Friday 27th December 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Hayle – *BONAPARTE’S GULL* (1w) at Hayle Estuary RSPB at east end at Copperhouse Creek this afternoon. Yellow-legged Gull (ad) off B3301 causeway

Tregony – *GLOSSY IBIS* (2) still in marshy field by River Fal near Tregony Bridge at 1130hrs SW918448. Also Nuthatch (2) (Thanks R&R. Nichols et al)

Saltash – *GLOSSY IBIS* still at Kingsmill Lake in field on Landulph side of lake this afternoon tho distant (Thanks J.Cole)

Falmouth – BT Diver (13) flew west past Pendennis Point. GN Diver (11), 6 flew west past and another 5 on sea. Also Kittiwake (3000) flew west between 0830-0930hrs. Med Gull (2) at Swanpool. Probable Slav Grebe reported off Castle Beach (Thanks D.Chaney). Grey Phalarope at Castle Beach at 1300hrs (Thanks T.Ensom). Red-necked Grebe (3), BT Diver and GN Diver (2) between Castle and Gyllyngvase beach. Scaup (1w drk) at College reservoir. Black Redstart (3) at Berkeley Cottages

Marazion – Bittern still at Marazion Marsh RSPB

St IvesPurple Sandpiper (3) on rocks by lifeboat station (Thanks A.Mackintosh)

Mousehole – Purple Sandpiper (2) at Mousehole

Newlyn – GN Diver in harbour

Camel Estuary – Dark-bellied Brent Goose (6) near Rock sailing club this evening then flew towards Porthilly beach (Thanks K.lynch)

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