Thursday 5th December 2019

Late news, 4/12, Kennack Sands:1 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Grey Plover on rocks as well as 1 Kingfisher fishing in the rock pools.  Also 1 Firecrest on Goonhilly Downs (P Bedford)

Late news, 4/12, St Mawes: Great Northern Diver close inshore off the Quay. (I Bott)

Late news, 4/12, Nanjizal: 5 Whooper Swan and 4 Cattle Egret. (K Wilson)

Late news, 4/12, Cape Cornwall: 2 Chough. (G Casson)

Helston: Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewage works.

Brew: 3+ Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewage works. (M Ahmad)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Mashuq Ahmad

Siberian Chiffchaff – Mashuq Ahmad

St Columb Major: 1 Barn Owl over fields next to Westways petrol station at 07:15. (S Grose)

Maer Lake: 48 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 1 Ruff, 250 Golden Plover , 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Long-tailed Duck and 2 Med Gull. (D Flumm)

Kenegie: 1 Firecrest. 3 Goldcrest. (J & J Alvin)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 male Goosander. (A Piper)

Dozmary Pool: 2 Tufted Duck, 6 Shoveler, 1 female Goldeneye, 1 Stonechat. (A Piper)

Boscathnoe Reservoir: 1f Tufted Duck, 1 Coot, 11 Moorhen. (R Veal)

Kennack Sands: 1 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Grey Plover on rocks as well as 1 Kingfisher fishing in the rock pools. (P Bedford)

Goonhilly Downs: 1 Firecrest. (P Bedford)

Padstow: Swallow flew over the harbour at midday. Nearby 100 Golden Plover from road at Trevisker (T Wilson)

Whitsand Bay: c90 Common Scoter mostly females off Wiggle Cliff, also 1m Pochard. (R Smaldon)

Millbrook Lake: 6  Common Gull. (R Smaldon)

Withnoe (near Millbrook): 15 Cattle Egret in fields with cattle. (R Smaldon)

St. Johns Lake: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (R Smaldon)

Lynher Estuary: 83 Avocet, 1 Great Crested Grebe. (R Smaldon)

Coverack Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest. (D Collins)

Windmill Farm: 1 Green Sandpiper, 200 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 100 Golden Plover, 30 Lapwing, 1 Snipe. (D Collins)

Lizard: 1 Water Pipit, 88 Lapwing. (D Collins)

Rock Helipad Field: 5 Mistle Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Greenfinch, 3 Linnet. (S Grose)

Crowdy Reservoir & Davidstow Wood: 1 Great-Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorants, 1 male & 1 female Goosander, 2 Wigeon, 20 Mallard, 3 Buzzards, 1 Kestrel, 70 Lapwing, 10+ Herring Gulls, 70+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls,1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Robins, 7 Meadow Pipits;, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Ravens,10+ Crows.  (A Parker et al)

Roughtor Farm: Large Starling murmuration – 2 Peregrines & 1 Merlin hunting starlings. 3 Buzzards.  (A Parker et al)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Green Sandpiper, 9 Goosander 5m 4f, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Wigeon, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 1m Gadwall, 2 Nuthatch, 1m Reed Bunting, 2 Tufted Duck 1m 1f, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Jay. (R Mudge)

St Germans: Firecrest in garden again. (A Blonden)

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Wednesday 4th December 2019

Late News, 3/12, Lower Tamar Lakes: 3m &1f Ring-necked Duck, 10 m&f Goosander,  8 Great Crested Grebes, 20 Mallard, 30+ Wigeon, Grey Heron, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Tit, Blue Tits  (D&H Phillips)

Ring-necked Ducks – D&H Phillips

Goosander – D&H Phillips

Late News, 3/12, Mounts Bay: Black Guillemot from Jubilee Pool at 10:50 flying towards Mousehole. (M Mckee)

Late News, 3/12, Dobwalls: 30 House Sparrows, 1 Firecrest, 2m & 1f Bullfinchs in our garden (C&J Duffy)

Late news, 2/12, Porth Joke to Cubert Common: 2 Kestrel, 2 Firecrest, 3 Water Rails seen another heard so 4 birds. 2 Bullfinch, 5 Goldfinch, 8 Fulmar, 1 Buzzard. (C Mason)

Late news, 3/12, Porth Joke to Cubert Common: 2 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 3 Firecrest, 13 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Great Tits, 3 Blue Tits, 18 Lapwing, 22 Linnet, 1 Chiffchaff, 42 Grey Seals. (C Mason)

Cot Valley: Pallas’s Warbler and Willow Warbler still present. (M Ahmad)

Looe: Great Egret just north of “Welcome to Looe” sign on east side of A397 but flew off 11.00. (P Aley)

Hannafore: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Eider, 1m Black Redstart, Kingfisher. (P Aley)

Walmsley: 1 Great Egret flew north this morning, 1 Little Egret, 2 Dunlin, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 female Scaup, 7 Skylark (B Bosisto L Payne)

Camel Estuary Wadebridge to Padstow: 12 Mute Swan, 50 Canada Goose, 45 Shelduck, 12 Mallard, 62 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler, 2 Pintail, 10 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 5 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Moorhen, 85 Oystercatcher, 6 Ringed Plover, 6 Grey Plover, 1500 Golden Plover, 75 Lapwing, 5 Knot, 4 Turnstone, 150 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 65 Black-tailed godwit, 1 Bar-tailed godwit, 65 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 120 Black-headed gull, 4 Common gull, 65 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 22 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 8 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 35 Rook, 55 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 25 Starling, 9 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch. (M Scawen et al.)

Polgigga: 1 Lapland Bunting and 1 Black Redstart along fields of Higher Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir: Long-tailed Duck. (D Fumm)

Sancreed: 1 Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret, 30 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Mounts Bay: 3 Great Northern Divers reported.

Marazion: 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 juv drk Eider, 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal, P St Pierre)

Men-an-Tol: 1 f-type Marsh Harrier, 5 Fieldfare. (R Veal)

Bude Marshes: Yellow-browed Warbler still present.

Truro:  Firecrest in private garden again this morning. (K&J Mortimore)

Malpas Village: Black Redstart. (M Costa)

Spit Beach, Par: 12 Eider Duck offshore (R Hampshire) Common Sandpiper on pool. (P Aley)

Porthpean: 5 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Scoter. (P Aley)

Lanhydrock: 2 Brambling with Chaffinches along the driveway. (J Rance)

St Ives Island (07:35-12:00): 2 Eider (f), 5 Shelduck (flying west), 12 Gannet, 200 Razorbill, 1 Stonechat (m), 1 Kestrel (f) (P Nason)

Gwithian: 2m+2f Gadwall, 4 Graylag, 40 Canada Geese. (J Witheywood)

Tredrizzisk: 1 Cattle Egret over, 1 Firecrest from a private garden. (S Grose)

Crugmeer: 2 Barn Owl, 5 Raven, 4 Roe Deer. (S Grose)

Sennen: 5 Swans sp over at 13.30. Landed couple of times on inland fields, probably went off east (J Miller)

Carnsew Pool, Hayle: Slavonian Grebe and Great Northern Diver still present. (M Rouncefield)

Slavonian Grebe – Marlene Rouncefield

Slavonian Grebe – Marlene Rouncefield

Great Northern Diver – Marlene Rouncefield

Trispen: 2 Firecrest in private garden. (C Mason)

Roseland, Ruan Lanihorne: 5 Whooper Swans in flight NW up river Fal above Sett Bridge at 15:15. (D Hall)

Crowdy: 1 Red-breasted Merganser (female), 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, several Teal and Wigeon, 2 Goldcrest, 9 Raven. (A Piper)

Rough Tor: 1 Peregrine, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 7 Fieldfare, 3 Raven, 2 Crossbill, large Starling murmuration, 1 male Hen Harrier hunting in the valley at 15:45. (A Piper)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Barnacle Goose with flock of 120 Canada Geese. (P Crispin)

Seaton: 1 Great Northern Diver.(P Aley)

Lynher: 88 Avocet, 2 Spoonbill & Kingfisher. Wilcove: 1 Whimbrel.(P Aley)

Torpoint: 1 Slavonian Grebe, Common Scoter, 4 Brent Goose, 3 Great Northern Diver & 2 Common Dolphin. (P Aley)

St Germans: a female Black Redstart at the quayside this afternoon. (A Payne)

Carnanton woods: 1 Barn Owl, 3 Woodcock, 1 Tawney Owl heard. (S Grose)

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Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Late news, 29/11, St Germans: 1 Cattle Egret in field c1 mile west of St Germans with 100+ Herring Gull from the train. (D Chaney)

Constantine: 1 Woodcock and 1 Snipe in wet meadow north of village, female Black Redstart & Stonechat in Trebarvah Court (J Chapman) Also 1 fem/1w Black Redstart at Trebarvah Court

Swanvale NR: 1 Yellow-browed warbler near renovated pump station. (G Wills)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Firecrest and 7 Blackcap along Copperhouse Creek. (D Flumm)

Lelant Saltings (08:20-10:10): 12 Canada Goose, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 320 Wigeon, 278 Teal, 1 Sanderling, 18 Dunlin, 4 Knot, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 38 Redshank, 1 Little Stint, 18 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Caspian Gull (subadult), 78 Black-headed Gull, 89 Herring Gull, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 6 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush. Carnsew Pool (10:30-11:40): 1 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Northern Diver (P Nason)

Penzance: Pacific Diver off Jubilee Pool at 09:56 also 10 Purple Sandpiper. 1 Ring-necked Parakeet over Chyandour Combe calling. (P St Pierre)

Longrock: Pacific Diver off the car park at 11:00.

Cudden Point: 1 adult Black-throated Diver (M Ahmad)

Black-throated Diver-M Ahmad

Cot valley: 1 Pallas’s Warbler by steep part of road opp’ Carrallack cottage. Also, Willow warbler still, opp’ Daisy cottage. (P Clarke)

Lizard Point: 1 Black Guillemot, also 2 Shelduck and 1 Shoveler. (T Blunden)

Restronguet Weir: 11 Black-necked Grebe, 2 (possibly 3) Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 14 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Black-necked and Slavonian Grebes – J St Ledger

Land’s End: 1 Jack Snipe in Trinity Loop. (P Taylor H Mitchell)

Towan Head, Newquay: 5 Purple Sandpipers, 1 Grey Plover with small mixed flock of Oystercatcher & Turnstone behind Headland hotel. Also, 2 Black Redstart behind sewage block plus 2 Common & 1 Bottlenose Dolphin close in the bay. (M  Lammas)

Pennance Point, Falmouth: 1 f Eider, 1 Black-throated Diver, 25 Common Scoter, 25 Shag. (S Van Hear)

St Gothian Sands:  150 Teal, 37 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Gull, 34 Tufted Duck, 3 Gadwall. (S Turner)

Carnsew Pool: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Chiffchaff. (S Turner)

Gluvian: 1 Woodcock in private garden feeding in chicken run (L Payne)

Maer Lake: 1 Shoveler, 2 Ruff, 1 Common Gull (B Bosisto)

Marazion: Otter from road look out. (J and J Elvin)

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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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Sunday 1st December 2019

Late news, 30/11, Sancreed: 1 Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

Goonhilly: 1 Little Bunting shadowing male Stonechat along cinder track near East Car Park. 15 Fieldfare, Large Flocks of Starling and Redwing heading East, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Snipe (J Evans)

St Martin in Meneage: 2 Firecrests in private garden. (S Chandler)

St. Erth: 1 Mistle Thrush (D Eva)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 Iceland Gull, (1st winter) 1 Eider, 1 Peregrine Falcon over. (S Grose) Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Black Redstart, 2 Firecrest, 1 Great Northern Diver. (L Proctor)

Marazion Beach: 5 Common Gull, 51 Sanderling. (S Grose) 1 Water Pipit. (S Rogers) 2 Swallow. (P St Pierre) Longrock Pool: 4 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Boat Cove: 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver. (S Rogers)

Penzance: 26 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Black Redstart at Jubilee Pool. (P St Pierre) 1 Swallow at Whereytown. (M Spicer)

North Cliffs: 1 Black Redstart, 70 Skylark, 20 Meadow Pipit. (P St Pierre)

Bartinney: ringtail Hen Harrier. (J Chapple)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck and 1 Great Northern Diver still. (M Ahmad)

Kennegy Sands: 1 Black Redstart, 4 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Diver. (P St Pierre)

Prussia Cove: 19 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver. (P St Pierre)

St Agnes Head: 2 Little Auk, 3 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 24 Common Scoter. (P Roseveare)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 subad Caspian Gull, 3 (2 ad, 1w) Yellow-legged Gull, 13 Grey Plover. (M Halliday, R Veal) Copperhouse Creek: 1 Jack Snipe, 33 Common Snipe, 12 Grey Plover, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, c70 Dunlin. (R Veal) In addition Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 13 Bar-tailed Godwit, 48 Mediterranean Gull (including 2 ringed), 16 Cormorant (including a green colour-ringed individual). (P Roseveare) Carnsew Pool: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 13 Grey Plover, 5 Curlew, 1 Great northern Diver, 19 Mediterranean Gull. (P Roseveare, S Grose)

Bude Marsh: Siberian Chiffchaff, Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest. (A Roberts) Also, Mandarin still present. (D Julian)

Loe Pool: 3 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff willow carr, north end of Pool. (D Flumm)

Helston Sewage Water Treatment works: 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail. (D Flumm)

Helston Boating Lake: escape Ferruginous Duck still present. (D Flumm)

Windmill Farm: 1 Grey Plover, 1 Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Woodcock, 25 Snipe, 35 Lapwing, 21 Golden Plover. 1 Adder. (D Wright)

Charlestown: M & f Blackcap (D Hastilow)

Porthcothan Valley: 2 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Water Rail, 15 Blackbird, 12 Song Thrush, 10 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail, 120 Woodpigeon (B Bosisto. L Payne)

Mawgan Porth: 20 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 49 Teal ( B Bosisto, L Payne)

Dobwalls: 1 Firecrest in our garden (C&J Duffy)

Falmouth, from Swanpool Beach to Pennance Point: 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Eider (female), 3 Common Scoter (female). (J St Ledger)

Eider – J St Ledger

Penwithick: 1 Cormorant (over) , 1 Grey Heron (over) , 1 Robin , 8 Chaffinch , 3 Goldfinch , 3 Blue Tit , 2 Marsh Tit , 5 Blackbird , 2 Magpie , 4 Collared Dove , 4 Woodpigeon, 15 Starling , 12 House Sparrow , 4 Jackdaw , 1 Great Tit , 4 Coal Tit , 1 Jay , 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker , 1 Pied Wagtail , 11 Long Tailed Tit . (K. Bowers)

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Saturday 30th November 2019

Late News, 29/11,Colliford Reservoir: Great Northern Diver off Gillhouse. 3 Shoveler at Dozmary Pool. (B Craven)

Lower Tamar Lake: 5 Ring-necked Duck, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Goosander 2m 2f, 3 Willow Tit. (R Mudge)

Stithians: female Lesser Scaup with 1 Tufted Duck & 4 Goldeneye, 4 Snipe (D & J Chapman)

Wacker Quay: drake Green-winged Teal still present this morning. (B Rankine)

Illogan: Ring-necked Parakeet over Valley Gardens chasing Carrion Crow! (J Baker)

Hayle Estuary: 3 Caspian Gull including German ringed X935 this morning, also 5 Yellow-legged Gull and 21 Common Gull. (M Halliday)

Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Hannafore, Looe: Slavonian Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver, several groups of Eider, male & female, (B Rankine)

Constantine: f Black Redstart, 2 Stonechats in Trebarvah Court (D & J Chapman)

Kings Mill Lake: 200+ Avocets, c.90 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 25+ Redshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 80+ Dunlin, 22 Lapwing, c.40 Curlew, c.180 Wigeon and c.90 Teal. Also 1 Goldeneye and 1 adult Little Gull (P. Kemp).

Walmsley Sanctuary: 6 Mute Swan, 29 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, Cormorant, 18 Gadwall, 274 Teal, 2 Shelduck, 25 Shoveler, 1 Scaup, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Pintail, 9 Wigeon, 28 Mallard, 160 Black-tailed Godwit, 180 Curlew, 40 Dunlin, 100 Common Redshank, 3 Water Pipit, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Chiffchaff (B Bosisto)

Towan Head: 8 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Great Northern Diver over west. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 47 Wigeon, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Plover. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 1f Scaup, 1f Goldeneye, 5 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal. (S Rowe)

Mawgan Creek: 1 male Mandarin. (D Collins)

Lizard: 1 female Brambling, 10 Skylark, 12 Rock Pipit. (D Collins)

Coverack Sewage Treatment Works: 2 Firecrest, 1 male Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Collins)

Crugmeer: 1m Grey Partridge, 5 Raven, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Kestrel, 1 f Sparrowhawk, 1 Blackcap, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Yellowhammer, 36 Meadow Pipit, 1 Barn Owl at roost. (S Grose)

Padstow: 1 Hooded Crow, 65 Rook, 13 Common Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull in stubble field next to Padstow football club. (S Grose)

Siblyback Lake: 1 1st w drake Ring-necked Duck, 9 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 11 Little Grebe, 2 Coot, 7 Cormorant, 11 Yellow-legged Gull (8 ad, 1subad, 1 2nd w, 1 1st w), 102 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 31 Herring Gull, c.250 Black-headed Gull, 11 Redwing. (P Roseveare)

Dozmary Pool: 3 Shoveler, 3 Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard, 1 Lapwing. (P Roseveare)

Colliford Lake: 2 Goosander (m&f), 27 Teal, 1 Wigeon, 34 Mallard, 53 Canada Goose, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Water Pipit, 11 Yellow-legged Gull (8 ad, 1 3rd w, 2 1st), 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, c.25 Herring Gull, c.350 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c.200 Black-headed Gull. (P Roseveare)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Storm petrel sp. (possibly European Storm-petrel) flew past this afternoon, 1 Red-throated Diver, 22 Common Scoter, 2 Common Gull. (T Phelps)

Newquay: 1 Barn Owl at Trevithick Manor Farm, towards Trevemper sewage treatment works. (S Grose)

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Friday 29th November 2019

Late news, 28/11, Sennen: 1 Buff-bellied Pipit reported still in 4th field SW of school.

Mount’s Bay: 1 Pacific Diver (Cudden Point), 30+ Great Northern Diver, 4 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Skua from Mermaid II. (M Ahmad)

Swanpool: 1 Garden Warbler. (L Langley)

Garden Warbler – M Doyle

Cot Valley: Willow Warbler in Castor Oil flowers by Daisy Cottage. (N Wheatley)

Camel Estuary: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Firecrest. (L Payne)

Mylor Harbour: 11 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Northern Diver, 15 Turnstone. (T Phelps, M Doyle, L Langley)

Swanpool: 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 probable Black Guillemot distant on the sea this evening then flew out into the bay. (T Phelps, M Doyle, G Jenkins-Jones, M Broadbent)

Mawgan Bridge: 1 drk Mandarin. (M Grantham)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Red-necked Grebe. (M Doyle)

Marazion Marsh: 1 Firecrest with 41 Common Scoter, 2 Shelduck offshore. (J Hawkey)

Eden Project: 26 Siskin, 35 Blackbird. (D Flumm)

Perranuthnoe-Little London Beach: 2 Water Pipit, 1 Black-throated type Diver (flew East), 8 Great Northern Diver, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, c100 Chaffinch, 6 Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

Chyandour: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black Redstart, 2 Firecrest, 1 Stonechat. (P St Pierre)

Loe Beach: 3 Black-necked Grebe. (R Wilkins)

Egloshayle: 18 Yellowhammer plus flock of c.300 mixed finches feeding in stubble fields. (A Langdon)

Tywardreath: 1 Firecrest, 2 Long-tailed tits, 4 Redwing in private garden. (R. Barlow)

Kelynack: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 9 Long-tailed Tits, 20+ fieldfare, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail in a private garden. (C Moore)

Porthilly Point: 9 Brent Geese, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 19 Common Gull, 75 Oystercatcher, 11 Curlew, 66 Wigeon, 9 Redshank. (S Grose)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Water Rail. (S Williams)

Water rail – S Williams

Truro: 10+ Long-tailed Tits and Meadow Pipit again in our private garden. (K&J Mortimore)

Lanhydrock: 5+ Brambling among c.200 Chaffinch along the driveway and at start of cycle trails. (J Rance)

Threemilestone: 2 Redwings, 2 m&f Blackcap, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wren and 1 Goldcrest. (E Harris)

Rock: 3 Tawny Owl heard, 2 probable Pipistrelle Bat from private garden. (S Grose)

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