Sunday 6th December 2020

Skewjack: Sociable Plover with Lapwing flock over the North side of Skewjack farm. (M Wallace et al)

Sociable Lapwing – Steve Rowe

Sociable Lapwing – Steve Rowe


St Erth: Dusky Warbler along footpath on West side of the fishing lakes (SW548347) showing and calling well at times; also Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Redpoll over. (R Veal et al) A number of Corvid sp. mainly Rooks and Jackdaws over railway station at 0730 being harassed by a smallish unidentifiable raptor. (D King)

Dusky Warbler – Steve Rowe

Yellow-browed Warbler – Mark Halliday

Dusky Warbler – Mark Halliday

Dusky Warbler – Mike Spicer

Dusky Warbler – Mike Spicer

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull, 4 (3 ad + 1 2W) Yellow-legged Gull, ad Herring x Lesser Black-backed Gull hybrid on Lelant Saltings and 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at station car park. (S Rowe, R Veal) Also reported, 1 adult Ring-billed Gull, 2 Knot, 2 female Goosander (D Eva) Tawny Owl in road by Tempest at 0613 this morning before flying into nearby tree. (D King) Ruff still on Copperhouse Creek this afternoon. (P Smale, I Grant, F Were) 6 Turnstone, 8 Shelduck, 3 Cormorant, 14 Curlew, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 52 Lapwing, 50+ Teal, 50+ wigeon, 12 Oystercatcher, 1 Buzzard, 17 Redshank. (K Bowers) 1 Whooper swan, flying out to sea, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Greenshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 65 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull. (I Grant, F Were)

Lapwing – Kevin Bowers

Oystercatcher – Kevin Bowers

Curlew – Kevin Bowers

Carnsew Pool: 1 Great Northern Diver, 20 Dunlin, 8 Grey Plover, 6 Ringed Plover and 3 Little Grebe. (I Grant, F Were)

Lizard, Church Cove: male Red-breasted Flycatcher again. (G Willetts)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Graeme Willetts

St Buryan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler. (J Ryan)

Lamorna: 1 Slavonian Grebe, Minke Whale and Common Dolphins. (M Broadbent)

Polgigga: 1 Barn Owl hunting in fields around Bosisto Lane and Raftra. (J Eaton)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: Siberian Chiffchaff still. Also, Firecrest, 2 (m+f) Blackcap, 1 Water Rail heard.  (L Proctor, R Augarde, T Mills) Also 1 f/juv Black Redstart and 1 prob Iceland Gull high over harbour towards Penzance. (B Dodd, T Mills). 1 Buzzard on wires over Newlyn Primary School. (T Mills)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Tony Mills

Common Buzzard – Tony Mills

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 1 drake Eider, 2 Brent Geese, 55 Common Scoter, 5 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver (D Eva) Also reported, 7 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver, 2 Eider, 2 Brent Geese , 7 Kittiwake Several pods of Common Dolphin. (J Howells) Also reported 9 Ringed Plover, 4 Sanderling, 5 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Turnstone, 2 Black Redstart (M+fF), 4 Great Northern Divers in the bay, 15+ Common Scoter off St. Michaels Mount. (D Sharp)

Black Redstart – Deena Sharp

Carbis Bay: 12 Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua. (S Rowe)

Derrick Cove/North Cliffs: 2 Peregrine Falcon, fem-type Black Redstart. (RB & PC Girling)

Godrevy: Lapland Bunting flew North 08:46.

St Gothian Sands: 2 (pr) Gadwall, c25 Tufted Duck, 5 Coot, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin. 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (R Veal)

Choon Farm, Manaccan: 15 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret. (D Flumm)

Cattle Egret – Dave Flumm

Gillan Creek, Manaccan: 3 Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 10 Redshank, 7 Little Egret, 17 Med Gulls. (D Flumm)

Common Sandpiper – Dave Flumm

Mullion: 1 Albino Pheasant. (A White)

Restronguet Weir: 5 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 probable Eider. (S Van Hear)

Maenporth: imm Spoonbill on tidal pool again this morning, but flew out to sea at 11.55 (J & D Chapman)

Carrick Roads: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver, 10 Red-breasted Merganser. Viewed from Loe Beach. (J St Ledger)

Gerrans Bay: 3 Slavonian Grebe, 5 Black-throated Diver (J Lewis)

Roseland: 1 Firecrest, 3 Cirl Bunting. (J Lewis)

Devoran Quay to Tallack’s Creek: 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Greenshank, 100+ Dunlin, 100+ Redshank, 80+ Curlew, 75+ Teal, 6 Shelduck, 6 Common Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull. (J St Ledger)

Spotted Redshank – John St Ledger

Tywarnhayle: 2 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1m Blackcap, 3m Blackbird, 3 Robin. (RB & PC Girling)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Juv Kingfisher, 1 Barnacle Goose, 6 Wigeon early am. (S Grose)

Par: 1 Water Rail (in flooded woodland opp pre school nursery). (S Grose)

Mevagissey Harbour: 1 f Kingfisher, 2 Turnstone. (S Grose)

Treziase: 1 f Reed Bunting. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 19 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Snipe. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe. (S Grose)

Gluvian: Female Merlin , 2 Stock Dove. (B Bosisto, L Payne)


Friday 4th December 2020

Late news, 28/11, Kynance: Chough. (H Tiddy)

Crows an Wra: Sociable Lapwing still present this am to north of village. (D Flumm, P Aley et al)

Sociable Lapwing – Mike Spicer

Penzance: ad Pacific Diver, 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 17 Purple Sandpiper, 8 Ringed Plover and a Kingfisher at Jubilee Pool. (M Broadbent)

Church Cove, The Lizard: male Red-breasted Flycatcher still in gardens below the church car park (G Wills)

Newlyn: Iceland Gull still in the fish quay. (M Broadbent)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull, 6 (2w, 3w, near ad, 3 ad) Yellow-legged Gull, probable hybrid Herring Gull x Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Grey Plover, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, c300 Lapwing, 12 Golden Plover. (R Veal)

Bussow Reservoir: redhead Goosander. (R Veal)

St Ives (8-10): 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Red-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Scoter, 8 Fulmar, c25 Dunlin, c8000 auk sp.(mainly Guillemot), c500 Kittiwake, c200 Shag. (R Veal) Also (10:30-15:30): 4 Great Northern Diver, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Great Skua, 8 Fulmar, c1200 Razorbill, c1800 Guillemot, c700 Kittiwake, c600 Gannet, 1 Glaucous Gull (14:48), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 60 Dunlin, 2 Purple Sandpiper. (P. Nason)

Pendeen: 4 Common Scoter, 1 Black-throated Diver, 3 diver sp, 4 Purple Sandpiper, 9 Great Skua, 5 Manx Shearwater, 111 Fulmar, 5 Med Gulls between 08:00 & 13:00, also 7+ Bottlenose Dolphin. (P Combridge, DK Parker)

Stithians: Short-eared Owl to the north of the reservoir over fields at dusk. (M Broadbent)

St Austell: Swallow flying South over the 10th hole at St Austell Golf Club. (G Kingdon)

Charlestown: 1m Blackcap (D Hastilow)

Mawgan Porth: 113 Teal,  2 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 34 Wigeon, 86 Canada Goose, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 125 Black-headed Gull , 5 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 13 Curlew. (B Bosisto)

Porth Reservoir: 12 Coot, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Kingfisher. (B Bosisto) 1f Peregrine hunting Corvid flock at dusk. (S Grose)

Walmsley Sanctuary: Pink-footed Goose, 5 Tufted Duck, 65 Wigeon , 55 Black-tailed Godwit. (B Bosisto)

Camel Estuary: 114 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 92 Shelduck, 506 Dunlin, 26 Ringed Plover, 700 Golden Plover, 250 Lapwing, 29 Grey Plover, 11 Knot. (B Bosisto)

Porthilly: 1 Great Northern Diver over, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 5 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 9 Turnstone, 86 Oystercatcher, 18 Wigeon, 11 Common Gull.(S Grose)

Flushing Estuary: 40+ Curlew, 3 Little Grebe, 10+ Turnstone, 3 Little Egret, 1 Greenshank, 20+ Purple Sandpipers (P Oldcorn, T Johnson)

Loe Pool: Spoonbill on Loe bar before flying south (S Bury)

Spoonbill – Steve Bury

Of interest, the juvenile Osprey 092 from the Rutland project and present on the Gannel Estuary during September has been sighted in Spain fishing in the Delta de la Tordera which is to the east of Barcelona. (D Carrier)


Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Crows an Wra: Sociable Lapwing still this morning west of village, south of road but distant. (D Flumm, J Jones)

Sociable Lapwing – Joe Jones

Sociable Lapwing – Joe Jones

Sociable Lapwing – Mike McKee

Kelynack: 1 Richard’s Pipit at Trevegean Farm SW368295 in field by public footpath. (N Wheatley)

Hayle Estuary: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull stilll late pm.

Church Cove: 1 male Red-breasted Flycatcher still present.

St Levan: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 1 Woodcock, 1 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Mistle Thrush, 22 Linnet, 2 Jay, 30 Guillemot, 25 Fulmar, 2 Chough, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (calling), 15 Redwing, 9 Goldfinch, 20 Chaffinch, 2 Raven.  (I Grant, F Were)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Firecrest, 1 Water Rail, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 female type Black Redstart. (S Green)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 1st winter Iceland Gull, 1 female type Black Redstart. (S Green)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 2 Great Northern Divers, 30+ Common Scoter, 5 Purple Sandpiper, male Black Redstart. (S Green)

Maenporth: imm Spoonbill at far end of tidal pool. (J Chapman)

Perran Sands: Jack Snipe, 2 Common Snipe, 160 Lapwing over and 2 Redwing. (T Wilson)

Wacker Quay: Black Swan heading downstream towards Anthony, 7  Redshank, 1  Little Egret, 20+ Teal, 15+ Wigeon. (D Sharp)

Polbathic Creek: Black Swan, in loose company of Mute Swan pair; all three seen off by resident male. (A Blonden)

Millbrook: 13  Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Gull, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 6 Redshank. (D Sharp)

Anderton: 2  Great Black-Backed Gull, 10 Shelduck. (D Sharp)

Tresemple Pool: 60 Teal, 35 Mallard, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Snipe and 1 Kingfisher and also 1 Peregrine overhead.  (A le Masurier)

Sancreed: 2 Little Egret, 128 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 15 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Goose, 55 Shelduck, 90 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 16 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 50 Oystercatcher, 2 Grey Plover, 2000+ Golden Plover, 250 Lapwing, 65 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 45 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 45 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 7 Snipe, 220 Black-headed Gull, 100 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 55 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Wood Pigeon, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 30 Redwing, 8 Blackbird, 1 Blue Tit, 12 Jackdaw, 80 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 30 Starling, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch. (M Scawen et al)

St Columb Major: 2 Cattle Egret still at 4:20pm before flying off towards Newquay (presumably roosting on the Gannel Estuary). (B Bosisto)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 35 Shoveler, 2 female Pintail, 2 Shelduck, 4 Tufted Duck, 51 Teal, 65 Wigeon, 9 Gadwall, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Water Pipit. (B Bosisto)

Chapel Amble: 1 Barn Owl, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap (4m+1f),1 Water Rail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 4 Mute Swan early am. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: 89 Oystercatcher, 1 Turnstone, 7 Curlew, 11 Redshank, 19 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Raven. (S Grose)

North Cornwall: 1 ring-tailed Hen Harrier this evening. (R Augarde)

Tregonetha Downs: 5 Snipe, 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Gerrans Bay: 8 Great Northern Diver, 11 Common Scoter. (D Hall, J.Taylor)

Hannafore: 2 Slavoniain Grebe. (D Spooner)

Penzance: 1 Kingfisher. (M Jones)


Tuesday 1st December 2020

Late news, 13/10, Fowey: Hawfinch in private garden. (T Eisler)

Late news, 29/11, Stepper Point: Barn Owl on the footpath between Tregirls beach and Hawkers Cove, perched on a fence post within 20 to 30 feet of the waters edge. (T Nightingale)

Crows-an-Wra: Sociable Lapwing still present with Lapwing. (J Ryan et al)

Sociable Lapwing – Sam Williams

Sociable Lapwing – Peter Tongue

Sociable Lapwing – Peter Tongue

Penzance: ad Pacific Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, c8 Great Northern Diver, ad drake Eider, c40 Common Scoter, 4 Purple Sandpiper from Jubilee Pool; 2 (1m) Black Redstart on PZ Gallery roof. (R Veal, B Mellow et al) Far end of Jubilee Pool: Pacific Diver 1/2km out of harbour late afternoon. (M Elliott)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad Ring-billed Gull, 1 Great Northern Diver. (T McGowan, R Veal)

Penberth: 1 Red-necked Grebe. (S Rogers)

Marazion Beach: 2 Brent Goose. (P Fraser)

Sandy Cove: Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, Water Rail. (L Proctor)

St Buryan: ringtail Hen Harrier flew towards Brane. (Birdguides)

Church Cove: ad male Red-breasted Flycatcher again. (B Mellow)

St Austell Sewage Works/ Pentewan Valley: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 9 Chiffchaff, 19 Goldcrest, Firecrest, Nuthatch, Marsh Tit, 5 Siskin, Mistle Thrush, 4 Dipper. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Pentewan Beach: Great Northern Diver offshore, 10 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff. (B Bosisto L Payne)

St Austell Bay/Spit Beach: Great Northern Diver, Curlew, 12 Turnstone, 9 Common Scoter. (E Mayhew)

Marazion, Longrock Pool: Siberian Chiffchaff with 8+ nominate Chiffchaff. (R Veal)

Little London Beach – Boat Cove: 1 Black-throated Diver, 19 Great Northern Diver, 2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 4 Redshank, 2 f/juv Black Redstart, 1 Water Pipit, c40 Rock Pipit, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap.(R Veal)

Marazion: Imm/fem Black Redstart in a private garden. (DK Parker)

Longrock: 4 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, c50 Common Scoter. (DK Parker)

Drift Reservoir: juvenile Iceland Gull near hide. (Birdguides)

Porthgwarra: 4 Chough, 1 Kestrel, 2 Common Scoter, many Gannet, 9 Stonechat, also small pod of Common Dolphin and some Grey Seals. (A Piper)

Atlantic Grey Seal – Alex Piper

Chough – Alex Piper

Common Dolphin’s – Alex Piper

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Goldeneye, 135 Lapwing, 59 Wigeon, 105 Teal, 1 Kingfisher (D Eva) Yellow-browed Warbler still in north-east corner. (Birdguides)

Fal Estuary: Black-tailed Godwit today near ardevora today. (A Claxton)

Portscatho Lookout: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Diver, 10 Common Scoter (female), 30 Curlew (over, then landing in field), 40+ Common Dolphin with feeding frenzy of Gannet, 2 Harbour Porpoise. (J St Ledger)

Slavonian Grebe – John St Ledger

Black-throated Diver – John St Ledger

Common Dolphin with feeding frenzy – John St Ledger

Harbour Porpoise – John St Ledger

Devoran Quay: 2 Grey Plover, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 72 Dunlin, 6 Common Gull. (J St Ledger)

Boscawen-noon: 73 Fieldfare, 120 Redwing, 4 Snipe. (D Flumm)

Downderry: moving west, 0805-0900, 269 Gannet, 2 Fulmar and 41 Kittiwake. On the sea later 10 Great Northern Diver. (A Payne)

Wadebridge: Female Black Redstart. (R Bullman)

Rock: 1 f Sparrowhawk, 1 m Blackcap, 7 Greenfinch (feeding on Ash seeds). (S Grose)

St Columb Major: 2 Cattle Egret in field opposite Pall factory (car boot field) at 14.30pm ( S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 1 Water Rail, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Coot, 9 Tufted Duck, 7 Teal. (S Grose)

Newquay: 9 Little Egret in to roost at the Zoo, 3 Tawny Owl at Trevemper, 100+ Pied Wagtail roosting on Morrisons roof. (S Grose)

Trelanvean: Single Cattle Egret heading inland over the St Keverne road near Coverack this afternoon (M Grantham)


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Sunday 29th November 2020

Please observe current Government guidelines with respect to travel and coronavirus restrictions (social distancing etc), but do still enjoy your birding locally and responsibly.

Crows-an-Wra: 1cy Sociable Lapwing briefly just North of Crows-an-Wra village c9:00, then relocated 13:00-15:20 in 4th field NE of Tredinney Campsite, later relocated in field East of the stone circle near Boscawen-noon Farm. (T McGowan, J Cook, S Rogers et al) Also ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 Stock Dove, 18 Fieldfare, c120 Lapwing, c300 Golden Plover in the area. (R Veal et al)

Sociable Lapwing – John St Ledger

Penzance: 1 Pacific Diver off Jubilee Pool also c.20 Common Scoter. c.20 Purple Sandpiper, c.20 Turnstone and c.20 Sanderling on the rocks. (M Jones)

Church Cove, Lizard: Red-breasted Flycatcher still present. (S Rogers)

Grade Marsh, Lizard: 1 Richards Pipit. (S Croft)

Bude Marsh: Siberian Chiffchaff. (A Roberts)

Walmsley Sanctuary/ Chaple Amble: 3 Water Rail , 310 Canada Goose, Pink-footed Goose, 72 Wigeon, 7 Mute Swan, 3 Gadwall, 26 Shoveler , drake Pintail, 85 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe , Golden Plover Little Egret, 10 Redwing 75 Fieldfare, 2 Grey Wagtail, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Water Pipit, 1 Yellowhammer. (B Bosisto) In addition, 1 Merlin, 1 Harrier sp, c.150 Curlew, 2 Stonechat, 1 Snipe, c.40 Redwing, c.30 Fieldfare. (A Langdon)

Yellow-browed Warbler – Adrian Langdon

Polgigga: Yellow-browed Warbler along bosistow lane and a Lapland Bunting at Higher Bosistow.
Also Snow Bunting still at Roskestal. (M Wallace)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper, 21 Stock Dove, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon, 11 Little Grebe. (R Veal)

Sancreed: Kestrel, 18 Snipe, 40 Skylark, 8 Fieldfare, Black Redstart, Chiffchaff, 70 Linnet. (D Flumm)

Bartinney: 1 Hen Harrier. (S Williams)

Hen Harrier – Sam Williams

Knavocks: Short-eared owl (G Rogers)

Short-eared Owl – Geoff Rogers

Hayle Estuary: Great Northern Diver on Carnsew Pool for 2nd day. (P Graham) 3 Goosander on Ryans Field. (J Jones)

Helston Boating Lake: 3 Mediterranean Gull, 163 Black-headed Gull, 5m Muscovey Duck, 13 Shoveler, 21 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant (high up in macrocarpa tree). (S Grose)

Porthleven Harbour: 19 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 68 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 m Black Redstart (at start of coastal path to Rinsey. (S Grose)

Falmouth Golf Course: 1+ Woodlark with 50+Skylark in fields nearby. Also, 200 Chaffinch, 30 Siskin, 20 Linnet, 10 Goldfinch, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2+ Cirl Bunting. View from golf course, fields are private land. (M Broadbent)

Swanpool: 6f Common Scoter and 1 Great Northern Diver. (M Broadbent)

Perranporth: 61 Lapwing, 7 Golden Plover, 2 Chough (unringed juvs), from Perran Sands. (S Grose)

Trevemper Sewage Works: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 46 Black-headed Gull, 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Kestrel, 7 Buzzard, 31 Linnet, 2 m Blackcap. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 161 Common Scoter, 2 Teal, 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Rowe) Also, 22 Purple Sandpiper, 19 Turnstone, 14 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover this afternoon. (M Lammas)

Porth Joke: 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 15 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 12 Blackbird, 3 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Water Pipit, 12 Redshank, 2 Dunlin (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Canada Goose, 2 Pochard and 2 Long-tailed Tit (K Gray)

Camelford: 1 Dipper by the bridge. (S Marquis)

Rocky Valley: 1 Dipper. (S Marquis)

Colliford Lake: C.700 Lapwing and Golden Plover in two areas at North end. Also a Goosander. (A Blonden)

Siblyback Lake: 2  Great Northern Driver, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Tufted Duck, 5 Redwing, 3 Coot, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Raven, 5 Cormorant, 7+ Goldfinch, 50+ Canada Goose, Plus a number of Lesser Black-backed Gull. (D Sharp)

Great Northern Diver – Deena Sharp

Little Grebe – Deena Sharp

Kingsmill Lake: 114 Avocet, 4 Greenshank, 17 Lapwing, 1 Knot, 3 Grey Plover, with 190+ Dunlin & many Redshank, Teal & Wigeon during a low tide count. (P Kemp)

Millbrook: 30 Teal, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 15 Cattle Egret, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank and 2 Mediterranean Gulls this afternoon. (A Payne)

Downderry: 1 Blackcap and 1 Brambling in private garden this morning. (A Payne)

Calstock: 43+ Snipe and 2 Green Sandpiper. (N Moore)


Saturday 28th November 2020

Please observe current Government guidelines with respect to travel and coronavirus restrictions (social distancing etc), but do still enjoy your birding locally and responsibly.

Marazion: Woodcock over Green Lane at first light. (DK Parker)

Crows-an-Wra: Sociable Lapwing initially here in flight at 10.05 and in field by the caravan park then flew along the A30 towards St Buryan. Also ringtail Hen Harrier and 2 Chough (S Rowe, T Carson)

St Buryan: Sociable Lapwing in fields to north of B3283 c300m east of the garage c10.30-11-10 when it flew back towards Crows-an-Wra. (S Rogers et al)

Penzance (Jubilee Pool): 7 Purple Sandpiper, 12 Common Scoter, 1 Pacific Diver. (I Grant, F Were, N Rogers) 3 Black-throated Diver and 1 Red-throated Diver off Jubilee Pool mid-pm. (S Rowe, T Carson)

Church Cove; Lizard: adult male Red-breasted Flycatcher still. (Birdguides)

Newlyn: Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, Black Redstart and 2 Blackcap at Sandy Cove. (L Proctor T Mills) also 36 Common Scoter & 4 Great Northern Diver. (S Rowe T Carson)

Yellow-browed Warbler – Tony Mills

Walmsley Sanctuary: Pink Footed Goose, 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (C Selway)

Towan Head, Newquay: 23 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover. (N Long) 19 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Grey Plover, 29 Oystercatcher, 7 Turnstone, 1m Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Rock Pipit. Great Northern Diver still off Fly cellars. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 7 Corn Bunting, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Pendeen: Juv Iceland Gull. (P Clement)

Par Beach: 1 Great Northern Diver, 9 Eider (7 male, 2 female). (E Mayhew)

Par Pond: 1 Common Sandpiper. (E Mayhew)

Calstock, East pond: 42+ Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper. (Neil Moore)

Land’s End: Great Skua & 20 Common Scoter south. 35 Fulmar feeding. (D Flumm)

Kiberick Cove: 2 Black Redstart (L Sampson)

Siblyback Lake: 3 Goosander, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Teal, 30 Fieldfare, 60 Redwing, 15 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush,  1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Stonechat. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Downderry: Blackcap, Firecrest and Chiffchaff all noted today. (A Payne)

Seaton: male Wigeon with Mallards for fourth successive day, at least. (A Payne)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Little Grebe, 25+ Snipe, 20+ Lapwing, 40+ Teal, 30+ Wigeon, Grey Heron. (P Oldcorn)

Swanpool; Falmouth: Yellow-browed Warbler still. (Birdguides)

Coverack: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler at the sewage works; also Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver and Velvet Scoter offshore. (Birdguides)

Charlestown: 1 f Sparrowhawk, 6 Long-Tailed Tits, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Wood Pigeons, 4 Blue Tits, 2 Great Tits, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Dunnock, 8 House Sparrows, 1 Wren, 2 Jackdaws, 2 Magpies, 2 Robins, 2 Blackbirds ( D Hastilow )

Treraven Meadows: 1 Green Sandpiper. (S Marquis)

Camel Trail: 2 Marsh Tit. (S. Marquis)

Lamorna: 2 Humpback Whales reported. (J Ryan)


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Thursday 26th November 2020

Late news, 25/11, Tresillian: 1 Firecrest. (A Nicholson)

Porthgwarra: Dusky Warbler in car park sallows, Little Bunting north hedge of weedy field bordering 60 ft cover, 1 Firecrest, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 37 Golden Plover, 2 Roe Deer. (B Mellows) Also 1 Swallow, 2 Black Redstart, 2 Sparrowhawk. (I Grant, F Were)

Polggiga: Siberian Chiffchaff in copse by the cottages. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal: 101 ringed on private site. Totals included, 29 Common Chiffchaff, 3 Siberian Chiffchaff, 7 Goldcrest, 3 Firecrest, 24 Blackcap, Yellow-browed Warbler and 18 Blackbird. (K Wilson)

St Levan: Hen Harrier, Swallow and Yellow-browed Warbler. (M Wallace)

Church Cove, Lizard: Red-breasted Flycatcher still although mobile. (G Willet) Also 1st Winter Red-breasted Flycatcher preent late am and early pm. (T and S Carson)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – David Chilcott

Coverack: Siberian Chiffchaff still near the sewage works this morning, female Velvet Scoter still in the bay. (J Jones)

Siberian Chiffchaff – Joe Jones

Porthoustock: 2 male Black Redstart on the beach, 1 Grey Wagtail also a dead 3m Basking Shark. (J Jones, G Willet)

Black Redstart – Joe Jones

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest and 1 Great Northern Diver. (L Proctor, S Rogers)

Trenow Cove, Marazion: Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Curlew, 15 Oystercatcher, White Wagtail and a Grey Wagtail. (A Witheywood)

Nanquidno: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Bullfinch. (C Moore)

Carrick Roads: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Red-breasted Merganser (D Eva) Also 3 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger)

Black-necked Grebe – John St Ledger

Swanpool, Falmouth: Yellow-browed Warbler in Swanvale NR with Chiffchaff, m Black Redstart in Trenoweth Road, c125 Redwing c250 Woodpigeon moving NE (J Chapman)

Towan Head, Newquay: 100+ Common Scoter in the bay. (M Lammas) 24 Purple Sandpipers, 1 Grey Plover, 4 Turnstones, 5 Oystercatchers on rocks behind Headland hotel this pm (M Lammas)

Porth: 1 Kestrel, 1 Great Northern Diver off Towan beach (A le Masurier)

Tregeseal stone circle: 2 Fieldfare. (S Williams)

Cotehele: Firecrest, Southern Hawker Dragonfly (R Smaldon)

Tresillian to Tresemple Pool: 64 Redshank, 34 Curlew, 12 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 27 Shelduck, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron. 1 Goldcrest, 4 Long-tailed Tit. (A Nicholson)

Troon: (8am-10am) 885+ Redwing, 239+ Fieldfare, 188 Woodpigeon all heading NE. (S Taylor)

Feock: 175+ Woodpigeon heading NE. (S Taylor)

Portgaverne (near pub): 1 Black Redstart. (I. J. Bennallick)

Rock Helipad Field: 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

St Minver Lowlands: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Carnanton Woods: 2 Tawny Owl from spitfire corner. (S Grose)