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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Dave Flumm

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)

Peregrine Stithians 30th Nov 2014

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.

DKP