Saturday 17th December 2016

Saturday 17th December 2016

Pair of  binoculars found in the Stuart Hutchings Hide, Stithians Reservoir, please contact Alastair Jeffery 01209-210215.

Truro, Treliske Hospital: c400 Pied Wagtail again roosted in trees at the Trelawny Wing. (T Mills)

Sancreed: 2 Cattle Egret in view from bus stop, in field with 4 cattle at Sellan Farm, north of Drift reservoir from 12:30-13:00hrs at least. 6 egret sp, including at 3 Cattle Egret and 1 Little Egret at 15:30 until 16:15 when flew in direction of Tregonahye fm/Drift Res. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 2 drk Ring-necked Duck though mobile and flighty, seen from the dam and NE arm. Also 1 Black-necked Grebe from hide, 85 Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover, 1f Goldeneye (NE arm), 2 Coot, 2 (drk + leucistic f) Mandarin, 4+ Chiffchaff, 1 Peregrine, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 26 Wigeon, 25 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Pochard. Also 1 Great White Egret and 2 Cattle Egret at 15:40, so different to Sancreed birds. (R Veal, P St Pierre, R Farnes – photos)

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Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Spoonbill still. (R Veal)

Carrick Roads: 24 Red breasted Merganser, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Great Northern Diver, 6 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Velvet Scoter, 3 Common Scoter, 2 Great crested Grebe (D. Eva)

College Reservoir: 2 Scaup (1 female, 1 imm. male), 73 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Gadwall, 12 Teal, 45 Coot, 18 Wigeon (D. Eva)

Newquay, fly cellars: 1 Great Northern Diver. (S Grose) Pentire head: 3 Chough, 1 colour ringed, Wigeon flock off Crantock beach.1 30 pm (M Lammas)

Loe Pool: 15 Shoveler, 5 Goosander (1m 4f), 27 Pochard, 3 Water Rail, 14 Grey Heron, 33 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 13 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cetti’s Warbler. (G Adams) Also 29 Pochard, with 1 Black-throated Diver on the sea (J St Ledger – photos)

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Bartinney Downs; 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Kestrel, 2 Dartford Warbler, 4 Snipe, 120+ Lapwing. (J St Ledger – photo & A James)


Watergate Bay: Two Chough at N end for a couple of weeks at least. (R Hooten)

Gannel Estuary: 1m American Wigeon (early morning only), 98 Wigeon, 1f Pintail, 3 Mallard, 2 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 11 Cattle Egret (flew in to roost at 16.10), 12 Little Egret, 720 Black-headed Gull, 6 Med Gull, 1 Firecrest, 113 Curlew and 1 Kingfisher. (SG Rowe, T Wilson)
Probable American Wigeon with c60 Wigeon on the sea from the car park of The Bowgie Inn, but viewing conditions poor. (N Davis)

Porth Joke: 1 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 15 Blackbird, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Bullfinch. (SG Rowe)

Pentire Point West: c.400 Linnet, c. 200 Skylark, 30 Chaffinch, 1 Reed Bunting. (SG Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir:  Pair of Goldeneye from the Stuart Hutchens Hide. (A Jeffery)

Padstow, Hawkers Cove: 37 Common Gull and 7 Mediterranean Gull on shoreline with incoming tide. (S Grose)

Newlyn (Sandy Cove): 2 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Scoter. (P Taylor)

Penzance: 32 Common Scoter,1 Razorbill offshore 1 Little Egret, 50 Ringed Plover, 50 Sanderling, 12 Purple Sandpiper, 20 Dunlin, 21 Turnstone, 1 f Black Redstart at Battery Rocks. (P Taylor) Also drake Velvet Scoter offshore. (M Ahmad)

Upper Tamar Lake: 1 Cattle Egret distantly in field with a bull also 1 female Hen Harrier. (DI Julian)

Lower Tamar Lake: 28 Goosander. (DI Julian)

Lower Moors Plantation: c1.5 Million Starlings roosted  this evening with 3 Peregrine hunting. (DI Julian)

Zennor: 1 Short-eared Owl in Foage Valley. (B Dodds)

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