Monday 5th December 2016

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Late News, 4/12, Camel Estuary: 1 Ringed Plover, ringed as a chick at Beltringharder Koog, Germany on 11th June 2016, previously observed at Frampton Marsh, Lincs on 25th July. Only the second known German-bred Ringed Plover to be seen in Cornwall. (D Julian)

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Ringed Plover, Derek Julian

St. Gothian Sands: 1 Common Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1f Shoveler. (S Grose)

Devoran, Tallacks Creek: 1 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 14 Black-tailed Godwit (inc regular returning individual ringed 2011 as adult in Iceland, first seen in Cornwall in 2011), 4 Greenshank, 100+ Redshank, 80+ Curlew, 100+ Dunlin, 75 Oystercatcher, 15 Shelduck, 8 Common Gull, numbers of Wigeon and Teal, 1 Merlin. (J St Ledger)

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Black-tailed Godwit, John St Ledger

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Black-tailed Godwit, John St Ledger

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Merlin, John St Ledger

Bude Breakwater and Estuary: 4 Purple Sandpiper on Bude Breakwater and 5 Mute Swan (3 juv) on the Estuary this morning. (H Kendall)

Hayle: 13 Mediterranean Gull (3 ringed), 5 Common Gull, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Goosander & 1 Kingfisher on main estuary (S Grose), also imm Spoonbill still. 1 subadult (3w) Caspian Gull on estuary in afternoon (B Dallas, M Halliday). 6 Blackcap & 3 Mediterranean Gull from George V Memorial Walk. (S Grose)

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Caspian Gull, photos Mark Halliday

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Dozmary Pool: 1f Merlin. (R Smaldon)

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

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Short-eared Owl, photos Alan James

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Penzance: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in Morrab Gardens.

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