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)

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