Thursday 3rd December 2020

Late News, 02/12, College Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1m Pochard, 1 Goldeneye, 4 Common Gull, c30 Snipe, 2 Woodcock, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Firecrest, 5 Chiffchaff. (D Chaney)

Late News, 02/12, Downderry: 11 Great Northern Divers on the sea. (A Payne)

Crows an Wra: Sociable Lapwing still present with Lapwing flock north of junction this am. (D Flumm)

Sociable Lapwing – Dave Flumm

Sociable Lapwing – Nigel Rogers

Sociable Lapwing – Nigel Rogers

Polgigga: juvenile Iceland Gull west of Bosisto Lane today. (M Wallace)

Maenporth: 1 Spoonbill (juv) still in pool close to beach, 1 Great Northern Diver on sea. (J St Ledger, M Webb)

Spoonbill – Martin Webb

Spoonbill – John St Ledger

Gannel Estuary: 126 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 157 Herring Gull, adult Yellow legged Gull, 93 Great Black Backed Gull, 23 Lesser black Backed Gull , 4 Sanderling , 39 Wigeon. (B Bosisto)

St Columb Major: 2 Cattle Egret opposite Pall factory still. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Sladesbridge: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Otter at Trelawney garden centre early am. (S Grose)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Raven over, 11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Porthilly: 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 88 Black-headed Gull at Porthilly Farm. (S Grose)

Kingsmill: 2 Knot, 142 Avocet, 6 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 17 Lapwing, 80+ Black-tailed Godwit, 40+ Redshank, 130+ Dunlin, 40+ Teal, 40+ Wigeon & 1 Kingfisher (P Kemp)

Millbrook: 18 Cattle Egrets with Cattle in Radford Lane (B Taggart).

Charlestown: 1f Blackcap (D Hastilow)

Plaidy near Looe: 7 Fulmar have returned to the breeding cliff. (D Spooner)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1  male Pintail, with a group of Mallard. (C Hughes and D Hall)

Helston Coronation Park and Boating Lake: 1 Ferruginous Duck still present (H R Gibson)


Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Crows an Wra: Sociable Lapwing still this morning west of village, south of road but distant. (D Flumm, J Jones)

Sociable Lapwing – Joe Jones

Sociable Lapwing – Joe Jones

Sociable Lapwing – Mike McKee

Kelynack: 1 Richard’s Pipit at Trevegean Farm SW368295 in field by public footpath. (N Wheatley)

Hayle Estuary: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull stilll late pm.

Church Cove: 1 male Red-breasted Flycatcher still present.

St Levan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 1 Woodcock, 1 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Mistle Thrush, 22 Linnet, 2 Jay, 30 Guillemot, 25 Fulmar, 2 Chough, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (calling), 15 Redwing, 9 Goldfinch, 20 Chaffinch, 2 Raven.  (I Grant, F Were)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Water Rail, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 female type Black Redstart. (S Green)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 1st winter Iceland Gull, 1 female type Black Redstart. (S Green)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 2 Great Northern Divers, 30+ Common Scoter, 5 Purple Sandpiper, male Black Redstart. (S Green)

Maenporth: imm Spoonbill at far end of tidal pool. (J Chapman)

Perran Sands: Jack Snipe, 2 Common Snipe, 160 Lapwing over and 2 Redwing. (T Wilson)

Wacker Quay: Black Swan heading downstream towards Anthony, 7  Redshank, 1  Little Egret, 20+ Teal, 15+ Wigeon. (D Sharp)

Polbathic Creek: Black Swan, in loose company of Mute Swan pair; all three seen off by resident male. (A Blonden)

Millbrook: 13  Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 6 Redshank. (D Sharp)

Anderton: 2  Great Black-Backed Gull, 10 Shelduck. (D Sharp)

Tresemple Pool: 60 Teal, 35 Mallard, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Snipe and 1 Kingfisher and also 1 Peregrine overhead.  (A le Masurier)

Sancreed: 2 Little Egret, 128 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 15 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Goose, 55 Shelduck, 90 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 16 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 50 Oystercatcher, 2 Grey Plover, 2000+ Golden Plover, 250 Lapwing, 65 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 45 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 7 Snipe, 220 Black-headed Gull, 100 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 55 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 30 Redwing, 8 Blackbird, 1 Blue Tit, 12 Jackdaw, 80 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 30 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch. (M Scawen et al)

St Columb Major: 2 Cattle Egret still at 4:20pm before flying off towards Newquay (presumably roosting on the Gannel Estuary). (B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 35 Shoveler, 2 female Pintail, 2 Shelduck, 4 Tufted Duck, 51 Teal, 65 Wigeon, 9 Gadwall, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Water Pipit. (B Bosisto)

Chapel Amble: 1 Barn Owl, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap (4m+1f),1 Water Rail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 4 Mute Swan early am. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 89 Oystercatcher, 1 Turnstone, 7 Curlew, 11 Redshank, 19 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Raven. (S Grose)

North Cornwall: 1 ring-tailed Hen Harrier this evening. (R Augarde)

Tregonetha Downs: 5 Snipe, 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Gerrans Bay: 8 Great Northern Diver, 11 Common Scoter. (D Hall, J.Taylor)

Hannafore: 2 Slavoniain Grebe. (D Spooner)

Penzance: 1 Kingfisher. (M Jones)


Tuesday 1st December 2020

Late news, 13/10, Fowey: Hawfinch in private garden. (T Eisler)

Late news, 29/11, Stepper Point: Barn Owl on the footpath between Tregirls beach and Hawkers Cove, perched on a fence post within 20 to 30 feet of the waters edge. (T Nightingale)

Crows-an-Wra: Sociable Lapwing still present with Lapwing. (J Ryan et al)

Sociable Lapwing – Sam Williams

Sociable Lapwing – Peter Tongue

Sociable Lapwing – Peter Tongue

Penzance: ad Pacific Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, c8 Great Northern Diver, ad drake Eider, c40 Common Scoter, 4 Purple Sandpiper from Jubilee Pool; 2 (1m) Black Redstart on PZ Gallery roof. (R Veal, B Mellow et al) Far end of Jubilee Pool: Pacific Diver 1/2km out of harbour late afternoon. (M Elliott)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver. (T McGowan, R Veal)

Penberth: 1 Red-necked Grebe. (S Rogers)

Marazion Beach: 2 Brent Goose. (P Fraser)

Sandy Cove: Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, Water Rail. (L Proctor)

St Buryan: ringtail Hen Harrier flew towards Brane. (Birdguides)

Church Cove: ad male Red-breasted Flycatcher again. (B Mellow)

St Austell Sewage Works/ Pentewan Valley: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 9 Chiffchaff, 19 Goldcrest, Firecrest, Nuthatch, Marsh Tit, 5 Siskin, Mistle Thrush, 4 Dipper. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Pentewan Beach: Great Northern Diver offshore, 10 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff. (B Bosisto L Payne)

St Austell Bay/Spit Beach: Great Northern Diver, Curlew, 12 Turnstone, 9 Common Scoter. (E Mayhew)

Marazion, Longrock Pool: Siberian Chiffchaff with 8+ nominate Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

Little London Beach – Boat Cove: 1 Black-throated Diver, 19 Great Northern Diver, 2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 4 Redshank, 2 f/juv Black Redstart, 1 Water Pipit, c40 Rock Pipit, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap.(R Veal)

Marazion: Imm/fem Black Redstart in a private garden. (DK Parker)

Longrock: 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, c50 Common Scoter. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir: juvenile Iceland Gull near hide. (Birdguides)

Porthgwarra: 4 Chough, 1 Kestrel, 2 Common Scoter, many Gannet, 9 Stonechat, also small pod of Common Dolphin and some Grey Seals. (A Piper)

Atlantic Grey Seal – Alex Piper

Chough – Alex Piper

Common Dolphin’s – Alex Piper

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Goldeneye, 135 Lapwing, 59 Wigeon, 105 Teal, 1 Kingfisher (D Eva) Yellow-browed Warbler still in north-east corner. (Birdguides)

Fal Estuary: Black-tailed Godwit today near ardevora today. (A Claxton)

Portscatho Lookout: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Diver, 10 Common Scoter (female), 30 Curlew (over, then landing in field), 40+ Common Dolphin with feeding frenzy of Gannet, 2 Harbour Porpoise. (J St Ledger)

Slavonian Grebe – John St Ledger

Black-throated Diver – John St Ledger

Common Dolphin with feeding frenzy – John St Ledger

Harbour Porpoise – John St Ledger

Devoran Quay: 2 Grey Plover, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 72 Dunlin, 6 Common Gull. (J St Ledger)

Boscawen-noon: 73 Fieldfare, 120 Redwing, 4 Snipe. (D Flumm)

Downderry: moving west, 0805-0900, 269 Gannet, 2 Fulmar and 41 Kittiwake. On the sea later 10 Great Northern Diver. (A Payne)

Wadebridge: Female Black Redstart. (R Bullman)

Rock: 1 f Sparrowhawk, 1 m Blackcap, 7 Greenfinch (feeding on Ash seeds). (S Grose)

St Columb Major: 2 Cattle Egret in field opposite Pall factory (car boot field) at 14.30pm ( S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Water Rail, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Coot, 9 Tufted Duck, 7 Teal. (S Grose)

Newquay: 9 Little Egret in to roost at the Zoo, 3 Tawny Owl at Trevemper, 100+ Pied Wagtail roosting on Morrisons roof. (S Grose)

Trelanvean: Single Cattle Egret heading inland over the St Keverne road near Coverack this afternoon (M Grantham)


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Monday 30th November 2020

Mermaid Wildlife Pelagic: Penzance, Wednesday 2nd December, 1pm – 4pm, £25 adults, £15 children. Phone to book, 07901 731201.

Please observe current Government guidelines with respect to travel and coronavirus restrictions (social distancing etc), but do still enjoy your birding locally and responsibly.

Late News, 29/11, Porthmeor Beach: 1 Black Guillemot (E Symons)

Crows-an-Wra: Sociable Lapwing still present this morning in weedy field just north of Cardinney Caravan and camping park with approximately 70 Northern Lapwing. Also a ringtail Hen Harrier. (S Turner et al)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: Pacific Diver, 4+ Great Northern Diver, c.68 Common Scoter and 1 Kingfisher. (S Rogers and MJ Spicer)

St Buryan: Rose-coloured Starling still in the area. (J Thurstans)

Nanquidno: Great Skua harassing Kittiwakes near The Brisons, 2 Chough cliffs. (D Flumm)

Chough – Dave Flumm

Chough – Dave Flumm

Sancreed: Ringtail Hen Harrier, 20 Skylark, 15 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Little London, Marrizion: Dark Bellied Brent Goose, Red Breasted Merganser, Black Redstart. (A Witheywood)

Penzance Harbour: 1 Black Redstart and  1 Kingfisher. (A McKechnie)

Kingfisher – Alex McKechnie

Hayle Estuary: 1 Great Northern Diver, 150 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Knot, 3 Kingfisher, 3 Goosander, 45 Dunlin, 50 Grey Plover, 150 Golden Plover, 4 Greenshank, 5 Little Grebe, 200 Lapwing, 1 Siskin and large numbers of Wigeon and Teal. (I Grant & F Were) Also reported, 1w Caspian Gull, 4 redhead Goosander, 2 Knot, 6 Snipe, 13 Grey Plover, 12 Common Gull, c. 60 Med Gull. (R Veal)

Kynance Cove: 2 Choughs on the south west coast path this morning. (R Newman)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 6 Common Scoter (female), 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kestrel (over). Viewed from footpath from Pennance to Maenporth (J St Ledger)

Long-tailed Duck – John St Ledger

Gerrans Bay: 13 Great Northern Diver, 8 Black-throated Diver, 18 Common Scoter, 2 Slavonian Grebe. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Pendower Beach: 1 Black Redstart , 2 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, Firecrest. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Portscatho: 12 Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap (D Hastilow)

Crantock: 20 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Greenfinch, 40 Fulmar, 100 Lapwing (S Van Hear)

Holywell: 2 Chough, 2 Raven (S Van Hear)

Wadebridge: 1 Dipper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper at Guineaport early am, 1 Hare (presumed roadkill on A39 nr halfway house pub). (S Grose)

Tredrizzisk: 2 Greenfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sparrowhawk from private garden. (S Grose)

Rock: 1 Great Northern Diver just off sailing club. (S Grose)

Millbrook: 1 Red Breasted Merganser, 3 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Common Gull, 9 Shelduck, 2 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 3 Little Egret, 5 Teal, 1 Curlew, 4 Moorhen. (D Sharp)

Torpoint: 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Red Breasted Merganser, 29 Dunlin, 4 Brent Goose, 3 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 9 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 200+ Canada Goose, plus large number of Widgeon and Teal. (D Sharp)

Red-breasted Merganser – Deena Sharp

Brent Geese – Deena Sharp

Common Gull – Deena Sharp

Downderry: 5 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red Throated Diver, 6 Turnstone. (A Blonden)

Portwrinkle: 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Gannet. (A Blonden)

Lower Tamar Lake: 18 Goosander (10m 8f), 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Willow Tit, 4 Marsh Tit, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Tufted Duck 2m 1f. 2 Wigeon, 2 Great Black-backed Gull. (R Mudge)


Sunday 29th November 2020

Please observe current Government guidelines with respect to travel and coronavirus restrictions (social distancing etc), but do still enjoy your birding locally and responsibly.

Crows-an-Wra: 1cy Sociable Lapwing briefly just North of Crows-an-Wra village c9:00, then relocated 13:00-15:20 in 4th field NE of Tredinney Campsite, later relocated in field East of the stone circle near Boscawen-noon Farm. (T McGowan, J Cook, S Rogers et al) Also ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 Stock Dove, 18 Fieldfare, c120 Lapwing, c300 Golden Plover in the area. (R Veal et al)

Sociable Lapwing – John St Ledger

Penzance: 1 Pacific Diver off Jubilee Pool also c.20 Common Scoter. c.20 Purple Sandpiper, c.20 Turnstone and c.20 Sanderling on the rocks. (M Jones)

Church Cove, Lizard: Red-breasted Flycatcher still present. (S Rogers)

Grade Marsh, Lizard: 1 Richards Pipit. (S Croft)

Bude Marsh: Siberian Chiffchaff. (A Roberts)

Walmsley Sanctuary/ Chaple Amble: 3 Water Rail , 310 Canada Goose, Pink-footed Goose, 72 Wigeon, 7 Mute Swan, 3 Gadwall, 26 Shoveler , drake Pintail, 85 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe , Golden Plover Little Egret, 10 Redwing 75 Fieldfare, 2 Grey Wagtail, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Water Pipit, 1 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto) In addition, 1 Merlin, 1 Harrier sp, c.150 Curlew, 2 Stonechat, 1 Snipe, c.40 Redwing, c.30 Fieldfare. (A Langdon)

Yellow-browed Warbler – Adrian Langdon

Polgigga: Yellow-browed Warbler along bosistow lane and a Lapland Bunting at Higher Bosistow.
Also Snow Bunting still at Roskestal. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper, 21 Stock Dove, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon, 11 Little Grebe. (R Veal)

Sancreed: Kestrel, 18 Snipe, 40 Skylark, 8 Fieldfare, Black Redstart, Chiffchaff, 70 Linnet. (D Flumm)

Bartinney: 1 Hen Harrier. (S Williams)

Hen Harrier – Sam Williams

Knavocks: Short-eared owl (G Rogers)

Short-eared Owl – Geoff Rogers

Hayle Estuary: Great Northern Diver on Carnsew Pool for 2nd day. (P Graham) 3 Goosander on Ryans Field. (J Jones)

Helston Boating Lake: 3 Mediterranean Gull, 163 Black-headed Gull, 5m Muscovey Duck, 13 Shoveler, 21 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant (high up in macrocarpa tree). (S Grose)

Porthleven Harbour: 19 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 68 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 m Black Redstart (at start of coastal path to Rinsey. (S Grose)

Falmouth Golf Course: 1+ Woodlark with 50+Skylark in fields nearby. Also, 200 Chaffinch, 30 Siskin, 20 Linnet, 10 Goldfinch, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2+ Cirl Bunting. View from golf course, fields are private land. (M Broadbent)

Swanpool: 6f Common Scoter and 1 Great Northern Diver. (M Broadbent)

Perranporth: 61 Lapwing, 7 Golden Plover, 2 Chough (unringed juvs), from Perran Sands. (S Grose)

Trevemper Sewage Works: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 46 Black-headed Gull, 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Kestrel, 7 Buzzard, 31 Linnet, 2 m Blackcap. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 161 Common Scoter, 2 Teal, 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Rowe) Also, 22 Purple Sandpiper, 19 Turnstone, 14 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover this afternoon. (M Lammas)

Porth Joke: 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 15 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 12 Blackbird, 3 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, 12 Redshank, 2 Dunlin (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Canada Goose, 2 Pochard and 2 Long-tailed Tit (K Gray)

Camelford: 1 Dipper by the bridge. (S Marquis)

Rocky Valley: 1 Dipper. (S Marquis)

Colliford Lake: C.700 Lapwing and Golden Plover in two areas at North end. Also a Goosander. (A Blonden)

Siblyback Lake: 2  Great Northern Driver, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Tufted Duck, 5 Redwing, 3 Coot, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Raven, 5 Cormorant, 7+ Goldfinch, 50+ Canada Goose, Plus a number of Lesser Black-backed Gull. (D Sharp)

Great Northern Diver – Deena Sharp

Little Grebe – Deena Sharp

Kingsmill Lake: 114 Avocet, 4 Greenshank, 17 Lapwing, 1 Knot, 3 Grey Plover, with 190+ Dunlin & many Redshank, Teal & Wigeon during a low tide count. (P Kemp)

Millbrook: 30 Teal, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 15 Cattle Egret, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank and 2 Mediterranean Gulls this afternoon. (A Payne)

Downderry: 1 Blackcap and 1 Brambling in private garden this morning. (A Payne)

Calstock: 43+ Snipe and 2 Green Sandpiper. (N Moore)


Thursday 26th November 2020

Late news, 25/11, Tresillian: 1 Firecrest. (A Nicholson)

Porthgwarra: Dusky Warbler in car park sallows, Little Bunting north hedge of weedy field bordering 60 ft cover, 1 Firecrest, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 37 Golden Plover, 2 Roe Deer. (B Mellows) Also 1 Swallow, 2 Black Redstart, 2 Sparrowhawk. (I Grant, F Were)

Polggiga: Siberian Chiffchaff in copse by the cottages. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: 101 ringed on private site. Totals included, 29 Common Chiffchaff, 3 Siberian Chiffchaff, 7 Goldcrest, 3 Firecrest, 24 Blackcap, Yellow-browed Warbler and 18 Blackbird. (K Wilson)

St Levan: Hen Harrier, Swallow and Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Church Cove, Lizard: Red-breasted Flycatcher still although mobile. (G Willet) Also 1st Winter Red-breasted Flycatcher preent late am and early pm. (T and S Carson)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – David Chilcott

Coverack: Siberian Chiffchaff still near the sewage works this morning, female Velvet Scoter still in the bay. (J Jones)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Joe Jones

Porthoustock: 2 male Black Redstart on the beach, 1 Grey Wagtail also a dead 3m Basking Shark. (J Jones, G Willet)

Black Redstart – Joe Jones

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest and 1 Great Northern Diver. (L Proctor, S Rogers)

Trenow Cove, Marazion: Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Curlew, 15 Oystercatcher, White Wagtail and a Grey Wagtail. (A Witheywood)

Nanquidno: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Bullfinch. (C Moore)

Carrick Roads: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Red-breasted Merganser (D Eva) Also 3 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger)

Black-necked Grebe – John St Ledger

Swanpool, Falmouth: Yellow-browed Warbler in Swanvale NR with Chiffchaff, m Black Redstart in Trenoweth Road, c125 Redwing c250 Woodpigeon moving NE (J Chapman)

Towan Head, Newquay: 100+ Common Scoter in the bay. (M Lammas) 24 Purple Sandpipers, 1 Grey Plover, 4 Turnstones, 5 Oystercatchers on rocks behind Headland hotel this pm (M Lammas)

Porth: 1 Kestrel, 1 Great Northern Diver off Towan beach (A le Masurier)

Tregeseal stone circle: 2 Fieldfare. (S Williams)

Cotehele: Firecrest, Southern Hawker Dragonfly (R Smaldon)

Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 64 Redshank, 34 Curlew, 12 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 27 Shelduck, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron. 1 Goldcrest, 4 Long-tailed Tit. (A Nicholson)

Troon: (8am-10am) 885+ Redwing, 239+ Fieldfare, 188 Woodpigeon all heading NE. (S Taylor)

Feock: 175+ Woodpigeon heading NE. (S Taylor)

Portgaverne (near pub): 1 Black Redstart. (I. J. Bennallick)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

St Minver Lowlands: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Carnanton Woods: 2 Tawny Owl from spitfire corner. (S Grose)


Wednesday 25th November 2020

Penzance: ad winter Pacific Diver, presumed returning bird off Jubilee Pool this pm, also 17 Common Scoter, 6 Great Northern Diver, 13 Purple Sandpiper, male Eider. (P St Pierre)

College Reservoir: Green-winged Teal, Pallas’s Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, Treecreeper, 2 Marsh Tit, 7 Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull, 2 Gadwall, 35 Wigeon, 40 Tufted Duck, 8 Shoveler,  4 Eurasian Teal, 2 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe and a Peregrine. (M Broadbent, R Boott, O King)

Church Cove, Lizard: Red-breasted Flycatcher still present. (D Collins)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – David Collins

Coverack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewage works. (D Collins) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (S Bury) 1f Velvet Scoter, 1 Common Scoter and 1 Great Northern Diver in the bay. 1 Red-throated Diver past. 3 large pods of Common Dolphin distant, 1 briefly came into the bay. (J Jones, P Gay)

Common Dolphin – J Jones

Helston sewage works: Siberian Chiffchaff, male Black Redstart. (S Bury)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Steve Bury

Yellow-browed Warbler – Steve Bury

Kennack area, Lizard: Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest, 2 Gray Wagtail, 5 Goldcrests and 7 Chiffchaff (A Witheywood)

Nanjizal Valley: 2 Dusky Warbler (including ringed bird) and 1 Pallas’s Warbler. (K Wilson)

Sennen: 2 Black Redstart. (K Wilson)

Trethewey: 2 Black Redstart. (K Wilson)

Newlyn: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Water Rail, 1 Grey Wagtail, also 1 Peregrine + 1 Raven over Sandy Cove. 2 Black Redstart (fem/juv) + 1 Grey Wagtail in harbour. (T Mills)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Tony Mills

Drift Reservoir: Little Egret, 18 Teal, 2 Water Rail, 3 Mediterranean Gull, Dunlin, Siberian Chiffchaff, Common Chiffchaff, 20 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 17 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 70 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary: juv Iceland ull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull, ad argentatus Herring Gull, 220+ Med Gull, 6 Pink-footed Goose. (M Elliott) Curlew Sandpiper still early pm, plus 7 Pink-footed Geese on Copperhouse Creek. (P Smale)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Pink-footed Goose and 1 Water Pipit. (A Langdon)

Chapel Amble: Great White Egret still in the area. (A Langdon)

Trevose Head: 2+ Chough. (E Buckingham)

Polgigga: Swallow and 3 Black Redstart. (M Wallace)

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin. (C Richards)

Gannel Estuary: Common Snipe, 3 ad & 1 1st Winter Mediterranean Gull. (M Lammas, N Long) Water Pipit late pm (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Malpas: 1 male Black Redstart in the village. (M Costa)

Truro: 3m and 2f Bullfinch in private garden. (D Jenkins) Also 1f Blackcap in private garden. (M Costa)

Charlestown: 1 m and 1 f Blackcap (D Hastilow)

Latchbrook Leat, Saltash: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff with Long-tailed Tit Flock. (G Lewis)

Royal Cornwall Showground; Wadebridge: 92 Red-legged Partridge.  (B Bosisto)

Hay Farm; St Breock: 28 Little Egret in surrounding cattle fields. (B Bosisto)

Wadebridge: 4 Little Grebe, 7 Oystercatcher, 9 Redshank, 21 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2m Mandarin, 1 Otter, 2 Black-headed Gull (both with white plastic ring on left leg, just out of reach), between Old Town and Anneka’s bridges early am. (S Grose) Also 43 Cattle Egret in field off of the Camel trail near Wadebridge (C Travis and M Scawen)

St Enodoc Golf club: 5 Blackcap, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Skylark, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 42 Black-headed Gull, 2 Raven over, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Castle an Dinas: 1 Barn Owl, 53 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Constantine: 4 Little Egrets, 20+ Long-tailed Tits, 1 Firecrest, 1 male Bullfinch, 2 Raven and Woodcock over 17:05. (T Pinfield)

Marazion: 2 Swallow at Red River mouth. (J Eaton)

Millbrook: Egyptian Goose, juvenile Great Crested Grebe and Red-breasted Merganser remain on Millbrook Lake. 6 Cormorant, 5 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 15 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, numerous Black-headed and Herring Gulls. (D Sharp)

Rame Head:  2 Ravens harassing a Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3 Stonechat. (D Sharp)

Lower Tamar Lake: 6 Goosander 3m 3f, 9 Willow Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck 2m 1f, 18 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 2 Long-tailed Tit. (R Mudge)