Friday 7th November 2014

Late picture, 5/11, Colliford Reservoir: 1 Common Crane. (M Beer)

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Common Crane, Mike Beer

Porthgwarra: 22 Golden Plover on the moor beyond the wall, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff in swallows and 1 Siberian Chiffchaff in 60ft cover. (B Field) Also 1 Balearic Shearwater past.

Kingsmill: 4 Lapwing, 1 Spotted Redshank,  1  1w Mediterranean Gull, 53  Black-tailed Godwit and small no’s of Dunlin (30), Greenshank and Redshank. (M Beer)

Newquay, Towan Headland: 2 Little Gull, 3 fem Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Balearic Shearwater, also good numbers of Kittwake, Gannet, Auks and Fulmar also 2 Raven, 4 Rock Pipit and 4 Stonechat. (D Mays) Later: 3 Manx Shearwater, 2 more Little Gulls ( not the same birds as the earlier two as one was a 1st winter second time out) also 5 Common Scoter. (D Mays, M Lammas and S Rowe)

Penryn River: 1 Whimbrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ruff and 2 Ringed Plover (still) opposite Golden Lion. (J St Ledger)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 4 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 2 Teal, 4 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe, 29 Moorhen, 3 Grey Heron, 15,000+ Starling and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker)

Pendeen Watch, before 9 am: 8 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Sooty Shearwater. (P Combridge) 09:30 – 11:00: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 3 Fulmar, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Med Gull, 44 Kittiwake and 125 auk sp. Also a steady flow of Gannets. (DK Parker) 13.30 – 15.30: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Teal. (MJ Spicer & T Mills) Also reported 2 Pomarine Skua, 1 Grey Phalarope, 6 Great Skua and 3 Sooty Shearwater.

Pendeen: 1 Merlin over fields 1 mile east of village. (MJ Spicer & T Mills)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Muscovy Duck, 75 Mallard, 2 Call Duck, 1 Mandarin, 1 Teal, 11 Tufted duck, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine and 1 Kingfisher. (DK Parker, NR Phillips + T Mills)

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Mandarin, Tony Mills

St Erth: 5 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Barn Owl. (MJ Spicer)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Water Rail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Goldcrest. (T Mills)

Crowlas: 1 Black Redstart. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Ives: 2 Black Redstart. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Lelant: 1 Black Redstart at Saltings Reach. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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

Kenidjack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at bottom of valley.

Penryn: 1 Black Redstart around campus. (S Perfect)

Rock: 3 Snow Bunting in Rock Quarry car park.

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 6 Great Northern Diver, 1 Whimbrel and 1 dark phase skua sp. (S Perfect)

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