Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Late news, 02/01, Bartinney Down:  2 Short-eared Owl in aerial territorial dispute. (A James)

Short-eared Owl in territorial dispute, Bartinney Downs, A James
Short-eared Owl, Bartinney Downs, A James

Late news, 2/1, Loe Pool (Degibna): 1 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff. (D Hastilow)


Goldcrest, David Hastilow


Chiffchaff, David Hastilow


Late news, 2/1, Polgigga: 4 Yellow-browed Warbler in Nanjizal Valley, 5 Lapland Bunting in stubble fields at Trevilley.

Latenews, 2/1 Falmouth: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Swanvale.

Mount’s Bay Pelagic, (12.00 – 15.30): 3 Velvet Scoter, c 30 Common Scoter, 5 Eider (group of 4 and the resident male separately), c10 Guillemot, c20 Great Northern Diver, 1 Kittiwake and several Gannet. Also 2 pods of c25 ea Common Dolphin. (M Elliot, M Ahmad, M Spicer, T Mills)


Common Dolphin, mother & calf, Tony Mills


Velvet Scoter, Tony Mills

Penzance: Pacific Diver (ad) still off Jubille Pool, also 2 Great Northern Diver.

Nanjizal:Little Bunting just north of the valley and east of kissing gate on path from Trevilley, also from Trevilly to Nanjizal: 2 (m&f) Bullfinch, c100 Skylark, c300 Linnet, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Reed Bunting, c100 Chaffinch, c40 Meadow Pipit, 5+ Song Thrush, 10+ Dunnock. (P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Mousehole: Eastern Black Redstart (1w male) still on rocks just south of Rock Pool café.

St Ives Bay: 2 Great Northern Diver.

Kenidjack: Adult Iceland Gull. (S Williams)

Bartinney Down:  1 Short-eared Owl,  1f Kestrel, 1 Fox. (A James)

Fox, Bartinney Downs, A James
Fox, Bartinney Downs, A James

Short-eared Owl, Bartinney Downs, A James
Short-eared Owl, Bartinney Downs, A James

Sancreed:  3 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 80+ Canada Goose, 9 Mallard, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Mandarin, 1 Shoveller, 1 Coot, 2 Tufted Duck. (K Bowers)


Shoveler, Kevin Bowers


Meadow Pipit, Kevin Bowers


Black-necked Grebe, Kevin Bowers


Tufted Duck, Kevin Bowers

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 6 (2m, 4 redhead) Goosander, 2 Black-tailed Godwit. (R Veal)

Lelant Saltings: 1 imm Spoonbill, 11 Grey Plover, 18 Ringed Plover, 13 Bar-tailed Godwit, 55 Redshank, 3 Snipe, 200 Curlew. (R Veal)

Newlyn, Sandy Cove: 1 Red-throated Diver quite close in, 15 Great Northern Diver, 11 Common Scoter. (R Veal)

Men-an-Tol: 1m Hen Harrier seen twice between 15:00-15:30, 1 Barn Owl quartering at dusk, 1 Kestrel, 25 Fieldfare, 3 Reed Bunting. (R Veal)

Hawkers Cove, Padstow:  9 Mediterranean Gull and 9 Bottlenose Dolphin feeding on the Doom Bar this morning. (S Grose)

Helford River (footpath from river mouth to Durgan); 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Bullfinch (male), 2 Redwing. Also 5 Bottlenose Dolphin and 2 Harbour Porpoise. (J St Ledger)

Common Sandpiper, Helford River, J St Ledger
Common Sandpiper, Helford River, J St Ledger

Stithians Reservoir (Golden Lion cut off): 1 Sparrowhawk flushed 5 Snipe and a Kngfisher. (J Lander)

Bude Marshes: 25 Lapwing, 14 Snipe, 3 Grey Heron, 11 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Red-breasted Merganser (redhead on the creek). (L Sampson)

Bude Canal: 1f Bullfinch, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Water Rail. (R Maye)

River Neet: 3 Pied Wagtails, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Red-breasted Merganser. (R Maye)