Friday 29th December 2017

Note from the warden at Walmsley Sanctuary: Will members visiting Walmsley please be careful and quiet in their approach to the tower hide as a large section of fencing has blown down in the gales. We hope to be working to do a temporary repair on Sunday morning so it may be worth avoiding at that time.

Late News, 27/12, Mounts Bay: Great Skua still in Mounts Bay off Sandy Cove this morning. (P Freestone)

Late News, Ninestones, 28/12: 5 Common Crossbill, 1 2nd w Yellow-legged Gull. (B Bosisto)

Late News, 28/12, Gwennap Sewage Works: 65+ Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (M Grantham)

Late News, 28/12, Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 25+ Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (M Grantham)

Sancreed: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (D Flumm)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Drake Mandarin, 3 Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 15+ Wigeon, 10+ Teal, 4 Snipe, 26 Lapwing, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 4 Reed Bunting, 5 Greenfinch, 1 Coal Tit, 15+ House Sparrow. (J St Ledger)

Pintail, John St Ledger

Mandarin, John St Ledger

Porthilly Farm: 1 Cattle Egret. (S Grose)

Cattle Egret, Shaun Grose

Newtown St Martin: 8 Little Egret, 4 Cattle Egret. (M Nattrass)

Newlyn: 1 juv Glaucous Gull showing well on fish market roof in harbour also 1 juv Iceland Gull. (D Nicholson, R Phillips)

Glaucous Gull, Dean Nicholson

Glaucous Gull, Dean Nicholson

Glaucous Gull, Dean Nicholson

Iceland Gull, Dean Nicholson

Glaucous and Herring Gulls, Mashuq Ahmad

Windmill Farm: 1 female Marsh Harrier at 15:00. (D Wright)

Longrock Pool: 1 2w Yellow-legged Gull. (D Parker)

Towan Head: 1 Great Skua. (S Rowe)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 400+ Curlew, 600+ Lapwing, 200+ Black-tailed Godwit, 60+ Dunlin, 4 Pintail, 8 Shoveler, 500+ Wigeon, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret and 1 Spoonbill. (D Thomas)

Black-tailed Godwits, Dave Thomas

Lapwing, Dave Thomas

Curlew, Dave Thomas

Goldcrest, Dave Thomas

Newquay, Whitecross: 200+ Redwing, 20+ Fieldfare, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit and 3 Bullfinch. (D Thomas)

Nanjizal: 1 Little Bunting again.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill still. (R Veal) Ryan’s Field: 1 Kingfisher and Redwing.

Marazion beach (below the Godolphin Hotel): c150 Dunlin, 20 Purple Sandpiper, 18 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret and many gulls on a large shoal of pilchards washed up along the bay. (D. Chadwick)

St. Germans: Goldfinch flock now at least 60 on feeders early morning, plus 2 Reed Bunting (fem.) and pair Siskin. (A Blonden)

Sennen Cove: 3 Purple Sandpiper on foreshore by chip shop.

St Ives: 1 Great Skua and 1 Red-throated Diver off Bamaluz.

Callestick to Ventongimps: 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Kestrel, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Stonechat, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Raven, 7 Buzzard, 3 Teal and 8 Bullfinch. (T Wilson).

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Monday 4th December 2017

Pendower: Pacific Diver, 8 Great Northern Diver, 6 Black-throated Diver, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe, mixed gulls including 4 Meds. (M Lammas)

Hayle Estuary: American Golden Plover still present this afternoon associating more with Lapwing present than the Golden Plover flock. When Golden Plover disturbed the AGP remained alone with Lapwing. Eventually it flew with the Lapwing onto Ryan’s field. (J Hawkey, B Toms and M Curtis)

American Golden Plover, Mike McKee

Mullion Church: Rose Coloured Starling this afternoon (M Pass)

St Erth: 3 Cattle Egret in Tredrea Lane and 1 Barn Owl. (MJ Spicer)

Cattle Egret, Mike McKee

Penzance: 1 Eider in Harbour, 1 Black Redstart at Chyandour, 2 Black Redstart at Battery Rocks beach, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver and c30 Common Scoter offshore. (A McKechnie) 24 Common Scoter (J Evans) Pacific Diver also reported off Jubilee Pool.

Eider, Alex McKechnie

Penzance: 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Redwing, 30 Goldfinch, 2 Blackcap (1f, 1m) at St Mary’s Churchyard. (J Evans)

Drift Reservoir: 50+ Canada Goose, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldcrest , 1 Wren. (K Bowers)

Tufted Duck, Kevin Bowers

Carnon Valley: 7/8 Lesser Redpoll briefly (M Pass)

Nanjizal: 1 Little Bunting and 1 Hawfinch. (K Wilson)

Porthgwarra: 1 Woodcock on moor; 2 Peregrine, 2 Chough. 1 Grey Wagtail on beach. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Crean: c 10 Redwing. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sandy Cove: 1 Slavonian Grebe still; Minke Whale at far side of bay. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, L Proctor)

Perranuthnoe: 7 Great Northern Diver. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point to Black Rock: 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Dolphin. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth: 4 Redwing and 2 Song Thrush on Cordyline berries in the garden. (E Tackley)

Swanpool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler still at Swanvale NR. Also Black Redstart on the beach and 2 Slavonian Grebe offshore.

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter still present, also 1 Long-tailed Duck.

Camel Trail (Bridge on Wool to Polbrook): 150+ Black-headed Gull, 30+ Herring Gull, 3 Redshank, 8 Oystercatcher, 3 Lapwing, 120+ Starling, 150+ Canada Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 11 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 11 Mute Swan (inc 1 juv), 25 Mallard, 4 Robin, 10 Crow, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Curlew, 2 Shelduck, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Dippers 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), 4 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock and 3 Otter. (P McKeogh)

Hannafore, Looe: 1 Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Black Redstart, 21 Turnstone, 1 Redshank, 1 Stonechat, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Dunnock, 3 Cormorant, 1 Curlew, 3 Robin, 17 Carrion Crow, 3 Wood Pigeon, 35 Herring Gull, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 57 Black-headed Gull, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 8 Oystercatcher, 3 Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 House Sparrow, 3 Wren, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Grey Heron, resident drake Eider. (P Sharp)

Towan Head. 3 Common Scoter still off point, also 4 + Common Dolphin. (M Lammas)

Feock: 3 Blackcaps (2f,1m) in private garden including one female colour-ringed as part of a study in the same garden last winter. (K Dalziel)

Liskeard: 1 Hawfinch at Westbourne car park. (D Julian)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Lesser Scaup and 1 Ring-necked Duck still present.

Charlestown: 2 m Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

St Merryn: 1 Barn Owl. (R Hughes)

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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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Saturday 2nd December 2017

Late News, 01/12, Hannafore Point, West Looe: 1 Swallow hawking over the banks of seaweed that were exposed at low tide. There were many other birds present, mainly pipits and wagtails. (A Bransbury)

Late News, 01/12, Poldu, Lizard: Starling murmuration 16:30 – 16:45 (A Kingdon)

Late News, 01/12, Crean/Little Trethewey: 2nd cal Ring-billed Gull. (K Wilson)

Penzance: 1 Pacific Diver off Jubilee Pool am.

Pendower: 1 Pacific Diver with 5 Black-throated Diver, also 18 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 6 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Common Scoter. (S Rowe)

Longrock: 1 Slavonian Grebe flew to Sandy Cove 10am, 3 (2 1w drk, 1f) Eider, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver. (R Veal)

St Erth: 2 Cattle Egret, 6  Little Egret at Tredrea Lane. (A  James)

Tehidy Country Park, Oak Wood: 1 Firecrest, 5 male Bullfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper. (S Grose)

Treverva: 1 Woodcock (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir, Stuart Hutchings Hide: 1 1w Scaup, 15 Tufted Duck, 4 Goldeneye, 1m Shoveler, 2f Pintail, 25 Wigeon, 50 Teal, 4 Snipe, 85 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 3 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (D Chaney)

Falmouth, Castle Beach: 4 Black Redstart (2m 2f type), 8+ Rock Pipit including 1 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Robin, 6 Greenfinch, 2m Bullfinch, 1 singing m Blackcap, 30 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (D Chaney) 2 Black-necked Grebe. (J Irvine) Swanpool: 1 Mediterranean Gull, with 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Whimbrel on the rocks by the cafe and flock of c30 Common Scoter west through Falmouth Bay. (D Chaney) 

Nanjizal: 6 Blackcap trapped (1 control) 4 Chiffchaff (1 Siberian Chiffchaff, tristis) and a Little Bunting, 2 Brambling seen. (K Wilson)

Lower Tamar Lake: 7 Goosander 5m 2f, 14 Tufted Duck, 3 Willow Tit, 4 Marsh Tit, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 13 Teal, 37 Coot, 12 Moorhen, 8 Wigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c60 Mallard. (R Mudge)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Water Pipit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff. (M Mckee)

Lamorna: 2 Firecrest. (M Mckee)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 1 sub-ad Spoonbill, 6 Snipe, 5 Turnstone, 3 Common Gull on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal) 340 Golden Plover, 1 American Golden Plover, 250 Lapwing, 28 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Ryan’s Field), 140 Dunlin, 48 Shelduck,1 (pale bellied) Brent Goose, 3 adult and 1 imm. Mediterranean Gull, 1 Spoonbill. (R Butts)

West End, Ashton:  20 Fieldfare,  60 Redwing,  1 Song Thrush,  7 Goldfinch, 46 Starling,  (A James)

Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Redwing – Alan James

Sticker: 1 Barn Owl regularly roosting in Dutch barn. (M Jones)

Penzance garden: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Blackcap, 2 Firecrest (together) , 20+ Redwing here and surrounding gardens, feeding on berries of Myrtus luma. (R Phillips)

Dozmary Pool: 1 m Ring-necked Duck and 1 m Lesser Scaup again. (A Smith)

Ninestones Farm/Lower Langdon area: 1 m Merlin, 1 Woodcock, 1 Willow Tit and (surprisingly!) 2 Hawfinches feeding on Hawthorn berries in hedges below Ninestones Farm. (A Smith)

Torpoint: 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 6 Dunlin, 4 Oystercatcher, 8 Turnstone 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (R Napp)

Polgigga: 1 2w/ad Ring-billed Gull around Trethewey and Crean.

Newlyn: 1 Wryneck prospecting for ants on sandy bank.

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Sunday 19th November 2017

Late news, 18/11, Hannafore Point: Unconfirmed report of a Hume’s Warbler west of the sea wall beyond the concrete blocks at 13:30 with a tit flock. Also Water Pipit and Black Redstart.

Charlestown: 1 f Blackcap. (D Hastilow)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 106 Canada Goose, 2 Cormorant, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 59 Mallard, 12 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 1 Goldeneye, 1ad m Ring-necked Duck, 1 Great Northern Diver, 200 Golden Plover, 34 Lapwing, 559 Black-headed Gull, 523 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 4 Raven, 29 Carrion Crow, 13 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 6 Stock Dove, 480 Starling, 14 Blackbird, 18 Fieldfare, 29 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 House Sparrow, 3 Robin, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Goldcrest and 3 Linnet.  (DA Conway)

St Ives Bay (from Gwithian Towans): 10 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver. (P St Pierre) 9 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver. (R Butts, T Pinfield, J Atherton)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill on Carnsew Pool. (P St Pierre) Also 500 Golden Plover, Sparrowhawk. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Crugmeer: 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Snipe. (S Grose)

Malpas: 1 Firecrest. (A.Hill)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Merlin. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Marazion Beach: Water Pipit still, flock 16 Greenfinch. (B Toms, M Curtis) Also 2 Great Northern Diver, 11 Common Scoter. (R Veal)

Germoe/Millpool: Large mixed sp flocks 300+ included: Redwing, Fieldfare,Starling, 2 m Bullfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Merlin (hunting low along hedgerows), 5 Skylark, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (J Evans)

Penzance: 3 Firecrest, 1 Blackcap, 25+ Blackbird (nearly all 1w males with black bills & pale primaries, probably newly-arrived from Scandinavia) in private garden. (R Phillips) Jubilee Pool: 9 Purple Sandpiper, 20 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover. (R Butts, T Pinfield, J Atherton)

Trevilley, Sennen: 1 Dusky Warbler (finder – M Ahmad), 2 Chough. (R Butts, T Pinfield, J Atherton)

Sennen: 1 presumed partially leucistic Golden Plover with c300 others, 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Land’s End: 3 Swallow still. (R Veal)

Drift: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Porthpean: 2 Long-tailed Duck, 10 Common Scoter, 2 Surf Scoter. (S & P Rogers)

Pendower: 22 Great Northern Diver, 6 Black-throated Diver, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Common Scoter, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe. (S & P Rogers)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Cattle Egret. (S & P Rogers, R Gould, M Buckle)

Mawnan Smith: Several Brambling in finch flock at Carwinion Playing Field this morning. (J Irvine)

Carrick Roads: 18 Black-necked Grebe, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Northern Diver (one still in breeding plumage). (D Eva)

Crackington Haven: 2f +1m Blackcap and 1 Redwing in private garden. (J & B Teague)

Windmill Farm: 1 Woodcock by willow boardwalk. (R Hollis)

Lizard: Little Bunting still in weedy field along track to Old Lizard Head.

Lizard Point: 1 2w Iceland Gull, 5 Great Skua, 1 Puffin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 5 Common Dolphin, 8 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. (I Maclean, T Blunden)

Grade: 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, 2 Peregrine. (I Maclean)

Lizard Downs: 1 Marsh Harrier. (I Maclean, T Blunden)

Mullion Cove: 1cy Yellow-legged Gull. (M Silk)

Lizard, Soap Cove: 1 Dartford Warbler. (M Silk)

Nanjizal: 1 Short-eared Owl in morning.

Mousehole: 2w Caspian Gull & Yellow-legged Gull on St Clement’s Isle & 1 Siberian Chiffchaff below Treen Fields. (M Elliott) Also 1 Black Redstart on roof by harbour.

St Ives: 6+ Mediterranean Gull & 1 Harbour Porpoise off Porthmeor Beach, 5+ Bottlenose Dolphin in the bay. (P Taylor, H Mitchell) Also 2 Black Redstart at The Island.

Carbis Bay: 2 Great Northern Diver. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Crows-an-Wra: 1 Short-eared Owl from minor road to St Buryan at 5pm. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Tregonetha Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 3 Yellowhammer, 11 Snipe, 5 Bullfinch, 6 Greenfinch, 5 Kestrel, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Amalveor Downs: f Hen harrier west at 16.30, 3 Dartford warbler. (R Menari)

Falmouth: Flock of about 30 Redwing off Woodlane, 1 Pied Wagtail at Pendennis Point car park, 1 Grey Heron on rocks below Castle Drive, 1 Little Egret on rocks near Castle Beach. (E Tackley)

Camborne: 1 Firecrest & 2 Goldcrest in garden at Tehidy at 1030hrs. (A Neil, via Cornwall Birding)

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Saturday 18th November 2017

Late news, 15-17/11, Pentire Head/Port Quin: A raft of 75+ Common Scoter (from photo). (T Ridgers)

Late news, 17/11,Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter, 9 Common Scoter and 2 Long-tailed Duck. (BR Field)

Late news, 17/11, Perranuthnoe: 2 Firecrest in a private garden. (M Halliday)

Firecrest, Mark Halliday

Firecrest, Mark Halliday

Dozmary Pool: Drake Ring-necked Duck still, 2 Goldeneye. (B Craven)

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter still, Long-tailed Duck, Black-throated Diver and 7 Great Northern Diver.

Gannel Estuary: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose) Also 1 Water Pipit. (S Rowe)

Dobwalls: 1 Firecrest in private garden. (C&J Duffy)

College Reservoir: 58 Tufted Duck, 6 Pochard, 1 Gadwall, 35 Wigeon, 49 Coot. (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: 5 Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull (D Eva)

St Merryn: 25 Goldfinch with 2 ringed birds feeding on sunflower hearts in a private garden. (R Hughes)

Lower Tamar Lake: 6 Goosander (5m 1f), 16 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant. (R Mudge)

Bude Marshes: 8 Teal, 87 Mallard, 1 Red breasted Merganser, 41 Black headed Gulls, 3 Herring Gulls, 12 Moorhen, 3 Wood Pigeon, 17 Carrion Crows, 3 Grey Heron, 17 Blackbirds, 2 Magpies, 12 Jackdaws, 2 Wrens, 3 Canada Geese, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Song Thrush, 1 female Reed Bunting,  5 Blue Tit,  1 Buzzard, 2 Rooks,  1 male Bullfinch, 21 Starlings, 2 Long tailed Tits, 2 Robins. (WeBS, H Kendall, R Mudge)

St Erth: 1 Mistle Thrush. (M Spicer)

Falmouth: Adult Yellow-legged Gull on the rocks between Swanpool and Gyllynvase Beach this morning. (S Bearhop) Also a flock of about 20 Redwing, together with at least one SongThrush and several Blackbird feeding on yew berries off Woodlane. (E Tackley) Also 7 Mute Swan and 50+ Redwing over, with 1 Black Redstart on rooftops by Windsor Quarry today. (D Chaney)

Rinsey Head: 3 Great Northern Diver, (+ 1 possible Pacific), Grey Seal with fish. Cove: 2 Chough mobbing male Peregrine, until Peregrine managed to stoop one, epic confrontation, 2 Raven, 3 Shag. Upper fields: Large mixed flock of Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Linnet, being pursued by Kestrel, 3 Stonechat. (J Evans)

Loe Pool: 1m Hen Harrier, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Common Gull, 13 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Goosander, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Little Grebe, 29 Pochard (predominantly m), 25+ Redwing, 2 Water Rail. (G Adams)

Helston Boating Lake: 1m Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, 35 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Gull. (G Adams)

Skewjack: 2 Mistle Thrush feeding in ploughed field; c283+ Wood Pigeon & 24 Stock Dove feeding in adjoining stubble fields. (J Hawkey)

Porth Reservoir: 7 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Coot, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Dipper, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Marazion: 4 Mute Swan, 15 Teal, 26 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 8 Little Grebe, 37 Moorhen, 3 Water Rail, 23 Snipe, 2 Jack Snipe, 12 Herring Gull, 3 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. (WeBS) Also 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 7+ Firecrest, 6 Goldcrest, 20 Long-tailed Tit and 4 Bullfinch along Red River on the eastern boundary. (DK Parker)

Marazion Beach: 1+ Water Pipit still below sand dunes. 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Scoter offshore. (R Veal)

Penryn, Tremough Campus: 1 f/1w Black Redstart, 1+ Firecrest. (C Benton)

Crackington Haven: 1 Firecrest in private garden. (J Teague)

Carbis Bay: 1 Velvet Scoter (west), 6 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver. (S Rowe)

Land’s End: 4 Swallow hawking insects over Swingates at noon, 1 Snipe, 1 m Bullfinch, 2 Chough, 17 Blackbird, 1 Roe buck. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sennen Cove: 1 Little Egret east of lifeboat station. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Black Swan still. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Crugmeer: 2 Stock Dove, 300+ Chaffinch, 2 resident Barn Owl. (S Grose)

St Buryan: 1 Tawny Owl (heard). (H Mitchell)

Lizard: Little Bunting still in weedy field along track to Old Lizard Head. (T Phelps)

Newlyn: 1cy Iceland Gull flew over Tolcarne and out to sea in afternoon. (G Hobin)

Looe: 1 Pink-footed Goose still off railway station platform with Canada Geese this morning. Also 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Eider and 1 Kingfisher off Hannafore Point. (M Hughes)

Housel Bay: 3 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Church Cove: 2 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Kynance: 2 Black Redstart. (I Maclean)

St Keverne: 1 Fulvous Whistling Duck (presumed escapee). (A Williams)

Fulvous Whistling Duck, Alan Williams

St Gothian Sands: 2 female Scaup still. 1 Great Northern Diver distantly offshore. (R Veal)

Scaup, Reuben Veal

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Friday 17th November 2017

Mount’s Bay: Pacific Diver still off the bus station, Penzance.

Marazion Beach: 1 Pacific Diver (distant), 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 9 f Common Scoter. (J St Ledger)

Red-throated Diver, John St Ledger

Polgigga: Short-toed Lark in the bulb field north of Faraway Cottage. (K Wilson)

Cot Valley: Richard’s Pipit over north at 10:40, also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest. (N Wheatley) Also 4 Whooper Swan on sea off Gribba Point, calling occasionally and 1 Short-eared Owl roosting in field west of Little Hendra farm. (P Clarke, C Moore)

Old Lizard Head: Little Bunting still (showing well in weedy field by path to the head), 2 Lapland Bunting, Brambling, Merlin. Yesterday Black Redstart in the surfers car park (M Pass)

Nanquidno: Black Redstart and 2 Brambling at Tregiffian Farm. (D Astins) Also 5 Whooper Swan still. (C Moore)

Porthilly Point: Pale-bellied Brent Goose. (S Grose)

Connor Downs: 1 Firecrest in private garden and 11 Fieldfare over. (P Freestone)

Charlestown: 1 Peregrine in private garden. ( D Hastilow)

Fowey: 1 Great Skua, 3 dolphin (probably Bottlenose) and 10+ Atlantic Bluefin Tuna from kayak up to 2 miles offshore. (R Kirkwood)

Great Skua, Rupert Kirkwood

Great Skua, Rupert Kirkwood

Bluefin Tuna, Rupert Kirkwood

Helston: 2 Firecrest in trees by river at Boating Lake. (S Court)

Kingsmill Lake: 115 Avocet, 1 Glossy Ibis on saltmarsh and field behind. (M Northey, M Buckle, M Beer)

Colliford Lake: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 juv Spoonbill, 2 Snipe, 1 f Merlin, 4 Reed Bunting, good numbers of Golden Plover and Lapwing. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Ninestones: 3 Firecrest. (C Buckland)

Falmouth: 2 Firecrest at University of Exeter campus. (J Beaumont)

Looe Estuary (WeBS): 175 Canada Goose, 6 Cormorant, 8 Curlew, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 6 Little Grebe, 38 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 10 Mute Swan, 18 Oystercatcher, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 10 Redshank, plus mixed flocks of over 1000 Black-headed, Great Black-backed and Herring Gulls. (D Spooner)

Pink-footed Goose, Derek Spooner

Crugmeer: 3 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Brambling this evening. (B Bosisto)

Par: 3 Redwing, f Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch. First Goldfinch of the winter feeding on Niger seed at Biscovey. (A Matthews)

Rosenannon Downs: 1 Short-eared Owl from the northern boundary stones. (S Grose)

Carbis Bay: 4 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver. (R Butts)

Men-an-Tol: 1 female Merlin and 20 Golden Plover. (D Richardson, DK Parker)

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