Monday 6th January 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Praa Sands – probable GLAUCOUS GULL east of central access steps on dead dolphin at 1600hrs

St Just – ICELAND GULL (juv) on sea at Cot Valley this morning. Balearic Shearwater and Great Skua flew past Cape Cornwall between 0900-1000hrs

Mousehole – ICELAND GULL (juv) at Mousehole. Also Siberian Chiffchaff and Black Redstart

Gillan – Glaucous Gull x Herring Gull hybrid at Gillan creek entrance

Redruth – Red Kite viewed from Carn Brea monument (Thanks S.Grose)

St Ives – Balearic Shearwater (4) off Porthgwidden at 0900hrs. Also Great Northern Diver (9) and good numbers of Shag, Guillemot, Gannet and Kittiwake.

Looe – Little Gull (1w), Eider (drk) and GN Diver (5) offshore between Banjo Pier and Hannafore (Thanks J.Mitchell). Great Skua, Great Northern Diver (7) and Med Gull (7) off Hannafore Point this evening (Thanks D.Julian)

Hayle – Goosander (2 fem) on Ruans field at 1145hrs (Thanks T.Thirlaway)

Carbis Bay – GN Diver (18) and BT Diver (3)

Torpoint – GN Diver (2) at Millbrook lake

Newlyn – GN Diver (4) and BT Diver (5) offshore

St Austell – Scaup (1w drk) still at Par Beach Pool

Stithians – Slav Grebe (2) at Stithians reservoir at 1000hrs (Thanks T.Thirlaway)

Falmouth – Black Redstart (fem) and Whimbrel near Castle Beach. Grey Plover (2) and Peregrine past Pendennis Point. Great Northern Diver (3) and Black Throated Diver (3) offshore. Common Sandpiper on Penryn River by Waterside Dentalcare (Thanks D.Chaney)

Marazion – Bittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB

Camborne – Mute Swan (13), Little Grebe (14), Wigeon (male), Canada Goose (2), Kingfisher, Nuthatch (2), Jay (2), Coal Tit (4), Great Spotted Wood, Greenfinch (9), Song Thrush (6), Long-tailed Tit at Tehidy woods (Thanks S.Grose)

Newquay – escaped Hooded Merganser again on boating lake (Thanks S.Grose)

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