Sunday 30th November 2014

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 29 Teal, 10 Mallard, 1 male Pintail, 1 Cormorant, 5 Little Grebe, 19 Moorhen, 3 Water Rail, 2 Coot, 1+ Bittern, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 21 Snipe, 1 Swallow, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 4 Stonechat. (DK Parker, R Wilkins, B Mellow & R Farnes – photo)

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Windmill Farm: 2 Lapland Bunting. (D Wright)

Porthgwarra: 1 f Desert Wheatear, 4 Black Redstart, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Chough, 1 Firecrest and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (L Proctor, D Eva, S Turner photo 1 & DS Flumm – photos 2-5)

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Kelynack: 1 Dusky Warbler. (D Eva)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Dartford Warbler, 1 Fieldfare, c50 Golden Plover, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Kestrel. (P&H Taylor)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Bar-headed Goose with Cananda Goose flock. (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Peregrine, 23 Golden Plover and 3 Snipe plus 9 Greenfinch on feeders. (A Bowers, J St Ledger – photo)

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Swanpool, Falmouth: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Kingfisher. (A Bowers, J St Ledger & D Chaney)

Falmouth: 1 Black Redstart and 5 Blackcap at Florence Place. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras: c30 Redshank, 4 Mute Swan, 7 Little Egret and 25+ Curlew at high tide. (D Chaney)

Marazion: 27 Sanderling and 5 Ringed Plover on the beach. (DK Parker) Also 4 Great Northern Diver offshore.

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: 1 Water Rail, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff plus 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 dark-bellied Brent Goose offshore. (L Proctor)

Polgigga: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler on Bosistow Lane east of cottages. (M Wallace)

Penzance: 1 Black Redstart near station.

Gannel Estuary: 2 f American Wigeon still.

 MJS & DKP

Saturday 29th November 2014

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 4 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 27 Teal, 12 Mallard, 1 male Pintail, 1 Cormorant, 5 Little Grebe, 23 Moorhen, 4 Water Rail, 2 Coot, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 10 Snipe, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Stonechat. c25,000 Starlings at dusk. (DK Parker)  Also 1 Bittern reported.

Newlyn: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest and 1 Water Rail at Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Kelynack: Dusky Warbler still, showing well in copse east of caravan park along path opposite white cottage, also a Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff and 3 Redwing. (L Proctor, R Farnes (photo) & S Rowe)

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Porthgwarra: Female Desert Wheatear still by the coastguard station, Yellow-browed Warbler still in 60ft Cover, 2 Merlin, 2 Chough and 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly. (L Proctor, M Wallace & J Hawkey)

Sancreed: Ringtail Hen Harrier, 41 Skylark, 4 Redwing, 4 Stonechat and a new Black Redstart at Trannack Farm. (DS Flumm)

Penberth: 3 Chiffchaff and 6 Goldcrest. (DS Flumm)

Treen: 5 Fieldfare and Small Tortoishell butterfly still on the wing. (DS Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: 5 Goldeneye, 10 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 50+ Wigeon, 35 Teal, 15 Little Grebe, 150+ Lapwing. On and beneath the feeders at the cut-off hide; 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch, 10+ Chaffinch, 2 Robin, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Water Rail, 2 Moorhen, 1 Jay, 2 Stonechat. (D Wheeler & J St Ledger)

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Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Bar-headed Goose, 35 Greylag Geese and several hundred Canada Geese, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Mandarin and 1 male Gadwall. (J Hawkey)

St Buryan: Black Redstart in a private garden at Tower Meadows. (P&H Taylor)

Men-an-Tol: 2 Hen Harrier (m & f) at c mid day, also 4 Dartford Warbler, 1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Heron and 30-40 Golden Plover. (M Chapman & D Hall)

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Zennor: Ringtail Hen Harrier drifting along ridge of Zennor Hill at 15:00 and 2 Black Redstarts at the Tinners Arms pub. (D Hall)

Porthleven: 2 Black Redstarts. (I Maclean)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 20+ Lapwing, 50+ Black-tailed Godwit, 20 + Curlew, 5 Snipe, 4 Pintail, 30+ Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Greenfinch and 1 Goldfinch plus Fieldfare and Redwing. (S Marquis)

Falmouth Docks: 1 Common Gull and 1 Grey Wagtail. (S Perfect)

Pendennis: 2 Whimbrel, 6 Great Northern Diver (4 in the Carrick Roads, 2 offshore between Pendennis and Pennance), 1 ad Med Gull, 1 Firecrest, Goldcrests and 1 Red Admiral. (S Perfect)

Swanpool Churchyard: 1 Red Admiral. (S Perfect)

Swanpool: 2 1w drake Scaup, 1 juv. Long-tailed Duck* (present since 4th November), 2 Kingfisher, 2 ad Med Gulls, 1 Great Crested Grebe and c10 Little Grebe. (S Perfect)

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Coverack: Richard’s Pipit this afternoon at Little Treleaver. (J Foster)

Penzance: Black Redstart still by the station. Also Brent Goose offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Gannel Estuary: 2 female American Wigeon still with 53 Wigeon and 2 Teal. (S Rowe)

St Ives: Jack Snipe at Buttermilk Hill.

Marazion: 8 Great Northern Diver and 3 Black-throated Diver offshore.

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Friday 28th November 2014

Amble Marsh: 1 Snow Goose with Canada Geese, 2f 3m Northern Pintail, 4 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, many Teal and Wigeon, 30+ Curlew, 4 Knot, 3 Snipe, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 40+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 50+ Lapwing, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Buzzard, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 9 Stock Dove, 30+ Fieldfare and few Redwing. (D Mays) Also 1 Jack Snipe reported.

Porth Nanven: 4 Black Redstart. (P&H Taylor)

Sennen Cove: Black Redstart at the lifeboat station.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs still at Copperhouse Creek.

Kelynack: 1 Dusky Warbler still.

Marazion: 1 Pacific Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver this morning.

MJS & DKP

Thursday 27th November 2014

Polly Joke and West Pentire Head: 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Ruddy Turnstone, 20+ Gannet, 20+ Fulmar, 2 Stonechat, 20 Meadow Pipit, 10+ Song Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel,  2 Pied Wagtail, 30+ Skylark, 13 Linnet, 4 Greenfinch and 6 Goldfinch + all the usual suspects. (D Mays)

Porthgwarra: 1 Desert Wheatear again. (M Chapman) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in 60ft cover and a Snow Bunting north over Trevean. (M Wallace)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 2 American Wigeon still, 2 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 2 Stonechat, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (D Mays)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 4 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 24 Teal, 18 Mallard, 1 Pintail, 1 Cormorant, 5 Little Grebe, 20 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 2 Bittern, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Snipe, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Stonechat. c20,000 Starlings at dusk. (DK Parker)

Longrock: 2 (female type) Red-breasted Mergansers. (I Webster)

Helson: Whooper swan back on the boating lake. (T Blunden)

Sennen Cove: 1 Black Redstart in the lifeboat station. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Buttermilk Hill: 1 Jack Snipe and 45 Golden Plover. (V Stratton)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Snow Goose with Canada Geese.

Falmouth, Gorrangorras: 65 Curlew, 12 Redshank and 2 Greenshank. (S Perfect)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Copperhouse Creek: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs still. Carnsew Pool: 1 Great Northern Diver.

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff still.

Penzance: 2 Black Redstart in Railway Station area.

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Wednesday 26th November 2014

Late News 24/11 St Ives: 4 Woodcock at Buttermilk Hill. (V Stratton)

Late News 25/11 Zennor Hill: 1 Snow Bunting. (V Stratton)

Porthgwarra: 1 Desert Wheatear plus 1 Hen Harrier and 1 Short-eared Owl. (M Wallace et al)

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Kelynack: 1 Dusky Warbler still.

Marazion: 1 Pacific Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver and 13 Great Northern Diver.

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 4 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 29 Teal, 16 Mallard, 1 Pintail, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 21 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 4 Stonechat. (DK Parker) Also 1 Bittern plus 2 Firecrest in conifers by Red River.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs at Lelant Saltings from Old Quayhouse Inn. 4 Goosander on Ryan’s Field. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Also Great Northern Diver in Carnsew Basin.

Sennen: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at Brew Sewage Works.

Gannel Estuary: 2 f American Wigeon, 51 Eurasian Wigeon and 10 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

St Erth: 1 Tawny Owl. (MJ Spicer)

Penzance: 2 Black Redstart by station.

Par Beach/Bay: 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 18 Shag, 5 Cormorant, 13 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 59 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 18 Black-headed Gull, 2 Curlew and 1 Knot. (M Whittaker)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Blackbird, 14 Black-headed Gull, 13 Mute Swan, 31 Canada Goose, 8 Moorhen, 11 Coot, 2 Pied Wagtail, 19 Mallard, 14 Herring Gull, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Dunnock, 8 Carrion Crow, 1 Robin, 60 Starling, 1 Wren, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Magpie, 2 Long Tailed Tit,1  Blue Tit  and 1 Grey Heron. (M Whittaker)

Towednack: 1 ring tailed Hen Harrier. (V Stratton)

Nanjizal: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (K Wilson)

MJS & DKP

Tuesday 25th November 2014

Late news, 23/11, Cheesewring Quarry: 4 Ring Ouzel

St. Buryan: 1 Black Redstart still, Tower Meadows. (P&H Taylor)

Kelynack: 1 Dusky Warbler still. (P&H Taylor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Pintail, 2 Coot, 2 Snipe and 22 Curlew over. (MJ Spicer)

Penzance: At least 3 Black Redstart on rocks east of bus station. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion: 1 ad Pacific Diver between St Michael’s Mount and Rocky Island and 9 Great Northern Diver. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reservem Copperhouse Creek: 1w Lesser Yellowlegs again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Carrick Roads, between Messack Farm and Turnaware Point: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 51 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Great Northern Diver, 21 Red-breasted Merganser, 9 Mute Swan. Also Messack Farm, 8 Brambling. (S Gay in the morning) In afternoon: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 36 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 8 Red-breasted Merganser and 3 Mute Swan. (D Hall)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 4 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 21 Teal, 14 Mallard, 1 Pintail, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 22 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Cetti’s Warbler and 1 Stonechat. (DK Parker) 4 Bitterns at dusk. (P St Pierre)

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Monday 24th November 2014

Late news, Men-an-Tol: 2 (m & f) Hen Harrier, 33 Golden Plover and 20 Fieldfare. (B Field)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Porth Kidney Beach:  2 Sandwich Tern and 3 Stonechat. Carnsew Basin: 16 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Little Grebe, 10 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Grey Plover, 43 Dunlin, 4 Curlew, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 14 Redshank and 1 Sparrowhawk. Ryan’s Field: 5 Wigeon, 1 Water Rail, 1 Black Redstart, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Redshank, 2 Snipe, 7 Linnet, 1 Jay, 2 Little Egret and 2 Grey Heron. (D Flumm) Copperhouse Creek: 1 juv Lesser Yellowlegs. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kelynack: 1 Dusky Warbler again. (B Field)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 2 Bittern, 4 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 31 Teal, 22 Mallard, 1 Pintail, 1 Cormorant, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Water Rail, 21 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 17 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker & R Farnes) 1 Swallow at roost. (S Turner & DK Parker)

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Marazion: 1 Pacific Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver and 7 Great Northern Diver offshore. (DK Parker)

Bone: 1 Richard’s Pipit still, plus 6 Snipe, 2 Stonechat, 2 Jay, 3 Redwing, 22 Meadow Pipit and a Weasel. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 248 Canada Geese, 39 Greylag, 8 hybrid geese, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 2 Muscovy Duck, 55 Mallard, 2 Call Duck, 1 Mandarin, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Moorhen, 2 Jay and 1 Kingfisher. (DK Parker)

Pentewan: 1 Chaffinch, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Blackbird, 28 Herring Gull, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Robin, 1 Black-throated Diver, 9 Mallard, 15 Jackdaw, 9 Great Black Backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 1 Wood Pigeon, 1 Blue Tit, 8 Black Headed Gull, 1 Wren, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Long Tailed Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Dunnock, 1 Cormorant & 1 Song Thrush. (M Whittaker)

Porthpean: 1 Little Egret, 20 Herring Gull, 6 Black Headed Gull, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Cormorant, 38 Fulmar, 1 Guillemot, 1 Great Black Backed Gull, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Wood Pigeon, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Robin & 1 Dunnock. (M Whittaker)

Polgigga: 2 Swallow between Polgigga and Treen this afternoon. (P St Pierre)

Sennen Cove: 1w Ring-billed Gull 11:20-11:30 then flew east towards Sennen School, also 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (P St Pierre)

Mylor Churchtown: 8 Black-necked Grebe, 9 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Northern Diver, 11 Turnstone. Also 2 Reed Bunting and 1 Chiffchaff. (J St Ledger)

Carrick Roads, Loe Beach: 1 Common Sandpiper. (J St Ledger) Also 18 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Great Northern Diver, 12 Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Black-throated Diver. (R Wilkins)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Also 1 Firecrest, 1 Water Rail, 5 Chiffchaff and 5 Long-tailed Tit. (M Ahmad & T Mills)

Falmouth, Penryn River, Gorrangorras: c100 Curlew, 20+ Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 5+ Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 15 Mute Swan, 10+ Mallard, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Chaney)

Sennen, Brew Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff still.

Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff. (R Wilkins)

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