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November 2019 News: previous news and news stories from this and earlier months can be found Here

Paddyfield Pipit; a first for the WP?: An article here on the website giving some background information on the species and the account thus far:- Paddyfield Pipit in Cornwall; 23rd October 2019

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Monday 11th November 2019

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW3612572. (J Chapple et al.) View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field.

Paddyfield Warbler – Mike McKee

Paddyfield Pipit – John Chapple

Helston: Ad drake Lesser Scaup still on the boating lake plus the aythya hybrid associating with it also the presumed released Ferruginous Duck still. (S Rogers, M McKee)

Lesser Scaup – Steve Rogers

Ferruginous Duck – Steve Rogers

Lesser Scaup – Mike McKee

Aythya hybrid – Mike McKee

Stithians Reservoir: 1w female Lesser Scaup from Stuart Hutchings Hide, for its second day. (P Carter) Tufted Duck, 5 Wigeon, 130 Canada Goose in fields on western side with 1 hybrid white Snow Goose type (grey flanks), 20 Curlew, 2 Fieldfare. (D Chaney)

Lesser Scaup – P Carter

Lesser Scaup – P Carter

Wacker Quay: 1 Green-winged Teal, 100 Eurasian Teal, 240 Wigeon, 16 Avocet and 2 Greenshank (M Beer)

Green-winged Teal – Mike Beer

St. John’s Lake: 1 Great Northern Diver, 9 Brent Geese ( M Beer)

Marazion: juvenile Iceland Gull on rocks by St Michael’s Mount car park; also adult Black-throated Diver. (P Freestone, M Pass)

Lizard: Yellow-browed Warbler present in a private garden at Tregidden. (B Nicholls)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck in NE arm and Great Northern Diver. (M Pass)

St. Ives Island (07:35-09:05): 4 Common Scoter, 108 Razorbill, 12 Guillemot, 600 Kittiwake, 380 Gannet, 2 Little Gull, 12 Med Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Curlew. (P Nason)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Firecrest (B.Toms)

Sancreed: 1 Merlin, 1 Mistle Thrush. (D Flumm)

Lower Drift: 40 Fieldfare. (D Flumm)

Nine Maidens, St Columb Major: 24 Mediterranean Gull & 15 Common Gull picked out in a 1000+ Gull flock that was flushed by a Buzzard until returning to the same field. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult and 3rd.winter argentatus Herring Gull at Lelant Saltings. (J Hicks)

Carn Gloose: Snow Bunting. (S Williams)

Wadebridge: 1 Bar-headed Goose with 85 Canada Goose at Treraven Meadows. (D.Wilson)

Sennen Cove: 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (2 3w & ad w). (M Elliott)

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Sunday 10th November 2019

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW3612572. (J Chapple, S Rowe) View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field.

Paddyfield Pipit – Mashuq Ahmad

American Buff-bellied Pipit – S Rowe

American Buff-bellied Pipit – S Rowe

 

Polgigga: Siberian Chiffchaff along Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Helston: Ad drake Lesser Scaup still on the boating lake plus the aythya hybrid associating with it. (S Rogers)

Stithians Reservoir: 1w female Lesser Scaup from Stuart Hutchings Hide, for its second day. (M Pass)

Porthgwarra: Eastern Lesser Whitethroat in Hidden valley this morning. (B Mellow) 2 Firecrest in willows by over flow car park, 1 Peregrine. (M Jones)

St Breock: 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Blackcap, 3 Firecrest. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Yellow-browed Warbler in the NW arm. (M Ahmad)

Cadgwith: Water Pipit on Grade Marsh.

St Austell: 20 Fieldfare and similar number of Redwing near St Mewan School. (W Wagstaff)

Trewoon: Swallow hawking over Trewoon. (W Wagstaff)

Nanquidno: 11 Long-tailed Tit ( B.Toms, M. Curtis) Water Rail. (J Miller)

Sancreed: 1 Woodcock, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

St. Winnow: 12 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Curlew, 1 Godwit sp & 1 Kingfisher. (E Mayhew)

Mabe Burnthouse: 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Redwing in private garden. (D Chaney)

St Erth: 3 Cattle Egret and 3 Little Egrets in road side field between St Erth and St Erth station. (T Polglase)

Perranporth: 2 Chough over the Golf Course. (B Penny)

Crowdy Reservoir: 12 Crossbill, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Raven, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel,4 Buzzard, 1 Bullfinch, 56 Lapwing, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 66 Rook, 500+ Golden Plover overhead. (S Grose)

Saturday 9th November 2019

CBWPS Development Day 2019: Today, Saturday 9th November. An opportunity for members to meet with the board and help to set the focus and agenda for the society for the coming years. St Erme Community Centre, Trispen TR4 9BD from 11:30am – 15:00pm. More information here: www.cbwps.org.uk/cbwpsword/news/

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW3612572. View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field.

Helston: Adult drake Lesser Scaup still plus female aythya hybrid, wing-clipped Ferruginous Duck, 30 Tufted Duck & 6 Shoveler at the boating lake. Also 10 Goldcrest, 4 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 possible Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Long-tailed Tit, Pied Wagtails & 1 Grey Wagtail nearby. (S Windle)

Goldcrest – Stevan Windle

Firecrest – Stevan Windle

Possible Siberian Chiffchaff – Stevan Windle

Truro River : 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 59 Teal, 45 Curlew, 20 Shelduck, 8 Oystercatcher, 113 Black headed Gull, 68 Redshank, 19 Black tailed Godwit, 15 Bar tailed Godwit, 20 Fieldfare from tesco/ sunny corner villa. (S Grose)

Truro: 2 Firecrest in the lower branches of leylandii trees behind the “Wig&Pen” pub. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Little Stint again on Ryan’s Field. Re-identified as a Dunlin from photos. Also 2 Yellow-legged Gull (J Hicks)

Towan Head: 1 Eastern type Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Scoter, 5 Teal. (S Rowe)

Eastern Lesser Whitethroat – Steve Rowe

Eastern Lesser Whitethroat – Steve Rowe

Porth Joke: 1 Goosander. (S Rowe)

Helford River: 5 Cattle Egret at Tremayne Quay. (M Nattrass)

Falmouth: Pallas’s Warbler in Wood Lane briefly this morning, last seen in Fox’s Gardens. (M Southam)

Swanpool: 2 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Firecrest, 2 Bullfinch. (S Grose)

Feock Church: 2 Brambling, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Tawney Owl,11 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, 24 Rock Pipit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 10 Redshank. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: Female Scaup and 3 Goldeneye from the causeway. (M Pass)

Men-an-Tol: 2 Bunting species, 1 Snow Bunting and 1 possible Lapland Bunting (J Evans)

Longrock: 1 Barn Owl over bypass. (R Veal)

Lower Tamar Lake: 9 Goosander 4m 5f, 9 Willow Tit, 4 Marsh Tit, 1 Little Egret, 12 Tufted Duck, 15 Fieldfare, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Long-tailed Tit. (R Mudge)

Kenidjack: 2 Black Redstart. (J Hicks)

Pendeen: Heavy auk passage west 15:30 to 15:45. Kittiwake numbers picked up whilst watching, with about 300 all told. Also 20 Fulmar, 6 Common Scoter, 4 Great Skua 1 Great Northern Diver close in on the sea.

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Friday 8th November 2019

CBWPS Development Day 2019: This Saturday 9th November. An opportunity for members to meet with the board and help to set the focus and agenda for the society for the coming years. St Erme Community Centre, Trispen TR4 9BD from 11:30am – 15:00pm. More information here: www.cbwps.org.uk/cbwpsword/news/

Late news, 7/11, Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only: 2 Little Grebe, 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Pink-footed Goose, Canada Geese, 3 Grey Heron, Mallards, 3 Gadwall, 2 Pintail, 7 Shoveller, c50 Widgeon, c 100 Teal, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzards, 1 Pheasant, 4 Moorhen, 100+ Golden Plover, 38 Lapwing, 1 Spotted Redshank, c25 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c50 Curlew, 3 Ruff, 1 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,1 Herring Gull, 3 Water Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Stonechat, c40 Redwing, c50 Fieldfare, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blue Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Magpie, 2 Jay, Jackdaws, Rooks, Crows, 100+ Starlings, 15 Goldfinch. ( A. Parker et al )

Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only: 1 Pink-footed Goose. (D Julian)

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW3612572 also Stock Dove. ( B Bosisto L Payne) American Buff-bellied Pipit reported early morning only. View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field. (More on this bird can be found in the Paddyfield Pipit Article on the website (with an update 07/11/19 on the latest news and a link to a gallery of images))

Paddyfield Pipit – Paul Ash

Paddyfield Pipit – Paul Ash

Paddyfield Pipit – Paul Ash

Sennen: Black Redstart on roof of Sennen Rise Hotel. (R Treeby)

Helston Boating Lake: Adult drake Lesser Scaup still plus female aythya hybrid. (R Veal et al.)

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest. (R Veal, R Augarde)

Helston, Loe Pool: 1 Goosander, 17 (14 drk) Pochard, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 11 Firecrest, c45 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch, 5+ Siskin, c60 Stock Dove, 9+ Chiffchaff (including 1 singing). (R Veal)

Gannel Estuary: 107 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Newquay, Towan Beach: 4 Common Gull, 2 Chough & 1 Peregrine Falcon over. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Little Grebe, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck m&f, 24 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 58 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 1 f Goldeneye, 1 Scaup, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Heron,1 m Bullfinch, 11 Fieldfare. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: Drake Mandarin on the river Camel. (C Davies) Also Black Redstart at Town Quay. (D Julian)

Mandarin – Charles Davies

Truro: 2 Firecrest in a private garden. (P Dinning)

Swanpool: 13 Common Scoter in the bay, 2 Pochard, 2 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (J Irvine) Also Firecrest in willows by car park (G Wills) Siberian Chiffchaff also reported in willows by car park.

Swanvale: Yellow-browed Warbler calling. (G Wills)

Maenporth: 3 Great Northern Divers (G Wills)

Falmouth, Longfield: F/1st winter Black Redstart (G Wills)

Marazion: 6 Swallow hawking along beach. (P Gay)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: One Bittern this evening, seen in flight twice during Starling murmuration around 17:15. (L Hallett) 10 Swallow roosted in the marsh. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 7 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Turnstone at high tide this afternoon. (P Taylor)

Purple Sandpiper – Phil Taylor

Sancreed: 1 Merlin, 6 Lapwing, c200 Woodpigeon west, 20 Skylark. (D Flumm)

Porthcurno: 2 Firecrest, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 50+ Blackbird, 30+ Song Thrush, 1 Woodcock, 1 Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch and 1 Swallow. Also c250 Wood Pigeon, c80 Stock Dove, 12 Lapwing, c200 Chaffinch, c20 Skylark and 2 Jay over, mostly heading North and East. (DK Parker)

Porthgwarra: Eastern type Lesser Whitethroat again, 2+ Firecrest, c10 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff all in the car park sallows. (DK Parker) 2 Water Rail,  4 Firecrest, 1 presumed Siberian Chiffchaff (not calling) , 1 Common Snipe ( B Bosisto L Payne)

Chapel Amble: 8 Cattle Egret, 5 Water Pipit and male Ring Ouzel this morning. 1000+ Fieldfare in valley. (D Julian)

Nanjizal: 118 birds ringed including 43 Goldcrest, 12 Firecrest, 17 Chiffchaff, 24 Blackcap. Also 7 Swallow, 5 Woodcock seen. (K Wilson)

Gerrans Bay: 5 Black-throated Diver, 12 Great Northern Diver, 41 Mediterranean Gull between Pendower and Portscatho. (J St Ledger)

Great Northern Diver – John St Ledger

Brambling – John St Ledger

Portscatho: 1 Brambling, feeding on sunflower seeds with Chaffinch, opposite car park. (J St Ledger)

Hayley Kimbro: 1 (dead) Vagrant Emperor. (R Curtis)

Vagrant Emperor – R Curtis

Lizard: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler plus 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at Lizard Head early morning. (I Maclean)

Housel: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff  1 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Old Lizard Head: 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose. (I Maclean)

Lelant: Leucistic Robin. (D Wright)

Leucistic Robin – Dougy Wright

Carbis Bay: 2 Great Northern Divers. (D Wright)

St Ives Island: 21 Brent Geese past South. (C Oates)

Brent Geese – Chris Oates

Dobwalls: 1 Chiffchaff in the garden and 10 Collared Doves on our bird feeders (C&J Duffy)

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Thursday 7th November 2019

Notice: There will be 2 parties of birders using the Walmsley & Burniere hides today, 7th November under our educational access scheme. Members are still welcome but be prepared for it to be busy. (A Langdon)

Late news, 6/11, Hannafore, Looe: 7 Common Eider. Seen swimming from East Looe direction, and presumed to be part of larger flock recorded there 3rd-5th November.  Observed diving for crabs. (D Spooner)

Eider, 6/11 – Derek Spooner

Eider, 7/11 – Derek Spooner

Hannafore, Looe: 14 Common Eider (6 adult male, 2 juvenile male, 6 female). Note that this is a different flock from that, (also of 14), seen 3th to 5th November in East Looe, which had only 1 adult male. The flock swam off in the direction of East Looe. (D Spooner)

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit  and American Buff-bellied Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field! (A Appleton, M Elliott, P St Pierre) Black Redstart also reported.

Brew Sewage Works: 1 Swallow and a Siberian Chiffchaff. (M Elliott, P St Pierre)

Porthgwarra: Pallas’s Warbler again in the car park sallows at 14:45. (R Wilkins) 2 Ring Ouzel in Blackthorn north of Dolphin House. (M Wallace)

Helston: Drake Lesser Scaup and female hybrid still on the boating lake. (L Proctor)

Crugmeer: 3 Grey Partridge, 5 Raven, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 4 Roe Deer. (S Grose)

St Issey: 1 Peregrine Falcon over. (S Grose)

Carrick Roads: 5 Black-necked Grebe in group, close to green deep water channel buoys, also 1 Red-breasted Merganser (female). Viewed from Restronguet Sailing Club area at Mylor Churchtown, using scope. (J St Ledger)

Red-breasted Merganser – John St Ledger

St Mylor Churchyard: 1 Firecrest, 2 Mistle Thrush. (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir: 3 Goldeneye, 12 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 1 Sparrowhawk (male), 1 Chiffchaff. (J St Ledger)

Camel Estuary: 7 Brent Goose (2 adults & 5 juv/1st winter) on Camel Estuary just south of Padstow. (D. Wilson)

St Ives, Barnoon Cemetery: 2 Robin and 5+ Black Redstart (mainly female). (K Money)

St Ives, The Island: 2 Stonechat, 1 Wren and 2 more probable Black Redstarts. (K Money)

Sancreed: 1 Woodcock, 2 Snipe, 17 Golden Plover, 6 Lapwing, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 40 Skylark, 10 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Goldcrest. Also Brambling in our garden. (D Flumm)

Penzance: 12 Brent Goose (2 adult, rest immature) at Wherrytown. (R Fox)

Loe Pool, Helston: 3 Pochard, c25 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Jay and Peregrine. (J Witheywood) Yellow-browed Warbler also reported at Penrose.

Playing Place: 1-2 Barn Owls regularly hunting for mice from back garden fence. (T.Hall)

Marazion: Red-throated Diver off Station House car park. (L Proctor)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Knot. (M Ahmad)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 7 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (2 ad, 5 juv), 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad, 3w) plus 4 Pink-footed Geese on Copperhouse Creek . (M Ahmad, M Jones) Little Stint amongst Lapwing. Kingfisher on Ryan’s Field. (C Richards) Sub-adult Caspian Gull reported at 16:00. (M Halliday)

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Polgigga: Turtle Dove again at Raftra Farm. (M Wallace)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 23 Mallard, 22 Teal, 3 Moorhen, 3 (1m, 2f) Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1f Kestrel over 12:21 – 13:21. (M Webb)

Teal – Martin Webb

Kestrel – Martin Webb

Stonechat – Martin Webb

Bude Basin: 2 Black Swan, 1 Mandarin Duck. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: c20 Fieldfare. 10 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1m Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Redwing, 3 Marsh Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch. (R Mudge)

Wadebridge, Treraven Farm: 53 Curlew. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 2 Barn Owl between Clapper Marshes and Trelawney Garden Centre. (S Grose)

Wednesday 6th November 2019

Notice: There will be 2 parties of birders using the Walmsley & Burniere hides on Thursday 7th November under our educational access scheme. Members are still welcome but be prepared for it to be busy. (A Langdon)

Late News, 05/11, Chiverton Cross: 1 Woodcock (A Lansdell)

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit  and American Buff-bellied Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. View only from public footpath from 4th field South West of Sennen school, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field! Also, Richard’s Pipit in maize field to north-east of the ‘pipit field’. (J Miller)

Porthgwarra: Pallas’s Warbler in the car park sallows (viewable from the roadside at Dolphin House). (M Wallace) Pallas’s Warbler still present at 14:50, also Eastern Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, c12 Goldcrest, 20+ Long-tailed Tit all in the car park sallows. (DK Parker)

Kenidjack Valley: Dusky Warbler still present in scrub west of old sewage works but very elusive. Also, Firecrest in tractor shed copse and Siberian Chiffchaff at western end of valley.(P Clarke)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 drake Lesser Scaup, 1 presumed Aythya hybrid. (P Roseveare, C Richards) Video by John Chapple

Porthcurno: Probable Siberian Chiffchaff (not heard to call), 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Firecrest, 6 Goldcrest, 20+ Song Thrush. (DK Parker)

Gwithian, St Gothian Sands: Snow Bunting at seaward end of main pool. Also 17 Tufted Duck, 3 Coot, 14 Moorhen, 1 Grey Plover, 22 Med Gulls (including ringed bird RR00 on Green ring), 7 Rock Pipits, 4 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 7 Teal, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 40+ Canada Geese, 8 Linnet, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat, Gull flock (not counted) included Great Black-backed, Lesser Black-backed, Herring and Black-headed Gulls. (P Freestone)

Snow Bunting, P Freestone

Mediterranean Gull, Paul Freestone

Pencarrow Estate, Washaway: 12 Crossbill (L Payne)

Crugmeer: 8 Grey Partridge (in grass field next to cattle and then flew over the road into set aside field opp with open five bar gate), 2 Sparrowhawk at 06.45 am. (S Grose)

Truro: Firecrest in our Rosedale garden this morning. (K & J Mortimore)

Longrock Pool: 6 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Marazion Beach: 1 Wheatear, 1 Swallow, c90 Common Scoter still. (R Veal) London Beach: Snow Bunting, Great Northern Diver, Peregrine Falcon, Grey Wagtail. (J Witheywood)

Snow Bunting, J Witheywood

Shirehall Moor, Lostwithiel: 1m Blackcap, 1f Reed Bunting, 2m&f Stonechat, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher. (M Surgey)

St Ives: 1 Goldcrest in private garden near Trewyn Gardens. (K Money) Also 2 Swallow at Bamaluz Beach. (V Evans)

Sancreed: 2 Woodcock, 1 Little Egret, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 65 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, c300 Woodpigeon. Also 105 Woodpigeon & 12 Stock Dove west. (D Flumm)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Spotted Redshank. (W Wagstaff)

St. Clement: 6 Cattle Egret in field to rear of Tresemple Pool (P Carter)

Cattle Egret, Phil Carter

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Padstow: 18 Mute Swan, 31 Shelduck, 41 Mallard, 47 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 12 Red-legged Partridge, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 12 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 75 Oystercatcher, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover, c.3000 Golden Plover, 300 Lapwing, 45 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 55 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 32 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 5 Snipe, 180 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 150 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 8 Redwing, 8 Blackbird, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 1 Jay, 17 Jackdaw, 8 Rook, 7 Carrion Crow, 50 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 20 Linnet, 2 Red Admiral. (M Scawen et al.)

Godolphin NT: 3 Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest 2 males in aggressive display, 10+ Bullfinch, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Raven over, 1 Red Admiral. (J Evans)

Trencrom: Large flocks of 50+ Redwing and Fieldfare feeding on hawthorn, Large flock of corvids interacting in flight, predominantly Raven, sub-adult and mature birds – lost count at 37 Raven, 5 Nuthatch, 1 Blackcap in subsong. (J Evans)

Lizard area: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff (Housel), 4 Brent Goose still Old Lizard Head, 10+ Chiffchaff, 1 Brambling. (M Pass)

Bude canal: 2 Black Swan. (T McAsey)

Black Swan, Tom McAsey

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Tuesday 5th November 2019

Late News, 04/11, Bude Canal: 2 Black Swan (via Twitter)

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. View only from public footpath from 4th field South West of Sennen school, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field!

Sennen Cove: 1 Great Northern Diver (J Turner A Lansdell)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 drake Lesser Scaup, 1 presumed Aythya hybrid  (L Proctor P Ash M Spicer et al)

drake Lesser Scaup – P Ash

presumed Aythya hybrid- P Ash

drake Lesser Scaup-M Ahmad

presumed Aythya hybrid-G Willetts

Penzance: Black Guillemot off Jubilee Pool also 9 Purple Sandpipers.

Marazion Beach: 1 1st winter Wheatear, 1 Peregrine chasing Turnstones and Sanderling (P Clement)

Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Woodcock, 1m Blackcap. (S Grose)

Crugmeer; Padstow: 2 Grey Partridge (R Augarde)

Gluvian: 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 20 Long-tailed Tit (L Payne)

Tintagel: 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail (B Bosisto)

Camel Estuary: 4 Pintail, 1 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Firecrest (B Bosisto)

Crowdy Reservoir:  1 Kingfisher, 60 Lapwing, 11 Wigeon, around 2,000 Black-headed Gulls, 600+ LBB Gulls, 46 Teal, 48 Mallard. 3 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Tufted Duck, 100’s Jackdaws roosted in Crowdy Wood, uncountable Starlings over. (B Craven)

Holywell Bay: 2 Black Redstart (K Barber)

Shirehall Moor NR, Lostwithiel: 1 Cormorant, 2 Dipper, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Black-headed Gull, 5 Long Tailed Tit, 1 Jay, 1 Kestrel,1 Reed Bunting,1 Moorhen,1 Stonechat, 1 Green Woodpecker. Also 3 Large Red Damselfly and 1 Common Seal resting on the river bank (C&J Duffy)

Common Seal-C+J Duffy

Pendeen: 1 Grey Phalarope and a Long-tailed Duck, 3 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Skua, 1 Fulmar, 6 Common Gulls and 8 Med Gulls. (D Campbell and C Urquhart) 7 Common Scoter, 2 Great Skua,1 Black Redstart ((J Turner, A Lansdell)

Lizard area: 4 Brent Goose , 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Black Redstart , 8 Chiffchaff ( M Pass )

Church Cove; Lizard: 1 Black Redstart (J Witheywood)

Black Redstart-J Witheywood

Mabe Burnthouse: 140 Fieldfare, 60 Redwing, 600 Woodpigeon over around 08:30. Also 3 Firecrest together in private garden (chasing and crest-raising). (D Chaney)

Restronguet Weir: 2 Red-breasted Merganser (1m 1f), 1 Common Sandpiper. (J St Ledger)

Falmouth,off Swanpool beach: 7 Common Scoter on sea. (J St Ledger)

St Ives: Great Northern Diver in the harbour.

Looe: 14 Eider at East Looe beach. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Common Eider East Looe Beach- C Buckland

Hannafore, Looe: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe (P Sharp)

Rame Head: 3 Black Redstarts. One on the church and two at Rame Barton Farm. (C Buckland, M Beer)

Black Redstart – C Buckland

Hayle Estuary: 1(1st winter) Iceland Gull. (M Halliday) 1 Red-breasted Merganser (P Freestone)

Gwithian: 1 Long-tailed Duck at St Gothians Sands NR on main pool late morning. (P Freestone M Ahmad)

1st winter drake Long-tailed Duck-M Ahmad

 

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