Friday 16th December 2016

Late news, 15/12, Looe Island: 43 Black-headed Gull, 2 Blackbird, 1 Buzzard, 9 Carrion Crow, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Common Scoter, 10 Cormorant, 2 Curlew, 1 Dunnock, 25 Fulmar, 10 Gannet, 1 Goldcrest, 8 Goldfinch, c.40 Great Black-backed Gull (including 10 ringed as chicks on Looe Island), 2 Grey Heron, c.175 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Little Egret, 18 Mallard, 12 Oystercatcher, 1 Pheasant, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Robin, 17 Shag, 2 Stonechat, 8 Turnstone, 1 Water Rail, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Wigeon (first record for the island), 6 Wood Pigeon, 8 Wren. (D Spooner)

Late news, 15/11, Stithians Reservoir, Golden Lion cut off: 6 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Wigeon, 41 Teal, 9 Mallard, 6 Snipe. Main lake: 2 (pr) Goldeneye, 9 Cormorant, one colour ringed red TBY. (D Parker)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Muscovy Duck, 6 hybrid goose, 8 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Greylag Goose, 260 Canada Goose, 1 Mandarin Duck, 16 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 21 Mallard, 2 drake Ring-necked Duck, 30 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Buzzard, 2 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 26 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 53 Black-headed Gull, 28 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 107 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull. (WeBS count, D Parker) Also 2 Cattle Egret. (P&H Taylor)

Bodmin: 2 juv Kingfisher at the first bridge you come to on the Bodmin camel trail this afternoon. (A Robertson)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Carnsew Pool: 1 imm Spoonbill, 15 Grey Plover, 8 (5 ad) Med Gull. (R Veal)

Wadebridge, Camel Trail:  1 Goosander still by town bridge, 38 Shelduck, 6 Little Egret, 4 Dunlin, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Plover  (T Hardware)

Botallack Common : Hen Harrier (male) this morning east of common nr Boslow Farm. (P Clarke)

Kenidjack : Yellow-browed Warbler midday in bushes rear of sewage works. (P Clarke)

Penzance: 1 Black Redstart near rail station. (A McKechnie, B Dodd)

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Black Redstart – Alex Mckechnie

Bartinney:  1 male Hen Harrier and 2 Short-eared Owl. (A McKechnie, B Dodd, R Farnes, A James) 1 Kestrel attempting to snatch a vole prey from 1 of the 2 Short-eared Owls. (A James)

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Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl – Alex Mckechnie

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Kestrel and Short-eared Owl, Short-eared Owl takeoff – Alan James

Lizard Downs: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 ad male Hen Harrier quartering the small fields bordering the road to Kynance Cove (JH & K Dalziel)

Newquay, nr RAF St Mawgan: 1 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

St John’s Lake: 1 Long-tailed Duck showed for 30 minutes (1hr before low tide) pair of Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Black Redstart along foreshore. (M Beer).

Wacker Quay: 1 drake Pintail. (M Beer).

Nanjizal: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler; 3 Lapland Bunting over.

Penzance: 70 Sanderling; 25 Ringed Plover by Jubilee Pool. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Padstow: 6500 Black-headed Gull, 210 Common Gull, 57 Mediterranean Gull roosted off Padstow, with 4 Yellow-legged Gull (3ad, 1 2nd yr), with 154 Pied Wagtail pre-roost on sand bar. (D Julian)

Gannel Estuary: Cattle Egret

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