Thursday 16th November 2017

Late News, 14/11, Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull. Probable 2nd winter based on pale iris. With injured left leg so should be recognisable if it shows up elsewhere. (J Foster)

Iceland Gull – John Foster

Late News, 15/11, West Looe: 2 Great Northern Diver,1 f Common Scoter, 30+ Turnstone. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Late News, 15/11, Falmouth:1 Black-headed Gull Yellow T3X5 on Castle Beach was originally ringed in Poland on 04/06/2017, a distance of some 1384km. (J Irvine) (See Jon Irvine’s tweets on the cbwps twitter feed for pics)

Skewjack: 1 Whooper Swan over. (M Wallace)

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler still. (M Wallace) Also Black Redstart, Firecrest and a 2nd Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Astins)

Porthgwarra: Black Redstart and 2 Firecrest. (D Astin)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Plover, 114 Avocet, and 1 Glossy Ibis (on the salt marsh) this afternoon. (M Beer – photo)

Land’s End: 3 Water Rail, 1 Snipe, c40 Skylark, 1 Black Redstart, 36 Fieldfare, c55 Redwing, c200 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest and 6 Goldcrest. (DK Parker – photos)

Sennen Churchtown: c100 Skylark, c60 Meadow Pipit, c50 Linnet, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Snipe, 1 Swallow and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 105 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 6 hybrid geese, 1 Muscovy Duck, 3 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 45 Mallard, 21 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 4 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Water Rail, 10 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 6 Snipe, 92 Black-headed Gull, 1w Med Gull, 1w Common Gull, 101 Herring Gull, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 1 Great Black-backed Gull. (WeBS) Also 1 Siberian Chiffchaff calling continuously, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Firecrest and 3 Goldcrest. (DK Parker)

Nanjizal: 96 birds ringed. 7 Blackcap, 14 Chiffchaff (6 Siberian Chiffchaff) 9 Goldcrest, 6 Firecrest, 48 Redwing, 9 Blackbird plus 1 control and 5 Song Thrush. Also Hawfinch and Tree Pipit seen. (K Wilson)

Rock Helipad Field: 2 Mistlethrush, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Firecrest. (S Grose)

Tresemple Pool: 11 Snipe. 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher. Also 1 White Wagtail in St.Clements village. (M Jones)

United Downs: 6 Goldcrest. (K.Bowers)

Goldcrest, Kevin Bowers

Longrock Pool: 4 Blue Tit, 7 Moorhen, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Grey Heron. (K.Bowers)

Long-tailed Tit, Kevin Bowers

Tehidy Country Park: 4 Jay, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Kingfisher. (K.Bowers)

Kingfisher, Kevin Bowers

Jay, Kevin Bowers

Penryn River: 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 9 Turnstone, 1 Snipe, 2 Water Rail, 28 Redshank, 32 Curlew. (J St Ledger)

Trevose Head: 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel (juv), 1 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Brambling, mixed flock 60+ Chaffinch, Linnet & Meadow Pipit, 70+ Skylark. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 3 Pintail (2m), 8 Shoveler (4m), 8 Gadwall (4m), 100+ Teal, 30+ Mallard, 60+ Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Redshank, 100+ Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 17 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Porthallow Cove: 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Common Scoter, 2 Chiffchaff, f Blackcap. (D Collins)

Lizard Point: 30 Turnstone, 7 Kittiwake. (D Collins)

Paul Village (Trungle Terrace): 1 Woodcock. (R Butts)

Little London Beach, Marazion: 2 Redshank, c70 Sanderling, 30+ Turnstone, 6 Dunlin, 20+ Pied Wagtail. (R Butts)

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Common Scoter, 3 Great Northern Diver. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Gothian Sands: 2f Scaup still. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler in trees by Stuart Hutchings hide. (D Horton, B Dodd)

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