Saturday 8th November 2014

Newquay, Pentire Head, 10am -12noon: 24 Common Scoter all fem/imm, 25+ Fulmar, 30+ Gannet, 15+ Auk sp, also 1 Great Northern Diver Feeding off Fistral beach then flew SW. (D Mays) Towan Head (08.00-0845): 3 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Common Scoter and 80 Fulmar. (S Rowe) Porth Reservoir: c.30 Mallard, 4 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 2 Greenshank, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Coot, 2 Moorhen and 2 Greenshank. (S Rowe) Gannel Estuary: 1 Brent Goose, 29 Wigeon, 105 Curlew, 11 Oystercatcher, 8 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 4 Dunlin, 2 Grey Plover, 13 Little Egret, 600 Herring Gull, 60 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull and  c.300 Black-headed Gull. (S Rowe)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Great Northern Diver in NE bay. (P Crispin)

Sancreed: 1 Little Egret, 2 Snipe & 16 Skylark in fields. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 ad male eclipse Mandarin, 1 Little Egret and 1 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm) 1 Long-tailed Duck still present.

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Eclipse drake Mandarin

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Dave Flumm

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 Bar-headed Goose, 836 Wigeon, 230 Teal, 5 red-head Goosander, 331 Lapwing, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 20 Curlew, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 58 Redshank and 53 Mediterranean Gull. Carnsew Basin: 6 Little Grebe, 14 Cormorant, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover, 12 Dunlin, 1 Common Gull and 58 Mediterranean Gull. Ryan’s Field:  35 Greylag, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 325 Canada Goose, 155 Lapwing, 1 Common Snipe, 225 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed goodwill, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin and 63 Redshank. Copperhouse Creek: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 31 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 3 Knot, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Common Snipe.  (T Mills, MJ Spicer)

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Lesser Yellowlegs, Tony Mills

Helston, Loe Pool: 10 Great Crested Grebe. (J Hawkey) Carminowe Creek: 1 Woodcock and 1 Cetti’s Warbler (singing) Penrose Estate: 4 Firecrest. Helston Boating Lake: 7 Shoveler and 3 Wigeon. (I MacLean)

Pendeen (1300 – 1400): 3 Balearic Shearwater. (J Hawkey)

Penberth Cove: 1 Black Redstart and 2 Chiffchaff. (J Hawkey)

Lizard Point seawatch: 1 Long-tailed Skua, 26 Pomarine Skua, 8 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 84 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Puffin, 475 Rzorbill, 29 Guillemot, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 40 Fulmar, 648 Gannet, 2280 Kittiwake, 6 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 32 Shag and 2 Cormorant. (T Blunden)

Stithians Reservoir: 111 Lapwing; 21 Golden Plover; 3 Little Egret; 9 Wigeon; 3 Grey Heron; 11 Cormorant; 41 Mallard; 20 Little Grebe; 15 Coot; 1 Grey Wagtail; 37 Canada Geese; 1 Ruff; 86 Black headed Gull; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 58 Herring Gull; 1 Goldeneye; 1 Ringed Plover; 36 Teal; 1 Moorhen; 2 Snipe; 7 Tufted Duck; 29 Curlew. (J. St Ledger, Rob ?, G.Adams)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler by last house. (T McGowan)

Penzance, Morrab Gardens:  1 Yellow-browed Warbler still.

Roseland, Percuil river ( Webb’s Boatyard area): 3 Red-breasted Merganser and 7 Little Grebe. (D Hall)

Upper Fal at Ruan Lanihorne Quay: 2 Bar-headed Geese amongst 40+ Canada Geese, also 220+ Eurasian Wigeon. (D Hall)

St Buryan, Tater Du: 4 Balearic Shearwater past. Black Redstart at Tregiffian Farm. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Mousehole: 55 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Pomarine Skua and 5 Purple Sandpiper past. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St Ives: 1 m Snow Bunting at Porthgwidden Beach. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 6 Great Northern Diver, 3 Arctic Skua, 3 Pomarine Skua, 3 skua sp., 2 Mediterranean Gull, 30+ Razorbill, 1000+ Kittiwake , 50+ Gannet, 17 Balearic Shearwater. Swanpool: 1 juv Long-tailed Duck, 8+ Little Grebe, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Water Rail and 1 Sparrowhawk over. (D Chaney & S Perfect)

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