Monday 30th November 2015

Late news, 29/11, Gulval: 1 Grey Heron on the Trevaylor Stream. (B Hitchins)

BHitchins_GreyHeron_291115Grey Heron, Barbara Hitchins

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 redhead Smew, plus Goosander, 60+ Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 2 Tufted Duck and 4 Coot, plus 12 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Coal Tit and 1 Kingfisher outside bird hide,  2 Raven above lake. (N Bastin, R Mudge) The Smew later flew to the Upper Tamar Lake. Note: the Lower Tamar lake is currently wholly in Devon, but historically the boundary ran through the middle of the Lake and so for consistency with the County’s historical record the lake is still included in our records. Currently the county boundary still runs through the centre of the Upper Tamar Lake.

NBastin_Smew2_301115Smew, Nigel Bastin NBastin_Smew1_301115Smew, Nigel Bastin NBastin_Kingfisher_301115Kingfisher, Nigel Bastin

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 2+ Goldcrest and 1 m Blackcap with 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 m Eider and 1 Guillemot offshore. (M Spicer, T Mills) Also 1 Pacific Diver offshore this afternoon. (L Proctor)

Penryn: 1 m Black Redstart in private garden. (L O’Neill)

Millbrook Lake: 1 Great Northern  Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 18 Mediterranean Gull and 5 Common Gull. (B Taggart)

Hannafore Point: 1 Slavonian Grebe still,  2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 m  Eider, 1 drake Gadwall (with the Mallard) and 10 Kittiwake west. (M Beer)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 m Goldeneye and 2 Reed Bunting (on feeders). (J St Ledger)

JStLedger_ReedBunting_301115Reed Bunting, John St Ledger

Land’s End: A pair of the Hotel complex resident Jackdaws harass and see off a very lively Stoat that had cornered a rabbit under a granite ledge. (A James)

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AJames_jackdaw_301115 AJames_stoat2_301115

Penzance: 1 Firecrest along Love Lane.

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