Tuesday 27th November 2018

Late news, 26/11, St John’s Lake, Torpoint: 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Black necked Grebe, 11 Brent Geese (both pale-bellied and dark-bellied), 5 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Black Redstart (on Marine Drive). (A Pearson)

Late news, 26/11, Fowey: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Guillemot, 1 Mediterranean Gull, c10 Kittiwake, 5 breaching Bluefin Tuna for a kayak. (R Kirkwood)

Gannet, Rupert Kirkwood

Common Guillemot, Rupert Kirkwood

Late news, 26/11, Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 Red-breasted Merganser still in Carnsew and one later in the Harbour. Also Spoonbill at Copperhouse Creek. (M Rouncefield)

Red-breasted Merganser – Marlene Rouncefield

St Clement: 2 Cattle Egret last field on left before village. (M Jones)

Sennen Cove: 2 Great Northern Diver. (J Miller)

Rock: 3 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Greenshank, 96 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 15 Turnstone, 2 Common Gull from Porthilly Point. (S Grose)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 21 Common Gull ( adults & 3x1st w); 3 dark-bellied Brent Geese. (J Hawkey) Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill again.

Lower Tamar Lake: 16 Goosander (6m 10f) on a dawn count, all birds flew off by 0745. (R Mudge)

Kingsmill Lake am: c200 Avocet, 2 Grey Plover, 6+ Snipe, 4 Greenshank, c100 Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwits, Wigeon, Kingfisher, Great Crested Grebe & 4 presumed escape Barnacle Geese. (P Aley)

Torpoint, St Johns Lake:1 Great Northern Diver off west mud. (S.Eddy)

Lostwithiel: 1 male Blackcap on feeders in a  private garden. (E Mayhew)

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