Saturday 4th November 2017

Late news, 2/11, Penberth: Unconfirmed, third hand report from local resident of an “American cuckoo with a brown bill” half a mile east of cove last Thursday. (per D Eva)

Grampound Road: 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Marsh Tit, 2 Siskin and 1 Firecrest at Trenowth. (P St Pierre, DK Parker)

Longrock: Probable returning Pacific Diver but distant, also 2+ Great Northern Diver and drake Common Scoter still. (P St Pierre)

Port Isaac, Harbour area: 1 Black Redstart, 13 Common Gull, 9 Razorbill,6 Siskin, 1 Sparrowhawk (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff. (T Mills) Also 1 Barn Owl reported. (per T Mills)

Marazion beach: 1 possibly 2 Water Pipit and 1 Yellow Wagtail this afternoon. (M Ahmad, R Veal)

Water pipit, Mashuq Ahmad

Stithians Reservoir: 8+ Goldcrest, 2 female Bullfinch, Kingfisher, 5 Coal Tit, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, Song Thrush, Water Rail, Little Egret and usual birds; Chaffinches Great Tits etc from the Southern Cut-off Hide. (S Williams) 1 Coal Tit 2 Greenfinch 2 Reed Bunting 1 Sparrowhawk (landed on top feeders) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinches Blue Tits, Great Tits, Robin from the Cut-off Hide, with 25 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 2 Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Grebe from the Stuart Hutchings Hide (W Chegwidden)

 
   

Goldcrest, Reed Bunting, Water Rail and Kingfisher – Steve Williams

Hayle: 1 Whooper Swan, 1 Knot (D Eva)

Drift: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 10 Tufted Duck (D Eva) Also 1w Yellow-legged Gull at c1pm. (R Veal)

Treen: juv. Rose-coloured Starling still present (D Eva, R Veal)

Rose-coloured Starling, Reuben Veal

Windmill Farm: 5 Firecrest, Peregrine and Marsh Harrier this morning also 12 Golden Plover over (one with a high pitched disyllabic call). (D Wright)

Siblyback Lake: 1 Merlin (M Frost)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Ring-necked Duck (M Frost)

Colliford Lake: Caspian Gull 3rd winter, near dam with 230+ Lesser Black-backed Gull (M. Frost)

Lizard Point: 1 Merlin (sheltering from the wind), 2 Chough. (Jon Irvine)

Merlin – Jon Irvine

Croft Pascoe Wood: 1 Fieldfare, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Red Admiral, 1 Common Darter. Also 250+ Golden Plover over the Downs. (G Adams)

Church Cove (Lizard): 3 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Housel Bay (Lizard): 1 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 2 Lesser Redpoll feeding in stubble. (I Maclean)

Grochall (Lizard Downs): 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Grade Marsh (Lizard): 1 Marsh Harrier. (I Maclean)

Kingsmill Lake: 65+ Dunlin, 90 Black-tailed Godwit, 84 Avocet, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Knot, 70 Curlew and 30 Greenshank (M Beer)

Hayle Estuary: 50+ Golden Plover in flight, Whooper Swan at The Old Quay end of the estuary, 3 Spoonbill at Ryan’s Field at high tide. (A McPherson)

St Gennys: 1 Raven, also 7 Common Scoter (with 3 domestic mallard?) on the 2nd Oct (N Bastin)

Raven – Nigel Bastin

Common Scoter – Nigel Bastin

St Austell: 1 Hawfinch over.

Camel Estuary: 1 Glossy Ibis (flew downriver mid-afternoon), 1 European White-fronted Goose (present mid-afternoon before it flew down-river), 5 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 32 Shelduck, 6 Wigeon, c1000 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 12 Ringed Plover, 1 Knot, 50+ Redhsank, 144 Lapwing, 5 Dunlin, 7 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Black-tailed Godwit. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Bar-headed Goose, 40+ Teal, 11 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 2 Pintail, 12 Wigeon, 10 Mallard, 1 Peregrine, 184 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 22 Dunlin, 72 Black-tailed Godwit, c200 Curlew and 1 Ruff. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Lizard Point seawatch 8 – 10am: 5 Balearic Shearwater, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Great Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Wigeon, 1 Curlew, 35 Rock Pipit, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Lapland Bunting. (T Blunden)

Kenidjack: 2 Firecrest, 1 Siskin, 2 Fieldfare, 1 Blackcap, 15 Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

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