Thursday 4th December 2014

Par Beach Pool: 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 7 Oystercatcher, 2 Shoveler, 1 Water Rail, 7 Tufted Duck & 2 Teal. (M Whittaker)

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Brent Geese, Mark Whittaker

Mounts Bay ( Penzance – Marazion): 18 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Pacific Diver (spent day SW of The Mount in company with 6+ GN divers), 3 Teal, 5 Mediterranean Gull and 10 Common Scoter.  1 Red-breasted Merganser (off Chyandour) & 1 adult drake Eider (off Penzance harbour – same location and probably duck as the one during 2013/14 winter). (J Hawkey, P Clement, MJ Spicer, C Barnard)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: 5 Mediterranean Gull (3 ad:1x 2nd:1x1st w) and 2 Common Gull. (J Hawkey, P Clement, MJ Spicer, C Barnard) Marsh: 4 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 53 Teal, 27 Mallard, 1 m Pintail, 1 f Gadwall, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 20 Moorhen, 4 Water Rail, 2 Coot, 1 Bittern, 3 Grey Heron, 16 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Stonechat, and 4 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 3 Dark-bellied Brent, 1 red-head Goosander, 5 Turnstone, 11 Grey Plover, 1 Greenshank, 5 Snipe, 20 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Kingfisher. Carnsew Basin: 3 red-head Goosander, 2 Great Northern Diver, 9 Dabchick, 3 Shag, 1 Turnstone, 8 Grey Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 132 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling and 1 Mediterranean Gull. Ryan’s Field: 253 Lapwing, 3 Golden Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 84 Dunlin, 47 Redshank, 2 Snipe and 1 Kingfisher. Copperhouse Creek: 1 red-head Goosander, 12 Ringed Plover, 4 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 119 Dunlin, 4 Greenshank, 36 Redshank and 1 Common Gull. (P Clement, MJ Spicer, C Barnard)

Carbis Bay:  6 Great Northern Diver and  2ad Mediterranean Gull. (C Barnard)

Marazion village: 3 Blackcap in garden. (C Barnard)

Penryn, Gorrangorras: 2 Water Rail. (J St Ledger)

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Water Rail, John St Ledger

Porthgwarra, Gwennap Head: 1 f Desert Wheatear again today and 1 Black Redstart. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kelynack Valley: 1 Dusky Warbler again east of caravan park. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Falmouth, Pendennis: 2 Whimbrel, 1 Little Egret, 9 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel m, 2 Great Northern Diver in the Carrick Roads, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Siskin (by the NT carpark),1 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Redwing, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Buzzard, another Goldcrest. Tunnel Beach: 2 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Grey Heron. Swanpool: 2 Scaup, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 13 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. Treverva: 2 Firecrest in hedges.(D Chaney)

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