Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 m Eider, 30 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 7 Sanderling, 6 Turnstone, 1 Redshank and 1 Blackcap. (D Flumm, P St Pierre, P Clement & MJ Spicer) Lidden area: 1 f/1w Black Redstart. (T Mills) Also 5 (3f 2m) Blackcap in private garden. (NR Phillips)

Perranporth, Perrancoombe: 1 Black Redstart. (P Hopwood)

Kelynack Valley: 1 Dusky Warbler still, also 1 Firecrest. (P Clarke, MJ Spicer, P Clements et al)

Porthgwarra, Gwennap Head: 1 f Desert Wheatear. (R Farnes)

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Desert Wheatear, Rod Farnes

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Blackcap. (P Clement, MJ Spicer)

Marazion, Mount’s Bay: 1 Pacific Diver between Mount and Marsh plus 3 Great Northern Diver. (P Clement, MJ Spicer) Also 1 Slavonian Grebe reported. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan plus 1 young, 52 Teal, 26 Mallard, 1 male Pintail, 4 Little Grebe, 14 Moorhen, 4 Water Rail, 2 Coot, 1 Bittern, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 17 Snipe, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Stonechat, 1 m Bullfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 (very vocal) Siberian Chiffchaff and 42 Curlew south. (DK Parker, P Clement, MJ Spicer, R Farnes) Also 3 Firecrest, 4 (2m, 2f) Bullfinch. (C Barnard)

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Snipe, Rod Farnes

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Stonechat, Rod Farnes

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 Dark-belled Brent Geese, 12 Shelduck, 1 redhead Goosander, 11 Oystercatcher, 36 Ringed Plover, 7 Grey Plover, 1 Knot, 106 Dunlin, 48 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew and 1 Snipe at Copperhouse Creek over high tide this afternoon. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Bar-headed Goose, 1 drake Mandarin,1 Great Crested Grebe and 86 Lapwing. (B Dodd) Also 2 Kingfisher and 1 m Gadwall. (NR Phillips)

Lower Tamar Lake: 16 Goosander (12m 4f), 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Grey Heron and 1 Wren. (R Mudge)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 2 Scaup, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 4 Teal (female), 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Water Rail. (J St Ledger)

Gerrans Bay: 4 Great Northern Diver, 7 Black-throated Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 4 Common Scoter also 2 Chough  feeding on Pendower cliff face towards Nare Hotel. (D Hall)

Men an Tol: 1 m and 3 ringtail Hen Harrier this morning. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Pendower Beach: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Black-throated Dive and 1 Great Northern Diver.

Gunnislake: Drake American Wigeon seen from a kayak NW of Morwellham Quay.

Cargreen: 1 juv Glaucous Gull.

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