Monday 9th January 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

 – **BUFFLEHEAD** (fem/juv) still at Loe Pool. Access west off A394 on Degibna Lane from just north of A3083 roundabout then walk north from NT car park. Siberian type Chiffchaff at Sewage works.

Marazion*COMMON CRANE* flew over Marazion early morning

St Just*NIGHTINGALE* reported singing at Boswedden Terrace again (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

NewquayROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) at St Columb Minor in private garden at Parklands (please view only from road)

Carbis BayICELAND GULL (3, 2 ad, 1 2w) still in bay this morning just off beach, 1 ad flew towards Lelant at 1120hrs, 1 ad flew towards St Ives at 1140hrs, 2nd winter still present at 1245hrs. Also Balearic Shearwater, BT Diver, Grebe sp tho distant and GN Diver (2) (Thanks D.King et al)

St IvesICELAND GULL (2w) again off Porthgwidden Beach at 1415hrs. ICELAND GULL on Smeatons Pier. Black Redstart on Island (Thanks M.Rouncefield)

Drift ICELAND GULL(2w) at Drift reservoir this morningPenzance SURF SCOTER (1w drk) off Jubilee Pool. Also Long-tailed Duck, BT Diver and GN Diver(6). Purple Sandpiper (19) on rocks by Jubilee Pool this morning. Eider, 1 fem by Harbour entrance and 1 fem off Eastern Green Beach (Thanks D.King)

Truro – Carnon Downs Sewerage works and surrounding area: 2 tristis Chiffchaffs (2; 1 vocal), 3 abietinus Chiffchaff, at least 4 sub-tristis intergrades, c. 55 nominate Chiffchaffs and 1 singing Chiffchaff x Willow Warbler hybrid. Also 4 Firecrests. (Thanks I.Maclean)

NanquidnoWoodlark (3) in field at Little Hendra

The LizardMed Gull (3+) at Nare Point (Thanks M.Grantham) 

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