Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Police Warning: There have been a number of break-ins to vehicles at secluded spots along the north coast recently. Car Parks and remote beauty spots from Gwithian to Newquay and beyond have been targeted by thieves. Please be vigilant, do not leave valuables on view in your car and report any suspicious behaviour to Devon and Cornwall Police on 101. If you see an incident occurring then please phone 999. (P Freestone via Cornwall Birding)

Charlestown: 2f Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

Sancreed: 50 Golden Plover, 2 Snipe, 15 Skylark, 25 Blackbird, 10 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 30 Long-tailed Tit. (D.Flumm)

Pentewan Sands: 1 Redwing, 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Rook, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 5 Magpie, 1 Blackbird, 1 Dunnock, 2 Carrion Crow, 14 Herring Gull, 16 Black-headed Gull, 1 Jackdaw, 5 Greater Black-backed Gull, 5 Black-throated Diver, 1 Gannet, 1 Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pheasant, 1 Moorhen, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Jay and 1 Marsh Tit. (M Whittaker)

St.Austell Sewage Works: 2 Wren, 7 Carrion Crow, 2 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Robin, 1 Great Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 7 Chaffinch, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Dipper, 1 Grey Heron,  2 Blue Tit, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Redwing, 2 Blackbird, 1 Jay, 1 Buzzard, 6 Herring Gull and 2 Long-tailed Tit. (M Whittaker)

Marazion: 100+ Common Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk on marsh. 30+ Sanderling on beach. (R Farnes, A James) 3 Whooper Swan flew on to Longrock pool at 4 30pm, chased off by 2 Mute Swan and settled on marsh pool. Also 10 + Bottlenose Dolphin in bay. (M Lammas)

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Common Snipe, Rod Farnes

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Common Snipe, Rod Farnes

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Sanderling, Alan James

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Common Snipe, Alan James

Gannel Estuary:  drake American Wigeon still. (R Farnes, A McKechnie)

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American Wigeon, Rod Farnes

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American Wigeon, Alex McKechnie

River Camel, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 21 Mute Swan, 15 Canada Goose, 19 Shelduck, 15 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, c100 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 12 Pintail, 16 Red-legged partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 45 Oystercatcher, 5 Ringed Plover, 5 Grey Plover, c3000 Golden Plover, 300 Lapwing, 5 Knot, 100 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 50 Redshank, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 75 Curlew, 23 Snipe, 150 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean gull, 50 Herring Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 10 Woodpigeon, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, c100 Redwing, 15 Fieldfare, 9 Blackbird, 5 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 5 Rook, 5 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 25 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch, 12 Goldfinch, 100 Linnet (inc.1 leucistic individual), 1 Bullfinch. Also seen, 1 Otter catching & eating a fish. (Martin Cutland Wildlife Walk per M Scawen)

Bartinney Down: 2 Short-eared Owl. (A James)

Stithians Reservoir: 13 Little Grebe, 13 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 39 Wigeon, 32 Mallard, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Water Rail at southern hide, 1 Golden Plover, 160+ Lapwing (flock partly hidden), 1 Dunlin, 9 Snipe, 1 Redshank, 83 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 45 Herring Gull, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Magpie. (D Chaney)

Perranuthnoe: Hudsonian Whimbrel still at Boat Cove.

Falmouth: 3 Black Redstart on roofs at Castle Hill in morning, 1 Great Northern Diver off Swanpool Beach. (J St Ledger)

 

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Black Redstart,

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photos by John St Ledger

Windmill Farm: 1m Hen Harrier & 1f Marsh Harrier. (A Pay)

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