Monday 2nd December 2019

Mermaid II trip looking for the Pacific Diver tomorrow, Tuesday 3rd Dec leaving at 13:00 sharp for 2 hours, cost £17.00. If interested phone Martin Elliott on 07875 295457 to book a place.

Pacific Diver from Mermaid II – Martin Elliott

Pacific Diver from Mermaid II – Martin Elliott

Late news, 1/12, Bartinney Downs: 1 Marsh Harrier (juv) at 13.03. (M McKee)

Upper Tamar Lake: 5 Ring-necked Duck (3m 2f) which flew south, 6 Tufted Duck.

Par Duck Pond: Tawny Owl calling in adjacent woodland at 07:00.1 Kingfisher perched on rocks bordering stream at eastern end of beach  (R Barlow)

St Buryan: 1 Swallow at Tower Meadows. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Long-tailed Duck and Great Northern Diver still present. (D Flumm) 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Goosander (redhead), 1 Wigeon (m), 1 Iceland Gull (juv) at 10:30, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Kingfisher.

Bartinney Downs: 1 Marsh Harrier (juv) at 13.57. (M McKee)

Newlyn: 1w & 2w Yellow-legged Gull in the harbour. (M Ahmad)

1w Yellow-legged Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

2w Yellow-legged Gull – Mashuq Ahmad

Land’s End Airport: Black Redstart and Short-eared Owl.

St Merryn: 58 Kittiwake & 3 Guillemot on the water below Persimmion Cliff, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 35 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellowhammer, 1 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Turnstone, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Plover on Carnsew Pool. (S Van Hear, A Mckechnie) 3w Caspian Gull on Lelant Saltings in the late afternoon. (M Ahmad)  17 Redshank, 1m and 1 f Teal, 1 Kingfisher on Ryan’s Field. (A.Hill)

Slavonian Grebe – A McKechnie

Great Northern Diver – A McKechnie

Chapel Amble: 6 Water Pipit and a Firecrest this morning. (D Julian)

Clapper Marsh, Wadebridge: Merlin, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper. (D Julian)

Gutt Hill, Wadebridge: 2 Cattle Egret. (D Julian)

St Buryan: 1 Swallow at Tower Meadows. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Bude Marshes: Siberian Chiffchaff, Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest all still present. (A.Roberts)

Camborne (Weeth): 2 m&f Blackcap. (G Rogers)

Blackcap – G Rogers

St Ives: 2 Stonechats (male and female) on The Island. (K Money)

Lower Tamar Lake:  Green Sandpiper on the weir, 1m Shoveler, 7 Goosander 4m 3f. (R Mudge)

Wherrytown: 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Tallack’s Creek, Devoran: 2 Spotted Redshank, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Knot, 2 Ringed Plover, 180+ Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 70+ Curlew, 90+ Redshank, 12 Shelduck, 9 Common Gull, also numbers of Teal, Wigeon and Oystercatcher. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Redshank – J St Ledger

Common Gull – J St Ledger

Kelynack: Male Black Redstart in a private garden. (C Moore)

Sennen Cove: Possible 3w Canary Island Yellow-legged Gull with a Yellow-legged Gull. (K Wilson)

St Gothian Sands: 3 (2 1w & near adult) Yellow-legged Gills late afternoon. (M Ahmad)

Carrick Roads: 14 Black-necked Grebe, 6 Red-breasted Merganser and 4 Great Northern Diver from Loe Beach. (R Wilkins)

Bosistow Farm: Probable House x Tree Sparrow also 2 Snow Buntings flew North. (K Wilson)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Whooper Swan over this evening. (C Beazley)

Whooper Swan – Catherine Beazley

Penzance: 2 Black Redstart, 6 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Wagtail, c.20 Turnstone at Battery Rocks (A Hill)

St Blazey Reserve: 20 + Teal, (R Hampshire)

Rock: 2 Sparrowhawk visiting bird feeders in a private garden. (S Grose)

Whitecross; Wadebridge: 2 Woodcock (B Bosisto)

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