Saturday 25th November 2017

Late news, 24/11, Torpoint: 1 Sandwich Tern, 4 Great Northern Diver and 10 Brent Geese at St John’s Lake. (A Pearson)

Late news, 24/11, Swanpool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest, plus a probable Siberian Chiffchaff at Swanvale NR. (T Phelps)

Late news, 24/11, Boscastle: 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap (male), 6 Long-tailed Tit in private garden. (P Tillsley)

Chiffchaff – Paul Tillsley

Carharrack: 3 Bullfinch (1f 2m), 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 15 Starling, 1 Woodpigeon, 10 House Sparrow on feeders in a private garden behind allotments at 09:00. Also 40 Fieldfare flying over plus 1 Goldcrest and 1 Firecrest in hedgerow. (W Chegwidden)

Trevilley Farm: Dusky Warbler still west of the track just north of the farm buildings.

Dozmary Pool: Drake Ring-necked Duck still.

St Erth: 2 Cattle Egret still off Tredrea Lane.

Porthpean: 3 Great Northern Diver, Great Crested Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, Long-tailed Duck, 12 Common Scoter and 2 Surf Scoter. (J Cole)

Crowlas: 1 Brambling briefly in private garden. (R Veal)

St Buryan: 203 Golden Plover at Rectory Lane by the s-bend just south of the village, present for a week. Also 1 Merlin. (E & M Bishop)

Falmouth: 2 Black Redstart on rocks near to Pendennis Castle. (S Williams)

Black Redstart – Stephen Williams

Stithians Reservoir: A big increase in birds visiting the feeders with 8 Bullfinch, 5 Greenfinch, 10+ Goldfinch, 5 Coal Tit, 4 Blackbird (3 female and 1 male) and 4 Moorhen. Also 3 Snipe just in front of hide, 5 Long-tailed Tit and 2 Reed Bunting plus lots of Chaffinch, Dunnock and Kingfisher plus Robins,Wrens, Goldcrests, Wigeon, Mallards and Herons. (S Williams) 1 1w drake Scaup, 6 Tufted Duck from Stuart Hutchings Hide, 20 Redwing, 30 Fieldfare, 1 Peregrine over, c110 Lapwing, 1 Curlew. (D Chaney, K Gormley)

Bullfinch – Stephen Williams

Moorhen – Stephen Williams

Snipe – Hilary Mayes

Porth Reservoir: 4 Common Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Tufted Duck, 12 Coot , 1 Water Rail, 2 Jay, 1 fem Sparrowhawk, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Looe, St. Martin’s: Brambling (1st of season), Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Willow Tit, Coal Tit, Dunnock, House Sparrow, Blackbird, Robin, Pheasant, Magpie. (P Sharp)

Towan Head, Newquay: 2 Chough at 09:00, 1 with colour rings, 1 black & white 1 red. (M Lammas)

Lanydrock: 5+ Brambling still in woods behind ticket office. (J Rance)

Trebah Gardens, Helford: 7 (4m, 3f) Bullfinch. (J Irvine)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spoonbill still. (S Measham)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 4 Cormorant, 7 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Wigeon, 150+ Canada Goose, 15 Mallard, 7 Goldfinch, 8 Chaffinch, 6 Blue Tit, 6 Long-Tailed Tit, 1 Pheasant, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Buzzard, 15 Curlew. (K Bowers)

Long-tailed Tit – Kevin Bowers

Curlew – Kevin Bowers

Cormorant – Kevin Bowers

Boscastle: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap (both male) in private garden. (P Tillsley)

Godrevy: 1 Pheasant just past Hell’s Mouth. (V Skilton)

Pheasant – Vic Skilton

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Grey Partridge, 6 Snipe. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit still present. (S Rowe)

Rough Tor: male Hen Harrier this evening, also Peregrine chasing the Starling murmuration. (B Bosisto)

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