Sunday 26th November 2017

Late news, 25/11, Newlyn: 1 male Black Redstart on the beach rocks at Sandy Cove and 17 Common Scoter offshore. Also earlier in the week 2+ Water Rail, 2 Firecrest, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Bullfinch. (L Proctor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult Yellow-legged Gull and a Brent Goose on the rising tide early morning off the Old Quay House. Also juv Glaucous Gull at c09:30. (M Halliday) American Golden Plover again from the causeway at 13:30. (DK Parker, T Wilson, S Rogers) 500+ Golden Plover, 2 Greenshank, 8 Med Gull and 60 Dunlin. (T Wilson) 1 juv Glaucous Gull, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull on Lelant Saltings. 1 sub-ad Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field. 1 redhead Red-breasted Merganser on Carnsew Pool. (R Veal)

American Golden Plover – Steve Rogers

American Golden Plover – Tony Wilson

Glaucous Gull – Mark Halliday

Glaucous Gull – Mark Halliday

St Erth: 1 Cattle Egret until 10:05 from Treloweth Lane then flew toward Hayle. (R Veal)

Dozmary Pool: Returning Lesser Scaup back again and drake Ring-necked Duck still.

Porthpean: 12 Common Scoter, 2 Surf Scoter, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Great Northern Diver. (B Toms, M Curtis, R Veal, R Augarde)

Loe Beach: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 16 Black-necked Grebe and 2 Red-breasted Merganser. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Newlyn: Slavonian Grebe off Sandy Cove. NB Pedestrian access only, cars are barred by a gate. (L Proctor, B Dodd)

Slavonian Grebe – Linton Proctor Slavonian Grebe – Linton Proctor

Stithians Reservoir: 1 immature male Scaup, 1 drake Shoveler, 4 Goldeneye, 8 Wigeon, 7 Tufted Duck. (D Eva)

Cardinham Woods: 20 Siskin. (S Grose)

Zennor, (Foage): 2 Woodcock, 1 Yellowhammer f, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Redwing, 1 Firecrest, 2 Raven. (J Evans)

Trevail: 4 Bullfinch, 2 Goldcrest. (J Evans)

Wicca Pool: 2 Chough, 12 Fulmar, 2 Stonechat. (J Evans)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 1m Black Redstart, 1 Stonechat. (D Chaney)

Carrick Roads: 6 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Red-throated Diver (nr St Anthony’s Head), 2 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 12 Turnstone, 140+ Mediterranean Gull, 20 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 300+ Herring Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull. (D Chaney) Turnaware Point: 11 Red-breasted Merganser, 15 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Swallow, 2 Brambling, 1 Cirl Bunting. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Mylor Churchtown: 5 Bullfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 40+ Redwing in the churchyard area, 1f Merlin through fields between Mylor Churchtown and Penryn. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 15+ Curlew, 20+ Redshank, 3 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher mid-tide. (D Chaney)

Helston to Loe Bar via Penrose: 3 Goldcrest, large flock of Redwing but mobile, 5 Jays, 20 Pochard, Great Crested Grebe,1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, numerous Wrens, Blackbirds & Robins. Also several Song Thrush. (D King)

Porthallow: Great Northern Diver just offshore. Several other diver species distant but unable to identify from coast path just north of village. (D King)

Coverack: Iceland Gull still around harbour. (D King)

Glendurgan: 1 Buzzard and 1 Tawny Owl. (J Irvine)

Landulph: Glossy Ibis still in field beyond saltmarsh this afternoon tho distant, viewed from China Fleet Club nature trail. (M Northey, M Beer)

Penzance: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 f Blackcap in private garden. (R Phillips)

Caerhays Estate: 57 Red-legged Partridge. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Hemmick Beach: 1 Black Redstart, 25 Rock Pipit (including 2 showing characteristics of littoralis), 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

probable Scandinavian Rock Pipit – Bob Bosisto

Veryan Bay: 8 Great Northern Diver, 6 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Pendower Beach: 3 Common Scoter, 9 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Pacific Diver. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare) 1 Slavonian Grebe, 10+ Great Northern Diver. (R Veal)

Callestick: Woodcock flew through garden + Chiffchaff. 4 Teal on private pond. (T Wilson)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl, 3 Yellowhammer, 4 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Bullfinch, 100+ Meadow Pipit, 5 Snipe, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Fieldfare. (S Grose)

Marazion: 6 Great Northern Diver, 40+ Common Scoter. (R Veal)

West Pentire, Newquay: 2 Brambling, c70 Chaffinch, c70 Linnet, 8 Meadow Pipit. (S Rowe)

Trelow Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Grose)

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