Monday 2nd November 2015

Late news from a half-term visitor: 25/10/15 – c15 Purple Sandpiper, Gwithian Towans by Coastguard lookout. 28/10/15 – House Martin, Marazion. 28/10/15 – Chough, Botallack Mines. 29/10/15 – 2 Dartford Warbler & c200 Golden Plover (over), Men-an-Tol. 29/10/15 – 2 Med Gulls, St Ives. (G Hall)

Late news, 01/11, Connor Downs: 2 (1 ringed) Firecrests. (P Freestone)

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Late news, 01/11, Cape Cornwall: 1 Black Redstart. (SM Kidd)

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Black Redstart Simon Kidd

Marazion, Little London beach: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel returned. (R Menari, M Ahmad)

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Sancreed: 1 Ring Ouzel, 2 Black Redstart, 24 Blackbird, 60 Fieldfare and 30 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Rame Head: 2 Black Redstart on farm building again and one of the cliff and 1 Wheatear. Penlee Point: 2 Firecrest in tit flock. (D Allan)

Stithians Reservoir, at the feeding station: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Water Rail, numbers of Great Tit, Blue Tit and Chaffinch. 1 Green Woodpecker (over). (J St Ledger)

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Wadebridge, Treraven Meadow: 1 Great White Egret flew toward Wadebridge from the meadows, 1 Grey Partridge again with 10 or so Red-legged Partridge at base of bank, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Firecrest, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Grey Wagtail and 10+ Snipe. Camel Trail west of Wadebridge: 2 Goosander, 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 15+ Ringed Plover, 10+ Dunlin, 1 Red Knot, 1000+ Golden Plover, 1 Bullfinch, and of course many more common birds. (D Mays)

Falmouth, Swanpool NR: 1 Pochard and 1 Great Crested Grebe. (C Angrove)

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Coverack, Pednavounder: 1 Osprey over. (M Nattrass)

Bude: 3 Buzzard, 2 Grey Heron on River Neet ,1 Kestrel on flagpole on Maer Down, 4 Cormorant on cliff below Compass Point, 4 Cormorant flying along tideline towards Northcott Mouth.and 1 Dunlin between Northcott Mouth and Sandymouth. (H Wilkins)

Porth Nanven: 2 Kestrel. (A James)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 4 Mute Swan, 45 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 17 Mallard, 10 Little Grebe, 1 Bittern, 5 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 29 Moorhen, 3 Water Rail, 3 Oystercatcher, 9 Snipe, 1 Short-eared Owl (flew over and out to sea), 1 Kingfisher, 20,000+ Starling, 16 Greenfinch, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting, c20 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 2 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 3 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 26 Greenfinch feeding on the beach with 6 Turnstone. (DK Parker)

Nanjizal: 68 birds ringed today, 10 Blackcap, 22 Goldcrest (+ 1 Dutch control), 1 Firecrest and 3 Chiffchaff. (K Wilson)

St Hilary: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest in churchyard. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Carnsew Pool: 1 Black Redstart at Asda end. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Estuary: 1 2w Ring-billed Gull again.

Saltash: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, in sycamores at Fairmead Road/Yellow Tor Road junction, and 1 Spoonbill roosting on Rat Island, Lynher Estuary.

The Lizard, Tregidden: 1 Black Redstart.

Tintagel: 2+ Black Redstart on roofs behind Pengenna Pasties.

Nanquidno: 9+ Woodlark.

Porthcurno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler again and 1 Firecrest.

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