Friday 3rd January 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor – *LESSER SCAUP* (drk) still at Dozmary Pool at 1115hrs. Barnacle Goose in field near Colliford Lake with Canada Geese

Saltash – *GLOSSY IBIS* still in field opposite hide at Kingsmill Lake at 1100hrs. Also Spotted Redshank, Little Gull (1w) and several Med Gulls. On windy days Glossy Ibis prefers right hand side of field in front of dilapidated out-building and not visible from hide, view by walking back along nature trail c200 yards and looking through gaps in trees. Please do not trespass into farm (Thanks M.Beer)

Wadebridge – CATTLE EGRET at Amble Marshes NR until 1110hrs then flew towards Camel Estuary. Water Pipit, Green Sandpiper and Pintail (fem) at Clapper Marshes. (Thanks D.Julian). Spotted Redshank at Dinham

St Austell – Scaup (1w drk) still at Par Beach Pool (Thanks M.Hughes)

Falmouth – Grey Phalarope, Slav Grebe, Great Northern Diver, Black-throated Diver, Black Redstart and Whimbrel (2) at Castle Beach. Balearic Shearwater at Gyllyngvase Beach, showing well over beach, being chased by gulls (Thanks J.St Ledger). Black-throated Diver (18), Red-necked Grebe and Great Northern Diver off Swanpool. Red-necked Grebe (2) in Falmouth Bay. Med Gull (2) and Water Rail (2) at Swanpool. Med Gull (2) from Swanpool Point (Thanks D.Chaney)

Torpoint – Spoonbill on River Lynher still off Wacker Quay at 1215hrs at low tide. Great Northern Diver (3) in Tamar Estuary at 1100hrs

Hayle – Water Pipit still at Copperhouse Creek. Goosander on Hayle Estuary RSPB. BT Diver and GN Diver still in Carnsew Basin

Carbis Bay – Black Redstart

St Ives – Balearic Shearwater (4+) in St Ives bay. Also GN Diver (10), Great Skua (3) and Purple Sandpiper (7)

Looe – Whimbrel and GN Diver (6) off Hannafore Point

Newlyn – GN Diver (3) in harbour still. GN Diver (2) off Sandy Cove

Padstow – Gannet (9), Razorbill (6), Oystercatcher (12) and Kittiwake (34) off Tregirls beach. Also Grey Seal with pup. (Thanks S.Grose)

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