Thursday 29th December 2016

Thursday 29th December 2016

Late pictures, 28/12, Longrock Pool: 1w Ring-billed Gull and 1 ad Kittiwake. (L Proctor)

LProctor_RBGull1_281216Ring-billed Gull, Linton Proctor LProctor_RBGull2_281216Ring-billed Gull, Linton Proctor LProctor_Kittiwake_281216Kittiwake, Linton Proctor

Late news, 28/12, Penzance: 29 Purple Sandpiper roosting at Battery Rocks. (T Mills) Also 1 Red-necked Grebe and 3 Velvet Scoter offshore.

Late news 28/12, Kenidjack: 2 Chough. (A James)

AJames_Chough1_281216Chough AJames_Chough2_281216Alan James

Sancreed: 2 Cattle Egret with 2 Little Egret at Sellan Farm – viewable from Sancreed bus stop 10:00hrs onwards (D Flumm)

Mounts Bay: 1 ad  Pacific Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver, 12+ Great Northern Diver, 3 Velvet Scoter, c20 Common Scoter. (L Proctor) Possible American Herring Gull on the sea.

Mousehole: 1 m  Eastern Black Redstart still plus 1 Otter reported offshore at 8:45am. (L Proctor)

Longrock Pool: 1w Ring-billed Gull again. (L Proctor) Also in field behind pool, 1 doe Roe Deer with this year’s twin kids. (A James) Possible 1w Caspian Gull or hybrid reported.

AJames_RoeDeer_291216Roe Deer, Alan James

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 m Black Redstart, 1 Water Rail, 1 m Blackcap. (L Proctor)

Perranuthnoe: 1 Hudsonian Whimbrel in Boat Cove again, 2 Black-Throated Diver offshore. (A Green)

Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve: 5 Snipe. (A. Green)

Porthgwarra: c2000 Starling at Arden-Sawah & Roskestal Farms. 1 Snipe, 2 Dartford Warbler, 6 Stonechat on moor. 2 Red Deer in cattle field at Roskestal. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Laneast Down:  1 Merlin, 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 1 Snipe, 2 Teal, 4 Stonechat, c200 Reed Bunting, c50 Meadow Pipit, c100 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, 11 Fieldfare  (L Sampson) 

The Lizard, Trevassack Quarry: 2 Firecrest. (JHawkey & K Dalziel)

Bartinney Down: 2 Short-eared Owl in aerial  territorial dispute. (A James)

AJames_SEO_291216Short-eared Owls, Alan James

Gannel Estuary: 17 Cattle Egret (14 of which flew in at late time of 17.04) 12 Little Egret. (S Rowe)

Cape Cornwall: 3 Red-throated Diver, flying north, 6 Harbour Porpoise, 30+ Common Dolphin in two pods (including 2 small calves) and 1 Striped Dolphin associating with the Common Dolphins (seen leaping out of the water and side slapping). (D&T Barber)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve, estuary: 1 Green-winged Teal, 1 Spoonbill, 8 Goosander (2m, 6f) Ryan’s Field: 10 Bar-tailed Godwit + 4 Snipe. Carnsew Basin: 1 Great Northern Diver. (J St Ledger) Also 4 Grey Plover, 5 Little Grebe and 1 Kingfisher.

JStLedger_Goosander_291216Goosander, John St Ledger

Gwennap Sewage Works: 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Water Rail, 2 Moorhen, 1 Grey Wagtail. (J St Ledger)

Sennen: 10 Snipe at Trinity Pool.

St Ives: 1 Black Redstart on wall by Porthmeor Beach car park.

Penzance: 4 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Velvet Scoter and 8 Great Northern Diver off Jubilee Pool.

Drift Reservoir, (members only): 2 Black-necked Grebe and 1 Scaup.

Swanpool – Castle Beach, Falmouth: 1 Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck, 9+ Mute Swan on Swanpool with 1+ Great Northern Diver, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull offshore;  m Sparrowhawk, 2 f Blackcap, 10+ Dunnock on the coast path, 2 Turnstone, 1 Little Egret on Swanpool Point, 2 Rock Pipit on Gyllyngvase Beach, 1 Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit Castle Beach (S Perfect)