c150 Golden Plover, c30 Wigeon, c25 Teal, 30 Lapwing and 7 Curlew. (R Mudge)

Rosevidney: 1m Merlin on telegraph pole along Gitchell Lane. (MJ Spicer)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Shoveler, 30 Teal, 39 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 2 Moorhen, 2 Sparrowhawk, 9 Snipe and c25,000 Starling including the leucistic bird. (DK Parker)

Sennen: 1 1W American Golden Plover with Golden Plover.

Pendennis Point: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Razorbill, 30+ auk sp, 10+ Kittiwake, 5+ Mediterranean Gull, 50+ Gannet, c20 Turnstone, 1 Curlew, 1 Common Scoter, 8 Oystercatcher, plus Raven, Kestrel and Meadow Pipit. (D Chaney)

Looe, Hannafore Point:  20 Mediterranean Gull and 1 drake Eider near the banjo pier. (M Beer)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Long-tailed Duck. (S Maycock)

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Wednesday 4th December 2013

Late news 3/12 Gerrans Bay: 30 Black-throated Diver, 10 Great Northern Diver, 11 Common Scoter, 2 Red-necked Grebe and 5 Slavonian Grebe off Pendower beach. (S Gay)

Truro: 1m Dipper singing by the weir at The Leats. (S Rogers)

Long Rock: 1m Goldeneye offshore. (S Turner)

Penarrow Point, Mylor Churchtown: 21 Black-necked Grebe, 12 Red-breasted Merganser, 8f Common Scoter, 1f Eider. (J St Ledger)

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Little London: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Med Gull. (C Moore)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Shoveler, 26 Teal, 38 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 2 Moorhen, 1 Oystercatcher, 7 Snipe and1 Raven. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 2 Great Northern divers offshore. (DK Parker)

Gerrans Bay: 8 Black-throated Diver, 8 Great Northern Diver,  2 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe and 17 Med Gull off Pendower beach.  

Sennen: 1 juv American Golden Plover still.

Goonhilly Down: 1m Hen Harrier hunting Meadow Pipits. (J Hawkey)

St Mabyn: c2,000 Wood pigeon in a flock. (P Spong)

Falmouth: 25-30 Turnstone on Castle Beach. (P Martin)

Pendennis: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Balearic Shearwater west, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2Black-throated Diver west, 8 Wigeon (1 ad male) and 4 Shoveler (2m 2f). Also distant auks, Kittiwakes, Gannets and Med Gulls in small numbers. (D Chaney)

Castle Beach: 1 Stonechat and 1 Little Egret. (D Chaney)

College Reservoir:  2 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, c15 Wigeon, c25 Tufted Duck, 25Teal, 1 1w m Scaup, c50 Coot, 5+ Moorhen, Grey Heron, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Snipe and 10+ Redwing. (D Chaney)

Camel Estuary Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 45 Bar-tailed Godwit, 25 Blackbird, c200  Black-headed Gull, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 1 Blue Tit, 4 Buzzard, 30 Canada Goose, c150 Carrion Crow, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Common Gull, 6 Cormorant, c250 Curlew, c500 Dunlin, 3 Dunnock, 1 Goldeneye, c4000 Golden Plover, 2 Goosander, c300 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Greenshank, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Grey Wagtail, c350 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 25 Jackdaw, 1 Kestrel, 1 Knot, c1500 Lapwing, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 40 Little Egret, 10 Little Grebe, 2 Magpie, 15 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 40 Mute Swan, c200 Oystercatcher, 3 Peregrine, 8 Pied Wagtail, 5 Raven, 25 Red-legged Partridge, c400 Redshank, 12 Redwing, c50 Ringed Plover, 15 Robin, 30 Rook, 2 Shelduck, 10 Snipe, 6 Song Thrush, 1 Spotted Redshank, c500 Starling, 2 Turnstone, 10 Wigeon, c120 Wood Pigeon and 1 Wren. (The “Martin Cutland” Wednesday Wildlife Walk, per C Travis)

MJS