Saturday 11th December 2010 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge WAXWING still at Trenant Vale industrial estate by Cornwall Farmers, (Thanks S.Rogers) Images by Adrian Langdon here

SennenLAPLAND BUNTING (13) in fields along track to Brew pool this afternoon. Also Snow Bunting

Newlyn Black Redstart (Fem/imm) at Sandy Cove

Feock – Black-necked Grebe (52), BT Diver (2) and GN Diver (5) off Loe Beach

Carbis BayBalearic Shearwater (21+) just offshore this morning and showing well. Also Red-necked Grebe and GN Diver (2) still

Mounts BayBlack Redstart still this morning at Marazion and another at Penzance on sea defences by bus station. Also Bittern (2/1) and Water Pipit still at RSPB Marazion Marsh. Slavonian Grebe (2) and GN Diver (8) in the Bay

Praa SandsBlack-throated Diver (8) and GN Diver (3) off Praa Sands

StithiansBittern at Stithians reservoir at Southern cutoff at 1130hrs. Also Firecrest at Southern Cutoff

Falmouth Firecrest (2) at Swanpool right of lane to Swanvale at 1600hrs. Bittern at College Reservoir on north side late afternoon. (Thanks S.Valle)

St.Just - Siberian type Chiff-chaff at Tregeseal old sewage works (Thanks S.Williams)

Helston Firecrest (2) at Helston boating lake. Long-tailed Duck (fem) still at Loe Pool

St.AustellGN Diver (c.4), BT Diver (c.2) and Eider (fem) off Charlestown. Slav Grebe (5) and pos. RN Grebe towards Spit Beach (St.Austell Baywatch)

Gwithian Snow Bunting (2) at St.Gothain Sands NR. GN Diver offshore

Drift Greenland White-fronted Goose (1w) still at Drift reservoir

Truro Firecrest in garden at Halwyn Terrace this afternoon

One of the Bitterns at Marazion Marsh RSPB was relentlessly killed by another bittern. The two birds were apparently fighting and the victor drowned the other bird!

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