Monday 24th December 2012 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor*LESSER SCAUP* (ad drk) still at Dozmary Pool. Also Goldeneye (3), Pochard (6) and Wigeon. Goosander at Colliford lake in Loveny arm (Thanks D.Spittle). RING-NECKED DUCK (fem) and GN Diver (juv) still at Siblyback lake, Merlin flew over A30 a couple of miles west of Colliford Lake turnoff (Thanks D.Chaney)

LooeGlaucous Gull (ad) still on roof of Fish Quay building at 1145hrs. Also Med Gull (ad)

HelstonSiberian Chiffchaff at north end of sewage works. Also Firecrest

Drift – Pink-footed Goose (1w) still at Drift Reservoir

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe in harbour still. Slav Grebe off Sandy Cove. Black Redstart by lifeboat House at 1430hrs. Also Firecrest (Thanks B.Toms)

PenzancePurple Sandpiper (3+) on rocks by Jubilee Pool. GN Diver offshore

TruroSiskin (2. m+f) feeding in garden (Thanks D.Jenkins)

St JustFirecrest (2) at Cot valley near pump. (Thanks A.Mackintosh)

FalmouthCommon Gull (2) on Swanpool. possible Continental Coal Tit by black bollards at entrance to Swanpool (Thanks G.Wills)

NewquayPurple Sandpiper (6) at Towan Head (Thanks S.Rowe)

Mount Hawke Bullfinch (3 m) in garden at 0910hrs (Thanks R.Girling)

CoverackMed Gull (4. 2 ad) at Coverack. Also Chiffchaff (Thanks D.Wood)

FlushingMed Gull (3. 2 ad + 1. 2w), Common Sandpiper and Firecrest at Gillan Creek (Thanks J.Selby)

FeockSandwich Tern at Restronguet Creek at 1430hrs (Thanks P.Carne)

Hayle – Slav Grebe at Carnsew Basin

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