Saturday 23rd November 2013

Saturday 23rd November 2013

St Gothian Sands LNR: 1 Mute Swan + 2 young, 1 Shelduck, 9 Mallard, 40 Tufted Duck, 20 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 17 Teal, 2 Dabchick, 37 Lapwing, 2 Moorhen, 1 Chiffchaff and 3 Stonechat. (MJ Spicer)
Tresemple Pool: 1m Mandarin still plus 1 Water Rail and 150+ Teal. (M Jones)
Long Rock: 60 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver and 3 Great Northern Diver. (P Fraser, DK Parker)
Marazion Marsh: 2 Mute Swan, 28 Teal, 16 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 22 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Water Rail, 7 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Merlin, Kestrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 7 Snipe, 1 Dunlin, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (DK Parker, P Fraser, B Sharples – photo)  
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Long Rock: Around 20,000 Starling this evening including a flock of c8,000 which came in from the east. (P Fraser)
Men an Tol: 3 Hen Harrier (1 male), 1 Merlin and 1 Woodcock. (I Webster) Also a Northern Harrier photographed by Bob Sharples in the early afternoon, see below. Identification confirmed following receipt of further photographs, see 24/11/2013 above. (D Parker)

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 Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Goosander (7m 7f), 1 Kingfisher, 2 Jay, 3 Tufted Duck (2m 1f), 7 Wigeon (4m 3f), 2 Shoveler (1m 1f) and 1 Little Grebe. (RC Mudge)
Lizard Point: 1 Swallow and 1 House Martin hawking for insects near cafe. (D Hall)
Porthgwarra: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff.
Land’s End: 3 Black Redstart.
Gerran’s Bay: 8 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Diver and 4 Slavonian Grebe off Pendower Beach.
Zennor: 2 Hen Harrier (1 male) at Trewey Moor.
Ruan Lanihorne: 1m Brambling on garden feeder.
Feock: 12+ Black-necked Grebe off Loe Beach.
St Ives: 3 Med Gull offshore. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)
MJS