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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Tuesday 19th November 2019

Late news, 18/11, Gwithian: 6 Goosander (all red-headed) circled St Gwithian Sands NR then flew towards Hayle (P.Freestone)

Late News, 18/11, Truro, Idless: 1 Ring Ouzel in a clearing along the track around the western side of Lord’s Wood. (B Kennett)

Late news, 18/11, Mount’s Bay: 70+ Guillemot, 20+ Razorbill, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Eider. (R Kirkwood)

Guillemot – Rupert Kirkwood

Razorbill – Rupert Kirkwood

Great Northern Diver – Rupert Kirkwood

Eider – Rupert Kirkwood

Sennen: American Buff-bellied Pipit still present briefly in cut maize fields behind the shop also Lapland Bunting in with the Skylarks. (L Proctor) 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.

Lapland Bunting – Linton Proctor

Lapland Bunting – Linton Proctor

Trewoon, St. Austell: 2 Firecrest in a private garden. (I Toogood-Johnson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 adult and 1 subadult Caspian Gull. Also a strange but smart Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull and 1 argentatus Herring Gull plus 6 Black-tailed Godwit. (M Halliday) 1 Slavonian Grebe and 1 Great Northern Diver on Carnsew Pool. (A Witheywood, D Cains)

Adult Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Adult Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Adult Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Sub-adult Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Sub-adult Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Sub-adult Caspian Gull – Mark Halliday

Lesser Black-backed Gull – Mark Halliday

Slavonian Grebe – Andrew Witheywood

Great Northern Diver – Andrew Witheywood

Slavonian Grebe – David Cains

Great Northern Diver – David Cains

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Long-tailed Duck still present. (M Ahmad) Also 1 Great Northern Diver, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Wigeon, 3 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 4 Snipe, 1 Coot, 3 Cormorant 09:50 – 11:30. (M Webb)

Great Northern Diver – Martin Webb

Little Grebe – Martin Webb

 

Devoran: 3 Spotted Redshank, 1 Knot, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 50+ Dunlin, 100+ Redshank, 80+ Curlew, 12 Shelduck, 60+ Teal at Tallack’s Creek. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Redshank – John St Ledger

Spotted Redshank – John St Ledger

Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Song Thrush, 10 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Egret, also observed but not counted, Goldcrest, Fieldfare, Redwings. (S Grose)

West Looe: 4 Eider (2 ad male, 1 sub ad male, 1 female) and 1 winter plumage ad Mediterranean Gull at Hannafore Point. (R Smaldon)

Rame: 2 Firecrest at Penlee NR,1 Firecrest at the church plus 4 Bullfinch, 5 Goldcrest, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 30+ Skylark, 1 Pied Wagtail and 4 Velvet Scoter with c80 Common Scoter on the sea. (C Buckland)

Towan Head:  1 Black Redstart (M Lammas S Rowe) also 8 Purple Sandpiper &1 Black-throated Diver in bay. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary:1 male Goosander (M Lammas)

Treverva: 1 Merlin, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Water Shrew. (D Chaney)

Colliford Lake: 2 Pochard, 6 Dunlin, 500 Golden Plover, 120 Lapwing, 48 Fieldfare (B Bosisto)

Lower Tamar Lake: 20 Goosander 7m 13f, c200 Canada Geese, c150 Black-headed Gull, 14 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Cormorant, 5 Wigeon, 1m Gadwall, 7 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 1m Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 5 Long-tailed Tit,1 Redwing, 7 Teal (R Mudge)

Monday 18th November 2019

Late news, 12/11, St Just: Little Owl reported east of Jericho Farm. (J Appleby)

Late News, 17/11,St Martin, Looe: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest, 8 Long-tailed Tits  (P Sharp)

Sennen: American Buff-bellied Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. (M Ahmad, L Proctor) 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.

Long Rock:  39 (38f, 1m) Common Scoter, 2 juvenile Velvet Scoter, 3 Great Northern Diver (S Rogers, R Veal).

Maer Lake:  5 Spoonbill (M Mullard)

Spoonbill – M Mullard

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 Spoonbill. (M Halliday) Probable Slavonian Grebe on Carnsew Pool. (D Robinson)

Spoonbill – Steve Murnan

St Tudy: 2 Green Woodpecker at Cedar Croft Nurseries. (S Grose)

Penzance, Battery Rocks: 21 Purple Sandpiper, 51 Sanderling, 27 Ringed Plover and 1 Turnstone at midday. (P Taylor)

St Buryan: 1 Swallow. (L Wilkins, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Nanjizal Valley: 10 Blackcap, 13 Chiffchaff, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 13 Goldcrest and 6 Firecrest. (K Wilson)

Crowdy Reservoir: 8 Crossbill, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 3 Goldcrest, 5 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel & 3 Great Crested Grebe. (P Ash)

Mistle Thrush – Paul Ash

Crossbill – Paul Ash

Great Crested Grebe – Paul Ash

Bedruthan Steps to Park Head: 100+ Linnet, 200+ Skylark, 2 Chough, 1 Peregrine Falcon & 1 Wheatear. (D Grose)

Porthgwarra: 2 Black Redstart, 3 Firecrest & Brambling. (M Wallace)

Constantine Bay: Common Whitethroat in scrub around car park this morning. Also 6+ Blackcap, 24 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Great Northern Diver. (G Pullan)

Whitethroat – Gaz Pullan

Whitethroat – Gaz Pullan

Treynarnon Bay: 5 Common Scoter and juv Red-throated Diver. (G Pullan)

Boobys Bay: male Black Redstart and 3 Great Northern Diver. (G Pullan)

Black Redstart – Gaz Pullan

Black Redstart – Gaz Pullan

Black Redstart – Gaz Pullan

Cot valley: Willow Warbler still present. (J Hawkey)

Willow Warbler – Mashuq Ahmad

Willow Warbler – Mashuq Ahmad

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1f Marsh Harrier and Long-tailed Duck from the hide, also Great Northern Diver and female Shoveler. (S Chandler, G Fisher)

Marsh Harrier – Gill Fisher

Marsh Harrier – Gill Fisher

Long-tailed Duck – Gill Fisher

Walmsley Sanctuary (key holders only): 2 Little Grebe, 1 Scaup, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Snipe, 1 Buzzard, 50+ Lapwing, 10 Mallard, 50+ Canada Goose, 3 Gadwall, 5 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, 2 Tufted Duck, 15 Shoveler, 4 Moorhen. (K. Bowers)

Scaup – Kevin Bowers

Lapwing – Kevin Bowers

Snipe – Kevin Bowers

Buzzard – Kevin Bowers

Lizard Area: 3 Brambling, 1 Firecrest, 7 Mistle Thrush, 1 Little Egret, 1 Merlin. Also imm Marsh Harrier at Mile End (M Pass)

Sennen Cove: Whale sp. spouting 8 times in a 40 min period over quite a wide area north of Sennen Cove. Longest time between surfacing was 11 mins but only saw the spouting – no other body features. (P Fletcher)

Land’s End: 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (M McKee) Back Redstart. (J Miller)

Nansidwell: 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c50 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Brambling, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Mistle Thrush, 5 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 7 Song Thrush. (T Phelps)

Swanpool: 5 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest and 1 male Pochard today. (K&J Mortimore) Siberian Chiffchaff, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Firecrest. (T Phelps)

Amalveor: 1f Hen Harrier, 2 Dartford Warbler. (R Menari)

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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.SW361257. (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 Pipit – 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, D Chaney) AlsoTufted Duck, 5 Wigeon, 35 Lapwing, 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.SW361257. (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)

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.SW361257 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)