Sunday 19th November 2017

Late news, 18/11, Hannafore Point: Unconfirmed report of a Hume’s Warbler west of the sea wall beyond the concrete blocks at 13:30 with a tit flock. Also Water Pipit and Black Redstart.

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 106 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 59 Mallard, 12 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 1 Goldeneye, 1ad m Ring-necked Duck, 1 Great Northern Diver, 200 Golden Plover, 34 Lapwing, 559 Black-headed Gull, 523 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 4 Raven, 29 Carrion Crow, 13 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 6 Stock Dove, 480 Starling, 14 Blackbird, 18 Fieldfare, 29 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 House Sparrow, 3 Robin, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Goldcrest and 3 Linnet.  (DA Conway)

St Ives Bay (from Gwithian Towans): 10 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver. (P St Pierre) 9 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver. (R Butts, T Pinfield, J Atherton)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill on Carnsew Pool. (P St Pierre) Also 500 Golden Plover, Sparrowhawk. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Crugmeer: 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Snipe. (S Grose)

Malpas: 1 Firecrest. (A.Hill)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Merlin. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Marazion Beach: Water Pipit still, flock 16 Greenfinch. (B Toms, M Curtis) Also 2 Great Northern Diver, 11 Common Scoter. (R Veal)

Germoe/Millpool: Large mixed sp flocks 300+ included: Redwing, Fieldfare,Starling, 2 m Bullfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Merlin (hunting low along hedgerows), 5 Skylark, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (J Evans)

Penzance: 3 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap, 25+ Blackbird (nearly all 1w males with black bills & pale primaries, probably newly-arrived from Scandinavia) in private garden. (R Phillips) Jubilee Pool: 9 Purple Sandpiper, 20 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover. (R Butts, T Pinfield, J Atherton)

Trevilley, Sennen: 1 Dusky Warbler (finder – M Ahmad), 2 Chough. (R Butts, T Pinfield, J Atherton)

Sennen: 1 presumed partially leucistic Golden Plover with c300 others, 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Land’s End: 3 Swallow still. (R Veal)

Drift: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Porthpean: 2 Long-tailed Duck, 10 Common Scoter, 2 Surf Scoter. (S & P Rogers)

Pendower: 22 Great Northern Diver, 6 Black-throated Diver, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Common Scoter, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe. (S & P Rogers)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Cattle Egret. (S & P Rogers, R Gould, M Buckle)

Mawnan Smith: Several Brambling in finch flock at Carwinion Playing Field this morning. (J Irvine)

Carrick Roads: 18 Black-necked Grebe, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Northern Diver (one still in breeding plumage). (D Eva)

Crackington Haven: 2f +1m Blackcap and 1 Redwing in private garden. (J & B Teague)

Windmill Farm: 1 Woodcock by willow boardwalk. (R Hollis)

Lizard: Little Bunting still in weedy field along track to Old Lizard Head.

Lizard Point: 1 2w Iceland Gull, 5 Great Skua, 1 Puffin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 5 Common Dolphin, 8 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. (I Maclean, T Blunden)

Grade: 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, 2 Peregrine. (I Maclean)

Lizard Downs: 1 Marsh Harrier. (I Maclean, T Blunden)

Mullion Cove: 1cy Yellow-legged Gull. (M Silk)

Lizard, Soap Cove: 1 Dartford Warbler. (M Silk)

Nanjizal: 1 Short-eared Owl in morning.

Mousehole: 2w Caspian Gull & Yellow-legged Gull on St Clement’s Isle & 1 Siberian Chiffchaff below Treen Fields. (M Elliott) Also 1 Black Redstart on roof by harbour.

St Ives: 6+ Mediterranean Gull & 1 Harbour Porpoise off Porthmeor Beach, 5+ Bottlenose Dolphin in the bay. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Also 2 Black Redstart at The Island.

Carbis Bay: 2 Great Northern Diver. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Crows-an-Wra: 1 Short-eared Owl from minor road to St Buryan at 5pm. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 3 Yellowhammer, 11 Snipe, 5 Bullfinch, 6 Greenfinch, 5 Kestrel, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Amalveor Downs: f Hen harrier west at 16.30, 3 Dartford warbler. (R Menari)

Falmouth: Flock of about 30 Redwing off Woodlane, 1 Pied Wagtail at Pendennis Point car park, 1 Grey Heron on rocks below Castle Drive, 1 Little Egret on rocks near Castle Beach. (E Tackley)

Camborne: 1 Firecrest & 2 Goldcrest in garden at Tehidy at 1030hrs. (A Neil, via Cornwall Birding)

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