Friday 30th November 2018

Lands End cycle path: Still 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler at Trinity loop. (J Miller)

Swanpool; 1st winter Little Gull still present in the afternoon and 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. Firecrest in Swanvale (O Cummins, M Doyle, T Phelps)

Marazion: 1 Eider, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Velvet Scoter with 20 Common Scoter and a probable Pomarine Skua. (C Moore, T Phelps)

Sancreed: 1 Woodcock, 25 Snipe, 6 Lapwing, 1 Med Gull, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

St Enodoc golf course: 3 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Charlestown: 1 Great Northern Diver off the harbour at 13:15. (N Best)

Helston: 1 Firecrest, 7 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 8 Long-tailed Tit at the sewage works. (DK Parker)

St Gothian LNR: 6 Gadwall and 1 Merlin. (C Moore)

Carbis Bay: 10 Great Northern Diver, Black-throated Diver, Red-throated Diver. (C Moore, T Phelps)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Manx Shearwater, a raft of 25 Fulmar plus many auks and Kittiwakes moving between 12:30 & 13:15. (C Moore) Also 13.15 – 15.00: 11 Manx Shearwater, 215 Kittiwake, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver (all going W) and 2 Purple Sandpiper on rocks. (P. Clement)

Penzance: 4 Purple Sandpiper roosting on rocks by Jubilee Pool and 4 Great Northern Diver offshore. (T Phelps) Also 2 Black Redstart, 3 Eider at the train station. (R Veal)

Cape Cornwall 09:00-11:00: 2 Manx Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1606 Kittiwake and “gazillions” of auks (way too many to count but at least 200 per minute = 25,000+!), all south. (N Wheatley)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Bittern flew across Longrock Pool to north side. (DK Parker) Also 2 Barn Owl, c30 Snipe, 4 Tufted Duck. (R Veal)

Fowey Estuary: 3 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Little Grebe, 1 drake Mandarin at Lerryn. (R Kirkwood)

Kingfisher – Rupert Kirkwood

Helston Loe Pool: 6 Goosander (2m), 12+ Great Crested Grebe, 20+ Pochard, 1 Firecrest; 6 Goldcrest, 1m Tawny Owl & 1f Great Spotted Woodpecker. (J Hawkey, K Dalziel)

Swanpool: 1w Little Gull briefly.

Looe: 4 Great Northern Diver near the harbour entrance mid afternoon.

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: Spoonbill again.

Looe, Hannafore: 3 Great Northern Diver catching crabs, 4 Turnstone, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Redshank, 1m & 1f Stonechat. (I Juliane)

Looe, River at Millpool: 3 Whimbrel, 1 Redshank, 3 Little Grebe. (I Juliane)

St Breock Monolith:1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Lizard: 1 Barn Owl flew over road just before Kynance garage at 20:30. (F Trewin)

Carnanton Woods:1 Barn Owl at spitfire corner. (S Grose)

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