Friday 16th November 2018

Late News, 13/11, Falmouth: 1st Winter Caspian Gull (Yellow X609) on Swanpool Beach. It was ringed in Gräbendorfer See in East Germany 6/6/18. (G.Wills) more info (and pics) of the bird: Cornishringing.blogspot.com/2018/11/cornwalls-first-colour-ringed-caspian

Caspian Gull – G Wills

Late news, 15/11, Nanjizal: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler ringed also Snow Bunting seen. (K Wilson)

Late news , 15/11, Mawgan: 1 Brambling and 1 Nuthatch in garden (P. Bedford)

Nanjizal: 14 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff and Yellow-browed Warbler ringed, also 2 Goldcrest and Snow Bunting. (K Wilson)

Trevose Head: 1w female Pied Wheatear still present above the lifeboat station, park at the NT car park and keep to public footpaths. (R Menari S Birt)

Sancreed: 1 Woodcock, 2 Chiffchaff, 211 Canada Geese, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest and an Egret sp (Little or Cattle seen in flight at distance). (D Flumm)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Yellow-browed Warbler by bench along Red River also Bittern, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap and 1 Siskin. Yellow-browed Warbler behind Longrock Pool opposite Cornish Crab Co. also Woodcock and Bullfinch. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: 2 Firecrest and Dipper along Chyandour Coombe. (P St Pierre)

Godolphin Cross:  Small numbers of Fieldfare overhead this morning, plus lots of Redwing around generally, 2 Chiffchaff & 1 Firecrest. (C Richards)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest, c10 Goldcrest, c10 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Water Rail, 2 Chough & 2 Grey Heron. (DK Parker)

Carne/Gillan Creek: 75 Black-headed Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 13 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 41 Herring Gull, 2 Mute Swan, 14 Mallard, 6 Little Egret, 4 Curlew, 1 Raven, 2 Grey Heron, 28 Carrion Crow, 1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Greenshank. (B Nicholls)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Spotted Redshank this afternoon.

Mullion Cove: Male Black Redstart in private garden. (J Allely)

Camel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Kings Mill Lake, Saltash: 159 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 2 Gadwall , 21 Shelduck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 35 Black- headed Gull, 12 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 37 Dunlin, 19 Redshank, 55 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Avocet, 10 Lapwing, 46 Curlew, 1 Grey Plover & 4 Greenshank. (P Kemp)

Western upright of Tamar Bridge: 2 Peregrine disputing ownership of perch at c16:30! (P Kemp)

Truro: 1 male Blackcap in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 50+ Redwing (feeding on holly berries). 1 Sparrowhawk (over). (J St Ledger)

Spotted Redshank, John St Ledger

Fal estuary, Loe Beach: 9 Black-necked Grebe still, 4 Red-breasted Merganser (2m, 2f). (J St Ledger)

Helston Loe Pool: 11 Shoveler, 14 Pochard, 300+ Starling, 1 Sparrowhawk. (G Adams)

Marazion: Pair of Tawny Owl calling from 21:00 onwards. (DK Parker)

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