Tuesday 11th November 2014

Late news, 10/11, Towednack: 200+ Redwing. (V Stratton)

Pendeen, opp Calartha Farm entrance: 1 1w Red-backed/Isabelline Shrike again. (M Ahmad) This bird is now suggested to be a hybrid between the two species. Apparently there is a broad zone of overlapping breeding between the two species and hybridisation is common.

Lizard, Bass Point, (08:45-10:15): 3 Pomarine Skua, 1 Great Skua, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Song Thrush. (I MacLean) Lizard Point: 7 Pomarine Skua, 11 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Peregrine, 1 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Whimbrel. (S perfect & D Chaney)

Bude Marshes: 167 Canada Geese, 15 Moorhen, 4 Stonechat, 49 Mallard, 187 Starling, 22 Lapwing, 2 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 18 Black headed Gull, 11 Teal, 10 Blackbird, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Magpie, 12 Carrion Crow, 1 Herring Gull, 5 Robin, 7 Oystercatcher, 2 Cormorant, 12 Snipe, 5 Wood Pigeon, 4 Blue Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch. (H Kendall & R Mudge)

St Ives: 1 juv  Rose-coloured Starling with 3-4000 Starling. (V Stratton)

St Buryan: 1 juv  Rose-coloured Starling. (P&H Taylor)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 1 dark-bellied Brent Goose,  3 Dunlin, 2 Grey Plover, 12 Redshank, Greenshank, 8 Oystercatcher and 39 Wigeon. (M Lammas)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Turner)

Lower Tamar Lake: 3 Goosander, 4 Tufted Duck, 6 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Grey Heron and 9 Great Crested Grebe. (R Mudge)

Maer Lake: 200+ Canada Geese, c200 Golden Plover, 66 Lapwing, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Meadow Pipit and 78 Teal. (R Mudge)

Hayle, Copperhouse: 2 Black Redstart in private garden. (M Bishop)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 3 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 9 Teal, 14 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe, 25 Moorhen, 3 Grey Heron and 1 Stonechat. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 4 Goosander and 1 Red-breasted Merganser. Carnsew Basin: c20 Mediterranean Gull. (L Williams & T McGowan) 1 Lesser Yellowlegs and 3 Knot Copperhouse Creek. (L Williams & DK Parker) Ryan’s Field: 5 Goosander, 1 Firecrest and 1 Kingfisher.  (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthgwarra: Yellow-browed Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff in the car park, Siberian Chiffchaff at Trevean and another in 60ft Cover also 1 Woodcock. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Tufted Duck, 23 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Bullfinch and 2 Goldcrest. (T Mills)

Tregeseal: 1w Red-backed Shrike, in scrub and conifers by Little Waters Cottage along Tregeseal Road at c.SW379319. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Helman Tor: Ring Ouzel (f) below the Tor. (P McVey)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Lesser Whitethroat in tree near Stuart Hutchings hide. 1 Ruff, 3 Ringed Plover, 100+ Lapwing. ( J St Ledger, S Perfect & D Chaney)

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Lesser Whitethroat

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John St Ledger

Mousehole: 1 juv Pomarine Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Little Gull and 1 Storm-petrel past. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kenidjack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 1 Firecrest still.

Croft Pascoe: 1 ad Whooper Swan. (S Perfect & D Chaney)

Helston, Loe Pool: 7 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 14 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Water Rail and 2 m Pochard. Boating Lake & Sewage Works: 6 Shoveler, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Water Rail and 2 Chiffchaff.  (S Perfect & D Chaney)

Falmouth, Gorrangorras: 60+ Curlew, 30+ Redshank, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5+ Greenshank, 9 Turnstone and 1 Muscovy Duck. (S Perfect & D Chaney)

Hayle Kimbro: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 1-2000 Golden Plover and 100 Lapwing over Predannack airfield. (S Perfect & D Chaney)

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