Monday 23rd November 2020

Late News, 21/11, Bolenowe: 2 Green Sandpiper. (S Taylor)

Late News, 21/11, Troon: 1 Black Redstart. (S Taylor)

Late News, 22/11, Pendennis Point: 2 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Swallow hawking around the car park. (S Taylor)

Late News, 22/11, Berkeley Cottages, Falmouth: 1 male Black Redstart (S Van Hear)

Penberth: 1 male Desert Wheatear still this morning. Also 2 Black Redstart, 90 Fieldfare, 276 Redwing, 1 Firecrest, 1 Grey Wagtail and a Woodcock. (B Bosisto, J Howells et al)

Desert Wheatear – Josh Howells

 

Church Cove, Lizard: 1 male Red-breasted Flycatcher still in the churchyard. Also, 1 Yellow-browed warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail. (J Jones, M Lammas et al) Also, Black Redstart on church roof. (M Greenhalgh)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Joe Jones

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Joe Jones

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Joe Jones

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Mark Halliday-

St Buryan: 1 Rose-coloured Starling still in private garden this morning. (J Thurstans)

Cadgwith: 1 Little Bunting on coast path 1/2 mile south of Cadgwith at 9am. (S Croft)

Porthgwarra: Dusky Warbler below the Doctor’s Garden this morning. (T McGowan)

Roskestal: 1 Snow Bunting still. (M Wallace)

Polgigga: 3 Cattle Egret still. (M Wallace)

Nanquidno: 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 fem Bullfinch, 6 Long-tailed Tit. (C Moore)

Penberth Cove: 3 Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

Porthguarnon: Black Redstart. (D Flumm)

St Loy: 2 Black Redstart, 2 Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 10 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Kynance Road, Lizard: 1 Lapland Bunting, 1 Black Redstart (at the point). (M Pass)

Helston: (sewage works to Loe Pool). 3 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, 2 Coal Tit, Chiffchaff ,Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, also Roe Deer. Ferruginous Duck of unknown origin still on the boating lake along with numerous Tufted Duck and Shoveler. (M Lammas)

Swanpool: 2 Great Northern Diver, 10+ Ringed Plover, 7 Oystercatcher, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. (P Oldcorn, T Johnson)

Longdowns: 1 Barn Owl. (S Taylor)

Lansalson Pit, Wheal Martyn: 3 Tawny Owl and a Woodcock at dusk. (R Hollis)

Copperhouse Creek, Hayle: 1 Curlew Sandpiper with Dunlin still. (P Smale)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Firecrest. (B Toms)

Cligga Head: 2 Chough, 30 Jackdaw, 1 male Peregrine, 1 Buzzard, 1 fem-type Black Redstart, 4 Stonechat, 1 Skylark, 10 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 15 Fulmar (S Van Hear)

Trevellas Porth: 1 Chough (unringed) (S Van Hear)

Towan Head, Newquay: 19 Purple Sandpiper, 22 Turnstone, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 80+ Common Scoter (N Long)

The Gannel Estuary: 124 Curlew, 28 Wigeon, 1 Common Sandpiper, 9 Redshank, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 1 juv Common Gull (N Long)

Egloshayle, Wadebridge: 1 Firecrest. (A Langdon)

Firecrest – Adrian Langdon

Chapel Amble: 1 Great White Egret but quite active and flying between fields. (R Lucas)

Clapper Marsh, Wadebridge: Yellow-browed Warbler in hedge adjacent to cottage. (D Julian)

St Moritz Hotel: 2 Black Redstart. (S Grose)

Trebetherick: 174 Rook feeding in stubble field opposite Restharrow Farm shop. (S Grose)

St Minver Highlands: 1 Merlin, 1 f Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 3 Common Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 18 Turnstone, 3 Curlew, 59 Oystercatcher, 19 Mute Swan, 1 f Peregrine Falcon. (S Grose)

St Clether: 1 Red Kite. (C Travis)

Downderry: (0805-0905), moving west 5 Common Scoter, 8 Red-throated Diver, 47 Gannet, 31 Kittiwake and 140+ auks. Also in the area 3 Fulmar, a Great Northern Diver and 3 Black Redstart. (A Payne)

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Sunday 22nd November 2020

Late News, 21/11,Trevellas Cove and Combe (St Agnes): 1 Black Redstart (m), 1 Firecrest, 2 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey wagtail, 2 Stonechat (L Sampson)

Penberth: 1 Desert Wheatear (male), 2 Black Redstart (fem/1w males), 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail (N R Rogers et al)

Desert Wheatear – Nigel Rogers

Desert Wheatear – Mike Mckee

Desert Wheatear – Nigel Rogers

 

Desert Wheatear – Steve Rowe

Desert Wheatear – Steve Rowe

Church Cove: Red-breasted Flycatcher still present in graveyard and showing very well (D Eva)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – John St Ledger

Nanjizal Valley: 1 Dusky Warbler trapped and ringed this morning on a private ringing site. (K Wilson)

St Buryan: 1 Black Redstart reported in the Churchyard.

Sennen: 2 Black Redstart reported at Mayon.

Newlyn: 1 Black Redstart on roof of the Meadery. (S Grose)

Penzance: 6 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Oystercatcher on rocks behind Jubilee Pool. (D Sharp) Also, 17 Purple Sandpiper, 1m Eider at Battery Rocks. (S Grose)

Purple Sandpiper – Deena Sharp

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 67 Mediterranean Gull from causeway. Carnsew Pool: 2 Goosander (f+juv) 6 Grey Plover, 10 Ringed Plover, 101 Dunlin, 1 Bar tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstone, 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver in Hayle Harbour. (S Grose)

St Ives: 2 (M&F) Blackcap in private garden. (M Rouncefield)

Scorrier: 2000+ Starling. (S Grose)

Rejerrah: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Devoran: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Knot, 37 Dunlin, 97 Redshank (D Eva)

Penryn: Yellow-browed Warbler trapped and ringed on the Campus.

Poldhu: Snow Bunting still on 4th Tee of Mullion Golf Club, near mini car park between Gunwalloe and Poldhu.

St Martin in Meneage: 1m and 1f Blackcap, 2 Firecrest in our garden (S
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Lowertown, Helston: 2 Firecrest, 2 Coal Tit and 6 Long-tailed Tit (A Witheywood)

Helston: 3 male Blackcap in a private garden. (S Ford)

Towan Head: 3 Red-throated Diver, 101 Common Scoter (in bay), 18 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover, 28 Turnstone, 9 Oystercatcher, 1 Black Redstart. (S Rowe, M Lammas et al)

Porth Joke: 60 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 6 Song Thrush, 15 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 30 Chaffinch. (S Rowe)

Gribben Head: Firecrest , Chiffchaff, 2 Mistle Thrush, 14 Song Thrush, 20 Redwing, 3 Great Northern Diver, 7 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 127 Linnet, 80 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 30 Goldfinch. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Respryn Bridge, Lanhydrock: 1 Dipper (L Sampson)

Downderry: (0740-0910) moving west 2 Common Scoter, 13 Red-throated Diver, 34 Gannet, 4 Common Gull and 56 Kittiwake. Also in the area 2 Great Northern Diver and 3 Fulmar. This afternoon in the village 5 Black Redstarts, a Blackcap and a Chiffchaff. (A Payne)

Torpoint: Great Northern Diver, Black Redstart, Grey Heron. (R Napp)

Lockdown Diary 4:

One of the regular winter spectacles to be found on the Camel estuary is the huge number of Golden Plover that gather on the mudflats. Some years there have been as many as 5,000 birds.

This week I spotted them from near Trewornan on the northern side of the estuary. Remarkably, many hundreds of the birds appear to almost vanish when parked together on the mud, but as they spill into the air, what a display they put on. Illuminated by low sunlight against the dark shadow of Cant Hill, they looked first a darkish brown, then a glowing white, and as they banked round again a sparkling gold like so much festive glitter tumbling out of the sky.

In June last year I almost stumbled across a Golden Plover on the moorland in the Western Isles of Scotland. It was in its fine breeding plumage, a handsome creature. Though they lose a lot of that vibrance out of season, in these great winter congregations Golden Plovers remain a glorious sight on a bright, chill day.

(S Marquis)

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Tuesday 9th December 2014

Late news, 8/12, Millbrook Lake: 2 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Kingfisher. (B Taggart)

Porthgwarra: 1 f  Desert Wheatear at Lookout again. In the car park trees, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 m Blackcap with tit flock. (T Mills)

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Desert Wheatear, Tony Mills

Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Scaup, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 2 Kingfisher and 1 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

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Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 drake Pintail, 1 female Mandarin and 6 Wigeon. (C Moore)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Water Rail, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Blackcap. (L Proctor)

Mousehole: 1 Balearic Shearwater. (M Elliott)

Lizard Point: 1 Great Skua, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Common Scoter m (all west), 1 Diver sp. east and 1 Med Gull on rocks this morning. (D Chaney, S Perfect & T Blunden)

Loe Pool:  3 Goosander (2m 1f), 43 Pochard and 4 Shoveler. (D Chaney, S Perfect)

Helston Boating Lake: 7 Shoveler and 1 Whooper Swan. (D Chaney, S Perfect)

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 9 Mute Swan and 1 Common Sandpiper alongside the car park. (D Chaney, S Perfect)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Goosander on Ryan’s Field. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching) Also 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (C Barnard)

Kelynack: Dusky Warbler still.

Gannel Estuary: 2 female American Wigeon still.

TDM & DKP

Sunday 7th December 2014.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 49 Teal, 11 Mallard, 1 m Pintail, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 19 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 2 Coot, 1 Bittern, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 15 Snipe, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Stonechat, and 3 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker, JPR & MJ Spicer, B Field)

Porthgwarra: 1f Desert Wheatear still. (B Field – photos) Also 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Black Redstart.

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Bude Marsh: 1m Pintail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Buzzard, 5 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Cormorant, 6 Moorhen and 24 Lapwing. (R Mudge)

Colliford Lake: 364 Canada Goose,1 Cormorant,1 Bar-headed Goose, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 34 Mallard, 91 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 128 Golden Plover, 171 Lapwing, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 16 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 1 Raven, 18 Carrion Crow, 5 Jackdaw, 8 Magpie,10 Stock Dove, 6 Blackbird, 3 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, 7 Meadow Pipit, 6 Pied Wagtail, 290 Starling,  Stonechat, 4 Robin, 5 Dunnock, 11 House Sparrow, 7 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Blue Tit and 5 Rabbit. (DA Conway)

Argal Reservoir: 1 Firecrest, 12 Tufted Duck and 42 Mallard. (D Eva)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, Water Rail and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (D Eva, T Thirlaway & J St Ledger)

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Fowey: 1 Tawny Owl calling from top of village. (T Mills)

Gannel Estuary: 2 f American Wigeon, 57 Wigeon, 150 Curlew, 28 Lapwing, 10 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, Peregrine, 3 Med Gull, 950 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Cormarant, 6 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

Pendeen Watch: 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 7 Common Scoter, 960 auk sp and 150 Kittiwakes between 10:30 & 11:00. (P St Pierre)

Chykembro Common: 1 ring-tail and 1 sub adult male Hen Harrier flew east this afternoon. (P St Pierre)

Falmouth, Pendennis: 2 Whimbrel, 1 Little Egret, 9 Oystercatcher, 1 m Kestrel, 2 Great Northern Diver in the Carrick Roads, 2+ distant Gannet, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Siskin – by the Castle (English Heritage) carpark, 1 Chiffchaff, Coal Tit and 3 Redwing. Also 2 Med Gull and Grey Heron near Tunnel Beach. (D Chaney)

Swanpool: 2 Scaup, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 13 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, Water Rail, Chiffchaff and Lesser Black-backed Gull. (D Chaney)

Falmouth, Treverva: 2 Firecrest. (D Chaney & S Perfect)

Kelynack: 1 Dusky Warbler still.

The Lizard: 1f Desert Wheatear on cliff between Cadgwith and Lizard village at 14:00 only.

St Ives Island: 3 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Black-thoated Diver past.

Carbis Bay: 12 Great Northern Diver and 2 Black-throated Diver.

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Goosander. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Padstow: Black Guillemot still.

River Lynher: Spoonbill at Wacker Quay.

Newlyn: Siberian Chiffchaff at Sandy Cove again.

Penzance: 2 Black Redstart east of the railway station.

Marazion: 1 Black-throated Diver.

Mousehole: 1 juv Glaucous x Great Black-backed Gull hybrid for its 2nd day.

MJS & DKP

Saturday 6th December 2014

Porthgwarra: 1f Desert Wheatear still. (JPR & MJ Spicer) Also 1 Black Redstart still.

Newquay, Towan Head: 2 Chough on coast path behind Headland hotel. (M Lammas) Also 1 Ringed Plover and 2 Grey Plover. (D Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 6 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 78 Teal, 24 Mallard, 1 m Pintail, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 23 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 2 Coot, 2 Bittern, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 13 Snipe, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Stonechat, and 5 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Mute Swan, 232 Canada Geese, 35 Greylag, 11 hybrid geese, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 2 Muscovy Duck, 64 Mallard, 2 Call Duck, 1 m Mandarin, 1 m Teal, 1 m Gadwall, 6 Wigeon, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Water Rail, 2 Buzzard, 1 Snipe, 118 Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Med Gull, 56 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 18 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Chiffchaff and 2 Bullfinch. (DK Parker & J Hawkey)

Gannel Estuary: 2 f American Wigeon, 57 Wigeon, 2 Greenshank, 5 Redshank, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 44 Lesser Black-bcked Gull, 9 Blackcap, 30 Blackbird, 2 Fieldfare, 4 Song Thrush and 4 Redwing. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting, 40 Meadow Pipit, 1 Goldcrest, 8 Long-tailed Tit and 3 Stonechat. (S Rowe)

River Tamar and River Lynher: Great Northern Diver, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Spoonbill on Rat Island, 110 Avocet, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper and 1 Kingfisher on the Tamar Birdwatching Cruise. (B Taggart)

Padstow: Black Guillemot showing well. ( Plymouth RSPB Group)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, Firecrest, 2 Water Rail and 2 Black Redstart plus 3 Great Northern Diver offshore. (L Proctor)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 38 Little Grebe, 139 Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Water Rail, 6 Goldeneye, 1 Golden Plover, 8 Common Gull, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 28 Curlew, 172 Canada Geese, 27 Curlew, 43 Tufted Duck, 41 Wigeon, 3 Pochard, 14 Teal, 221 Black-headed Gull, 64 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull, 27 Coot, 75 Mallard, 4 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 9 Cormorant and 7 Snipe. (D Chaney, S Perfect, G Adams)

Tamar Estuary: 122 Avocet on Kingsmill Lake. (M Beer)

Mounts Bay: 1 Pacific Diver and 6 Great Northern Diver.

Kelynack: 1 Dusky Warbler still.

Penzance: 1 Black Redstart at Eastern Green.

St Austell Bay: 12 Black-throated Diver.

Mevagissey: 1 Black Redstart.

Falmouth, Swanpool: 2 Scaup and 1 Long-tailed Duck.

MJS & DKP

Friday 5th December 2014

Late news 4/12 Mousehole: 2 Minke Whale offshore all afternoon. (P Semmens)

Penzance, Lidden area: 1 Swallow past at 08:15 heading out over Newlyn. (T Mills)

Porthgwarra: 1 Desert Wheatear, 1 Chough and 2 Stonechat. (J St Ledger – photos)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 red-head Goosander  in River Hayle opposite Carnsew Pool. (J St Ledger – photos) 1 Water Pipit at the top end of Copperhouse Creek. (T McGowan)

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Marazion Marsh RSPB: 4 Mute Swan plus 1 young, 58 Teal, 29 Mallard, 1 m Pintail, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 11 Moorhen, 3 Water Rail, 2 Coot, 1 Bittern, 3 Grey Heron, 12 Snipe, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Stonechat, and 2 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker) Also 1 Swallow over Longrock.

Lower Nansloe Farm, Loe Pool: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (S Bury -photo)

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Bude Canal: 1 Dabchick and 1 Chiffchaff. (A Rowland)

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Sandy Cove, Newlyn: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff.

Cot Valley: 1 juv Iceland Gull plus 2 Black Redstart at Porth Nanven.

Kelynack: 1 Dusky Warbler still.

 MJS & DKP

Thursday 4th December 2014

Par Beach Pool: 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 7 Oystercatcher, 2 Shoveler, 1 Water Rail, 7 Tufted Duck & 2 Teal. (M Whittaker)

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Brent Geese, Mark Whittaker

Mounts Bay ( Penzance – Marazion): 18 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Pacific Diver (spent day SW of The Mount in company with 6+ GN divers), 3 Teal, 5 Mediterranean Gull and 10 Common Scoter.  1 Red-breasted Merganser (off Chyandour) & 1 adult drake Eider (off Penzance harbour – same location and probably duck as the one during 2013/14 winter). (J Hawkey, P Clement, MJ Spicer, C Barnard)

Marazion Marsh RSPB, Longrock Pool: 5 Mediterranean Gull (3 ad:1x 2nd:1x1st w) and 2 Common Gull. (J Hawkey, P Clement, MJ Spicer, C Barnard) Marsh: 4 Mute Swan plus 2 young, 53 Teal, 27 Mallard, 1 m Pintail, 1 f Gadwall, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 20 Moorhen, 4 Water Rail, 2 Coot, 1 Bittern, 3 Grey Heron, 16 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Stonechat, and 4 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 3 Dark-bellied Brent, 1 red-head Goosander, 5 Turnstone, 11 Grey Plover, 1 Greenshank, 5 Snipe, 20 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Kingfisher. Carnsew Basin: 3 red-head Goosander, 2 Great Northern Diver, 9 Dabchick, 3 Shag, 1 Turnstone, 8 Grey Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 132 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling and 1 Mediterranean Gull. Ryan’s Field: 253 Lapwing, 3 Golden Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 84 Dunlin, 47 Redshank, 2 Snipe and 1 Kingfisher. Copperhouse Creek: 1 red-head Goosander, 12 Ringed Plover, 4 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 119 Dunlin, 4 Greenshank, 36 Redshank and 1 Common Gull. (P Clement, MJ Spicer, C Barnard)

Carbis Bay:  6 Great Northern Diver and  2ad Mediterranean Gull. (C Barnard)

Marazion village: 3 Blackcap in garden. (C Barnard)

Penryn, Gorrangorras: 2 Water Rail. (J St Ledger)

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Water Rail, John St Ledger

Porthgwarra, Gwennap Head: 1 f Desert Wheatear again today and 1 Black Redstart. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Kelynack Valley: 1 Dusky Warbler again east of caravan park. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Falmouth, Pendennis: 2 Whimbrel, 1 Little Egret, 9 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel m, 2 Great Northern Diver in the Carrick Roads, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Siskin (by the NT carpark),1 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Redwing, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Buzzard, another Goldcrest. Tunnel Beach: 2 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Grey Heron. Swanpool: 2 Scaup, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 13 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. Treverva: 2 Firecrest in hedges.(D Chaney)

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