Sunday 24th November 2013

Late news 23/11 Men an Tol: 1 2w male Northern Harrier flew through at 14:30, re-identified from additional photographs received. (all photos B Sharples)

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Late news 23/11 Church Cove: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (I MacLean)

Men an Tol: 4 Hen Harrier (1 ad Male), 1 Merlin, 2 Kestrel, 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Woodcock. (mo)

Sennen: 1 juv American Golden Plover with c350 Golden Plover in fields above Trevorian Pool. (M Ahmad)

Trewey Common: 1 juv Whooper Swan killed by a fox. (V Stratton)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 17 Teal, 21 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Water Rail, 8 Moorhen, 3 Oystercatcher, 9 Snipe, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker & L Proctor)

Marazion/Longrock: c60 Common Scoter, 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Red-throated Diver. (DK Parker & L Proctor)

Penzance: 1 m Eider near Battery Rocks. (L Proctor)

Marazion: 1 f Black Redstart, 2 Redshank and 3 Great Northern Diver at Little London. (L Proctor)

Carminowe Valley (near Loe Pool): 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 tristis type Chiffchaff, 15+ collybita Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest. (I MacLean)

Malpas: 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 320+ Dunlin, 18 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher. Also numbers of Wigeon, Teal, Shelduck, Oystercatcher, Curlew and Little Egret. (J St Ledger – photo)

Black-tailed Godwit Malpas 24th Nov 2013Gerrans Bay: 1 ad Pacific Diver, 6 Black-throatd Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 1 Red-necked Grebe off Pendower Beach.

Carbis Bay: 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (D King)

St Ives: 3 Little Auk, 5 Razorbills, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Kestrel from The Island late morning. (D King)

Hayle: 1 Kingfisher & 4 Little Grebe at North Quay. (D King)

Lethytep Lanreath: 1 Mistle Thrush (P Hambly)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Long-tailed Duck (B Mellows)

Bude Marsh: 3 Grey Heron, 3 Wigeon, 2 Robin, 6 Moorhen, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Buzzard, 1 Wren and 63 Canada Geese. (RC Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Goosander, 2 Treecreeper, 4 Little Grebe and1 Wren plus Chaffinch, Blue, Great, Coal, Marsh Tit, Greenfinch and Nuthatch on the feeders in the car park. (RC Mudge)

Roseland Peninsula: 6 Cirl Bunting. See link – http://montscornwall.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/cirl-bunting-goldfinch.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+MontsCornwall/Kernow+(MONTS+CORNWALL/+KERNOW)

MJS

Saturday 23rd November 2013

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Mute Swan + 2 young, 1 Shelduck, 9 Mallard, 40 Tufted Duck, 20 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 17 Teal, 2 Dabchick, 37 Lapwing, 2 Moorhen, 1 Chiffchaff and 3 Stonechat. (MJ Spicer)

Tresemple Pool: 1m Mandarin still plus 1 Water Rail and 150+ Teal. (M Jones)

Long Rock: 60 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver and 3 Great Northern Diver. (P Fraser, DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh: 2 Mute Swan, 28 Teal, 16 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 22 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Water Rail, 7 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Merlin, Kestrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 7 Snipe, 1 Dunlin, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker, P Fraser, B Sharples – photo)  

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Long Rock: Around 20,000 Starling this evening including a flock of c8,000 which came in from the east. (P Fraser)

Men an Tol: 3 Hen Harrier (1 male), 1 Merlin and 1 Woodcock. (I Webster) Also a Northern Harrier photographed by Bob Sharples in the early afternoon, see below. Identification confirmed following receipt of further photographs, see 24/11/2013 above. (D Parker)

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 Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Goosander (7m 7f), 1 Kingfisher, 2 Jay, 3 Tufted Duck (2m 1f), 7 Wigeon (4m 3f), 2 Shoveler (1m 1f) and 1 Little Grebe. (RC Mudge)

Lizard Point: 1 Swallow and 1 House Martin hawking for insects near cafe. (D Hall)

Porthgwarra: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff.

Land’s End: 3 Black Redstart.

Gerran’s Bay: 8 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Diver and 4 Slavonian Grebe off Pendower Beach.

Zennor: 2 Hen Harrier (1 male) at Trewey Moor.

Ruan Lanihorne: 1m Brambling on garden feeder.

Feock: 12+ Black-necked Grebe off Loe Beach.

St Ives: 3 Med Gull offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

MJS