Sunday 2nd December 2018

Gweek: 1 Cattle Egret flying west from Constantine to Gweek at 3.30 (J Chapman)

Millbrook, Lower Anderton Rd: 9 Cattle Egret, in fields, either side of the road, for most of the day. (N Moore)

St Clement, Menadews Farm: 3+ Cattle Egret, 2 Tawny Owl. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir: 3 ad + 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull with Lesser Black-backed Gulls. (P Roseveare)

Men-an-Tol and vicinity (through the fog and rain): 2 Common Snipe, 2 Dartford Warbler (1 heard 1 seen), 1 Lapland Bunting. (J Evans)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Jack Snipe and 60 Common Snipe. (S Rogers)

Marazion: 1 Velvet Scoter 1 Eider. (R Veal, B Mellow, R Wilkins, R Augarde)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Firecrest, 5 Great Northern Diver. (R Veal, R Wilkins, B Mellow, R Augarde) Harbour: 1 Red-necked Grebe. (A Witheywood, R Veal)

Red-necked Grebe, A Witheywood.

Red-necked Grebe, Linton Proctor

Swanpool: Little Gull still present AM and associating with Black-headed Gulls in vicinity of beach (T Ensom)

Loe Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 12 Firecrest. (I Maclean)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Water Rail, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Teal, 4 Snipe. Par Beach: 3 Common Gull, Spit Beach: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 36 Oystercatcher. Par Market, East Carpark: 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Nuthatch. (S Grose)

Newquay, Towan Head:  5 Great Northern Diver past between 8 30 to 9 15 a m. (M Lammas, J Pascoe) Pentire Head: 1 Short-eared Owl again 3 50 till 4 30 p.m (M Lammas)

Bude Marshes: 106 Canada Geese (including 1 hybrid),36 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 49 Mallard, 4 Teal, 12 Snipe, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Fieldfare, 12 european-type Blackbird, 37 Linnet, 49 Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 32 Goldfinch, 4 Skylark, and 3 Meadow Pipit (farmer has drained the marsh so very little bird life now). 1 escaped green/yellow budgie on Berris avenue. (N Bastin)

Budgerigar, Nigel Bastin

Mevagissey Harbour: 2 Great Northern Diver offshore. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 63 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 6 Dunlin, 1 Common Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 384 Herring Gull, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Saltash, Kingsmill: 1 Knot, c170 Dunlin, 19 Lapwing, 14 Snipe, 87 Avocet, c50 Curlew, 4 Grey Plover, c20 Redshank, 7 Greenshank, c1500 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 31 Common Gull, 23 Shelduck, c80 Wigeon, c30 Teal. (P Kemp)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 Ferruginious Duck of suspect origin. (I Maclean)

Dozmary Pool:12 Tufted Duck and 2 Goldeneye. (P Roseveare)

Penzance, my garden: 1 Black Redstart. (R Phillips)

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