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)


Wednesday 15th November 2017

Late news, 14/11, Land’s End: 3 (f) Reed Bunting, 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Cox)

Late News, 14/11, St John’s Lake, Torpoint: 2 Great Northern Diver, 5 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 5 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Black Redstart (along Marine Drive). (A Pearson)

Falmouth, Pendennis Point: 3 Great Northern Diver offshore, 2 diver sp. and reasonable Kittiwake and auk sp. passage west, 1 Puffin, 500+ Gannet feeding frenzy distantly with 5+ dolphin sp., 2 Stonechat, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Harbour Porpoise Castle Beach: 10 Greenfinch, 2 Chaffinch,4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail,1 Blue Tit, 1 Wren feeding on rocks/seaweed. (D Chaney)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 1 Greenshank, 11 Redshank, 25 Curlew, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Grebe, 17 Teal at high tide. (D Chaney)

Cot Valley: 1 Wryneck this morning, by coastal path south of Cot Valley. (N Wheatley)

Stithians Reservoir, Stuart Hutchings hide: 1 Mandarin drake, 6 Common Gull, 34 Lapwing. (G Adams)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Black Swan, 5 Mute Swan, 1 Spoonbill, 295 Golden Plover, 132 Lapwing, 3 Greenshank, 2 Grey Plover and 2 Common Gull. (DK Parker)

Greenshank – Dave Parker

St Gothian Sands LNR: 2 female Scaup, 23 Tufted Duck, 8 Teal, 1 Wigeon, 2 Coot, 3 Little Grebe, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Common Gull. (DK Parker) Also 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 1 Snipe and 1 Little Egret. (MJ Spicer)

Scaup – Dave Parker

North Cliffs: c180 Skylark and c40 Meadow Pipit. (DK Parker)

Churchtown Farm NR, Saltash: 2 Spoonbill at mouth of Lynher, 6 Little Egrets, 8 Oystercatcher, 3 Grey Heron, 8 Dunlin, Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 10+ Redshank, 20+ Linnet, Chaffinches, 2 Greenfinch, 20+ Goldfinch, 7 Song Thrush,1 Redwing, Stonechat (m), Meadow Pipit, 6 Bullfinch (m/f) and 2 Buzzard. (K Baum)

Tincombe NR, Saltash: Great Spotted Woodpecker (m), Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Redwing, Sparrowhawk and Bullfinch. (K Baum)

Cedar Croft Nurseries, St Tudy: 1 Firecrest, 9 Fieldfare, 12 Siskin. (S Grose)

Little Kelynack (private garden): 2 firecrest, 1 chiffchaff. (C Moore)

Sennen: 13 Buzzard on the ground in ploughed field (buff-breast field). (C Moore)

Stithians Reservoir, Golden Lion bay: 1 juvenile Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe. Stuart Hutchings hide: 1 Sparrowhawk, 40 Lapwing plus 30 circling above, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Mallard. Southern Cut-off: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 m Bullfinch, 1 Jay, 2 Snipe, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Wren  plus lots Chaffinches, Great + Blue Tits, Goldfinches, few Teal, 2 Heron. (W Chegwidden)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 12 Mute Swan, 40 Canada Goose, 25 Shelduck, 18 Mallard, 24 Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, 1 Water Rail, 60 Oystercatcher, 21 Ringed Plover, 4 Grey Plover, c.2000 Golden Plover, 200 Lapwing, 50 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 55 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 40 Curlew, 6 Snipe, 150 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 100 Herring Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 12 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 7 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 1 Jackdaw, 25 Rook, 50 Carrion Crow, 1 Starling, 8 House Sparrow, 20 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet. (M Scawen et al.)

Towan Head: 2 Great Northern Diver (in bay), 19 Turnstone, 12 Oystercatcher, 8 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Rowe)

Drift Reservoir (members only): leucistic f Mandarin in NW arm. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Penzance  (private garden): 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2  Wren, 4 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 6 Blackcap together, (4 m 2 f)  at the bird bath. Four in the water together, 1 Firecrest, c5 Great Tit, 5 Blue Tit, c15 Chaffinch, 1 Jay, 2 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw.  (R Phillips) Off Jubillee Pool: 12+ Common Scoter and 12 Purple Sandpiper. (J O’Sullivan) Also 25 Purple Sandpiper, c20 Turnstone. (B Oakes)

Allet: 1 Woodcock at 17:00. (MJ Spicer)

St Austell: 1 Firecrest at Daniels Lane. (B Bosisto)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Little Bunting ( in corner of weedy field by path to Old Lizard Head) 1 Redpoll, 2 Swallow, 2 Pale-bellied Brent Goose on Mon 13th Nov circled Lizard then flew west . SE Owl Mullion over obs garden last week. (M Pass)

Lamorna Cove: 1 Water Pipit, 1 Common Sandpiper. (M McKee)

Water Pipit, Mike McKee

Marazion: 2 Water Pipit, 3 Common Scoter. (M McKee) Also 1 Pacific Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 1 m Eider in flight, and 1 Chiffchaff. (J O’Sullivan)

Water Pipit, Mike McKee

Water Pipit, Mike McKee

Bude, Maer Lake, at dusk: 7 Ruff, 3+ Dunlin, 14+ Snipe, several hundred Golden Plover, 50 Teal and good numbers of Black-tailed Godwits. 2 White Geese etc. (B Craven)

Bodmin Moor, fields bordering Davidstow Airfield: 1,000+ Golden Plover, 500+ Lapwing, 1,000+ Starling, 10+ Raven, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel. Lower Moor Plantation viewed from lay-by on road to Rough Tor: 1,000,000+ Starling roost, 1 Peregrine. (J St Ledger)

Starling murmuration, John St Ledger

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 1 Bittern, 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Wren, 3 Little Egret, 2 Swan, 3 Goldcrest. (B Oakes)

Bittern, Ben Oakes

Sparrowhawk, Ben Oakes

Kenidjack: 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Dartford Warbler, c22 Chough. (B Oakes)


Monday 13th November 2017

Late news, 10/11, Falmouth: 1 Little Auk reported adjacent to pontoon off Falmouth Maritime Marina. (J Draper)

Porthilly Point:1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Greenshank, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Gull, 56 Dunlin (S Grose)

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter and 2 Long-tailed Duck still present, together with 5 Common Scoter, 18 Great Northern Diver and a Black-throated Diver. (A Payne, B Dodd)

Marazion: 1 Pacific Diver off Longrock car park with 8 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Eider, 10 Teal. (M McKee)

Falmouth, Gyllyngvase Beach: 2 Stonechat, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Ringed Plover on Swanpool Point, 36 Shag offshore, Swanpool: 1 Water Rail, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrect, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap Swanvale: 2 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch. (D Chaney)

Rumps/Pentire Head: 2 Peregrine, 3 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard (S Marquis)

Charlestown: 2 Redwing ( D Hastilow)

Truro: 1 Redwing in the garden. (D Jenkins)

Bartinney: 1 Short-eared Owl. (C Moore)

Nanjizal: 73 birds ringed, including 6 Goldcrest, 3 Firecrest, 11 Chiffchaff (3 tristis) 3 Blackcap, 5 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, 1 Hawfinch. 1 Little Bunting flying around. (K Wilson, B Bosisto)

St Erth: 1 Mistle Thrush. (MJ Spicer)

Hayle Estuary, Lelant Saltings: 1 Black Swan, 8 Mute Swan, 26 Oystercatcher, c150 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Rover, c220 Lapwing, 21 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 4 Snipe and 43 Mediterranean Gull. (MJ Spicer)

Dozmary Pool: Ring-necked Duck still.

Lamorna Cove: 1 Lapland Bunting. Also 1 Water Pipit. (M McKee)

Millbrook: 3 Black Redstart behind the Methodist Chapel.

St Issey: A flock of Fieldfare and Redwing feeding on hawthorn. (R Hughes)

St Ives: 1 Barn Owl over road through Halsetown. (R Veal) Also 1w Glaucous Gull west past Porthgwidden at 1230.

Crowlas: 2100 Wood Pigeon, 1 Peregrine, 60 Fieldfare in 30 mins vismig. (R Veal)

Fowey: 30 Common Scoter 30 (groups of 15+15), 1 Great Northern Diver, 23 Common Dolphin (groups of 15+8), 8 Porpoise and 3 breaching Tuna on a Kayak trip up to 6 miles offshore. (R Kirkwood)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 23 Purple Sandpiper, 19 Ringed Plover, 42 Turnstone, 1 Kingfisher, 12 Common Scoter. (M McKee) 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Black-throated Diver, 12 Great Northern Diver, 15 Purple Sandpiper, 5 Common Scoter (P St Pierre, M Elliott)

Crows-en-Wra: 300 Golden Plover, 25 Lapwing, 1 Brambling, 2 Mistle Thrush. (P St Pierre, M Elliott)

Trevilley: 2 Little Bunting, 1 Tree Pipit, 25+ Brambling, 20 Reed Bunting,  1 leucistic Chaffinch, Chough, 4 Fieldfare, 60 Golden Plover, 1 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff. (P St Pierre, M Elliott)

Helford River from Bosloe Beach: 5 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mediterranean Gull. On a rising tide. (J St Ledger)

Lower Tamar Lake this morning: 3m Goosander, 11 Tufted Duck, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 28 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, c50 Black-headed Gull, 5 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Snipe, 1f Stonechat, 3 Marsh Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Wren, 10 Moorhen. (R Mudge)

Probus: 1 Peregrine, 1 Firecrest, 1 Grey Wagtail and at least 600 Woodpigeon plus a Chiffchaff. (BR Field)

Sennen Cove: Adult Yellow-legged Gull on Cowloe. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare) Also Little Egret in the harbour this morning.

St Just: 1 Firecrest in private garden. (N Wheatley)

Boswednack: 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 6 Skylark over.

Stithians Reservoir: 6+ Greenfinch, 7 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Coal Tit, numerous Goldcrest, 1 Jay, 1 Sparrowhawk, Kingfishers seen from both hides, plenty of Chaffinch, Great Tits and Blue tits. (S Williams,  J.Hicks and T. Simcock-Edie)

Kingfisher, Stephen Williams

Kingfisher, Stephen Williams

Kingfisher, Stephen Williams


Sunday 12th November 2017

Late news, 10 & 11/11, Millbrook: On 10/11 there were birds dropping into Millbrook Pond all day and then moving west up the valley. On 11/11 I did 10 minute counts hourly between 09:00 and 14:00 each time counting 250 -300 gulls, mostly Herring Gull but with some Lesser Black-backed Gull and Black-headed Gull. There was constant stream overhead all day. Adding up for the day and at a conservative estimate there was probably 10,000 gulls moving through over the weekend. All were heading W to NW. Never witnessed a movement like this in the 12 years we’ve been here. (B Taggart)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

St Ives: 2+ Firecrest and 2+ Goldcrest passing through a private garden in Consols at 09:00. (T Harrison)

St Ives Island: 1765 Kittiwake, 2 Manx Shearwater, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Arctic Skua, 4 Bonxie, 1 Red throated Diver, 2 Little Auk, 3 Common Gull, 1 Wigeon and 1 Red breasted Merganser. (B Bosisto) Also 3 White-fronted Goose flew in off the sea and over the town, 1 d/p Arctic Skua flew inland, 4 Purple Sandpiper and 5000+ Kittiwake between 08:00 & 13:00. (S Rogers, B Mellow, R Veal, R Wilkins)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1ad Yellow-legged Gull and 1 Spoonbill on Lelant Saltings. (B Bosisto, B Mellow, R Veal, R Wilkins) Also 1 Spoonbill (presumed same) and 1 Sparrowhawk at Carnsew Pool. (B Toms, M Curtis)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Kingfisher, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Greenshank, 11 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Plover, 5 Curlew, 21 Redshank, 19 Ringed Plover, 12 Sanderling, 15 Dunlin off King George V Memorial Walk, Copperhouse. (S Grose)

Trebah: 20+ Brambling in big mixed-species finch flock of 50+ Chaffinch and 15+ Goldfinch feeding on edge of farmland at entrance to Trebah Gardens. (J Irvine)

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Great Northern Diver. (D Eva)

Dozmary Pool: Drake Ring-necked Duck still.

Penzance: Adult Pacific Diver off Jubilee Pool, also 6 Great Northern Diver.

Marazion: Water Pipit still on the beach.

Sennen Cove: Grey Phalarope on the sea but flew west at 15:15. (R Musgrove)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler below the pumping station.

Penwithick: 1 Siskin, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Robin, 5 Goldfinch, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 5 Long-Tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 17 Starling, 1 Jay, 5 Jackdaw and 2 Pied Wagtail. (K Bowers)

Jackdaw, Pied Wagtail and Goldfinch – Kevin Bowers

Falmouth: 1 Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap in a private garden. (E Tackley)

Swanpool beach: 1 Pied Wagtail. (E Tackley)

North Cliffs, Camborne: 1 Chough (unringed) plus 1 Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)


Saturday 11th November 2017

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter, 2 Long-tailed Duck and 4 Great Northern Diver still at 13:45.

Penzance: Pacific Diver and 10 Great Northern Diver off Jubilee Pool.

Dozmary Pool: Drake Ring-necked Duck still.

Par Beach pool: 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Constantine: 1 Woodcock. (J Chapman)

Truro, Idless: 45+ Redwing feeding on garden hawthorn. (B Kennett)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Turnstone, 6 Dunlin, 80 Golden Plover, 2 Common Gull. (R Veal) Also 1 Merlin. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: 1 Great Northern Diver in harbour; 4 more in Mount’s Bay. (R Veal)

Gwithian: 1 Hooded Crow (or the regular hybrid?) reported from road to Godrevy. (per P St Pierre)

Trago Mills, Liskeard: 2 Firecrest, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Millbrook pond: 3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Glaucous x Herring Gull and 30 Med Gull. 2 Black Redstart and Firecrest in village. (AC Robinson and GK Gordon)

Lower Tamar Lake: 3m Goosander, 11 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 26 Coot, 2 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 10 Wigeon, c40 Mallard and 1 Great Black-backed Gull. 2 Willow Tit, 2 Great Tit, 3 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker from the hide. 3 Blue Tit, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit and 3 Chaffinch. (R Mudge)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1f Goosander, 5 Cormorant, 16 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 250 Black-headed Gull and Herring Gull, 1f Stonechat, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 16 Mallard, c400 Starling. (R Mudge)

Newlyn: 1 Red-throated Diver and 5 Great Northern Diver off Roskilly. (C Gladman)

Towan Head: 1 Great Northern Diver (west), 1 Med Gull. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 43 Wigeon, 620 Herring Gull. (S Rowe)


Friday 10th November 2017

Late news, 9/11, Tresillian: Firecrest in private garden on Polsue Way. (A Nicholson)

Late photo, 9/11, Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter. (J St Ledger)

Surf Scoter – John St Ledger

Dozmary Pool: drake Ring-necked Duck again this morning at 07:30. (J Turner, C Buckland) Also 6 Pochard, 24 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe. (C Buckland)

St Gennys: 49 Gannet, 2 Great Skua, 27 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 13 Great Black-backed Gull, 62 Herring Gull, 12 Razorbill, 24 Guillemot, 19 Puffin, 8 Tern sp, 3 Red-throated Diver, 200+ Redwing in off the sea from the direction of Lundy, 2 Buzzard and 9 Raven between 09:00 & 10:00. (N Bastin)

Saltash: 2 White Wagtail in a private garden. (N & J Evans)

Penzance: Pacific Diver present off the Lido between 13:30 and 15:00. Also 14 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Common Scoter, at least 5 Great Northern Diver. (D Collins) Red-breasted Merganser in the harbour for a second day plus the regular drake Eider, also 15 Purple Sandpiper by Jubilee Pool. (M Elliot, L Proctor)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 2 Robin, 12 Black-headed Gull. (K Bowers) Also 1 Spoonbill still.

Black-headed Gulls, Curlew and Black-tailed Godwit – Kevin Bowers

Helford River, from Durgan: 1 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger)

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter, 2 (m+f) Long-tailed Duck, 5 Common Scoter, 13 Great Northern Diver and a Common Sandpiper on the rocks. (T Wilson)

Millbrook: 1st winter Caspian Gull seen well for one hour on the pond. Also 2 Firecrest and a Black Redstart in the village. (AC Robinson, GK Gordon)

Sennen: 2 Little Bunting SE of Trevilley Farm. 1st cal Caspian Gull Sennen Cove (K Wilson)

Siblyback Reservoir: 2 Hawfinch flew N late afternoon. Also female Scaup still present. (D Julian)

Gerrans Bay: 6 Great Northern Diver. Also Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. (B Porter)

Marazion: Water Pipit still present. (S Rogers)

Wacker Quay, River Lynher: 4 Little Egret, 4 Redshank, 4 Shelduck, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Dunlin, 5 Mallard. ( D Hastilow)

St Ives: flock of 130 Fieldfare. (R Veal)

Porth Reservoir: 5 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)


Thursday 9th November 2017

Late News, 08/11, Falmouth: 20 Long-tailed Tit flock, 1 Blackcap through Windsor Quarry. (D Chaney)

Late photos, 9/11, Tehidy: All by Bob Sharples.

Kingfisher at Tehidy Country Park, Cornwall, UK

Moorhen at Tehidy Country Park, Cornwall, UK

Black Headed Gull at Tehidy Country Park, Cornwall, UK

Marazion: Water Pipit still on beach near mouth of Red River. (TD Mills)

Newlyn: Pacific Diver again distantly off Roskilly. (TD Mills)

Crowlas: 2 Hawfinch low over at 7:45, 1 Merlin through. (R Veal)

St Gothian Sands: 1 Coot, 8 Snipe, 2 Dunlin, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 1 Common Gull and 1 Med Gull. (MJ Spicer)

Porthilly Point: 3 Common Gull, 12 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Kingfisher, 104 Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe (S Grose)

Gwennap: 1+ Nuthatch, heard only, church area. (R Hampshire)

Penryn: 4 Hawfinch over UoE this morning. (M Silk)

Swanvale: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest and c15 Long-tailed Tit plus 3 Water Rail heard. (DK Parker) 

Swanpool: 19 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 36 Coot, 2 Water Rail and 5 Moorhen. Also 1 Black-throated Diver offshore. (DK Parker)

Treverva: 1 Firecrest. (D Chaney)

Illogan: 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 15 House Sparrow, 2 Blackbird, 2 Dunnock, 1 m Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Robin in private garden (J Baker)

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter, 2 Long-tailed Duck (m+f), 1 Common Scoter, 4 Great Northern Diver. Also 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in car park. (J St Ledger, J Turner, M McKee, R Kirkwood) Also 12 Great Northern Diver, Common Sandpiper and a pair of Peregrines knocking feathers out of a woodpigeon twice….and still it escaped! All on a kayak trip from Porthpean to Mevagissey. (R Kirkwood)

Surf Scoter, Dave Parker

Pentewan Bay: 2 Common Scoter, 9 Great Northern Diver (3 groups of 2 parents plus single offspring, constantly communicating with each other) on the above mentioned Kayak trip. (R Kirkwood)

Great Northern Diver, Rupert Kirkwood

Dozmary Pool: 15 Fieldfare, 40+ Golden Plover, 30+ Lapwing, About 20 Tufted Duck with 1 male Ring-necked Duck, 6 Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, Raven. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Lower Tamar Lake: 3 male Goosander, 40+ Wigeon, 1 Treecreeper, 5/6 Willow Tits constantly visiting the hide feeders, 1 male Sparrowhawk. (R Butts, T Pinfield)

Crowdy Reservoir: 1 distant Hen Harrier, 6+ Pied Wagtail, 1 Raven. (R Butts, T Penfield)

Camel Estuary, Burniere Hide:1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)