Monday 16th December 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Sennen – HOODED CROW north Sennen Cove along Gwynver beach this morning

Gwithian – ICELAND GULL (juv) at St Gothian Sands LNR this afternoon

Feock – Black-necked Grebe (17) and Great Northern Diver (3) still off Loe Beach

Nanquidno – Snow Bunting between Nanquidno Valley and Sennen Cove at Tregiffian Farm along footpath to Gurland Farm.

St Just – Lesser Whitethroat at Cot Valley at top end briefly at 1100hrs

St Ives – Balearic Shearwater flew past. Also Black Redstart near NCI lookout

Marazion – Bittern still at Marazion RSPB (Thanks D.Flumm)

Carbis Bay – Great Northern Diver (6) off Carbis Bay

Penzance – Great Northern Diver (2) and Eider at Chyandour. (Thanks D.Flumm). Purple Sandpiper (4) at Jubilee Pool at 1000hrs (Thanks M.Hughes)

Men-An-Tol – Hen Harrier (ringtail) at Men-An-Tol at roost

ZennorHen Harrier (male) in Foage Valley hunting fields around Foage Farm. Also Great Spotted Woodpecker (Thanks V.Stratton)

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