Friday 15th January 2016 Bird Sightings

Lelant Saltings – An adult LITTLE GULL was seen and photographed (to follow) from The Old Quay House Car Park this morning before flying off towards the harbour. Also, the WATER PIPIT showed well, 20+ Ringed Plover and the SPOONBILL were present. (M. Halliday)

Copperhouse Creek – High Tide late morning produced 4 Snipe, 18 Redshank, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 20+ GBB Gulls, 4 LBB Gulls, 22 BH Gulls, 6 Shelduck, 2 Rock Pipit and 2 Stonechat (P.Freestone)

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Thursday 14th January 2016 Bird Sightings

Lelant Saltings – Birds at high tide this morning viewed from The Old Quay House Car park included: SPOONBILL, 2 Sanderling, 78 Dunlin, 8 Grey Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Oystercatchers, 60+ Teal, 2 Greenshank, 34 Ringed Plover, 18+ Redshank, 4 Little Egret.IMG_4543

The SPOONBILL was seen from the old railway platform at Lelant mid-afternoon before flying into Carnsew Pool. A Common Gull, 3 Med Gulls, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits  and 2 Greenshank were also present. On the main estuary male and female Goosander were on the main channel this afternoon. Also present were: 7 Rock Pipit, 180+ BH Gull, 87 LBB Gulls, 116 GBB Gulls, 18+ Redshank, 45 Curlew, 60+ Wigeon, 79 Lapwing, 6 Golden Plover, 13 Shelduck  and 38 Carrion Crows. (P.Freestone)

Carnsew Pool – The RED-NECKED GREBE was still present and a Great Northern Diver (CBWPS Website)


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