Saturday 23rd November 2013

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Mute Swan + 2 young, 1 Shelduck, 9 Mallard, 40 Tufted Duck, 20 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 17 Teal, 2 Dabchick, 37 Lapwing, 2 Moorhen, 1 Chiffchaff and 3 Stonechat. (MJ Spicer)

Tresemple Pool: 1m Mandarin still plus 1 Water Rail and 150+ Teal. (M Jones)

Long Rock: 60 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver and 3 Great Northern Diver. (P Fraser, DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh: 2 Mute Swan, 28 Teal, 16 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 22 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Water Rail, 7 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Merlin, Kestrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 7 Snipe, 1 Dunlin, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker, P Fraser, B Sharples – photo)  

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Long Rock: Around 20,000 Starling this evening including a flock of c8,000 which came in from the east. (P Fraser)

Men an Tol: 3 Hen Harrier (1 male), 1 Merlin and 1 Woodcock. (I Webster) Also a Northern Harrier photographed by Bob Sharples in the early afternoon, see below. Identification confirmed following receipt of further photographs, see 24/11/2013 above. (D Parker)

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 Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Goosander (7m 7f), 1 Kingfisher, 2 Jay, 3 Tufted Duck (2m 1f), 7 Wigeon (4m 3f), 2 Shoveler (1m 1f) and 1 Little Grebe. (RC Mudge)

Lizard Point: 1 Swallow and 1 House Martin hawking for insects near cafe. (D Hall)

Porthgwarra: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff.

Land’s End: 3 Black Redstart.

Gerran’s Bay: 8 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Diver and 4 Slavonian Grebe off Pendower Beach.

Zennor: 2 Hen Harrier (1 male) at Trewey Moor.

Ruan Lanihorne: 1m Brambling on garden feeder.

Feock: 12+ Black-necked Grebe off Loe Beach.

St Ives: 3 Med Gull offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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Friday 22nd November 2013

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 350+ Lapwing. c300 Dunlin, 600+ Golden Plover, 8/9 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit and 1 Common Gull. (D Jenkins & R Farnes)

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GoldenPlover, Rod Farnes

Mylor, Churchtown: 24 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Red-breasted Merganser (3 female, 1 male). Mylor Churchtown to Penarrow Point: 1 Eider ( female), 1 Razorbill, 2 Lapwing, 3 Redshank and 19 Turnstone. Mylor Churchyard: 15 Redwing and 2 Mistle Thrush. (J St Ledger)

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Eider, John St Ledger

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 82 Teal, 3 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 4+ Water Rail, 12 Moorhen, 3 Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Snipe, 1 Dunlin, 1 Short-eared Owl, 3 Stonechat and c6000 Starling. (DK Parker & I Webster)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 1 m Eider. (S Maycock) Wherrytown: 1 Merlin and 1 Tortoiseshell butterfly in flight. (T Mills)

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Eider, Simon Maycock

Wadebridge, Trewornan Bridge taking in Walmsley Tower Hide and then walking on to Chapel Amble: 12 Blackbird, c50 Black-tailed Godwit, c20 Blue Tit, 1 Buzzard, c100 Canada Goose, 12 Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff,  4 Collared Dove, 4 Coot, 20 Crow, c100 Curlew, 4 Dunnock, 30 Fieldfare, 1 Gadwall, 10 Goldfinch, 2 Great Tit, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 10 Herring Gull, 3 Jay, 10 Jackdaw,2 Little Egret, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Magpie, 60 Mallard, 2 Meadow Pipit, 12 Moorhen, 6 Mute swan, 1 Pheasant, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Pintail, 1 Raven, 30 Redwing, 6 Robin, 8 Shoveler, 1 Snipe, 2 Song Thrush, c500 Starling, 2 Stock Dove, c100Teal, 20 Wigeon, 30 Wood Pigeon, 6 Wren. (C & B Travis and R & S Woof)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Merlin, 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 4 Raven, 6 Pheasant, c12 Fieldfare, c100 Starling, 1 Woodcock, several Stonechat and 1 Stoat. (A Holmes)

Pendower Beach: 1 Pacific Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe and 5 Black-throated Diver.

Truro, The Parade: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler just south of Trafalgar roundabout. (P Fraser)

Par Beach: 1 Sandwich Tern.

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Thursday 21st November 2013

Late news 20/11, Pendower Beach: 1 Pacific Diver. (S Croft)

Late news 20/11, Porthscatho: 1 Snow Bunting and 100+ Mediterranean Gull. (S Croft)

Newquay, Towan Head: 4 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Ring Plover and 8 Turnstone. (M Lammas).

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Golden Plover. (R Farnes)

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Golden Plover, Rod Farnes

Millbrook Lake/Creek: 25 Teal, 43 Redshank, 6 Little Egret, 3 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank (present since 18th November), 8 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Mediterranean Gull. (B Taggart)

St John’s Lake: 6 Great-crested Grebe, 2 Red-breasted Merganser and 50 Dunlin. (B Taggart)

Pendower Beach / Gerrans Bay: 1 Pacific Diver, 9 Black–throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red–necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe and 2 Common Scoter. (D King & S Croft)

Portscatho: 1 Snow Bunting. (S Croft)

Stithians Reservoir: 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 150+ Lapwing, 2 Gadwall, 1 Goldeneye, 10+ Teal, 20+ Wigeon,1 Great-crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Common Gull, 1 Water Rail and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (J St Ledger)

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Black-tailed Godwits, J St Ledger

 College Reservoir: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 8 Mallard, 78 Wigeon, 36 Tufted Duck, 1 female Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Cormorant, 38 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Kingfisher, c25 Redwing over and 1 Jay. (DK Parker)

Porthcurno: 1 Snow Bunting in Minack car park. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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Wednesday 20th November 2013

Nanjizal, Autumn ringing report: totals include 15 Yellow-browed, 1 Dusky, 1 Aquatic and 2 Subalpine Warblers plus an eastern race Lesser Whitethroat. For full details go to http://cornishringing.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/halimodendri-blythi-and-margelenica-and.html Note, that this is a private ringing site with no public access.

Pendeen Watch: 14 Great Skua, 2 Pomarine Skua, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 62 Common Scoter and 1 Puffin. (C Moore & M Bishop)

Truro, private garden: 1 m Brambling. (D Jenkins)

Camel Estuary Trail, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 50 Blackbird, c250  Black-headed Gull, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Black Swan, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Buzzard, 2 Canada Goose, c150 Carrion Crow, 2 Common Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 15 Cormorant, c200 Curlew, c400 Dunlin, 2 Fieldfare, c2500 Golden Plover, 2 Goldfinch, 60 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Greenshank, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Grey Plover, 1 Grey Wagtail, c250 Herring Gull, 1 House Sparrow, 25 Jackdaw, 1 Knot, c600 Lapwing, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Little Egret, 5 Little Grebe, 4 Magpie, 50 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 50 Mute Swan, c200 Oystercatcher, 6 Pied Wagtail, 4 Raven, 1 Red-breasted Merganser (m), c200 Redshank, 3 Redwing, c100 Ringed Plover, 1 Robin, 75 Rook, 40 Shelduck, 8 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk, c500 Starling, 1 Turnstone, 35 Wigeon, c120 Wood Pigeon and 1 Wren. (The “Martin Cutland” Wednesday Wildlife Walk, per C Travis)

Cambourne, private garden: 1 leucistic Blackbird. (D King)

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Blackbird, David King

 Lynher Estuary, Wacker Quay: 3 Spoonbill and 36 Avocet. (D Julian)

Ruan Lanihorne: 400+ Golden Plover.

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Tuesday 19th November 2013

Late News 16/11, Davidstow: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler picked up dead. (per A Bond)

Pendower / Gerran’s Bay: 1 Pacific Diver, 7 Black Throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver & Slavonian Grebe. (D King & D Jenkins)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 3 Purple Sandpipers. (R Farnes)

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Purple Sandpipers

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Rod Farnes

Lethytep Lanreath: 1 Water Rail. (P Hambly)

Cot Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (P & H Taylor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 56 Teal, 25 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Water Rail, 3 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Snipe and c5000 Starling. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Golden Plover video, Paul Dinning.

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Monday 18th November 2013

Late news 17/11, Tamar Bird Cruise: 3 Spoonbill, 110 Avocet, 145 Black-tailed Godwit, 87 Curlew, 38 Great-crested Grebe, 2 Greenshank, 22 Little Egret, 262 Mallard, 96 Oystercatcher, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 49 Redshank, 244 Shelduck, 485 Teal, 623 Wigeon and 1 Mediterranean Gull. (per D Julian)

Land’s End: 3 Black Redstart (1 male) and 1 Great Northern Diver over, flying north. Cycle track: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Wheatear. Trinity Pool: 2 Water Rail. (P & H Taylor)

Sennen, Trevorian Pool: 1 American Golden Plover with Golden Plover.

Stithians Reservoir: 11 Snipe, 2 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 1 Common Gull, 150+ Lapwing, 7 Cormorant, Wigeon, Teal, Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 12 Little Grebe and 1 Kingfisher. (B Toms)

Carnon Downs Sewage Works: 4 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Kestrel over. (B Toms)

Newlyn, river mouth: 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Black-headed Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull and c80 Herring Gull. Harbour: 1 Kingfisher, 6 Turnstone, 3 Cormorant, 3 Shag, 5 Black-headed Gull, 15 Great Black-backed Gull and c120 Herring Gull. Sandy Cove: 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 9 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 5 Herring Gull and 1 Great Northern Diver distantly offshore. (T Mills)

Eastern Green/Longrock: 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, c20 Turnstone and 2 Grey Heron on the beach plus c60 Common Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, drake Eider and 3 Great Norther Diver offshore . (DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 23 Teal, 24 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Water Rail, 5 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Oystercatcher, 26 Snipe, c5000 Starling and 4 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Marazion: 1 Red-throated Diver and 2 Common Gull offshore. (DK Parker)

Penzance, harbour entrance: 1 drake Eider. Jubilee Pool: 3 Purple Sandpiper. Chyandour: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit on beach. (E Mayhew)

Veryan, Gerrans Bay off Pendower Beach: 1 Pacific Diver, 4 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Whimbrel.  Off Carne Beach; 3 Slav Grebe. (J St Ledger & D Mays)

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Pacific Diver with Black-throated, J St Ledger

Gerrans: 1 Brambling, 2 Cirl Bunting. (J St Ledger & D Mays)

Croft Pascoe: 1 ad male Marsh Harrier. (S Bury)

Cot Valley-Boscregan: Immature Dartford Warbler with Stonechats by coastal path at Boscregan, above Polpry Cove. 1 Firecrest in Cot. (N Wheatley)

Newquay, Gannel Estuary: 50 Wigeon and 200 Curlew. Private garden: 50 Starling, 8 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush and 14 Long-tailed Tits. (J Fullwood)

Scillonian Crossing: 1 ad Sabine’s Gull and 4 Balearic Shearwater.

Golden Plover from the causeway, Hayle Estuary. P Dinning

 

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Sunday 17th November 2013

Late news 16/11, Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Bittern flew past hide. (B Lye)

Late news 16/11, Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 111 Lapwing. (D Jenkins)

Late news 16/11, Cape Cornwall: 2 Chough. (D Jenkins)

Sennen, Trevorian Pool: 1 American Golden Plover, 300+ Golden Plover, 50 Lapwing and 2 Mistle Thrush. (P St Pierre)

Sennen Cove: 7 Balearic Shearwater with Gannets. (P St Pierre)

Lands End, Trinity Pool: 1 Wryneck. (P St Pierre)

Portwrinkle: 1 Snow Bunting in Gook Cafe carpark. (M Jones)

St Ives, Halsetown: 1 Firecrest. Buttermilk Hill: 1 Swallow. (S Turner)

Gerrans Bay: 1 Pacific Diver, 7 Black-throated Diver, 7 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-necked Grebe, 4 Slavonian Grebe and 20 Meditteranean Gull. (D Eva)

Penberth: 3 Firecrests at turning circle. (P & H Taylor)

Newquay, Towan Head: 11 Purple Sandpiper and 31 Turnstone. (M Lammas)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Lapland Bunting heard. (M Bishop)

Trevedran: 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest and 1 Blackcap as well as many new Blackbirds, Song Thrush, Lapwing and Robins, plus large pod of Dolphins, possibly Bottle-nosed. (M Bishop)

Longrock: 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret and 1 Grey Heron on the beach plus 61 Common Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck and 3 Great Norther Diver offshore and a Mallard flew west. (DK Parker & P Fraser)

Penzance: 1 Red-throated Diver and drake Eider off Chyandour. (DK Parker & L Proctor) Female Red-breasted Merganser off Jubilee Pool. (B Dodd)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 18 Teal, 21 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Water Rail, 5 Moorhen, 1 Oystercatcher, 21 Snipe, 2 Raven, 1 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker)

Charlestown: 1 sum. plum. Great Northern Diver. (G Berti)

The Lizard, Church Cove: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, (poss Central Asian halimodendri / minula) and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I Maclean)

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Lesser Whitethroat, I Maclean

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Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtailed Hen Harrier, 1+ Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 63 Golden Plover, 15 Pheasant (14 m & 1 f) and 1 Dartford Warbler also 1 Tawny Owl heard. (DK Parker & JD Swann)

Helston Sewerage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (S Bury)

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Siberian Chiffchaff, S Bury

Trelissick woodland walk: 2 Firecrest, 10 Goldcrest and 5 Redwing. (J St Ledger)

Gwithian Sewerage Works: 1 Siberian-like Chiffchaff ringed plus 9 other Chiffchaff. (M Grantham)

Amalveor: 1 m Hen Harrier, 2+ Dartford Warbler and Golden Plover. (R Menari)

Carrick Roads, Feock, Loe beach: 24 Black-necked Grebe.

Torpoint, Lynher Estuary: 3 Spoonbill and 110 Avocet.

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank.

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