Tuesday 16th December 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

MarazionPACIFIC DIVER (ad) again off Marazion. Also Great Northern Diver (21). Bittern still at Marazion Marsh RSPB

NewquayAMERICAN WIGEON (2 fem) on Gannel Estuary

FalmouthBlack Guillemot in harbour. Black Redstart (2) on Wodehouse Terrace. Long-tailed Duck and Scaup (2) still at Swanpool

Feock - Velvet Scoter, Black-necked Grebe (40) and Great Northern Diver (10) in Carrick Roads off Loe Beach at 14:00hrs

Mylor ChurchtownBlack-necked Grebe (12) and GN Diver (9) in Carrick Roads

Turtle Dove, Connor Downs (P.Freestone)

Connor Downs - Turtle Dove at Treeve Lane at 1240hrs then flew towards village (Thanks P.Freestone)

NewquayFirecrest in bushes at Trenance riding stables at 13.15hrs (Thanks S.Grose)

Monday 15th December 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

NewquayAMERICAN WIGEON (2 fem) still on Gannel Estuary

PadstowBlack Guillemot still in Padstow Harbour

HeamoorFirecrest at Heamoor this morning

SennenSiberian Chiffchaff at Brew sewage works

Hayle – Probable Black-throated Diver and Great Northern Diver at Carnsew Basin at 15:20 hrs

DownderryGreat Northern Diver (3), Slav Grebe and Goldeneye (male) on sea offshore at Downderry/Seaton. Black Redstart (2) also (Thanks A.Payne)

RoselandSlav Greve (2), Great Northern Diver (5+) and Common Scoter (5) off Pendower Beach (Thanks B.Dallas)

Sunday 14th December 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

NewquayAMERICAN WIGEON (2 fem) at Gannel Estuary from car park this morning

PadstowBlack Guillemot still in harbour. Lapland Bunting (2) at Trevose Head in set-aside by coastguards cottages

Black Guillemot, J.Chapple

FeockVelvet Scoter (drk), Great Northern Diver (7) and Black-necked Grebe (12) in Carrick Roads off Loe Beach late afternoon

FalmouthBlack-throated Diver and Great Northern Diver (2)  off Pendennis Point

LooeSlav Grebe (2) at Hannafore Point in channel opposite Looe Island

MarazionBittern at Marazion on the RSPB reserve. Black-throated Diver and Great Northern Diver (3) offshore

Wadebridge - Snow Goose reported at Walmsley Sanctuary with Canada Geese (Snow Goose/Greylag Goose hybrid has been present)

Newlyn - Siberian Chiffchaff still in willows by tarmac track near car park at Sandy Cove

HayleFirecrest at Hayle Estuary to right of hide at Ryan’s Field. Goosander (4) and Black-tailed Godwit (2) on Ryan’s Field at 08.30hrs (Thanks P.Jeggo)

West Looe – Blackcap (male) In garden at West Looe (Thanks K.Sargent)

Par – Water Rail (2), Shoveler (2 male), Chiffchaff and Fieldfare (16) at Par beach pool at 13.30hrs (Thanks S.Grose)

Saturday 13th December 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

NewquayAMERICAN WIGEON (2 fem) still at Gannel Estuary this morning

Padstow – Black Guillemot still in harbour.

NewlynSiberian Chiffchaff still in willows by tarmac track near car park at Sandy Cove

Carrick Roads Great Northern Diver, Red-breasted Merganser (13), Black-necked Grebe (51) and Goldeneye (male) in Carrick Roads between Messack to Turnaware this morning (Thanks D.Hall)

LelantBlack Redstart and Firecrest at Saltings Reach. Firecrest (3) in bushes by park and ride (Thanks M.Halliday)