Wednesday 25th November 2020

Penzance: ad winter Pacific Diver, presumed returning bird off Jubilee Pool this pm, also 17 Common Scoter, 6 Great Northern Diver, 13 Purple Sandpiper, male Eider. (P St Pierre)

College Reservoir: Green-winged Teal, Pallas’s Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, Treecreeper, 2 Marsh Tit, 7 Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull, 2 Gadwall, 35 Wigeon, 40 Tufted Duck, 8 Shoveler,  4 Eurasian Teal, 2 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe and a Peregrine. (M Broadbent, R Boott, O King)

Church Cove, Lizard: Red-breasted Flycatcher still present. (D Collins)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – David Collins

Coverack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewage works. (D Collins) Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (S Bury) 1f Velvet Scoter, 1 Common Scoter and 1 Great Northern Diver in the bay. 1 Red-throated Diver past. 3 large pods of Common Dolphin distant, 1 briefly came into the bay. (J Jones, P Gay)

Common Dolphin – J Jones

Helston sewage works: Siberian Chiffchaff, male Black Redstart. (S Bury)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Steve Bury

Yellow-browed Warbler – Steve Bury

Kennack area, Lizard: Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest, 2 Gray Wagtail, 5 Goldcrests and 7 Chiffchaff (A Witheywood)

Nanjizal Valley: 2 Dusky Warbler (including ringed bird) and 1 Pallas’s Warbler. (K Wilson)

Sennen: 2 Black Redstart. (K Wilson)

Trethewey: 2 Black Redstart. (K Wilson)

Newlyn: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Water Rail, 1 Grey Wagtail, also 1 Peregrine + 1 Raven over Sandy Cove. 2 Black Redstart (fem/juv) + 1 Grey Wagtail in harbour. (T Mills)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Tony Mills

Drift Reservoir: Little Egret, 18 Teal, 2 Water Rail, 3 Mediterranean Gull, Dunlin, Siberian Chiffchaff, Common Chiffchaff, 20 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 17 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 70 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Hayle Estuary: juv Iceland ull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull, ad argentatus Herring Gull, 220+ Med Gull, 6 Pink-footed Goose. (M Elliott) Curlew Sandpiper still early pm, plus 7 Pink-footed Geese on Copperhouse Creek. (P Smale)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Pink-footed Goose and 1 Water Pipit. (A Langdon)

Chapel Amble: Great White Egret still in the area. (A Langdon)

Trevose Head: 2+ Chough. (E Buckingham)

Polgigga: Swallow and 3 Black Redstart. (M Wallace)

St Levan: Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Windmill Farm: 1 Merlin. (C Richards)

Gannel Estuary: Common Snipe, 3 ad & 1 1st Winter Mediterranean Gull. (M Lammas, N Long) Water Pipit late pm (S Rowe, M Lammas)

Malpas: 1 male Black Redstart in the village. (M Costa)

Truro: 3m and 2f Bullfinch in private garden. (D Jenkins) Also 1f Blackcap in private garden. (M Costa)

Charlestown: 1 m and 1 f Blackcap (D Hastilow)

Latchbrook Leat, Saltash: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff with Long-tailed Tit Flock. (G Lewis)

Royal Cornwall Showground; Wadebridge: 92 Red-legged Partridge.  (B Bosisto)

Hay Farm; St Breock: 28 Little Egret in surrounding cattle fields. (B Bosisto)

Wadebridge: 4 Little Grebe, 7 Oystercatcher, 9 Redshank, 21 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2m Mandarin, 1 Otter, 2 Black-headed Gull (both with white plastic ring on left leg, just out of reach), between Old Town and Anneka’s bridges early am. (S Grose) Also 43 Cattle Egret in field off of the Camel trail near Wadebridge (C Travis and M Scawen)

St Enodoc Golf club: 5 Blackcap, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Skylark, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 42 Black-headed Gull, 2 Raven over, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Castle an Dinas: 1 Barn Owl, 53 Meadow Pipit. (S Grose)

Constantine: 4 Little Egrets, 20+ Long-tailed Tits, 1 Firecrest, 1 male Bullfinch, 2 Raven and Woodcock over 17:05. (T Pinfield)

Marazion: 2 Swallow at Red River mouth. (J Eaton)

Millbrook: Egyptian Goose, juvenile Great Crested Grebe and Red-breasted Merganser remain on Millbrook Lake. 6 Cormorant, 5 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 15 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, numerous Black-headed and Herring Gulls. (D Sharp)

Rame Head:  2 Ravens harassing a Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3 Stonechat. (D Sharp)

Lower Tamar Lake: 6 Goosander 3m 3f, 9 Willow Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck 2m 1f, 18 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 2 Long-tailed Tit. (R Mudge)


Wednesday 18th November 2020

Late News, 17/11, Hannafore, Looe: 1f Black Redstart, 2 drake Eider, 2 Stonechat, 6+ Shag. Also, many Oystercatcher and Pied Wagtail. (A Banks)

Late News, 17/11, Chiverton Roundabout: 1 Red Kite over A30 about 12.30. (R Geddes)

College Reservoir: Pallas’s Warbler still this afternoon. Also 2 Firecrests, 2 Marsh Tits, 4 Chiffchaffs, 1 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. (M Broadbent, H Keeper, O King, E Cornelius) Also 2 Woodcock and 12 Snipe (O King)

Newlyn: Yellow-browed Warbler still in the sallows at Sandy Cove. (L Proctor) Moulting adult Great Northern Diver still in the harbour. (N Rogers) 1 3w Yellow-legged Gull and c25 Turnstone in harbour (T Mills)

Yellow-legged Gull – Tony Mills

Pendeen: 9 Great Skua and 7 Common Scoter 07:45-10:15. (M McKee) 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 1 diver sp. 29 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 73 Fulmar, 77 Manx Shearwater 3 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 1w Little Gull plus 1 Snow Bunting 10:40-15:10. (P Combridge) 2 Black-throated Diver, 44 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 9 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 300+ auks per minute 12:30-15:30. (S Rogers)

Mousehole: 8+ Yellow-legged Gull. (M Elliott)

Drift Reservoir (members only): Red-head Goosander, 1 Tufted Duck, 6 Cormorant, 7 Little Grebe. (DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary: 110 Curlew and 140 Lapwing. (C Richards)

Godrevy: Snow Bunting still near the small quarry at the top of the headland. (P Brinton)

St Ives Island: 20+ Manx Shearwater heading south west. (R Geddes)

Coast Path, Mullion Golf Course: 1 Snow Bunting above Craig-a-Bella on golf tee (M Pass)

Loe Pool: Siberian Chiffchaff at Lower Nansloe. (S Bury)

Millbrook Lake: 2 Little Grebe, 1 Red Breasted Merganser, 1 juvenile Great Crested Grebe, 4 Moorhen, 1 Mute Swan, 25+  Mallard, 4 Cormorant, numerous BH and Herring Gulls. (D Sharp)

Anderton: 5 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 5 Shelduck, large number of Black-headed Gulls. (D Sharp)

Towan Head, Newquay: 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Skua, 5 Manx Shearwtaer, 30+ Common Scoter late pm. (N Long, S Rowe et al)

Falmouth, Trescobeas area: 1 Sparrowhawk with it’s kill; a Black Redstart. (J St Ledger)

Sparrowhawk – John St Ledger

Wadebridge: 2 Yellowhammer opp Ball Terrace, 101 Black-headed Gull on football club pitch. (S Grose)

Porthilly Farm: 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 11 Mediterranean Gull. (S Grose)

Tredrizzisk: 1 Firecrest, Merlin from private garden. (S Grose)

Hannafore, Looe:  7 Brent Geese, 9 Mallard, 2 Curlew, 6 Turnstone, 14 Cormorant, 6 Shag, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Meditteranean Gull, 2 Stonechat, 1 Kestrel.  (A Parker)

Downderry: 2 Black Redstarts on same building this afternoon. (A Payne)

Deer Park Woods; Heredsfoot: 3 Treecreeper, 1 singing Dipper, 2 Crossbill. (L Payne)


Tuesday 17th November 2020

Late News, 15/11, Tregony Village: 2 Swallow around the village. (B & M Pascoe)

Late News, 16/11, St Ives, Porthminster Beach: 1 Iceland Gull in the afternoon. (R James)

Late News,16/11, College Reservoir: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Treecreeper. (D Collins)

College Reservoir:  Pallas’s Warbler on NW side associating with tit flock. (L Ozsanlav-Harris) In addition, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 4 Firecrest and 2 Marsh Tit. (M Broadbent)

Mousehole: Probable Juv Kumlien’s Gull (stained Iceland gull not excluded) on the St Clement’s Isle roost this evening, also 5+ Yellow-legged Gull, plus a dark adult Arctic Skua past. (M Elliott) 1 Purple Sandpiper. (B Stone)

Cot Valley: Yellow-browed Warbler still, in garden of Youth hostel this morning.(P Clarke)

Trevose Head: 2nd winter Glaucous Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red Throated Diver and a steady passage of Kittiwake, Fulmar, Gannet and Auks. (D Dennis)

Slaughterbridge: 6 Siskin, 1 Woodcock, 1 Dipper. (S Grose)

Downderry: 0735-0855, moving west: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater, 38 Gannet, 4 Fulmar, 118 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Common Gull and 13 Kittiwake. Early afternoon, a male Black Redstart on local cliffs. (A Payne)

Menheniot junction: Barn owl patrolling roadside this evening. (P Kemp)

Crowdy Reservoir: 123 Black headed Gull, 61 Lesser Black backed Gull, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Reed Bunting, 1m Grey Wagtail, 6 Mistle Thrush,. (S Grose)

Chapel Amble: 1 Great White Egret (in second field opposite Penpont farm), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 26 Collared Dove. (S Grose)

Newquay: Great Northern Diver close in off the harbour. Also, Red Throated Diver in the bay at Towan Head. (M Lammas) Also, 1 Black Redstart on Penmere Drive. (S Rowe)

Towan Head: 40 Common Scoter back in the bay.  8 Purple Sandpiper with 20 Turnstone on rocks behind hotel. (M Lammas)

Gannel Estuary: 120 Curlew, 26 Wigeon, 1 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher. (S Rowe)

Newlyn: Yellow-browed Warbler in sallows at Sandy Cove. Also Water Rail in the same bushes.  (L Proctor) Great Northern Diver in the harbour. (B Stone)

Drift Reservoir: 9 Little Grebe, Little Egret, 11 Teal, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Snipe, 2 Med Gull, 30 Redwing, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest. (D Flumm)

Godrevy Point: 1 Snow Bunting and 1 Wheatear still. Also a minimum of 292 Grey Seals nearby. (MJ Spicer)

Grey Seals – Mike Spicer

Bude Marsh: 4 Grey Heron, 86 Lapwing, 1 Whimbrel,14 Golden Plover, 32 Moorhen, 2 Water Rail, 8 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 32 Mallard, 3 Stonechat, 1 Cettis Warbler, 4 Raven,13 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Greater Black-backed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 36 Black-headed Gull, and a possible 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull. (N Bastin)

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Sunday 15th November 2020

College Reservoir: Pallas’s Warbler in sallows in the SW corner with Long-tailed Tits but mobile. Also 2 Firecrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 16 Shoveler. (L Ozsanlav-Harris (finder), M Broadbent, R Augarde)

Manacaan: 8 Cattle Egrets in fields opposite Tregonwell farmhouse. (J Jones)

Cattle Egret – J Jones

Stone Farm, Millbrook: 16 Cattle Egret, 60+ Chaffinch (P Kemp)

Padstow: Yellow-browed Warbler 350m east of Old Town Cove. Also 2 Cattle Egret at Little Petherick. (D Julian)

Bude Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret on the canal bank. (A Roberts)

Cattle Egret – Adam Roberts

Pendeen: 3 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 19 Great Skua 07:30-10:30. (P Clement, M McKee, S Rogers) Also 45 Fulmar. (N Rogers) 14 Great Skua, 1 juv Pom Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Manx Shearwater. (B Mellow). Also (14:00 – 16:00) 3 Great Skua, 1 Sooty Shearwater (15.08), 25 Fulmar, and a steady passage of Kittiwake, Gannet & Auks. (J Hawkey)

St Agnes Head: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver 08:00-13:00. (G Lawlor)

Towan Head (14:40-16:40): 1 ad Pomarine Skua, 2 Great Skua, 6 Manx Shearwater, 2 Great Northern Diver, c60 Fulmar, c250 Kittiwake. Also 1 Red-throated Diver, c50 Common Scoter in bay. (S Rowe, I Boreham et al)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Chiffchaff, 10 Tufted Duck, 7 (2ad 5 juv) Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 20 Coot, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 79 Black headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black backed Gull, 2 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Park Head: 1 Barn Owl. (B Bosisto)

Wadebridge: 2 Curlew Sandpiper and 3 Spotted Redshank on the Camel Estuary. (D Julian)

Chapel Amble: 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Water Pipit, 2 Water Rail, 1 Chiffchaff. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 28 Shoveler, 65 Wigeon, 6 Gadwall,  12 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank. (B Bosisto, P Roseveare)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 73 Canada Goose, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 4 Raven, 19 Carrion Crow, 3 Jackdaw, 4 Magpie, 110 Starling, 7 Blackbird, 9 Redwing, 17 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Stonechat, 1 Dunnock and 1 Blue Tit. (DA Conway)

Crackington Haven: Black Redstart by road near Congdons.

Crowan Beacon: 250 Golden Plover. (C Benton)

Downderry: (0730-0830) moving west 1 Great Northern Diver, 22 Gannet, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 51 Kittiwake and 54 auks. (A Payne)

Millbrook Lake & estuary: 37 Mallard, 7 Teal, 1 male Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Mute, 10 Canada Goose, 105 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Moorhen, 9 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 19 Curlew, 51 Oystercatcher, 17 Shelduck, 7 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Egyptian Goose & 2 Black Redstart (P Kemp) 30+ Black-headed Gulls, 3 Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 juvenile Great Crested Grebe, 6 x Moorhen, 1 Egyptian Goose, 7 Cormorant, 10 Teal, 1 Redshank. (D Sharp)

Great Crested Grebe – Deena Sharp

Hannafore, Looe:  1 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 7 Eider Duck, 1 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, numerous Black-headed and Herring gulls, with a large quantity of Great Black-backed Gulls sheltering on Looe Island. (D Sharp)

Porthmeor: Yellow-browed Warbler this afternoon. (P Combridge)

Windmill Farm: Woodcock, 5 Grey Heron. (D Wright)

Predannack: Purple Sandpiper 2 miles inland on private pool. (D Wright)

Restronguet Weir: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 pair Red-breasted Merganser. (J St Ledger)

Restronguet Creek, near Point Quay: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kingfisher. (J St Ledger)

Swanpool: 1 Common Scoter (female) (J St Ledger) Also, 1f Common Scoter, 1f Little Grebe, 1 Common Dolphin (P Oldcorn)

Pandora Inn: 33 Mute Swan (L Sampson)

River Fal, Trelissick: 5 Teal, 7 Redshank, 4 Little Ergrets, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Curlew, 2 Mute Swans plus 1 Cygnet, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (G Wardle)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Swallow, 1m Tufted Duck, 5 Coot, 16 Moorhen, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing over, 213 Black headed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Par Beach: 2 Brent Geese (dark bellied), 59 Carrion Crow, 23 Pied Wagtail. (S Grose)

St Andrews Pool: 5 Mute Swan, 1 f Muscovey, 11 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 2+ Water Rail, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Marsh Tit, 1m Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Ebenezer:1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Treziase: 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Friday 23rd October 2020

Late news, 22nd October, Treen Cliffs: male Snow Bunting feeding near to the path at Treen Cliffs yesterday afternoon. (I Powell)

Late news, 22nd October, St Ives: Black-throated Diver in the bay. (Birdguides)

Lamorna Cove: Pallas’s Warbler & Yellow-browed Warbler by Lamorna pottery. (R Irvine)

Cot Valley: Dusky Warbler mid morning. Just down from pines and youth hostel. Calling and showing reasonably well. Favoring clump of ivy/bracken on right hand side of road. (N Ward)

Kenidjack: 1 Ring Ouzel. (B Stone)

Nanquidno: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Firecrest. (P Taylor, H Mitchell, J Miller)

Spotted Flycatcher – John Miller

Spotted Flycatcher – Phil Taylor

St Just: 2 Black Redstart around Lands End Airport buildings. (J Packer)

Foage Valley: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Sancreed: 2 Cattle Egret Treganhoe Fm. 5 Black Redstart (2 village, 1 Old Dairy, 2 Derval Farm incl new ad.m.), Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting.( D Flumm)

Lands End: Snow Bunting. (J Miller) Cuckoo still present. (R Farnes) Short-eared Owl. (T Lovelock)

Snow Bunting – John Miller

Rose Valley: 1 Common Snipe, 1 Merlin, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blackcap, 4 Goldcrest , 1 Firecrest , 150 + Chaffinch (A Bayly)

Morvah: 2 Black Redstart at the Church (A Bayly)

Pendeen: Richard’s Pipit at Lighthouse flew east calling at 10:10 (A Bayly , P Combridge)

Polgigga: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler along Bosistow Lane. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 1 Snow Bunting. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: Yellow-browed Warbler at north-west end. (Birdguides)

Mounts Bay: 20 Turnstone on beach between Penzance and Newlyn Art gallery this a.m. (M Logan)

Hayle Estuary; Copperhouse Creek between 1pm & 2pm: Pink-footed Geese, Mediterranean Gull’s, Greenshank, Curlew Sandpiper. (M Greenhalgh)

St Anthony in Roseland: c15 Long-tailed Tit this afternoon in hedgerow near Place Manor. (R Sharp)

College Reservoir: (Viz Mig) 181 Redwing, 96 Chaffinch 93 Goldfinch, 24 Fieldfare, 3 Linnet, 1 Mistle Thrush, 7 meadow Pipit, 46 Pied Wagtail and 6 Grey Wagtail. Also 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 46 Cormorant, 4 Shoveler, several Wigeon and Teal. (M Broadbent & C Foote)

Stithians: 1 Great Egret, 7 Whooper Swan. (Birdguides)

Swanpool: Yellow-browed Warbler reported.

Falmouth: Yellow-browed Warbler on coastpath between Falmouth and Maenporth reported.

Gillan Creek: 10 Cattle Egret, 3 Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Firecrest (M Grantham)

Cattle Egret – Mark Grantham

Coverack: 1 Stonechat. (J Witheywood)

Stonechat – J Witheywood

Camel Trail (Wadebridge old town bridge to sewage works): 20 Curlew, 30+ Lapwing, 15 Oystercatcher, 20+ Redshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Little Egret, 3 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, Herring, Lesser black-Backed and Black-headed Gulls, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Kestrel. ( S Marquis )

Trevose Head: Swallow & female Merlin. (C Moncaster)

Towan Head: 109 Auk Sp, flying south 14.30-16.30. (N Long)

Rame Head: 1 Lapland Bunting, 2 Black Redstart. (Birdguides)

Lower Tamar Lake: 5 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Great Crested Grebe. (R Mudge)

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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)


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)