Thursday 26th November 2015

Marazion: 1 ad Pacific Diver offshore this afternoon, presumably the returning bird. (B Porter)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Egyptian Goose. (B Dodd, A McKecknie)

Camel Estuary: 3 Bar-headed Goose, 2 Green Sandpiper and 1 m Kingfisher. (B Dodd, A McKecknie)

Newlyn, Coombe: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in private garden. (M Dodd) Sandy Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler again.

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, 8+ Rock Pipit, 5+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 8+ Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 10+ Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 1 Stonechat, 1 Common Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10+ Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Greenshank, 4+ Redshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 4 Little Egret, 8+ Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher and 1 Sparrowhawk. (D Mays)

Rinsey Head: 1, possibly 2, Firecrest at car park path to Wheal Prosper. 1 Snipe over and 1 Sparrowhawk. (R Teague)

Coverack, Pednavounder: 1 Short-eared Owl. (M Nattrass)

Cambourne, Tolvaddon: 1 Firecrest in garden. (M&T Hasdell)

Bude Marsh: 1m Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting (1m 1f), 1 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Meadow Pipit, 17 Moorhen, 1 Cormorant, 2 Robin. (R Mudge)

Maer Lake: 200+ Golden Plover, 1 Shelduck, c50 Lapwing, 72 Wigeon, 22 Moorhen, 2 Redwing, 2 Dunlin, 8 Curlew, 2 Dunnock and 11 Teal. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 12 Goosander (8m 4f), 8 Tufted Duck (5m 3f), 6 Wigeon, 19 Snipe, 2  Grey Heron, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Nuthatch and 2 Marsh Tit. (R Mudge)

Falmouth, Swanvale: 2 Firecrest (silent) in the sallows half way down the path, 1 Lesser Whitethroat in sallows next to the path at Swanpool end, with 4 vocal Goldcrest, Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tits feeding, 1 Green Woodpecker heard distantly and 5 Redwing. Swanpool:
1 Grey Wagtail and 9 Long-tailed Tit. Swanpool Beach: 4 Shag and 2 Cormorant, 4 Oystercatcher roosting Swanpool Point until. Castle Beach: c200 Black-headed Gull and 2 Mediterranean Gull (ad and 2nd w). Castle Drive: 2 Black Redstart. (D Chaney)

Pendower Point: 3 Slavonian Grebe, 16 Black-throated Diver and 6 Great Northern Diver. (R Wilkins)

Kingsmill Lake: 10 Greenshank, 125 Avocet and 3 Pintail (1 drake). (M Beer)

Truro: 1 Firecrest in private garden. (D Jenkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Copperhouse Creek: 2 Spoonbill again. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Helston: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at sewage works again and 3 Firecrest between here and Loe Pool.

Argal Reservoir: 37 Mediterranean Gull. (B Porter)

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