Friday 20th November 2020

Late News, 19/11, Lower Predannack: 40+ Golden Plover, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Common Snipe (J Evans)

Late News, 19/11, St John’s Lake, Torpoint: 2 Great Northern Diver, 14 (3 Pale-bellied,11 Dark-bellied) Brent Goose, 20 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Black Redstart on Marine Drive. (A Pearson)

Church Cove: Adult male Red-breasted Flycatcher, Treecreper, Swallow. (M Broadbent, E Cornelius, C Hill, H Keeper, J Blair)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Graeme Willetts

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Graeme Willetts

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Graeme Willetts

Mullion/Poldhu: 1 Snow Bunting still above Craig-a-Bella on golf tee. (J Jones, M Broadbent et al)

Snow Bunting – Joe Jones

Carrick Roads: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-breasted Merganser (2 male, 1 female). All near the green marker buoy and viewed from Restronguet Weir. (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Goldeneye, 1 pair Pochard, 18 Wigeon, 30+ Teal, 27 Lapwing.. (J St Ledger)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 46 Fieldfare in tree. (B Toms)

Tywardreath: Male Blackcap in private garden. (R Barlow)

Roche: Male Blackcap in private garden. (J Rance)

Hayle: 1 Great Northern Diver seen fishing from bridge, large numbers of Wigeon and Teal also large mixed gull roost. (C Lovatt)

Sancreed: 17 Lapwing, 14 Skylark, 20 Fieldfare, 2 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: Woodcock, Goldeneye, Tufted Duck, Med Gull, 30 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 3 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Penzance: 1st winter Iceland Gull on rocks just west of Jubilee Pool, Penzance. (J Branscombe)

Downderry: 0755-0900, moving west 2 Shelducks, 6 Common Scoters, 1 Red-throated Diver and 14 Kittiwakes. In the afternoon 5 Black Redstarts. (A Payne)

Towan Head: 51 Common Scoter in bay. (S Rowe)

Chapel Amble: 2 Mistle Thrush,100 Fieldfare, 200 Redwing, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, Grey Wagtail, Water Pipit, 4 Water Rail. (B Bosisto)

Garden Listing 2.0 20th Nov 2020, Constantine: Occasionally you get one of those days. For me today was one of them. Sunshine, a light wind from the north west and perfect visibility boded well. The sky seems full of gulls and corvids and two circling Buzzards.

At about 7.45 a flock of about 30 Lapwing flew over the garden (first sighting for the year here). There are egrets on the field opposite – just too far away for me to identify as either Little or Cattle. A large female Sparrowhawk drifts over. I haven’t got out of bed yet. All this from my bedroom window.

The usual birds are at the feeder including Nuthatch and Great Spotted Woodpecker. The sun is out and shining on the trees to the north of my garden. I stand for an hour and observe. A large tit flock goes through with about twenty Long-tailed and two male Bullfinches amongst them. Lots of Redwing are going over and some …  continue reading on the garden listing page here …. Note also that this weekend is garden listing bird race weekend!

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Thursday 19th November 2020

Late news, 17/11, St Just: 2 Black Redstart in Methodist church graveyard, also present 12/11. (M Hayter)

Pendeen: 19 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 20 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Red-throated Diver, 9 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 2 Leach’s Petrel, 7 Common Scoter, 36 Fulmar, 2 1w Little Gull, 6 Med Gull. (S Rogers, D Flumm et al.) 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 5 Black-throated Diver, 16 diver sp. 1 Purple Sandpiper, 9 Med Gull, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Pom Skua, 38 Great Skua, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 1 Grey Phalarope, 48 Manx Shearwater, 122 Fulmar 07:20-13:40. (P Combridge, DK Parker)

St Ives: 1 Leach’s Petrel, 8 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 16+ Red-throated Diver, 2 Manx Shearwater, 15+ Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 50+ Med Gull, 3 Little Gull, juv Iceland Gull, 100,000 auks, (most in first hour but still c50 per min at 13:00, 4 Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

Lizard: Ad male Red-breasted Flycatcher at Church Cove. (J Foster)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Mike Spicer

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Mike Spicer

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Dave Collins

Towan Head, Newquay: 1 Velvet Scoter flew into group of 40+ Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Brent Goose, 1 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (N Long)

Godolphin Cross: Siberian Chiffchaff in private garden. (C Richards)

Gunwalloe: Black Redstart. (C Richards)

Manaccan, Helford: 27+ Cattle Egret in field next to Choon Farm (S Chandler)

Lower Nansloe: 6 Cattle Egret flushed by fighter jets. (P Smale)

Helston: Siberian Chiffchaff by pool near the water works. (P Smale)

Swanvale: Yellow-browed Warbler. (D Raffle)

Trevose Head: 78 Fulmar, 2 Great Skua, 7 Common Scoter, 2 Great Northern Diver ,  10 Red-throated Diver, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Phalarope, 534 Kittiwake, 5 Black-headed Gull, adult Common Gull , adult Mediterranean Gull, 1st winter Little Gull. (B Bosisto)

St Eval: 13 Crossbill in pine tree’s beside post office this afternoon. (B Bosisto)

St Agnes Head: 1 Grey Phalarope, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Skua, 1 Manx Shearwater, 7 Common Scoter. (G Lawlor)

Godolphin Cross village: 2 Black Redstart. (C Richards)

Portheras Cove: Adult male Black Redstart plus Great Northern Diver offshore. (K Aspden)

Drift Reservoir: Black Redstart on top road. (B Stone)

Cape Cornwall: 08:40 to 10:40 in a NW5-7 and great light: a patch record 5 Black-throated Divers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 4 diver sp., 4 Great Skua, 1 adult pp Arctic Skua, 1 Manx Shearwater, 10 Common Scoters, 2-3 ad Med Gulls, Little Egret, hundreds of Kittiwakes and gazillions of auks. (N Wheatley)

Cot Valley, St. Just: 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Choughs. (M. Critchley)

Lower Trevedran Farm, near Lamorna: 1 female Hen Harrier. (M Critchley)

Kingsmill Lake: 74 Avocet, 4 Grey Plover, 8 Lapwing, 140+ Dunlin, 12 Greenshank, 100+ Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 74 Black-tailed Godwit, 39 Curlew, 2 Gadwall, with many Teal & Wigeon. Also, 2 Med Gull and 3 Common Gull (P Kemp)

Downderry: 07:40-08:45, moving west 36 Gannets, a Great Skua, 51 Kittiwakes, 3 Common Gulls and 5 Mediterranean Gulls. This afternoon 4 Black Redstarts in the village and a Ring Ouzel to the east. (A Payne)

Davidstow airfield: Male Hen Harrier, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Buzzard, 8 Ravens displaying, c2000 mix of Golden Plover, Lapwing plus 2 Kestrels. (D Dennis)

Poldhu Golf Course: Snow Bunting. (D Collins)

Snow Bunting – Dave Collins

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Shag, Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Ruff. (M Elliott)

St Erth: Black Redstart at the railway station and a diver sp high over south. (M Elliott)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 f Peregrine Falcon over, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Tawny Owl (heard at midday), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Porthilly Farm: 2 Cattle Egret with 6 Little Egret, 4 Red legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Crugmeer: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Dobwalls: 10 Fieldfare, 2 m Great Spotted Woodpeckers on our seed tray, 1 f Sparrowhawk ambushed our feeding House Sparrows, 17 House Sparrows in the garden (C&J Duffy)

Newlyn: Great Northern Diver still in harbour. (A McKechnie)

Great Northern Diver – Alex McKechnie

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Wednesday 18th November 2020

Late News, 17/11, Hannafore, Looe: 1f Black Redstart, 2 drake Eider, 2 Stonechat, 6+ Shag. Also, many Oystercatcher and Pied Wagtail. (A Banks)

Late News, 17/11, Chiverton Roundabout: 1 Red Kite over A30 about 12.30. (R Geddes)

College Reservoir: Pallas’s Warbler still this afternoon. Also 2 Firecrests, 2 Marsh Tits, 4 Chiffchaffs, 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. (M Broadbent, H Keeper, O King, E Cornelius) Also 2 Woodcock and 12 Snipe (O King)

Newlyn: Yellow-browed Warbler still in the sallows at Sandy Cove. (L Proctor) Moulting adult Great Northern Diver still in the harbour. (N Rogers) 1 3w Yellow-legged Gull and c25 Turnstone in harbour (T Mills)

Yellow-legged Gull – Tony Mills

Pendeen: 9 Great Skua and 7 Common Scoter 07:45-10:15. (M McKee) 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 diver sp. 29 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 73 Fulmar, 77 Manx Shearwater 3 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 1w Little Gull plus 1 Snow Bunting 10:40-15:10. (P Combridge) 2 Black-throated Diver, 44 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 9 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 300+ auks per minute 12:30-15:30. (S Rogers)

Mousehole: 8+ Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Red-head Goosander, 1 Tufted Duck, 6 Cormorant, 7 Little Grebe. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary: 110 Curlew and 140 Lapwing. (C Richards)

Godrevy: Snow Bunting still near the small quarry at the top of the headland. (P Brinton)

St Ives Island: 20+ Manx Shearwater heading south west. (R Geddes)

Coast Path, Mullion Golf Course: 1 Snow Bunting above Craig-a-Bella on golf tee (M Pass)

Loe Pool: Siberian Chiffchaff at Lower Nansloe. (S Bury)

Millbrook Lake: 2 Little Grebe, 1 Red Breasted Merganser, 1 juvenile Great Crested Grebe, 4 Moorhen, 1 Mute Swan, 25+  Mallard, 4 Cormorant, numerous BH and Herring Gulls. (D Sharp)

Anderton: 5 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 5 Shelduck, large number of Black-headed Gulls. (D Sharp)

Towan Head, Newquay: 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Skua, 5 Manx Shearwtaer, 30+ Common Scoter late pm. (N Long, S Rowe et al)

Falmouth, Trescobeas area: 1 Sparrowhawk with it’s kill; a Black Redstart. (J St Ledger)

Sparrowhawk – John St Ledger

Wadebridge: 2 Yellowhammer opp Ball Terrace, 101 Black-headed Gull on football club pitch. (S Grose)

Porthilly Farm: 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 11 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Tredrizzisk: 1 Firecrest, Merlin from private garden. (S Grose)

Hannafore, Looe:  7 Brent Geese, 9 Mallard, 2 Curlew, 6 Turnstone, 14 Cormorant, 6 Shag, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Meditteranean Gull, 2 Stonechat, 1 Kestrel.  (A Parker)

Downderry: 2 Black Redstarts on same building this afternoon. (A Payne)

Deer Park Woods; Heredsfoot: 3 Treecreeper, 1 singing Dipper, 2 Crossbill. (L Payne)

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Tuesday 17th November 2020

Late News, 15/11, Tregony Village: 2 Swallow around the village. (B & M Pascoe)

Late News, 16/11, St Ives, Porthminster Beach: 1 Iceland Gull in the afternoon. (R James)

Late News,16/11, College Reservoir: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Treecreeper. (D Collins)

College Reservoir:  Pallas’s Warbler on NW side associating with tit flock. (L Ozsanlav-Harris) In addition, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Firecrest and 2 Marsh Tit. (M Broadbent)

Mousehole: Probable Juv Kumlien’s Gull (stained Iceland gull not excluded) on the St Clement’s Isle roost this evening, also 5+ Yellow-legged Gull, plus a dark adult Arctic Skua past. (M Elliott) 1 Purple Sandpiper. (B Stone)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler still, in garden of Youth hostel this morning.(P Clarke)

Trevose Head: 2nd winter Glaucous Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red Throated Diver and a steady passage of Kittiwake, Fulmar, Gannet and Auks. (D Dennis)

Slaughterbridge: 6 Siskin, 1 Woodcock, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Downderry: 0735-0855, moving west: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater, 38 Gannet, 4 Fulmar, 118 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Common Gull and 13 Kittiwake. Early afternoon, a male Black Redstart on local cliffs. (A Payne)

Menheniot junction: Barn owl patrolling roadside this evening. (P Kemp)

Crowdy Reservoir: 123 Black headed Gull, 61 Lesser Black backed Gull, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Reed Bunting, 1m Grey Wagtail, 6 Mistle Thrush,. (S Grose)

Chapel Amble: 1 Great White Egret (in second field opposite Penpont farm), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 26 Collared Dove. (S Grose)

Newquay: Great Northern Diver close in off the harbour. Also, Red Throated Diver in the bay at Towan Head. (M Lammas) Also, 1 Black Redstart on Penmere Drive. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 40 Common Scoter back in the bay.  8 Purple Sandpiper with 20 Turnstone on rocks behind hotel. (M Lammas)

Gannel Estuary: 120 Curlew, 26 Wigeon, 1 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher. (S Rowe)

Newlyn: Yellow-browed Warbler in sallows at Sandy Cove. Also Water Rail in the same bushes.  (L Proctor) Great Northern Diver in the harbour. (B Stone)

Drift Reservoir: 9 Little Grebe, Little Egret, 11 Teal, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Snipe, 2 Med Gull, 30 Redwing, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Godrevy Point: 1 Snow Bunting and 1 Wheatear still. Also a minimum of 292 Grey Seals nearby. (MJ Spicer)

Grey Seals – Mike Spicer

Bude Marsh: 4 Grey Heron, 86 Lapwing, 1 Whimbrel,14 Golden Plover, 32 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 8 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 32 Mallard, 3 Stonechat, 1 Cettis Warbler, 4 Raven,13 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Greater Black-backed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 36 Black-headed Gull, and a possible 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull. (N Bastin)

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Monday 16th November 2020

Trevose Head: 3 Great Skua, 18 Fulmar, 23 Manx, 5 Red-throated Diver, 2 Common Scoter, Leach’s Petrel at 9:02am, 4 Lesser black Backed Gull, 1017 Kittiwake. (B Bosisto)

Pendeen: 22 Great Skua, 1 juv Pom Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Common Scoter, 5 Grey Plover and a Thresher Shark. 07:45-10:30. (S Rogers, M McKee, P Clement, N Rogers) Also, Leach’s Petrel. (P Combridge)

Hannafore, Looe: 1 Little Auk in the sound between Hannafore & Looe Island at 0930. Flew east towards Millendreath at 0940. 1f Black Redstart, Firecrest, 3 ad Mediterranean Gull, 7 (2 drake, 1 imm drake, 4 female) Eider, and 1 Great Northern Diver. (G Lewis)

Bude Marsh: 5 Cattle Egret early morning. (N Bastin)

Godrevy Head: 1 Snow Bunting still, many small flocks of Kittiwakes passing by. (T Mills) Also, 8 Purple Sandpiper, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Black Redstart, 3 Kestrel. (J St Ledger)

Snow Bunting – Tony Mills

Kittiwakes – tony Mills

purple Sandpiper – John St Ledger

Snow Bunting – John St Ledger

Black Redstart – John St Ledger

Copperhouse Creek: 1 Ruff. (C Richards)

Trink Hill, Lelant Downs: 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c.50 Herring Gull. (P Geddes)

Towan Head, Newquay: 1f Merlin, 4 Purple Sandpiper, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 2w Common Gull (N Long) Also, 30+ Common Scoter in Newquay Bay this morning. (M Lammas)

Gannel Estuary: 6 Mediterranean Gull amongst 100s of mixed gulls. Also 12+ Wigeon, 4 Redshank and 1 Oystercatcher from the carpark. (M Lammas)

Porth Reservoir: 2 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, c.20 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Moorhen, 6 Coot, numbers of Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull, c.10 Woodpigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Wren, 3 Robin, 1 Song Thrush, c.10 Redwing, 2 Blackbird, 5 Goldcrest, 6 Blue Tit, c.15 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Magpie, 1 Jay, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch. (C Yates)

Lamorna Cove: Merlin, Black Redstart, Firecrest. (D Flumm)

Porthilly Point: 1 Great Northern Diver (close in feeding on crab) 1 Red throated Diver over(leaving the estuary and flying out to sea), 1 Greenshank, 3 Curlew, 48 Oystercatcher, 13 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Wadebridge: 1 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher (one carrying plastic up river and one feeding from terracotta drainage pipe), 2 m Mandarin, 2 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 m Blackcap, between Old Town and Anneka’s bridges. (S Grose)

Tregrehan: 1 Firecrest in Boscundle woods. (I Stewart)

Truro: Blackcap in our private garden this morning and also the Meadow Pipit continues to visit daily. (K&J Mortimore)

Par Beach: 1 Curlew, 2 Brent Goose. (E Mayhew)

Newlyn: Yellow-browed Warbler in the wet sallows (with bird feeders) at Sandy Cove, also a Chiffchaff & 2 Blackcap. (B Stone)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler by bridge below Daisy Cottage. (N Wheatley)

Downderry: (0730-0845), moving west a Fulmar, a Red-throated Diver, a Great Northern Diver, 76 Gannets, 180 Black-headed Gulls, 6 Common Gulls, 80 Kittiwakes, 3 Mediterranean Gulls and 61 auks. (Alan Payne)

Saltash: Spotted Redshank along Forder Creek. (M Beer)

Lower Tamar Lakes: 3 Goosander 1m 2f, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Redwing, 5 Willow Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 14 Fieldfare, 1m Tufted Duck. (R Mudge)

Coverack: 5 Black Redstarts on beach boulders on east side of the beach. (A Witheywood)

Lockdown Diary 3: On a cold clear November afternoon I went up to Bodmin Moor to see the Starlings. Their murmuration just before settling down for the night is an astonishing sight. I got there quite a bit before dusk but as the first squadrons of birds started appearing from all over Cornwall, so too did the human observers. A constant stream of cars appeared over the switchback Roughtor Road and quickly grabbed their spot from the handful of parking places. It was nice to see suitably socially distanced families, dogs, young and old turn out, and as the Starlings massed together in the large field to the left of the road, out came the phones to video the spectacle. The birds swirled around like iron filings following a magnet, up into the air and then back down and around. At one point all of them were on the ground at once. Impossible to count but I reckon there were about four football pitches worth of closely-packed birds – several hundred thousand perhaps. The throng had attracted several Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk and a Peregrine. The Starlings know, like shoals of fish, that there is safety in numbers and that the ebb and flow of the murmuration confuses the perspective of predators. Finally, they headed for the plantation as the light dimmed, and the 100 or so people clambered back into their cars and headed for their own night time roosts.

Socially distanced Starling roost – Simon Marquis

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Sunday 15th November 2020

College Reservoir: Pallas’s Warbler in sallows in the SW corner with Long-tailed Tits but mobile. Also 2 Firecrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 16 Shoveler. (L Ozsanlav-Harris (finder), M Broadbent, R Augarde)

Manacaan: 8 Cattle Egrets in fields opposite Tregonwell farmhouse. (J Jones)

Cattle Egret – J Jones

Stone Farm, Millbrook: 16 Cattle Egret, 60+ Chaffinch (P Kemp)

Padstow: Yellow-browed Warbler 350m east of Old Town Cove. Also 2 Cattle Egret at Little Petherick. (D Julian)

Bude Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret on the canal bank. (A Roberts)

Cattle Egret – Adam Roberts

Pendeen: 3 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 19 Great Skua 07:30-10:30. (P Clement, M McKee, S Rogers) Also 45 Fulmar. (N Rogers) 14 Great Skua, 1 juv Pom Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Manx Shearwater. (B Mellow). Also (14:00 – 16:00) 3 Great Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater (15.08), 25 Fulmar, and a steady passage of Kittiwake, Gannet & Auks. (J Hawkey)

St Agnes Head: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver 08:00-13:00. (G Lawlor)

Towan Head (14:40-16:40): 1 ad Pomarine Skua, 2 Great Skua, 6 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Northern Diver, c60 Fulmar, c250 Kittiwake. Also 1 Red-throated Diver, c50 Common Scoter in bay. (S Rowe, I Boreham et al)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Chiffchaff, 10 Tufted Duck, 7 (2ad 5 juv) Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 20 Coot, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 79 Black headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black backed Gull, 2 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Park Head: 1 Barn Owl. (B Bosisto)

Wadebridge: 2 Curlew Sandpiper and 3 Spotted Redshank on the Camel Estuary. (D Julian)

Chapel Amble: 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Water Pipit, 2 Water Rail, 1 Chiffchaff. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 28 Shoveler, 65 Wigeon, 6 Gadwall,  12 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 73 Canada Goose, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 4 Raven, 19 Carrion Crow, 3 Jackdaw, 4 Magpie, 110 Starling, 7 Blackbird, 9 Redwing, 17 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Stonechat, 1 Dunnock and 1 Blue Tit. (DA Conway)

Crackington Haven: Black Redstart by road near Congdons.

Crowan Beacon: 250 Golden Plover. (C Benton)

Downderry: (0730-0830) moving west 1 Great Northern Diver, 22 Gannet, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 51 Kittiwake and 54 auks. (A Payne)

Millbrook Lake & estuary: 37 Mallard, 7 Teal, 1 male Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Mute, 10 Canada Goose, 105 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Moorhen, 9 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 19 Curlew, 51 Oystercatcher, 17 Shelduck, 7 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Egyptian Goose & 2 Black Redstart (P Kemp) 30+ Black-headed Gulls, 3 Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 juvenile Great Crested Grebe, 6 x Moorhen, 1 Egyptian Goose, 7 Cormorant, 10 Teal, 1 Redshank. (D Sharp)

Great Crested Grebe – Deena Sharp

Hannafore, Looe:  1 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 7 Eider Duck, 1 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, numerous Black-headed and Herring gulls, with a large quantity of Great Black-backed Gulls sheltering on Looe Island. (D Sharp)

Porthmeor: Yellow-browed Warbler this afternoon. (P Combridge)

Windmill Farm: Woodcock, 5 Grey Heron. (D Wright)

Predannack: Purple Sandpiper 2 miles inland on private pool. (D Wright)

Restronguet Weir: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 pair Red-breasted Merganser. (J St Ledger)

Restronguet Creek, near Point Quay: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Swanpool: 1 Common Scoter (female) (J St Ledger) Also, 1f Common Scoter, 1f Little Grebe, 1 Common Dolphin (P Oldcorn)

Pandora Inn: 33 Mute Swan (L Sampson)

River Fal, Trelissick: 5 Teal, 7 Redshank, 4 Little Ergrets, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Curlew, 2 Mute Swans plus 1 Cygnet, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (G Wardle)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Swallow, 1m Tufted Duck, 5 Coot, 16 Moorhen, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing over, 213 Black headed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 2 Brent Geese (dark bellied), 59 Carrion Crow, 23 Pied Wagtail. (S Grose)

St Andrews Pool: 5 Mute Swan, 1 f Muscovey, 11 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 2+ Water Rail, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Marsh Tit, 1m Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Ebenezer:1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Treziase: 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Saturday 14th November 2020

Late news, 13/11, Newtown St Martin: 8 Cattle Egret with cows. And late afternoon 20 Cattle Egret flew along the Helford and went to roost in Polwheveral Creek. (J Selby)

Late News, 13/11, Towan Head, Newquay: 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 41 Common Scoter, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull (N Long, T Carne, C Bright)

Late News, 13/11, Holywell Bay: 2 Chough, 1 Wheatear, Peregrine Falcon and Cetti’s warbler calling. (R Copeland)

Late News, 13/11, Chaple Amble: Great Egret reported. (Birdguides)

Stithians: 2 Goldeneye, 2 Shoveler, 13 Wigeon, 30 Teal (D Eva)

Helston; Lower Nansloe: 9 Cattle Egret and 4 Firecrest. (D Wright)

Gillan: Cattle Egret in the creek late morning. (Birdguides)

Threemilestone:  2 Redwing, 2 Blackcap (m & f) in private garden. (E Harris)

Swanpool Bay: f Common Scoter & Great Northern Diver, several Kittiwakes past W. (J Chapman)

Maenporth Bay: dark juv Arctic Skua past W, several Kittiwakes. (J Chapman)

Flushing Estuary: 9 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel, 30+ Curlews, 30+ Redshank, 2 Little Egret. (P Oldcorn)

Tregrehan; Boscundle Woods: 2 x Woodcock flew out of the woods and across garden at 9 am. (I Stewart)

Downderry SSW 45 mph: 1 juv Pomarine Skua, 1 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmar, 3 adult Med Gulls, 60+ Kittiwake, 40+ Gannet, 80+ Razorbills. (P Kemp)

Godrevy: Snow Bunting still. (Birdguides)

Towan Head: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver west, 50+ Common Scoter in bay. (M Lammas, S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 21 Wigeon, 27 Rock Pipit, 6 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 9 Med Gull, 6 Little Egret. (S Rowe) 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 m Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Grebe on boating lake. (S Grose)

Trevemper Sewage Works: 1 Water Rail, 1 Woodcock, 7 Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Fistral Beach: 18 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 21 Turnstone. (S Grose)

Newquay Harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver off the north Quay. (S Grose)

Great Western Beach: 2 f Black Redstart, 2 Raven. (S Grose)

St Eval Airfield: 429 Golden Pover, 189 Lapwing, 1 Mistle Thrush. (B Bosisto)

Chaple Amble: Great Egret still. (G Clutterbuck)

Porthcurno: Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Woodcock. (J Ryan)

Penberth: Firecrest. (J Ryan)

Mousehole: 2+ Great Skua, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 200+ Kittiwake, 150+ Lesser Black-backed Gull 07:40-08:50. (P St Pierre)

Levant: male Kestrel hunting worms, also 2 Buzzards in same field. (R Chiffers)

Kestrel – R Chiffers

Kestrel – R Chiffers

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