Thursday 23rd November 2017

Trevilley: Dusky Warbler still on west side of track just north of Trevilley Farm. (B Field, P Taylor & H Mitchell)

Mousehole: 2 Black Redstarts. (R Archer) Also Great Skua, 4 Great Northern Diver. (P Harris)

Penzance:  c.40 Ringed Plover,  8 Purple Sandpiper & c25 Turnstone by Jubilee Pool early afternoon. Also Female Black Redstart on Penzance harbour wall. (D King) Slavonian Grebe still in harbour in front of yacht club at 14:30. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Buryas Bridge, Penzance: 1 male Brambling with Chaffinches in garden. (L Oakes)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 800 Golden Plover, 100 Dunlin, 1Knot, 200 Lapwing, 3 Med Gull. (B Field) Also Spoonbill of the causeway.

St Erth: 3 Cattle Egret and 8 Little Egret in fields along Tredrea Lane plus 2 Mistle Thrush. (MJ Spicer) 8 Cattle Egret reported earlier at Tredrea Lane at 11:00.

Cattle Egret, Mike Spicer

Mistle Thrush, Mike Spicer

St Gothian Sands: 1 Coot, 4 Curlew, 6 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Oystercatcher. (MJ Spicer)

Church Cove, Lizard: Cattle Egret over plus Siberian Chiffchaff and Firecrest. (M Silk)

Mullion Cove, Lizard:  Black Redstart. (M Silk)

Coverack: Iceland Gull (second winter) in Harbour. (D Collins)

Iceland Gull, David Collins

Penpol, Devoran: Single Firecrest, Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker plus male Tawny Owl calling mid afternoon. 2 Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch (pr), 20 Goldfinch and Redwings feeding in all the Holly trees. (JH & K Dalziel)

Falmouth: 8 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 17 Redwing, 5 Brambling, 1 Buzzard, 6 Meadow Pipit, 24 Chaffinch, 8 Song Thrush, 8 Blackbird, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Hawfinch and a possible Common Rosefinch between 07:20 & 07:45. (B Porter)

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Black-throated Diver and 6 Great Northern Diver.

Maenporth: 3w YL Gull, 3 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver and 3 Common Scoter. (C Urquhart)

Cubert Common: 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Oystercatcher heard overhead, 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

St Newlyn East, Fiddlers Green: 1. Short-eared Owl flying towards Newlyn Downs. (S Grose)

Lanhyrock: 200+ Brambling (6 in Beeches by gatehouse and at least 200 in Beeches along the main track towards Respryn in huge flock with Chaffinches and Tits), also  4 Treecreeper, 6 Siskin, 1 Firecrest, 6 Marsh Tit. (G Berti)

Camel Trail: 3 Cattle Egret, 1 Knot, 20+ Common Gull. (G Berti)

Trevone: 1 Merlin. (G Berti)

Boscastle: Chiffchaff in the garden this morning with a mixed flock of Tits. (P Tillsley)

Dozmary Pool: 1 Ring-necked Duck still, 1 (f) Goldeneye, 50+ Fieldfare and Redwing. (G Berti)

Maer Lake: 2 Snow Geese,  6 Canada Geese, c20 Wigeon, c100 Black-headed Gull, c30 Curlew, 100+ Golden Plover, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Lapwing. (R Mudge)

Snow Goose, Rod Mudge

Drift Reservoir (members only): 128 Canada Geese, 3 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 16 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 5 Coot and 9 Moorhen. (DK Parker)

Penzance: Slavonian Grebe still in harbor in front of yacht club at 14:30. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)


Tuesday 21st November 2017

Late news, 20/11, Penzance: 22 Purple Sandpipers at Jubilee Pool. (S Turner)

Towan Head, Newquay: 1 Purple Sandpiper still with Turnstones, 1 Grey Plover still South of headland, 20 + Common Dolphins fishing off point at 08:30. (M Lammas)

Trevilley Farm: Dusky Warbler calling and showing regularly, though briefly, also 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest and 1 Brambling (M Pass et al.) Also Yellow-browed Warbler.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: American Golden Plover with the Golden Plover flock on Lelant Saltings off the causeway. (PJ Freestone)

Drift Reservoir: Recently dead Barn Owl in copse next to path  approx  70m from gate and footpath top of reservoir, no obvious damage and no rings. (P Copner)

St Ginnys: Male Brambling feeding with Chaffinch in a private garden. (N Bastin – photos)

Par Pool: 1 Kingfisher. Also Herring Gull sp, on its own and had a very dark mantle and heavily streaked head, nape and chest. Much darker than other Herring Gulls but not as dark as LBB or GBB. Seen at 11:45 and flew out to sea at 12:00 but seen over pool at 12:30. (E Mayhew)

Ruan Lanihorne: 2 Spoonbills this afternoon. (C Hughes – photo)

Coverack: 1 Iceland Gull seen well on rocks below sea wall. (P Bedford)

Stithians Reservoir Southern Cut-off: 1 female Great Spotted Woodpecker,  6 Bullfinch,  2 Greenfinch,  4  Goldcrest, 1 Grey Heron,  40+ Lapwing,  1 Buzzard,  2 Little Grebe,  6 Goldfinch,  1 Wren, and  1 Male Sparrowhawk perched on the feeder frame.  (A James – photos)

Porthpean: 2 Surf Scoter and 2 Long-tailed Duck still present.

Falmouth: Flock of about 20 Redwing off Woodlane again. Also 3 Redwing and 2 Blackcap (1 male & 1 female) in the garden. (E Tackley)

Godolphin House: 3 Hawfinch feeding on Sycamore buds, viewable from the public footpath at cSW 602317. (DK Parker – photos)

Hewas Water: 2 Hawfinch this afternoon. (B Bosisto)

Keveral Farm, nr Seaton: 1 Firecrest today. (M Jordan)

Crugmeer: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Lapland Bunting. (D Julian)

Rosenannon Downs: 3 Short-eared Owl, 3 Tawny Owl, 12 Snipe, 3 Egrets. (S Grose)


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)


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


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)