Friday 6th December 2013

Late news 5/12, St George’s Island, Looe:  2 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Scoter, 3 Kittiwake, 1 ad Lesser Black-backed Gull (however it was slightly larger than nearby Herring Gulls), many (mostly adult) Greater Black-backed Gull (incl several ringed individuals), 3 Redshank, 1 Turnstone, 2 Curlew, several Oystercatcher, 23+ Gannet, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, Cormorants, Shags, Herring Gulls, Black-headed Gulls, 8 Mallard,  1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail,  Pied Wagtails, 2 Pheasant, 9+ Blackbirds, 1 f Stonechat, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Raven, 3 Carrion Crow, Meadow & Rock Pipits, Wrens, Dunnock and a few Fulmars incl a pair together on a nesting ledge, plus 3 ad Grey Seal. (Sightings from the island during Cornwall Seal Group survey, R Hurrell)

Charlestown harbour: 1 Common Scoter. (D Hastilow)

College Reservoir: 1 f Goldeneye. (S Gossey)

Wacker Quay: 3 Spoonbill. (D Allan)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Bittern, 4 Little Grebe, 46 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 1 Tufted, 2 Cormorant, 2 Oystercatcher, 20 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 2 Water Rail, 4 Mute Swan, 39 Mallard,  6 Moorhen, 3 Stonechat, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Pied Wagtail. (D Flumm & DK Parker)

Marazion, beach: 1 Merlin. (P&H Taylor) 5 Oystercatcher. (DK Parker)

Penzance, Chyandour:  1  Mediterranean Gull and 1 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Mylor Churchtown, Penarrow Point: 2 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Northern Diver, 5 Red-breasted Merganser (2m, 3f), 11 Common Scoter (resting on water), 1 Eider (f), 14 Turnstone, 5 Redshank and 1 Curlew. (J St Ledger) 4+ Red-breasted Merganser, 11 Common Scoter, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 21 Black-necked Grebe and 15+ small Grebe sp., 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Eider (f), 2 Little Grebe and 6 Grey Heron. (D Chaney)

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Whimbrel, J St Ledger

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Mixed waders, J St Ledger

Helston Loe: 2 Bittern. (S Bury)

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Bittern, S Bury

Millendreath: 4 Great Northern Diver. (D Spooner)

Mount Edgcumbe:14+ Little Egret (from the Drakes Island roost), 12 Grey Heron and maybe 100-200+ Black headed Gull.  (R Hurrell)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Firecrest. (L Proctor)

Goldsithney: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff in private garden. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Boscastle: 1 Black Redstart.

St. Clement: 1 Spotted Redshank.

Falmouth, Pendennis: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Diver sp flew west, 7 Common Scoter. Castle Beach: 47 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, c270 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Rock Pipit and 1 Stonechat. Swanpool Point: c20 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover. Swanpool: 2 Water Rail (h), 1 Kingfisher and 1 Great Crested Grebe. Gorrangorras, Penryn River35+ Redshank, 31 Curlew, 1 Greenshank and c400 Linnet. (D Chaney)

Devoran: 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 40+ Dunlin and 3 Common Gull. (D Chaney)

Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 15+ Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest (1 ringed bird), 2 Reed Bunting and 3 Grey Wagtail. (D Chaney)

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