Saturday 18th November 2017

Late news, 15-17/11, Pentire Head/Port Quin: A raft of 75+ Common Scoter (from photo). (T Ridgers)

Late news, 17/11,Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter, 9 Common Scoter and 2 Long-tailed Duck. (BR Field)

Late news, 17/11, Perranuthnoe: 2 Firecrest in a private garden. (M Halliday)

Firecrest, Mark Halliday

Firecrest, Mark Halliday

Dozmary Pool: Drake Ring-necked Duck still, 2 Goldeneye. (B Craven)

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter still, Long-tailed Duck, Black-throated Diver and 7 Great Northern Diver.

Gannel Estuary: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose) Also 1 Water Pipit. (S Rowe)

Dobwalls: 1 Firecrest in private garden. (C&J Duffy)

College Reservoir: 58 Tufted Duck, 6 Pochard, 1 Gadwall, 35 Wigeon, 49 Coot. (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: 5 Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull (D Eva)

St Merryn: 25 Goldfinch with 2 ringed birds feeding on sunflower hearts in a private garden. (R Hughes)

Lower Tamar Lake: 6 Goosander (5m 1f), 16 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant. (R Mudge)

Bude Marshes: 8 Teal, 87 Mallard, 1 Red breasted Merganser, 41 Black headed Gulls, 3 Herring Gulls, 12 Moorhen, 3 Wood Pigeon, 17 Carrion Crows, 3 Grey Heron, 17 Blackbirds, 2 Magpies, 12 Jackdaws, 2 Wrens, 3 Canada Geese, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Song Thrush, 1 female Reed Bunting,  5 Blue Tit,  1 Buzzard, 2 Rooks,  1 male Bullfinch, 21 Starlings, 2 Long tailed Tits, 2 Robins. (WeBS, H Kendall, R Mudge)

St Erth: 1 Mistle Thrush. (M Spicer)

Falmouth: Adult Yellow-legged Gull on the rocks between Swanpool and Gyllynvase Beach this morning. (S Bearhop) Also a flock of about 20 Redwing, together with at least one SongThrush and several Blackbird feeding on yew berries off Woodlane. (E Tackley) Also 7 Mute Swan and 50+ Redwing over, with 1 Black Redstart on rooftops by Windsor Quarry today. (D Chaney)

Rinsey Head: 3 Great Northern Diver, (+ 1 possible Pacific), Grey Seal with fish. Cove: 2 Chough mobbing male Peregrine, until Peregrine managed to stoop one, epic confrontation, 2 Raven, 3 Shag. Upper fields: Large mixed flock of Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Linnet, being pursued by Kestrel, 3 Stonechat. (J Evans)

Loe Pool: 1m Hen Harrier, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Common Gull, 13 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Goosander, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Little Grebe, 29 Pochard (predominantly m), 25+ Redwing, 2 Water Rail. (G Adams)

Helston Boating Lake: 1m Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, 35 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Gull. (G Adams)

Skewjack: 2 Mistle Thrush feeding in ploughed field; c283+ Wood Pigeon & 24 Stock Dove feeding in adjoining stubble fields. (J Hawkey)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Coot, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Dipper, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Marazion: 4 Mute Swan, 15 Teal, 26 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 8 Little Grebe, 37 Moorhen, 3 Water Rail, 23 Snipe, 2 Jack Snipe, 12 Herring Gull, 3 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (WeBS) Also 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 7+ Firecrest, 6 Goldcrest, 20 Long-tailed Tit and 4 Bullfinch along Red River on the eastern boundary. (DK Parker)

Marazion Beach: 1+ Water Pipit still below sand dunes. 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Scoter offshore. (R Veal)

Penryn, Tremough Campus: 1 f/1w Black Redstart, 1+ Firecrest. (C Benton)

Crackington Haven: 1 Firecrest in private garden. (J Teague)

Carbis Bay: 1 Velvet Scoter (west), 6 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver. (S Rowe)

Land’s End: 4 Swallow hawking insects over Swingates at noon, 1 Snipe, 1 m Bullfinch, 2 Chough, 17 Blackbird, 1 Roe buck. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sennen Cove: 1 Little Egret east of lifeboat station. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Black Swan still. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Crugmeer: 2 Stock Dove, 300+ Chaffinch, 2 resident Barn Owl. (S Grose)

St Buryan: 1 Tawny Owl (heard). (H Mitchell)

Lizard: Little Bunting still in weedy field along track to Old Lizard Head. (T Phelps)

Newlyn: 1cy Iceland Gull flew over Tolcarne and out to sea in afternoon. (G Hobin)

Looe: 1 Pink-footed Goose still off railway station platform with Canada Geese this morning. Also 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Eider and 1 Kingfisher off Hannafore Point. (M Hughes)

Housel Bay: 3 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Church Cove: 2 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Kynance: 2 Black Redstart. (I Maclean)

St Keverne: 1 Fulvous Whistling Duck (presumed escapee). (A Williams)

Fulvous Whistling Duck, Alan Williams

St Gothian Sands: 2 female Scaup still. 1 Great Northern Diver distantly offshore. (R Veal)

Scaup, Reuben Veal

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