Sunday 20th November 2016

Sunday 20th November 2016

Windmill Farm: 1 Great Grey Shrike in the car park area at 11:30 for 20 minutes (a first for the reserve), 2 m Hen Harrier, 1 f Marsh Harrier, 1 Barn Owl, 5 Redwing, 1 Wigeon, 2 Woodcock, 3 Snipe. (D Wright)

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Great Grey Shrike, male Hen Harrier – Dougy Wright

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 1 drk Green-winged Teal tho distant, 2 (1w+2w) Spoonbill, 2 (ad+1w) Common Gull, 2 Knot, 3 redhead Goosander early am only, 6 Grey Plover, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit. (R Veal) 1 Water Pipit from the causeway and 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull. (L Langley) Jay at Ryan’s Field.

Restronguet Creek: Dalmatian Pelican opposite Point Quay on dead tree at high tide then circling over creek supervised by 2 Sparrowhawks before flying west. (Like a Lancaster Bomber with 2 Spitfires!) (K. Dalziel, J Turner)

Botallack: 1 Pelican seen heading towards Pendeen, presumed bird seen flying off from Restronguet Creek. (H Wlliams)

Charlestown: 1 m Blackcap. (D Hastilow)


Blackcap – David Hastilow

Tresilian to St Clements: 3 Greenshank, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Kingfisher (B Field)


Kingfisher – Brian Field

Bude Marsh: 1 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Mute Swan, 3 Stonechat, c156 Lapwing. (H Wilkins)

Rinsey:  2 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 5 Meadow Pipit. (A James)

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Peregrines – Alan James

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Jack Snipe, c70 Snipe, Bittern, early afternoon from roadside viewpoint. (S Kolodziejski)

Bude Marsh: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler along canal path on left hand side before Truscott Bridge. (A Roberts)

Pentire Head, Newquay: American Wigeon on the sea with 70 Wigeon late afternoon. (T Wilson)

Gannel Estuary: 1 Cattle Egret roosting with 12 Little Egret in Penpole creek, 130+ Curlew and Kingfisher fishing from boats. (M Lammas)  Presumed same as above American Wigeon, 30 Rock Pipit, 1 Black Tailed-Godwit. (S Rowe)

Pentire Point West: c250 Linnet, c200 Skylark, 50 Chaffinch. (S Rowe)

Porth Joke: 2 Firecrest. (S Rowe)

Perranporth: 1 Black Redstart at base of cliff. (T Wilson)

College Reservoir: 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 m Pochard. (L Langley)

Carbis Bay: 2+ Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver. (L Langley)

Polgigga:Siberian Chiffchaff at end of Bosistow lane (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest (M Wallace)

St Levan: 1 Firecrest. (M Wallace)

Bartinney: 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Snipe, 3 Golden Plover. (C Moore, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Levant: 2 Chough, 1 Common Snipe, 2 Great Northern Diver over. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

St Ives: 1 Firecrest at Little-In-Sight. 1 Velvet Scoter flew past island.

Gorrangorras, Penryn River: 4 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, c20 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 20 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 18 Carrion Crow. (D Chaney)

Stithians Reservoir: 8 Little Grebe, 10 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 170+ Canada Goose, 76+ Wigeon, c20 Teal, 8 Tufted Duck, 30+ Mallard, 1 Buzzard, 2 Golden Plover, 234+ Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, c25 Snipe, 16 Black-headed Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Herring Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Magpie, all from Stuart Hutchings/Southern hides. (D Chaney)

Gerrans Bay:  9 Great Northern Diver, 17 Black-throated Diver, 26 Common Scoter 3pm from Pendower Beach upper car park. (D Hall)

Helford River:  1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Grey Seal from Trebah Beach (J St Ledger)


Great Northern Diver – John St Ledger

St Agnes Head: 1 Short-eared Owl at 12.00 noon. (S Mickleburgh)


Short-eared Owl – Sue Mickleburgh

St. Austell: 1 Robin, 1 Jay, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Goldcrest. (K Bowers)

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Nuthatch, Goldcrest and Jay – Kevin Bowers

Park Head: 4 Chough. (S Croft)

Porthcothan Bay: 1 juv Glaucous Gull. (S Croft)

Men-an-Tol: 1 ringtail and 1 male Hen Harrier plus c150 Golden Plover. (DK Parker)

Lizard Point: 1 possible Pacific Diver in flight with two Black-throated Diver past.

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