Sunday 11th November 2018

Back of Camera photos: There seems to be an increasing trend to submit photographs from backs of cameras and while we encourage this for newly found rarities, it is unnecessary for common or long staying birds. Please, if possible, wait until you can download the original pictures onto your computer and then submit these, the quality is far better and aesthetically more pleasing. Many thanks for your cooperation.

Late news, 8 – 11/11, Trevose Head Golf Course: 1 female Pied Wheatear present in a private part of the golf course. (C Thomas)

Radford Lane, Millbrook: 7 Cattle Egret. (AC Robinson, GK Gordon)

Gillan Creek: 16 Cattle Egret (arrived 16:00), 9 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper & the resident Aylesbury duck with 16 Mallard. (J Hawkey)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 15 Greenshank, 100+ Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 60+ Dunlin, 70+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 3 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 200+ Curlew, 60+ Lapwing, several Teal, Wigeon and Canada Geese. (A Piper)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 8 Little Grebe, 1 Spoonbill, 30 Redshank, 3 Grey Plover, 1 Kingfisher. 19 Mediterranean Gull on Lelant Saltings including 3 ringed birds. (S Grose) 1 Garganey, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 drk Gadwall on Lelant Saltings. 1 Yellow-browed Warbler calling from near St Anne’s Woods. Also 1 Spoonbill reported still on Ryan’s Field. (M Ahmad, R Veal et al)

Drift Reservoir: 1w Little Gull briefly early pm, 110+ Stock Dove in fields nearby. (R Veal et al)

Kenidjack: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still by sewage works. (R Veal, R Augarde, R Wilkins, S Rogers)

Land’s End: male Snow Bunting at Trevescan Cliff, then seen in Land’s End car park. (M McKee)

Snow Bunting – Michael McKee

College Reservoir: Spoonbill still present today. (M Amos)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 probable ‘Brewer’s Duck’ (Gadwall x Mallard) still. Also 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal, R Wilkins, R Augarde, B Mellow)

Crowlas: 1m Merlin flew in imitating a Great Spotted Woodpecker flight style, caught a Chaffinch and proceded to pluck and eat it in a dead tree. (R Veal)

Bartinney Downs: 2 Short-eared Owl. (P Haston)

Battery Rocks, Penzance: 7 Purple Sandpiper, 50 Sanderling, 28 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 38 Turnstone, 1 Common Scoter. (S Grose) Jubilee Pool: 1 Wheatear of the Greenland race. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Tawny Owl heard, 2 Yellowhammer, 21 Skylark, 1 Reed Bunting, 7 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Ponsandane Stream, Gulval: 2 Dipper (pair). (J Hawkey)

Gwennap sewage works: 1+ Water Rail heard, Chiffchaff heard, Stoat with prey. (R Hampshire)

Towan Head: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Grey Plover flew west, c800 Auk sp, c200 Kittiwake. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Marsh Harrier, poss female, mobbed by Jackdaws, 1 Woodcock, 2 Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven. (J Evans)

Sancreed: 1 Black Redstart, 50 Wood Pigeon & 60 Chaffinch west. (D Flumm)

Tehidy Woods: 7 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Water Rail. (S Grose)

Looe Estuary (WeBS count): c125 Black-headed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 10 Canada Goose, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Cormorant, 2 Curlew, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Greenshank, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, c75 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 60 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 10 Mute Swan, 13 Oystercatcher, 2 Raven, 14 Redshank, 10 Shag, 1 Sparrowhawk. Also Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Long-tailed Tit, Jay, Pheasant, Redwing, Robin. (D Spooner)

St Ives: flock of c30 Curlew in fields above the town. (J&C Bennett)

Threemilestone: 4 Redwing in private garden, feeding on crabapples. (E Harris)

Carthew: 1 Robin, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Coal Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 4 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit. (K Bowers)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Marsh Tit, Blue Tit and Nuthatch – Kevin Bowers

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 136 Canada Goose, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 28 Mallard, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Coot, 320 Golden Plover, 26 Lapwing, 12 Black-headed Gull, 18 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 73 Carrion Crow, 8 Jackdaw, 10 Magpie, 1 Stock Dove, 360 Starling, 7 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 15 Meadow Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 24 House Sparrow, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Wren, 13 Goldfinch and 4 Linnet. (D Conway)

Loe Pool: 2 Goosander, 27 Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 20 Great Crested Grebe, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Water Rail, Firecrest. (D Collins)

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