Friday 20th November 2020

Friday 20th November 2020

Late News, 19/11, Lower Predannack: 40+ Golden Plover, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Common Snipe (J Evans)

Late News, 19/11, St John’s Lake, Torpoint: 2 Great Northern Diver, 14 (3 Pale-bellied,11 Dark-bellied) Brent Goose, 20 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Black Redstart on Marine Drive. (A Pearson)

Church Cove: Adult male Red-breasted Flycatcher, Treecreper, Swallow. (M Broadbent, E Cornelius, C Hill, H Keeper, J Blair)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Graeme Willetts

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Graeme Willetts

Red-breasted Flycatcher – Graeme Willetts

Mullion/Poldhu: 1 Snow Bunting still above Craig-a-Bella on golf tee. (J Jones, M Broadbent et al)

Snow Bunting – Joe Jones

Carrick Roads: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-breasted Merganser (2 male, 1 female). All near the green marker buoy and viewed from Restronguet Weir. (J St Ledger)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Goldeneye, 1 pair Pochard, 18 Wigeon, 30+ Teal, 27 Lapwing.. (J St Ledger)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 46 Fieldfare in tree. (B Toms)

Tywardreath: Male Blackcap in private garden. (R Barlow)

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

Hayle: 1 Great Northern Diver seen fishing from bridge, large numbers of Wigeon and Teal also large mixed gull roost. (C Lovatt)

Sancreed: 17 Lapwing, 14 Skylark, 20 Fieldfare, 2 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: Woodcock, Goldeneye, Tufted Duck, Med Gull, 30 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 3 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

Penzance: 1st winter Iceland Gull on rocks just west of Jubilee Pool, Penzance. (J Branscombe)

Downderry: 0755-0900, moving west 2 Shelducks, 6 Common Scoters, 1 Red-throated Diver and 14 Kittiwakes. In the afternoon 5 Black Redstarts. (A Payne)

Towan Head: 51 Common Scoter in bay. (S Rowe)

Chapel Amble: 2 Mistle Thrush,100 Fieldfare, 200 Redwing, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, Grey Wagtail, Water Pipit, 4 Water Rail. (B Bosisto)

Garden Listing 2.0 20th Nov 2020, Constantine: Occasionally you get one of those days. For me today was one of them. Sunshine, a light wind from the north west and perfect visibility boded well. The sky seems full of gulls and corvids and two circling Buzzards.

At about 7.45 a flock of about 30 Lapwing flew over the garden (first sighting for the year here). There are egrets on the field opposite – just too far away for me to identify as either Little or Cattle. A large female Sparrowhawk drifts over. I haven’t got out of bed yet. All this from my bedroom window.

The usual birds are at the feeder including Nuthatch and Great Spotted Woodpecker. The sun is out and shining on the trees to the north of my garden. I stand for an hour and observe. A large tit flock goes through with about twenty Long-tailed and two male Bullfinches amongst them. Lots of Redwing are going over and some …  continue reading on the garden listing page here …. Note also that this weekend is garden listing bird race weekend!