Sunday 3rd December 2017

Late News, 02/12, Loe Pool: 4 Goosander (imm/females),1 Firecrest. (J Evans)

Late news, 2/12, Torpoint: 2 Black Redstart present again 3/12. (R Napp)

Late news, 2/12, Helston Loe Pool: 12 Goosander (3 m), 5 Firecrest. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 2/12, Ashton: 750 Golden Plover, 50 Lapwing. (P St Pierre)

Late news, 2/12, Old Lizard Head: 1 Little Bunting, 1 Lapland Bunting, 1 Brambling, 5 Reed Bunting, 40 Skylark, 600 Chaffinch. (I Maclean)

Mill Pool/Trescowe: 12 Fieldfare, 2m Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting(f), 2 Skylark (J Evans)

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter, 9 Common Scoter,1 Long-tailed Duck. (D Julian)

Dozmary Pool: 1m Lesser Scaup, 1m Ring-necked Duck.

Par Beach Pool: 2 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 9 Coot, 1 Water Rail, 30+ Snipe, 1 Herring Gull, ringed with blue plastic ring on left leg. W:123. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 11 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Freathy: 1 Firecrest, 1 Redwing, 12 Chaffinch, c150 Woodpigeon, 1 Bumblebee sp. in scrub valley. (M Jordan)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Spoonbill, 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose and 1 American Golden Plover on the Estuary.

Carrick Roads: 31 Black-necked Grebes, 2 Great Northern Diver, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Red-breasted Merganser. (D Eva)

Carnon Valley: 10 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Mealy Redpoll, feeding on alder cones along the cycle trail. (D Eva)

Godolphin Cross: 1m Brambling on feeders. (C Richards)

Charlestown Harbour: 1 Black Redstart, 3 Common Gull on beach. (S Grose)

Downderry: 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Tuna leapt clear out of the water twice (scoped from Portwrinkle).  (A Blonden)

Bissoe: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler moving along Bissoe cycle track, near the hire shop. (F Bell)

Windmill Farm: 1 Dartford Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting, mixed flock (30 total) of Redwing & Fieldfare, 20 Golden Plover. Also lots of frogspawn. (D Wright)

Hannafore, Looe: 1 Swallow, flying low over west end of beach then back towards Talland at 15:30, Redshank, 25 Turnstone, 6 Mediterranean Gull; 50+ Black-headed Gull, 30+ Herring Gull, 15 Carrion Crow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Rock Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Curlew, 12 Oystercatcher; resident drake Eider, 2 Cormorant, 12 Mallard, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren. (P Sharp)

Falmouth: different size flocks of Starling flying over all day; flock of about 25 landed on berries of Cordyline australis tree in the garden; also 2 Redwing (E Tackley) Swanpool Beach: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Black-throated Diver. (J St Ledger) Castle Beach: 3 Black Redstart on sea wall. 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Redshank, 8 Turnstone. (J St Ledger)

Grey Wagtail, John St Ledger

Rosemellyn, Roche: 1 Woodcock (L Welch)

Mounts Bay: 8 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 redhead Goosander, c15 Common Scoter, 1 Minke Whale (all day), 5+ Harbour Porpoise. (P St Pierre, S Cubbage)

Goosander, Simon Cubbage

Praa Sands: 4 Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre)

Marazion: 1 Water Pipit still on beach, 1 Black-throated Diver offshore. (R Veal)

Water Pipit, Reuben Veal

Water Pipit, Reuben Veal

Towan Head: 3 Common Scoter, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 19 Turnstone, 16 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover. (S Rowe)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl, 11 Fieldfare, Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 1 Merlin. (S Grose)

Lizard Point: 1 Black-throated Diver, 3 Common Scoter,2 Mediterranean Gull. (I Maclean)

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