Lanlivery: Just a few new species to round the year off:
Grey Wagtail – one over on 21st September
Kingfisher – one calling from neighbour’s pond on 1st October
Stonechat – three in adjoining field from 2nd October and throughout the month. First for over 10 years as habitat is recovering after heavy grazing.
Brings the total to 66 species. Notable omissions this year are Whitethroat, which have disappeared from this area, and Peregrine.
Many thanks and Happy New Year! (Phil McVey)
Crowlas: Meadow Pipit, Siskin, Fieldfare, and Tawny owl takes my final total to 50. (Gary Healey)
Coverack: A cracking Christmas present in the form of a Firecrest in the Mahonia. Fieldfare sightings have continued after the first for the year a few days ago, and I’ve managed Snipe from the house for the second successive winter now. (Dan Beadle)
St Germans: A Barnacle Goose was back with the Canada flock, today (77). Then, another first for the creek, when an Egyptian Goose flew over and landed on the marsh (78). – And we still have two Great White Egrets! (Andy Blonden)
Coverack: A proper bit of garden gold! Merlin for 55, racing over the garden after a flock of Redwing. (Dan Beadle)
Coverack: It’s been a quieter year for garden listing, with most of my time spent out of county at uni, travelling or on placement. Pleased to add Fieldfare for 54, hopefully the start of adding a few more species over Christmas. (Dan Beadle)
St Germans: Another surprise: while watching the Great White Egret earlier, an Avocet came by! There’s never before been one this far up. It was running up with the tide on a fairly steep bank of mud, feeding ‘on-the-go’ in the water like a Greenshank. No. 76. That brightened up an otherwise dreary morning. (Andy Blonden)
Feock: Please could you add Canada Goose and Black-headed Gull to my list, bringing the total to 31. (Rosalind Smith)
St Germans: We’ve had two more to take us to 75: a Firecrest was in the garden on 12 Nov. and a Great White Egret on the marsh opposite, this morning (1 Dec.). (Andy Blonden)
Feock: Please can you add Redwing to my list. Huge flocks flew over this morning. (Rosalind Smith)
Grampound Road: Two additions: 51. Golden Plover & 52. Lapwing. (Rob Nicholls)