Monday 30th December 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor – *LESSER SCAUP* (ad drk) at Dozmary Pool still

Helston – GREAT-WHITE EGRET at Loe Pool in reed bed at 1300hrs

Truro – no sign of reported Cattle Egrets but 9 Little Egrets in field with cattle west of tresemple pool (Thanks R.Davey) Kingfisher on Truro River by Memorial Gardens off Morlaix Avenue (Thanks G.Warne)

Falmouth – Grey Phalarope still at eastern end of Castle Beach, Falmouth at 1100 hrs. (Thanks J.Lander & D.King). RT Diver (5), BT Diver (5+) and GN Diver (4) off Pendennis Point. Red-necked Grebe in Falmouth bay. BT Diver (5) off Pennance Point. Black Redstart (male) near Albert Cottages (Thanks D.Chaney)

St Austell – Great Northern Diver (7), Black-throated Diver, Common Scoter (3) and Eider (fem) Off Porthpean (Thanks R. Davey)

Penzance – Purple Sandpiper (53) on outer wall of lighthouse pier

Hayle – BT Diver and GN Diver in Carnsew Basin. Goosander (fem) on estuary below Lelant station (Thanks R.Lang)

Marazion – Bittern (2+) at Marazion Marsh RSPB

Bude – Little Gull (1w) on waters edge 100 yards east of River Life Bistro at 1130hrs (Thanks A.Roberts)

Carrick Roads – GN Diver, BT Diver, Red-necked Grebe, Black- necked Grebe, Slav Grebe and Red-breasted Merganser from AK wildlife cruises trip (Thanks R.Hollis)

Looe – GN Diver (5+), Med Gull (4) and Eider (drk) off Hannafore Point this morning (Thanks M.Hughes)

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