Friday 14th November 2014

Late news, 13/11, Rosemullion Head: 120 Kittiwake (0.26 immature, down from 0.51 on 6 Nov), very small numbers of Gannet, Guillemot and Razorbill, also 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 33 Mediterranean Gull (record for this site), 1 Little Gull and 1 Sandwich Tern. (P McCartney)

Sancreed (07:50-08:50hrs) : 1 Black Redstart (presumed third here this autumn) and westerly passage of 1880 Woodpigeon, 11 Stock Dove, 2 Lapwing, 30 Redwing, 3 Grey Wagtail and 10 Chaffinch. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, Copperhouse Creek: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 25 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 3 Knot, 1 Grey Plover and 2 Mediterranean Gull. (D Flumm) Ryan’s Field: 100+ Golden Plover, 250/300 Lapwing, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher and 5 brown head Goosander. (D Jenkins)

Pendeen, opp entrance to Calathra Farm: 1 1w Isabelline Shrike. (D Jenkins)

Tregeseal, Little Waters Cottage: 1 1w Red-backed Shrike. (D Jenkins, R Farnes & L Proctor)


Red-backed Shrike


Rod Farnes

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Long-tailed Duck (juv), 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger) Pendennis Head: 29+ Great Northern Diver. (D Chaney & S Perfect)


Long-tailed Duck, John St Ledger

Mullion: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 6+ Firecrest. (S Bury)

Erisey: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (S Bury)

Cadgwith: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler and  4 Firecrest. (S Bury)


Yellow-browed Warbler, Steve Bury

Penzance: 2 Blackcap and many Blackbirds and Song Thrushes in private garden. (N R Phillips)

Hannafore Point: 1 m Eider and 2 Great Northern Diver. (C.Bartlett & G.Grant)

St Buryan, Tower Meadows: 1 Black Redstart. (P&H Taylor)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 5 Mute Swan, 8 Teal, 18 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe, 26 Moorhen, 1 Bittern, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, c40 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Skylark, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti’s Warbler and 2 Stonechat. (DK Parker)

Newlyn: 3 ad Great Northern Diver, 1 Chiffchaff and Shag. (M Ahmad)


Siberian Chiffchaff, Mashuq Ahmad


Great Northern Diver, Mashuq Ahmad

MAhmad_Shag_141114Shag, Mashuq Ahmad 

Polgigga: 1 Snow Bunting and 1 Black Redstart on tracks around Arden Sawah. (M Wallace)

Nanquidno: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at seaward end.

Crackington Haven: 1 Black Redstart still.