Monday 26th November 2018

Late news 25/11 St Gothian Sands: 1 Brent Goose. (P St Pierre) Later seen flying NE up valley. (P Clement, MJ Spicer)

Praa Sands: Dotterel reported flying west.

Stithians Reservoir: Temminck’s Stint still early morning, viewable from the mini slipway at east end of Carnmenellis Causeway on the spit and shorelines. Also Yellow-browed Warbler in the sallows there too. (D Chaney)

Helston: Yellow-browed Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff Lower Nansloe Farm lane. Also Ferruginous Duck still on the Boating Lake. (B Dodd)

Gillan Creek: 4 Cattle Egret flew in to the roost at 16.43  also 9 Little Egret and 3 Grey Heron present in the roost. (J Selby)

Land’s End: Yellow-browed Warbler at the Sennen end of Trinity loop. (J Miller) Yellow-browed Warbler south of the car park, also 1 probable Siberian Chiffchaff (no call), c6 Chiffchaff, 3+ Blackcap, 1 Brambling and 2 Snipe. (DK Parker P St Pierre)

Marazion: imm Scaup and 10 Tufted Duck on Longrock Pool, also 1 Bittern. (DK Parker J Ryan) Also a pre-roost flock of mixed corvids, (mostly Jackdaw), on wires in field behind Longrock Pool. (T Mills)

Corvid flock, Tony Mills

Sennen: Hoopoe by holiday lets at the bottom of Vellandreath valley. (per M Wallace)

Morvah: juv Iceland Gull between Chun Castle and Great Bosullow at 08:25.

Sennen Cove: Great Northern Diver. (J Miller)

Trevilley: c100 Chaffinch, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Sparrowhawk and 4 Snipe in the stubble fields. (DK Parker)

Torpoint: 2 Slavonian Grebe, Black-necked Grebe off Marine Drive. (T Elm)

Newquay: Short-eared Owl still at 08:45 on Pentire Head. (M Lammas) Also East Pentire: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Great Northern Diver and 3 or 4 Bottlenose Dolphin. (S Rowe, M Lammas, I Boreham) Later, 2 Short-eared Owl, 3 Harbour Porpoise. (M Taylor)

Crugmeer: 1 Merlin, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose) Later 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Barn Owl, 11 Snipe. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands NR: 5 Shoveler, 1m Pochard, 1 Water Rail and 12 Coot. (MJ Spicer) Also 2 Gadwall, 24 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 25 Teal, 14 Coot, 18 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 15 Pied Wagtail, 8 Rock Pipit, 28 Curlew, 1 Peregrine, 100+ Herring Gull, 40+ Black-headed Gull (all flushed by Peregrine), 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel (P.Freestone)

Shoveller – Mike Spicer

Dozmary Pool: 1 fem Goldeneye, 1 drake Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe and 52 Lapwing. (P Taylor H Mitchell)

Sancreed: 11 Snipe, 13 Lapwing (plus flock 66 west), 1 Barn Owl, 80 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, 20 Song Thrush, 40 Blackbird, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 80 Linnet, 130 Chaffinch, 100 Goldfinch, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting. (D Flumm)

Feock, Loe Beach: 18 Black-necked Grebe, 10 Red-breasted Merganser and 4 Eider. (R Wilkins) Also 4 Eider, 15 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 10 Shelduck, 2 Great Created Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Commic Tern (probably a Common) (T Phelps, M Doyle)

Crows-an-Wra: 1 ring-tailed Hen Harrier just north of Lower Treave Farm 3pm. (J Miller)

Skewjack: male Hen Harrier flying towards Nanjizal @ at 16.10hrs. (J Hawkey)

Porth Joke: 2 Tawny Owl heard this eve. (S Grose)

Bude: 2 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Water Rail, 2 Stonechat, 5 Teal. (H Wilkins)

Water Rail, H Wilkins

Bodmin Moor, Lower Moor Plantation: 500,000+ Starling murmuration, 1 Peregrine (with kill), 350+ Golden Plover, 250+ Lapwing. Flocks of Starling were flying in to the roost area from 4:10pm for at least 20 minutes and from all angles and created an impressive murmuration. (J St Ledger)

Siblyback Lake: 20 Teal, 4Tufted Duck, 5 Grey Heron, 10 Meadow Pipit, 10 Little Grebe, 1 Wigeon. (R Napp)

Teal, Rick Napp

Tufted Duck, Rick Napp

Threemilestone: 1 male & 1 female Blackcap on Crabapple tree in a private garden. (E Harris)

Mount Hawke: I male Great Tit belting out “Teacher, Teacher…” adjacent to Mount Hawke Academy at 16.20. (RB Girling)

St Austell: 1 m Blackcap near St Austell Station. (K Mortimore)

Boscastle:  3 Blackcap (2m,1f) in my garden feeding on Himalayan Honeysuckle. (N Page)

Bodmin: male and female blackcap feeding together on sunflower hearts. (R Preston-Mafham)

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