Monday 1st April 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Little Ringed Plover, Gwithian 010413 (S.Williams)

Mounts Bay *PACIFIC DIVER* in west side of bay viewed from Newlyn – Mousehole coast road. Also Red-throated Diver (3), GN Diver and Common Scoter (8). Black Redstart at Penzance Railway station. (Thanks M.Birch)

St Agnes*BLACK KITE* flew over Wheal Butson at 1205hrs (Thanks J.Julian)

Gwithian*BLACK KITE* flew low over Gwithian Towans towards Gwithian Village at 1540hrs (Thanks S.Lilley) Also Little Ringed Plover, Water Pipit and Pintail at St Gothian Sands NR and Little Gull (1w) offshore. (Thanks D.King, R.Davey and S.Williams)

Bodmin Moor*LESSER SCAUP* (drk) still at Siblyback Lake

RameRing Ouzel (f) outside coastguard hut at Rame Head this morning at 0900hrs (Thanks M.Hughes)

Helston Whooper Swan (juv) at Helston Boating Lake still (Thanks M.Birch)

PenzanceBlack Redstart on sea defence rocks. Pale-bellied Brent Goose (2) and Dark-bellied Brent Goose (10) at Tolcarne Beach.

MarazionBittern still at Marazion Marsh

Pendeen Black-necked Grebe in bay north east of lighthouse this morning (Thanks M.Birch)

BudeWheatear several, Redwing (10) and Song Thrush at Rodds Bridge. Blackcap in garden (Thanks T.Marlow)

FalmouthCommon Scoter (drk) and Little Gull (ad) at Swanpool (Thanks A.Mason) Also birds seen from todays AK Wildlife Cruise in the Carrick Roads included: Slavonian Grebe (15), Red-breasted Merganser (30), Common Scoter (5), Sandwich Tern (40), Shoveler, Greenshank (12), Woodcock and Shelduck (42). Redwing (3) at Tremough Campus (Thanks R.Wheeler)

Hayle Sand Martin (6) at Millpond this morning. Also Chiffchaff (10+), Little Egret (3), Goldcrest and Long-tailed Tit (3). Grey Plover (2) at east end of Copperhouse Creek late morning but no sign of Water Pipit (Thanks D.King)

St JustSiberian Chiffchaff (1+) still at Kenidjack Valley at sewage works

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