Friday 29th March 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor*LESSER SCAUP* (ad drk) at Siblyback Lake at 0935hrs. Also Red-necked Grebe, Crossbill (30+) tho mobile, Fieldfare (20+), Golden Plover (28) over, Siskin, Sand Martin (40+), Wheatear (10+), Chiffchaff (20+). Mealy Redpoll reported at Siblyback Lake. Also House Martin, Willow Warber, Crossbill (3), Hen Harrier (male), White Wagtail, Yellow-legged Gull (sub as) and Ring Ouzel in field by dam (Thanks D.Mays)

Never an easy bird to capture in flight! Sand Martin at Siblyback (P.Stidwill)

Newquay – Little Ringed Plover and Ringed Plover (5) on Gannel Estuary this morning (Thanks S.Rowe)

Wadebridge Spoonbill (Ad and 1st cal) at Walmsley Sanctuary. Also Sand Martin (5), Pintail (2), Shoveler (10) and Gadwall (6)

MouseholeBlack Redstart

Rame Head Wheatear (1) at Rame Head this morning (Thanks D.Allan)

TruroBrambling (m&f) still in garden at Truro this morning (Thanks D.Jenkins)

MarazionSandwich Tern (4) offshore at 1030hrs (Thanks T.Fletcher) Also Wheatear (4), Swallow (5+) and House Martin (10+) (Thanks E.James)

PenzancePurple Sandpiper (3) at Jubilee Pool. Purple Sandpiper (4) Tolcarne beach this afternoon (Thanks T.Fletcher). Long-tailed Duck (drk) offshore

PerranporthWheatear (40+), Fieldfare (30+), Chiffchaff (9), Snipe and good numbers of Sand Martin over flooded areas around dunes near Ligger Point. Wheatear (4) at top edge of Perranporth Golf Course (Thanks P.Fenn)

St IvesWheatear (2), Fulmar, Gannet (4+), Kittiwake (ad), Sandwich Tern (4) and Black Redstart (male) around Porthmeor and St Ives Island this morning. Bottle-nosed Dolphin (4) (Thanks L.Langley)

LooeSlav Grebe (2), Sandwich Tern (4) and Eider (drk) off Hannfore point this afternoon (Thanks A.Dawson)

HelstonWhooper Swan (juv) still at boating lake this afternoon

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