Wednesday 4th December 2019

Late News, 3/12, Lower Tamar Lakes: 3m &1f Ring-necked Duck, 10 m&f Goosander,  8 Great Crested Grebes, 20 Mallard, 30+ Wigeon, Grey Heron, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Tit, Blue Tits  (D&H Phillips)

Ring-necked Ducks – D&H Phillips

Goosander – D&H Phillips

Late News, 3/12, Mounts Bay: Black Guillemot from Jubilee Pool at 10:50 flying towards Mousehole. (M Mckee)

Late News, 3/12, Dobwalls: 30 House Sparrows, 1 Firecrest, 2m & 1f Bullfinchs in our garden (C&J Duffy)

Late news, 2/12, Porth Joke to Cubert Common: 2 Kestrel, 2 Firecrest, 3 Water Rails seen another heard so 4 birds. 2 Bullfinch, 5 Goldfinch, 8 Fulmar, 1 Buzzard. (C Mason)

Late news, 3/12, Porth Joke to Cubert Common: 2 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 3 Firecrest, 13 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Great Tits, 3 Blue Tits, 18 Lapwing, 22 Linnet, 1 Chiffchaff, 42 Grey Seals. (C Mason)

Cot Valley: Pallas’s Warbler and Willow Warbler still present. (M Ahmad)

Looe: Great Egret just north of “Welcome to Looe” sign on east side of A397 but flew off 11.00. (P Aley)

Hannafore: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Eider, 1m Black Redstart, Kingfisher. (P Aley)

Walmsley: 1 Great Egret flew north this morning, 1 Little Egret, 2 Dunlin, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 female Scaup, 7 Skylark (B Bosisto L Payne)

Camel Estuary Wadebridge to Padstow: 12 Mute Swan, 50 Canada Goose, 45 Shelduck, 12 Mallard, 62 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler, 2 Pintail, 10 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 5 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Moorhen, 85 Oystercatcher, 6 Ringed Plover, 6 Grey Plover, 1500 Golden Plover, 75 Lapwing, 5 Knot, 4 Turnstone, 150 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 65 Black-tailed godwit, 1 Bar-tailed godwit, 65 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 120 Black-headed gull, 4 Common gull, 65 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 22 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 8 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 35 Rook, 55 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 25 Starling, 9 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch. (M Scawen et al.)

Polgigga: 1 Lapland Bunting and 1 Black Redstart along fields of Higher Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir: Long-tailed Duck. (D Fumm)

Sancreed: 1 Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret, 30 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Mounts Bay: 3 Great Northern Divers reported.

Marazion: 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 juv drk Eider, 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal, P St Pierre)

Men-an-Tol: 1 f-type Marsh Harrier, 5 Fieldfare. (R Veal)

Bude Marshes: Yellow-browed Warbler still present.

Truro:  Firecrest in private garden again this morning. (K&J Mortimore)

Malpas Village: Black Redstart. (M Costa)

Spit Beach, Par: 12 Eider Duck offshore (R Hampshire) Common Sandpiper on pool. (P Aley)

Porthpean: 5 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Scoter. (P Aley)

Lanhydrock: 2 Brambling with Chaffinches along the driveway. (J Rance)

St Ives Island (07:35-12:00): 2 Eider (f), 5 Shelduck (flying west), 12 Gannet, 200 Razorbill, 1 Stonechat (m), 1 Kestrel (f) (P Nason)

Gwithian: 2m+2f Gadwall, 4 Graylag, 40 Canada Geese. (J Witheywood)

Tredrizzisk: 1 Cattle Egret over, 1 Firecrest from a private garden. (S Grose)

Crugmeer: 2 Barn Owl, 5 Raven, 4 Roe Deer. (S Grose)

Sennen: 5 Swans sp over at 13.30. Landed couple of times on inland fields, probably went off east (J Miller)

Carnsew Pool, Hayle: Slavonian Grebe and Great Northern Diver still present. (M Rouncefield)

Slavonian Grebe – Marlene Rouncefield

Slavonian Grebe – Marlene Rouncefield

Great Northern Diver – Marlene Rouncefield

Trispen: 2 Firecrest in private garden. (C Mason)

Roseland, Ruan Lanihorne: 5 Whooper Swans in flight NW up river Fal above Sett Bridge at 15:15. (D Hall)

Crowdy: 1 Red-breasted Merganser (female), 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, several Teal and Wigeon, 2 Goldcrest, 9 Raven. (A Piper)

Rough Tor: 1 Peregrine, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 7 Fieldfare, 3 Raven, 2 Crossbill, large Starling murmuration, 1 male Hen Harrier hunting in the valley at 15:45. (A Piper)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Barnacle Goose with flock of 120 Canada Geese. (P Crispin)

Seaton: 1 Great Northern Diver.(P Aley)

Lynher: 88 Avocet, 2 Spoonbill & Kingfisher. Wilcove: 1 Whimbrel.(P Aley)

Torpoint: 1 Slavonian Grebe, Common Scoter, 4 Brent Goose, 3 Great Northern Diver & 2 Common Dolphin. (P Aley)

St Germans: a female Black Redstart at the quayside this afternoon. (A Payne)

Carnanton woods: 1 Barn Owl, 3 Woodcock, 1 Tawney Owl heard. (S Grose)

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Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Late news, 29/11, St Germans: 1 Cattle Egret in field c1 mile west of St Germans with 100+ Herring Gull from the train. (D Chaney)

Constantine: 1 Woodcock and 1 Snipe in wet meadow north of village, female Black Redstart & Stonechat in Trebarvah Court (J Chapman) Also 1 fem/1w Black Redstart at Trebarvah Court

Swanvale NR: 1 Yellow-browed warbler near renovated pump station. (G Wills)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Firecrest and 7 Blackcap along Copperhouse Creek. (D Flumm)

Lelant Saltings (08:20-10:10): 12 Canada Goose, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 320 Wigeon, 278 Teal, 1 Sanderling, 18 Dunlin, 4 Knot, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 38 Redshank, 1 Little Stint, 18 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Caspian Gull (subadult), 78 Black-headed Gull, 89 Herring Gull, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 6 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush. Carnsew Pool (10:30-11:40): 1 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Northern Diver (P Nason)

Penzance: Pacific Diver off Jubilee Pool at 09:56 also 10 Purple Sandpiper. 1 Ring-necked Parakeet over Chyandour Combe calling. (P St Pierre)

Longrock: Pacific Diver off the car park at 11:00.

Cudden Point: 1 adult Black-throated Diver (M Ahmad)

Black-throated Diver-M Ahmad

Cot valley: 1 Pallas’s Warbler by steep part of road opp’ Carrallack cottage. Also, Willow warbler still, opp’ Daisy cottage. (P Clarke)

Lizard Point: 1 Black Guillemot, also 2 Shelduck and 1 Shoveler. (T Blunden)

Restronguet Weir: 11 Black-necked Grebe, 2 (possibly 3) Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 14 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Black-necked and Slavonian Grebes – J St Ledger

Land’s End: 1 Jack Snipe in Trinity Loop. (P Taylor H Mitchell)

Towan Head, Newquay: 5 Purple Sandpipers, 1 Grey Plover with small mixed flock of Oystercatcher & Turnstone behind Headland hotel. Also, 2 Black Redstart behind sewage block plus 2 Common & 1 Bottlenose Dolphin close in the bay. (M  Lammas)

Pennance Point, Falmouth: 1 f Eider, 1 Black-throated Diver, 25 Common Scoter, 25 Shag. (S Van Hear)

St Gothian Sands:  150 Teal, 37 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Gull, 34 Tufted Duck, 3 Gadwall. (S Turner)

Carnsew Pool: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Chiffchaff. (S Turner)

Gluvian: 1 Woodcock in private garden feeding in chicken run (L Payne)

Maer Lake: 1 Shoveler, 2 Ruff, 1 Common Gull (B Bosisto)

Marazion: Otter from road look out. (J and J Elvin)

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Sunday 17th November 2019

Late News, 16/11, Porth Nanven: 1st w Iceland Gull flew towards Cape Cornwall late afternoon. (P Clement)

Late photos, 16/11, Cot valley: Pallas’s Warbler and Willow Warbler.

Willow Warbler – Viv Stratton

Pallas’s Warbler – Viv Stratton

Pallas’s Warbler – Viv Sratton

Cot Valley: Pallas’s Warbler reported still present by Daisy Cottage. 1 Willow Warbler. (J Hawkey)

Lower Bostraze, St. Just: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff this morning. (P Clement)

Helston Sewage Works: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff. (C Richards)

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin, 1 Woodcock, 50 Fieldfare. (D Wright)

Gwendreath: 3 Firecrest. (D Wright)

Firecrest – D Wright

Par, Spit Beach: 15 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 11 Turnstone, 48 Oystercatcher, 25 Cormorant, 1 Shag, 2 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Great Northern Diver, 2 Eider, 1m Kingfisher, 1 Rock Pipit, 5 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose) Also, 1 Snow Bunting. (S Bool)

Snow Bunting – Simon Bool

Bude: 1500+ Starling on overhead cables this morning 2 miles west of Bude, plus 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker at Bude Marshes. (H Kendall)

Porth Reservoir: 1cy Scaup still at Porth Reservoir from the dam. (L Langley)

Porth Mear/Park Head: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Firecrest, 14 Long-tailed Tit , 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Northern Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 24 Blackbird, 10 Redwing, 12 Song Thrush, 2 Chough, 6 Bullfinch (B Bosisto, L Payne )

Hayle Estuary: 60 Dunlin, 141 Teal, 536 Wigeon, 217 Lapwing, 4 Redshank, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Oystercatcher, 8 Curlew, 6 Knot, 2 Canada Geese, 18 Cormorant, 673 Herring Gull, 32 Great Black-backed Gull, 84 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull, 137 Black-headed Gull, 51 Med Gull, 22 Common Gull, 1 Grey Plover, 10 Shelduck, 3 Little Egret, 5 Redwing and 1 Sparrowhawk. Ryan’s Field: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Little Egret, 1 Greenshank, 10 Redshank, 7 Canada Geese, 1 Little Grebe (unusually in main channel by old lelant station) 1 hybrid Goose, 1 Grey Heron. Carnsew Pool: 6 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 17 Bar-tailed Godwit, 36 Dunlin, 18 Redshank, 3 Grey Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew and 1 Grey Heron. Copperhouse Creek: 50 Canada Geese, 76 Black-headed Gull, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Redshank, 1 Grey Plover, 38 Teal, 5 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Rock Pipit, 82 Herring Gull, 3 Shelduck and 3 Mute Swan. (P Freestone WeBS)

Hayle Estuary, Ryan’s Field: Spotted Redshank. Main Estuary: 2 Grey Plover, 6 Knot, Red-breasted Meganser, 3 Yellow legged Gull, Peregrine, c.200 Lapwing, c.80 Mediterranean Gull, c. 30 Dunlin, c.60 Wigeon, c.80 Teal, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Shelduck, 8 Curlew, c.10 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 5 Little Egret, 4 Rock Pipit, c.20 Cormorant, 4 Oystercatcher, c.10 Common Gull. (M Broadbent, E Cornelius et al) Also 1 Great White Egret flew over towards Tempest this morning.

Lelant: leucistic Robin. (A Dalgleish)

Leucistic Robin – A Dalgleish

Fowey, Gribben Head: 1 Goosander, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Great Northern Diver. (S Grose)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 59 Canada Goose, 14 Mallard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Tufted Duck,3 (2m 1f) Shoveler, 3 Teal, 72 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 6 (4m) Goosander, 59 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 26 Black-headed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 31 Carrion Crow, 8 Raven, 27 Jackdaw, 8 Magpie, 500 Starling, 1 Woodpigeon, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 7 Blackbird, 5 Chaffinch, 14 Meadow Pipit. (DAConway WeBS)

Trippet Stone Circle, Bodmin Moor: Male Hen Harrier this afternoon. (G Jones)

Camel Estuary, Webs Count: 13 Bar-tailed Godwit, 503 Black-headed Gull, 60 Black-tailed Godwit, 28 Common Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 34 Cormorant, 123 Curlew, 241 Dunlin, 4500 Golden Plover, 75 Great Black-backed Gull, 15 Greenshank, 5 Grey Heron, 9 Grey Plover, 632 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Knot, 449 Lapwing, 4 Little Grebe, 36 Mallard, 1 Mallard hybrid, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Moorhen, 8 Mute Swan, 347 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine, 229 Redshank, 36 Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff, 7 Shag, 26 Shelduck, 7 Teal, 8 Turnstone, 173 Wigeon. (D Julian)

Padstow, Little Petherick Creek: 1 Cattle Egret early afternoon, flew towards Trevisker. (D Julian)

Tregunnel, Camel Estuary: At least 2 Firecrest. (D Julian)

Drift Reservoir: 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Long-tailed Duck (B Toms, M Curtis)

Mounts Bay: 50+ Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Teal (B Toms, MCurtis) 1 Arctic Skua chasing gulls this morning. (P St Pierre)

Jubilee Pool, Penzance: 52 Sanderling, 29 Purple Sandpiper, 19 Ringed Plover. (A Livsey)

Little London Beach: 1+ Water Pipit, 15+ Rock Pipit, 20 Pied Wagtail, 1 male Black Redstart, 4 Dunlin, c.50 Turnstone, 4 Redshank, 5 Oystercatcher on the beach. 2 Great Northern Diver and 1 Red-throated Diver offshore. (T Phelps)

Marazion Marsh: 3 Firecrest. (T Phelps)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 2 Tawny Owl, heard only. (B Toms)

Truro: 1 Firecrest in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

Hannafore, Looe: 18 Eider (10f, 8m) this afternoon. (J Eames)

Goonbarrow China Clay Works: 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 150+ Fieldfare over, 1m Bullfinch, 7 Linnet, 2 Snipe. (S Grose)

Rame: 2 Cattle Egret in field just before Whitsands Bay Holiday Park. (A C Robinson)

St. Germans: 1 Peregrine, 1 Kingfisher. (A Blonden)

Erth: 1 Peregrine (A Blonden)

Mabe Burnthouse: 3 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest, 13 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 8 Redwing, 5 Blackbird, 1m Sparrowhawk in private garden. (D Chaney)

Castle An Dinas, St Columb Major: 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 19 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Merlin. (S Grose)

Carrick Roads: 9 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-breasted Merganser (1m, 1f), 1 Great Crested Grebe. Viewed from field next to Greatwood House. (J St Ledger)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier briefly this evening. (J Swann)

Polpeor Cove, Lizard: 2 Purple Sandpipers (J Leigh)

 

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Saturday 16th November 2019

River Lyhner: 1 Green-winged Teal (viewed from Abbotscourt Lane), 2 Spoonbill (roosting at Jupiter Point), 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Avocet, 1 Knot, 16 Great Crested Grebe and 3 Brambling. (P Roseveare)

Cot Valley: Pallas’s Warbler still, also Firecrest and Willow Warbler present. (M Ahmad, S Williams, V Stratton)

Pallas’s Warbler – Sam Williams

Pallas’s Warbler – Adrian Davey

Pallas’s Warbler – Mashuq Ahmad

Pallas’s Warbler – Mashuq Ahmad

Pallas’s Warbler – Mashuq Ahmad

Pallas’s Warbler – Mashuq Ahmad

Stithians Reservoir: 1w Lesser Scaup with Tufted Duck from the Stuart Hutchings hide. (L Langley)

Helston sewage works: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff. (S Bury)

Gannel Estuary: Great White Egret until 09:05 when it flew north, also 1 Water Pipit, 1 Knot, 4 Dunlin. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 54 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, 17 Song Thrush, 22 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 5 Snipe, 60 Greenfinch, 26 Meadow Pipit, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 12 Long-tailed Tit. Also c250 Linnet, 80 Chaffinch at West Pentire. (S Rowe)

Great White Egret – Steve Rowe

Great White Egret – Steve Rowe

Newquay: 3 Common Scoter in bay. (S Rowe)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 3 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 2 ad agentatus Herring Gull, 2 (ad+juv) Kittiwake, 8 Knot. (R Veal) 1 leucistic Black Headed Gull this morning. (J Hicks)

Falmouth, Berkeley Cottages: 1 male Black Redstart at 07:45. (S Van Hear)

Penzance: 17 Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool plus 8 Great Northern Diver and 1 Red-throated Diver offshore. (P St Pierre)

Great Northern Diver – Mashuq Ahmad

Longrock: 10 Pale-bellied Brent Geese flew past and landed off Chyandour. (L Proctor)

Marazion: 10 Pale-bellied Brent Geese flew from Penzance to the beach at 10:20. (L Proctor)

Falmouth: 100  Starling in Falmouth Hospital  grounds, 500 Starling in a private garden in Oakfield Road, 100 Starling in a private garden in Trevarth Road. (G Ashton)

Wadebridge: Drake Mandarin still showing well from Challenge Bridge. (P Roseveare)

Nanjizal: Ring Ouzel, 2 Brambling and presumed released White Stork. (K Wilson)

Castle An Dinas, St Columb Major: 1 Yellow legged Gull (adult)  37 Lesser Black backed Gull, 5 Common Gull. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Water Rail, 1 Scaup, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 fem Goldeneye, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 fem Sparrowhawk, 26 Coot,1 Grey Heron. (S Grose) Also 30 Fieldfare. (S Rowe)

Scaup – Steve Rowe

Sancreed: 1 Black Redstart, 1 Little Egret. (D Flumm)

Loe Pool: 15 Pochard, 11 Teal, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Goosander, 2 Gadwall, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Shoveler, 1 Firecrest. (G Adams)

Falmouth: 9 Brent Geese on Gyllyngvase beach this evening. (B Taylor)

Perranporth: 2 Snow Buntings at Cligga Head this afternoon by large puddle and a different bird at Droskyn Point in stubble field with 60 Sky Larks + 2 Chough (T Wilson)

Callestick: 1+ Firecrest and Goldcrest still in private garden + Peregrine over (T Wilson)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Canada Geese, 12 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Goosander, 13 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 2 Black-headed Gull and 71 Herring Gull. (DK Parker WeBS)

Men-an-Tol: 1 Short-eared Owl reported.

Gluvian: 1 Woodcock, 1 Blackcap, 1 Mistle Thrush (B Bosisto)

Tregoss Moor: 21 Woodcock, 2 Common Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Friday 15th November 2019

Sennen: No sign so far of Paddyfield Pipit  in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257 earlier reports were apparently erroneous. 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.

River Lyhner, Wacker Quay: 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Whimbrel. (D Julian) Drake Green-winged Teal reported this morning way down along the creek also c30 Avocet. Sconner Farm: 21 Lapwings,14 Redshanks,5 Snipe,2 Little Egrets. (C Buckland)

Spotted Redshank – Chris Buckland

St John’s Lake: 19 Brent Goose (10 dark and 9 pale phase), 2 Red-breasted Merganser and 17 Great Crested Grebe. (D Julian)

St. Germans: 2 Spoonbill,1 Bar tailed Godwit. Also 1 Firecrest in garden. (A Blonden)

Cot Valley: Pallas’s Warbler still present. (N Wheatley)

Stithians Reservoir: 1w Lesser Scaup still (M Pass)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Great White Egret perched in tree in NW arm, plus Long-tailed Duck and Great Northern Diver again. (R Veal, JD Swann)

Sancreed: 2 Great White Egret in fields east of village 13:30 on wards (same as reported at Drift earlier). Also 1 Little Egret. (D Flumm)

Long-tailed Duck – L Proctor

Great White Egret – Dave Flumm

Long Rock CP: f/imm Velvet Scoter, 3 Greater Scaup, Tufted Duck, 3 Wigeon, Red-throated Diver, 50+ Common Scoter on the sea between here and the Mount. (P St Pierre) 8+ Greater Scaup. (P Clement)
1 Red-breasted Merganser. (L Proctor)

Carn Gloose: Snow Bunting at end of public road.

Vellandreath: 1 Stonechat showing characters of Continental Stonechat (nominate rubicola), 1 Great Northern Diver high NE inland. (R Veal)

Penzance Harbour: Great Northern this morning. (A McKechnie)

Great Northern Diver – A McKechnie

Crowlas: 1 Brambling low over 7:15. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra: Snow Bunting at Roskestal. Also, Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Woodcock. (M Wallace)

Stepper Point: 3 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Common Gull, 16 Meadow Pipit, 3 Raven, 1 Yellowhammer, 5 Oystercatcher, 7 Kittiwake, 9 Fulmar,also 3 Blackcap halfway along footpath down to Hawkers Cove. (S Grose)

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

Swanpool: 3 Yellow-browed Warblers reported at Swanvale NR.

Malpas: Firecrest, in private garden. (A Hill)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 18 Cattle Egret, 1 Scaup (female), 3 Ruff, 70 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Greenshank, 60+ Redshank, 100+ Dunlin, 70+ Curlew, 14 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 200+ Lapwing, 1 Sparrowhawk (male), 3 Mistle Thrush, numbers of Redwing and Fieldfare. Also 3 Roe Deer. (J St Ledger)

Pink-footed Goose – J St Ledger

Greater Scaup – J St Ledger

Chapel Amble: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Water Pipit. (J St Ledger)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Pintail, 1 Knot, 3 Grey Plover at dusk. (R Veal)

Tregoss: 1 Woodcock flew over 17:15 (B Bosisto L Payne)

Washaway: 1 Barn Owl, & 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Cotehele Quay: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail and 2 Marsh Tit. (R.Smaldon)

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Thursday 14th November 2019

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. (P Espin, D Flumm, J Waldon) Still present at 16:00 when it landed in the bed and breakfast garden where their cat missed it by inches. (S Windle) 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 – D Flumm

Paddyfield Pipit – D Flumm

Paddyfield Pipit – D Flumm

Paddyfield Pipit – Stevan Windle

Paddyfield Pipit – Stevan Windle

Paddyfield Pipit – Stevan Windle

Trethewey: Dusky Warbler in a private garden. (K Wilson)

Cot Valley: Pallas’s Warbler still present in same place around Daisy Cottage for ten minutes around 09:30. (N Wheatley)

Wacker Quay: Green-winged Teal reported again this afternoon.

Penzance Cemetery: 1 Brambling. (P St Pierre)

Jubilee Pool rocks: 6 Purple Sandpiper. (P St Pierre)

Penzance Harbour: 1 adult Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre)

Mounts Bay from bus station: 2 Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre)

Wadebridge: 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 m Mandarin on river behind Co-op supermarket at 08.15.(S Grose)

Truro: 1+ Firecrest in a private garden this morning. (K&J Mortimore)

Gannel Estuary: 103 Oystercatcher (possible record for site), 1 Knot, 114 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 10 Redshank, 910 Black-headed Gull, 4 Med Gull, 6 Common Gull, 6 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant. (S Rowe)

Porthilly Farm: 31 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Common Gull, 156 Black headed Gull, 200+ Herring Gull all feeding in field opp holiday caravans. (S Grose)

Porthgwarra: Black Redstart at Coastguard Cottages.

Wednesday 13th November 2019

Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. (C Coombes) 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.

Cot Valley: 1 Pallas’s Warbler this morning. Over the stream by Daisy Cottage in the middle of the valley 09:45-09:55 but not again up to 11:00. (N Wheatley)

Swanpool: Siberian Chiffchaff (still by car park), Yellow-browed Warbler (Swanvale), 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Firecrest, 14 Common Scoter offshore (T Phelps)

Wacker Quay: Green winged Teal in with 80+ Teal flock. (C Buckland)

Green-winged Teal – Chris Buckland

West Looe: 1 dark phase Arctic Skua, 9 Common Scoter,100+ Auks,1 Brent Goose, 20 Kittiwake, 9 Common Eider. (C Buckland)

Talland Bay: 1 Common Eider,1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Firecrest,1f Blackcap around lower car park. (C Buckland,  M Beer)

Eider – Chris Buckland

Long-tailed Duck – Chris Buckland

Firecrest – Chris Buckland

Porthilly Beach: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 35 Wigeon, 1 Common Gull, 3 Curlew. (S Grose)

Penrose amenity area, Helston: 2 Swallow, 2 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Jay, Grey Wagtail, 8 Long-tailed Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Coal Tit. (J Witheywood)

Truro: 22 Black-tailed Godwit seen from Boscawen car park. (P. Pearson)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 5 Mute Swan, 11 Canada Goose, 46 Shelduck, 15 Mallard, 55 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 6 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 6 Little egret, 1 Buzzard, 55 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 2500 Golden Plover, 200 Lapwing, 52 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 70 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 150 Herring gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 11 Redwing, 8 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Magpie, 4 Rook, 95 Carrion Crow, 50 Starling, 8 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, Fox, 1 Grey Squirrel. (M Scawen et al.)

St Agnes Head: 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Merlin. (R Wilkins)

Lower Tamar Lake: 4+ Willow Tit plus Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit and 6 Goosander. (I Hayes)

Looe Island: 1 Wigeon. (C Lewis)

Truro: 1m Blackcap in a private garden. (D Jenkins)

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