White-tailed Eagle Statement: After the recent media attention that CBWPS were involved with in relation to the visiting White-tailed Eagle at Colliford Reservoir, it became apparent that prior to this additional attention the bird in question was subjected to unnecessary disturbance and possibly even photographers “baiting” the bird in a bid to get better shots! The reported incidents did not occur in the past few days and no criticism of those who have reported the bird recently is intended.
With this in mind CBWPS will no longer be publicising it’s presence on the sighting page, which is an action that we already undertake with many susceptible and vulnerable species throughout the county. If you do go to see the Eagle, we urge people to stay at a far distance from the bird and to be mindful that disturbing the bird from its day roost will be detrimental to its overall health and welfare.
We also request that if people are aware that persistent disturbance is occurring to any bird on a CBWPS managed reserve, or indeed anywhere within the county, that they report this matter to firstname.lastname@example.org so that the appropriate news can be withheld and that the reserve wardens and managers can also take the appropriate course of action. If the relevant persons are unaware of such actions then nothing can be done to rectify it moving forward!
Upper Tamar Lake: 3 Tundra Bean Geese, 3 Egyptian Geese still on west side field. (B Craven)
Foxhole: Diving duck showing characteristics of female Ring-necked Duck x Tufted Duck. (L Bosisto)
Walmsley Sanctuary: 6 Glossy Ibis roosted again today. (Birdguides)
St Gothian Sands NR: Snow Bunting still present tho mobile. 128 Canada Geese, 1 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, 3 Pochard, 1f Wigeon, 236 Teal, 28 Mallard, 10+ Tufted Duck, 5 Little Grebe, 14 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 13 Oystercatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 5 Linnet, 6 Rock Pipit, 180+ Starling, 150+ Lapwing, 2 Coot, 8+ Moorhen, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 18 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 61 Black-headed Gull, 45+ Herring Gull. 1000’s of Gulls in St Ives Bay. (P Freestone) Also 1 ad Little Gull over the reserve flying out to sea. (T Mills)
Hannafore: Red-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver and Eider. (P Aley)
Torpoint: Red-necked Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, 6 Brent Geese. (P Aley)
Tregantle, nr Torpoint: 1 Cattle Egret in field with cattle across the road W of Fort @15.50, before flying off. (D Allan)
Newlyn: Juv Glaucous Gull and Great Northern Diver still. (D Beadle)
Hayle Estuary: 7 (5m 2f) Goosander, 150+ Golden Plover, 2 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 2 Greenshank, 5 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher. Ryan’s Field: 25 Redshank, 1 Wren, 1f Chaffinch. Carnsew Pool: 1 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 24 Cormorant, 6 Oystercatcher, 40+ Redshank 10.00 – 12.30. (M Webb)
Maer Lake: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 50 Golden Plover then 3000+ in sky, 300+ Lapwing, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 100+ Wigeon, 100+ Teal, 300+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Snipe, 2 Shelduck, 20 Herring Gull, 20 Curlew on hill towards sea. (T Nicholson)
Drift Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe. (A McKechnie)
Wacker Quay: 2 Spoonbill, 50 Avocet and Whimbrel. (P Aley)
Wilcove: 3 Whimbrel & 2 Common Sandpiper. (P Aley)
Lands End: 2 Chough, 1 Black Redstart (m). (A & B Tregunna)
Looe: Common Sandpiper. (P Aley)
St Clement: 1 Pintail. (K Hambly-Staite)
Loe Pool: 12 Shoveler, 8 Grey Heron in the reeds on the north side and four Goosander in the central part of the lake. (P Fletcher)
St Buryan: c60 Lapwing and c400 Golden Plover over Boskenna Nurseries. (D Beadle, S Ellis)
Truro: Meadow Pipit in front garden. (M Costa)
Lost Gardens Of Heligan: 7 Chaffinch, 2 Great Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Coal Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 1 Goldcrest. (K Bowers)
Late submission, 13/1, Gunwalloe: 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Wood)