Saturday 1st September 2018

Late photos, 30/8, Porthgwarra:

Syke’s Warbler – Linton Proctor

Syke’s Warbler – Linton Proctor

Late photos, 31/8, Drift Reservoir:

Ruff – Linton Proctor

Greenshank – Linton Proctor

Late news, 31/8, Whipsiderry: 6 Corn Bunting, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Whimbrel, ‘Commic’ Terns offshore. (S Grose)

Late news, 31/8, Carnyorth Common: 1 Hobby, 12 Whinchat. (P Clement)

Late news, 31/8, Widemouth Bay, Bude: Osprey perched on telegraph pole. (H Murden)

Polgigga: Wryneck on track between Higher and Lower Bosistow. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 3 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 32 Teal, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 100 Swallow, 70 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 10 White Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail. (D Flumm) 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Turnstone. (C Moore)

Stithians Reservoir: Drake Ring-necked Duck, also 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 1 Curlew, 17 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, 15 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 3 Lapwing, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 10 Teal. From Stuart Hutchings hide. (L Ozsanlav-Harris, J St Ledger, S Williams)

Drake Ring-necked Duck – John St Ledger

Drake Ring-necked Duck – John St Ledger

Greenshank – Stephen Williams

Wheatear – Stephen Williams

Maer Lake: Juvenile Garganey, 4 Curlew, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 1 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 3 Lapwing, 20 Common Snipe, 2 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosisto) Also Spotted Redshank reported.

Siblyback Lake: 12 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Yellow Wagtail. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Juv Curlew Sandpiper on Lelant saltings mid afternoon and c30 Sanderling, 36 Med Gulls and 1 Sandwich Tern on Ryan’s Field. (P&C Brewster) Spotted Redshank reported still present.

Davidstow:  Adult Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Wheatear & 1 Common Snipe. (B Bosisto)

Mermaid II pelagic: 2 Great Shearwater, c60 Sooty Shearwater, 3+ Balearic Shearwater, c80 Storm Petrel, 3 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Little Gull, 10 Arctic Tern. (M Elliott)

Millbrook Lake: 4 juv Shelduck, 98 Canada Goose, 122 Redshank, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper and 5 Mediterranean Gull. (B Taggart)

Dodman Point: 4 Pied Flycatcher and 1 adult Peregrine. (P Kemp)

Upper Tamar Lake: 6 Cormorant, 1 Swallow, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Tit. (H Kendall)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Mute Swan, 7 Great Crested Grebe with 1 very vocal juvenile, 6 Coot, 12+ Swallow, 1 House Martin, 40+ Mallard, 12 Teal. (H Kendall)

Rosenannon Downs: 7 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Gadwall, 6 Little Grebe, 27 Moorhen and 1 Kingfisher. (DK Parker)

Restronguet: Osprey again on post on island.

Porth Joke: 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 40 Swallow. (S Rowe)

Newquay: 5 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe)

Rame Head: 2 Ortolan Bunting early am in bushes along Military Rd. Relocated 15:00 on wires with Goldfinches at Rame Farm horse paddock. (C Buckland)

Penlee Reserve: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, both on wires at bottom of reserve. (C Buckland)

Pendeen Watch: 5 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Chough, 21 Swallow & 1 Kestrel. Offshore large raft of feeding Manx Shearwater with 30-40 Sandwich & ‘Commic’ Tern, 2 Common Scoter. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Cot Valley: 2 Blackcap, 1 Whinchat, 6 House Martin & 10 Swallow, Painted Lady & Red Admiral butterflies. Hummingbird Hawkmoth. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Boscastle: Wryneck at Trevalga along edge of field below the village.

Tregonetha Downs: 11 Raven, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Yellowhammer, 3 Common Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Partridge, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Porth Mear: 8 Corn Bunting in post-breeding flock. Also 100+ Swallow on passage, 6 juvenile Stonechat and 2 juvenile Wheatear. (P McVey)

Sennen Cove: 4 Common Tern, 21 Mediterranean Gull (mainly juveniles including one with white colour ring 3959). (J Hawkey)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Spoonbill, flushed by horse riders. (V&P Skilton)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 21 Turnstone this evening. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Polbathic Creek: 58 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 1 Heron, 2 Little Egret. 1 Kingfisher feeding at bottom of garden. (A Blonden)

Caerthillian, The Lizard: Nightingale, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whinchat. (T Blunden)

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Thursday 30th August 2018

Late news, 29/8, Croft Pascoe: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Tawny Owl  (D Eva)

Porthgwarra:Sykes’s Warbler in scrub by the stonewall pool this am and still present this afternoon and evening. (M Wallace) Also 2 Wryneck (one below ruined building, one at stonewall), 24+ Yellow Wagtail over, 1+ Pied Flycatcher, 3+ Whinchat, ‘many’ Tree Pipits over, 13 Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Ringed Plover. (R Veal, M Wallace, R Wilkins et al.) Hella Point seawatch (07:00-09:45): 1 juv. Sabine’s Gull, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwater reported.

Sykes’s Warbler – Phil Taylor

Devoran: 1 male Ring-necked Duck with Mallards. (S Votier)

Nanjizal: 300 birds ringed including 1 Nightingale, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Redstart, 97 Sedge Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 80 Blackcap, 44 Willow Warbler, 14 Grasshopper Warbler, 13 Reed Warbler, 15 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (M Grantham, K Wilson)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Wryneck east side Willow Carr at 10:00. (A Horn-Norris) Wryneck seen again from standing stone at 10:25. (R Veal, D Chadwick) Also 2 Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Water Rail, 1 Wheatear, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 14 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler. (R Veal)

Cot Valley: 1 Wryneck half way along public footpath between Letcha (south side of Cot Valley) and Polpry Cove (near bottom of Nanquidno) at 10:40. Also 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat and 2 Spotted Flycatcher shared between the valleys. (N Wheatley)

Callington: 1 Wryneck reported in a garden at Newbridge.

Pendeen (06:00-09:00): 3 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 6 Common Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern, 10 Common Scoter, 12 Whimbrel.  (P Flint)

Gwithian Towans: 1 Hooded Crow. (M Spicer)

Drift: 1 Marsh Harrier high SW over reservoir 09:20, 5 Little Egret, 18 Teal, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 60 Swallow. (D Flumm) 4 Little Egret, 6 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Chiffchaff, 30+ Swallow. (K Bowers)

Grey Wagtail, Kevin Bowers

Little Egret, Kevin Bowers

Cormorant, Kevin Bowers

Sancreed: 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 3 Whitethroat. (D Flumm)

Porthilly Beach: 1 Kingfisher, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Curlew, 15 Greenfinch, 2 Raven overhead. (S Grose)

Hayle Kimbro Pool: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper. (S Kolodziejski)

Lizard: 1 Spotted Flycatcher and several Tree Pipits at various locations. (S Kolodziejski)

Lizard Peninsula (08:00-15:45): 120+ Tree Pipit (lots more prior to 08:00 per T Blunden), c40 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, Garden Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 20 Blackcap, 20 Whitethroat, GSWoodpecker, Swift, 4 Sand Martin, steady Swallow/House Martin movement, c15 White Wagtail, 4 Grey Wagtail. (M Pass)

Old Lizard Head: 5 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 75+ Goldfinch, 1 Whimbrel (over). (J St Ledger)

Caerthillian (near Pump-house): Tree Pipits (heard), 3 Whinchat, 2 Whitethroat, 50+ Linnet. also Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler. (J St Ledger)

Croft Pascoe: 5 Spotted Flycatcher (3 adult, 2 young).  (J St Ledger)

Whinchat, John St Ledger

Spotted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Lapwing from Stuart Hutchings hide. (G Adams & J St Ledger) 1 Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Black Tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, c15 Dunlin, c15 Ringed Plover, 3 Lapwing. (S Kolodziejski)

Hayle Estuary: 2 juv Curlew Sandpiper from the causeway this evening. Carnsew Pool: 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper. (T McGowan)

Marazion Beach: 1 Knot, 7 Redshank, 4 White Wagtail, 2 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal)

Polgigga: 14+ Whinchat, 1 Tree Pipit. (M Wallace, R Veal)

Maer Lake: 1 Knot, 1 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Craven)

Siblyback Lake: 3 Common Sandpipers, 6 Ringed Plovers, 9 Dunlins, 3 Grey Wagtails, 20 Pied Wagtails, 8 Wheatears, 1 Shovler, 2 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 8 Grey Herons, 8 Sand Martins,100 House Martins, Barn Swallows, 6 Blackcaps, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Kingfishers. (C Buckland, M Beer) 20 Little Grebe, 12 Cormorants, 3 Wheatear, 2 Treecreeper, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Dunlin. (R Napp)

Wheatear, Rick Napp

Dunlin, Rick Napp

Cormorant, Rick Napp

Dobwalls: 54 House Sparrows in the garden (C&J Duffy)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 3 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Spit: c80 Oystercatcher, 8 Sandwich Tern, 2 Turnstone and 1 Med Gull roosting on the harbour wall. (M Jones)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Dipper, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Coot, 7 Great Crested Grebe (3 juv), 52 Canada Geese, 19 Moorhen, 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 75 Med Gull. (S Rowe)

Lethytep, Lanreath: 2 Greenfinch. (P Hambly)

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Tuesday 17th April 2018

Par, beach pool: 1 f Ring-necked Duck. (R Augarde)

Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull and 1w Kittiwake in the harbour, plus 1 Great Skua, 8 Arctic Tern, 6+ Sandwich Tern, 60+ Whimbrel and 4 Great Northern Diver off Sandy Cove this morning. (L Proctor)

Porthgwarra: 995 Manx Shearwater, 158 Fulmar, 75 Kittiwake, 167 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Tern, 5 Arctic Tern, 22 commic tern, 2 Little Tern, 1 diver sp, c20 Whimbrel and 12 Common Scoter between 07:15 and 09:45. (DK Parker, T Mills)

Land’s End: 2 Yellow Wagtail. (PA Fraser)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn 17:15 – 18:45: 500+ Manx Shearwater, 91 Whimbrel (9, 67, 2, 13), drake Eider, 4 Common Tern, 7 Sandwich Tern, 9 Kittiwake, 7 Fulmar and 8 Guillemot. (M Bishop)

Downderry: 0705-0825, birds moving west included 4 Common Scoters, 3 Great Skuas, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Kittiwakes, 4 Sandwich Terns, 3 Great Northern Divers and 58 Whimbrel. Also 5 Common Gulls just offshore. (A Payne)

Torpoint, Marine Drive: 16 Whimbrel, 13 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and 5 Sandwich Tern (T Elm)

Treraven Meadows to Polbrock: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 fem Sparrowhawk, 3 probable Marsh Tit, 5 House Martin, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Dipper. (S Grose)

Langreek, Polperro: Cuckoo heard 16:20. (J Fletcher)

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap still. (D Hastilow)

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Monday 11th December 2017

Late News, 10/12, Saltash: Hawfinch still at the China Fleet Club, 14 Goldfinch and 1 Bullfinch.

Marazion: 30 Common Scoter offshore. (S Turner)

Truro: 1 male Blackcap in RCHT grounds. Also 6 Firecrest in the pine trees by the golf club. (M Smale)

Threemilestone: 2 Redwing, 2 male and 1 female Blackcap in a private garden. (E Harris)

Looe Estuary: 46 Black-headed Gull, 4 Cormorant, 2 Goosander (females), 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver, 5 Grey Heron, 30 Herring Gull, 4 Kingfisher, 19 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 85 Mallard, 10 Mute Swan, 22 Redshank, 3 Shag. (WeBS, D Spooner)

Goosander – Derek Spooner

Ponsanooth: Pair of Blackcap in a private garden. (S Williams)

Lostwithiel: 1 Pink-footed Goose (unringed) beside river Fowey half a mile downstream from Lostwithiel today, with a handful of Canada Geese. (R Kirkwood)

Pink-footed Goose – Rupert Kirkwood

St Just, Carn Brea: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier. (C Moore)

Stithians Reservoir, Southern cut-off hide:  1 male Mandarin amid Mallard, Teal and Wigeon on the water,  Chaffinch , Greenfinch,  Coal Tit,  Blue Tit,  Great Tit, Reed Bunting and female Great Spotted Woodpecker on the feeders, (A James)

Mandarin – Alan James

Great Spotted Woodpecker (multi shot composition) – Alan James

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Caspian Gull, American Golden Plover, Spoonbill, Water Pipit and a Black Swan. (P Roseveare) Ryan’s Field: 1 Goosander.

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

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck and 4 Great Northern Diver.

Siblyback Lake: Female Greater Scaup still, plus a Merlin. (DI Julian)

Falmouth, Swanpool: 2 Goldcrest, 8 Long-tailed Tit & a female Bullfinch. (D King) Swanvale NR: 3 Goldcrest. 2 chiffchaff at far end near South West water works. (D King) Falmouth cemetery: Great Spotted Woodpecker briefly in flight. Several more Goldcrests here. (D King) Falmouth private garden: 2 Blackcap, 2 Redwing, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush in the garden today. (E Tackley)

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Saturday 9th December 2017

Carnon Downs: 1 Firecrest in private garden. (M May)

Carbis Bay: 30 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Northern Diver, 17 Kittiwake, 10 Shag, 3 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Razorbill, 30+ Common Dolphin, 2 Bottlenosed Dolphin. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Ives: 1 Black-throated Diver, 16 Oystercatcher, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Gannet, 95 Herring Gull, 16 Black-headed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 4 Shag, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Kittiwake, 32 Turnstone, 5 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Harbour Porpoise. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Kingsmill Lake: 1 Glossy Ibis still in field opposite second hide. (C Buckland, LGR Evans)

Saltash: 1 Hawfinch still at China fleet club. (C Buckland)

Hayle Estuary: 1 American Golden Plover still. (LGR Evans, S Murphy) 1w Caspian Gull. (M Halliday, R Veal) 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Spoonbill, 4 Snipe, 6 Greenshank, 15 Ringed Plover, 38 Shelduck, 5 Common Gull. (R Veal) Bar-tailed Godwit, Snipe, Dunlin, Redshank, Spoonbill. (S Murphy)

Caspian Gull, Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull, Mark Halliday

Crowlas: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal) Also 1 Swallow reported.

Illogan Woods: 1 Firecrest, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler near Avery Court Hotel. (D Wright)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dipper, 2 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary: Good numbers of thrushes this morning, mainly Redwing and Blackbird with a few Song Thrush. (D Julian)

St Merryn: 1 Raven feeding on dead rabbit, 11 Teal on private pond, 7 Goldcrest, 28 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Bullfinch and 1 Peregrine over private woods. (R Hughes)

Loe Pool: 1 Firecrest, 13 Goosander, 27 Pochard, 2+ Kingfisher, 1 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 15 Great Crested Grebe. (G Adams)

Ding Dong Moors: 1 Goldcrest, 2 Fieldfare, 100+ Golden Plover, 2 Snipe, 1 Dartford Warbler (f), 4 Stonechat, 6 Lapland Bunting (1 single and 1 flock of 5), 2 Meadow Pipit. (J Evans)

Swanpool/Swanvale: 2 Slavonian Grebe offshore, 2 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 8 Goldcrest, 3 Blackcap (2m), 2 Bullfinch (pr), 20 Redwing,1 Coal Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit. (JH & K Dalziel)

Newquay Boating Lake: 1 Little Grebe, 2 ringed Black-headed Gull, 1 Pintail, 2 Grey Wagtail. (S Grose)

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup and Ring-necked Duck still present. (S Murphy)

Porthilly: single Brambling with Chaffinches this afternoon. (D Julian)

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Wednesday 6th December 2017

Late news, 5/12, Downderry: 3 Black Redstarts along the coast this afternoon, a Great Northern Diver offshore. (A Payne)

Dozmary Pool: Lesser Scaup and Ring-necked Duck still this afternoon. (D Julian)

Newquay Towan head: 4 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Common Scoter, lots of Gannet fishing, 3 Harbour Porpoise, 4 Common Dolphin. (M Lammas)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 110 Back-headed Gull, 30+ Redshank, 3 Curlew, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 5 Little Egret on the falling tide. (D Chaney)

Falmouth: 500+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull feeding in the surf off Castle Beach this morning, Pendennis Point: 20 Mediterranean Gull flock west, light passage of Gannet and Kittiwake offshore, 2 Great Northern Diver flew into the Carrick Roads, Swanpool: 100 Black-headed Gull, with 11 Fulmar on the cliffs. (D Chaney)

Carrick Roads (from Mylor Churchtown): 10 Black-necked Grebe, 14 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great Northern Diver, 25+ Mediterranean Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 28 Turnstone, 1 Peregrine, 2 Chiffchaff. (D Chaney, J St Ledger)

Red-breasted Merganser – John St Ledger

Trevose: 1 Firecrest feeding in tamarisk hedge in private garden. (R Hughes)

Hannafore Point: 1 Firecrest late this afternoon. Also male Eider still present. (D Julian)

Stithians Reservoir (Stuart Hutchings hide): c160 Lapwing, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (G Adams)

Black-tailed Godwit – Greg Adams

Colliford Reservoir: 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull at Colliford Dam this afternoon. (D Julian)

Camel Trail, Wadebridge to Padstow: 21 Mute Swan, 72 Canada Goose, 30 Shelduck, 37 Mallard, 35 Wigeon, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 5 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 3 Moorhen, 70 Oystercatcher, 7 Ringed Plover, c.2000 Golden Plover, 350 Lapwing, 2 Turnstone, 50 Dunlin, 45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, 75 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 250 Black-headed Gull, 6 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 125 Herring Gull, 90 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 6 Redwing, 7 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 15 Rook, 35 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 25 Starling, 4 House Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch (M Scawen et al.)

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Tuesday 5th December 2017

Late news, 1/12, Charlestown: 1 Great Northern Diver off the harbour. (S Lawrence)

Late news, 4/12, Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull seen on harbour wall.  It was around in the bay all day. (P Bedford)

Late news, 4/12, Par Beach Pond: Black Swan (C Jewels)

Hayle: American Golden Plover, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Goosander(m), Spoonbill, Med Gull, Firecrest along road into Ryan’s field. (J Cole)

Porthgwarra:  4 Chough near Coastguard lookout. 1 Black Redstart on Old Coastguard Cottages. (P Warren)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool and Harbour:  Purple Sandpiper, Turnstone, single Ringed Plover, 15+ Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver in harbour mouth, 1, possibly 2 Black-throated Diver at distance. (P Warren)

Dozmary Pool: Ring-necked Duck and Lesser Scaup still.  Also 77 fieldfare and 18 Redwing. (P Jones)

Falmouth: 2 Black Redstart and a Whimbrel on Castle Beach this morning and 6 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver offshore. (T Phelps) Castle Beach: 2 Black Redstart, 2 Stonechat, c8 Rock Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 100+ Black-headed Gulls feeding. Pendennis Point: 2 Stonechat, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 2 Slavonian Grebe offshore and a 2w Yellow-legged Gull on the rocks. (T Phelps) 

Gerran’s Bay: 20 Great Northern Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Purple Sandpiper at Nare Head, 5 Mediterranean Gulls at Towan Beach, also Harbour Porpoise and Common Seal (in small grey seal colony) all from kayak trip from Carne Beach. (R Kirkwood)

Long-tailed Duck, Rupert Kirkwood

Carnon Valley: 9 Siskin with flock of Goldfinch, 6 Bullfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Reed Bunting (calling) on cycle trail. (J St Ledger)

Towan Head: 25+ Turnstone, 1 Purple Sandpiper,  6 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Common Scoter, 60+ Gannet fishing in bay, also 8 Porpoise in 2 groups. (M Lammas)

Mawgan: 1 Firecrest, 1 Siskin and 1 Bullfinch in garden. (P Bedford)

Bodmin: 1 leucistic(?) Common Buzzard (completely white with a scattering of black feathers) near the exit sliproad to the A30. (N McAuley)

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