Saturday 2nd December 2017

Late News, 01/12, Hannafore Point, West Looe: 1 Swallow hawking over the banks of seaweed that were exposed at low tide. There were many other birds present, mainly pipits and wagtails. (A Bransbury)

Late News, 01/12, Poldu, Lizard: Starling murmuration 16:30 – 16:45 (A Kingdon)

Late News, 01/12, Crean/Little Trethewey: 2nd cal Ring-billed Gull. (K Wilson)

Penzance: 1 Pacific Diver off Jubilee Pool am.

Pendower: 1 Pacific Diver with 5 Black-throated Diver, also 18 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 6 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Common Scoter. (S Rowe)

Longrock: 1 Slavonian Grebe flew to Sandy Cove 10am, 3 (2 1w drk, 1f) Eider, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver. (R Veal)

St Erth: 2 Cattle Egret, 6  Little Egret at Tredrea Lane. (A  James)

Tehidy Country Park, Oak Wood: 1 Firecrest, 5 male Bullfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper. (S Grose)

Treverva: 1 Woodcock (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir, Stuart Hutchings Hide: 1 1w Scaup, 15 Tufted Duck, 4 Goldeneye, 1m Shoveler, 2f Pintail, 25 Wigeon, 50 Teal, 4 Snipe, 85 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 3 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (D Chaney)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 4 Black Redstart (2m 2f type), 8+ Rock Pipit including 1 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Robin, 6 Greenfinch, 2m Bullfinch, 1 singing m Blackcap, 30 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (D Chaney) 2 Black-necked Grebe. (J Irvine) Swanpool: 1 Mediterranean Gull, with 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Whimbrel on the rocks by the cafe and flock of c30 Common Scoter west through Falmouth Bay. (D Chaney) 

Nanjizal: 6 Blackcap trapped (1 control) 4 Chiffchaff (1 Siberian Chiffchaff, tristis) and a Little Bunting, 2 Brambling seen. (K Wilson)

Lower Tamar Lake: 7 Goosander 5m 2f, 14 Tufted Duck, 3 Willow Tit, 4 Marsh Tit, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 13 Teal, 37 Coot, 12 Moorhen, 8 Wigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c60 Mallard. (R Mudge)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Water Pipit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff. (M Mckee)

Lamorna: 2 Firecrest. (M Mckee)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 1 sub-ad Spoonbill, 6 Snipe, 5 Turnstone, 3 Common Gull on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal) 340 Golden Plover, 1 American Golden Plover, 250 Lapwing, 28 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Ryan’s Field), 140 Dunlin, 48 Shelduck,1 (pale bellied) Brent Goose, 3 adult and 1 imm. Mediterranean Gull, 1 Spoonbill. (R Butts)

West End, Ashton:  20 Fieldfare,  60 Redwing,  1 Song Thrush,  7 Goldfinch, 46 Starling,  (A James)

Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Redwing – Alan James

Sticker: 1 Barn Owl regularly roosting in Dutch barn. (M Jones)

Penzance garden: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Blackcap, 2 Firecrest (together) , 20+ Redwing here and surrounding gardens, feeding on berries of Myrtus luma. (R Phillips)

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Ring-necked Duck and 1 m Lesser Scaup again. (A Smith)

Ninestones Farm/Lower Langdon area: 1 m Merlin, 1 Woodcock, 1 Willow Tit and (surprisingly!) 2 Hawfinches feeding on Hawthorn berries in hedges below Ninestones Farm. (A Smith)

Torpoint: 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 6 Dunlin, 4 Oystercatcher, 8 Turnstone 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (R Napp)

Polgigga: 1 2w/ad Ring-billed Gull around Trethewey and Crean.

Newlyn: 1 Wryneck prospecting for ants on sandy bank.

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