Saturday 15th March 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PolgiggaHOOPOE just outside of Polgigga by Trebehor turning in layby with old farm equipment at 1655hrs, showing well then flew into adjacent field, no further sign up to 1715hrs. Images here

Penzance – Surf Scoter (1w drk) still off Sailing club. Also Eider (drk). Purple Sandpiper (7) at Promenade

Marazion – Glaucous Gull (juv) still by Red river mouth. Long-tailed Duck (2 1w drk) off Fire Engine Inn car park. Bittern (2) at Marazion Marsh RSPB

St GothianGlaucous Gull (juv) at St Gothian Sands LNR. Also Wheatear (4)

NewlynIceland Gull (ad) at Newlyn harbour

WadebridgeSpoonbill at Walmsley Sanctuary

Falmouth – Slavonian Grebe (2) just off Nansidwell Beach. Firecrest in tree on beach (Thanks J.St Ledger). Red-necked Grebe in Falmouth Bay (Thanks S.Perfect)

Newquay – Sand Martin flew north over Newquay Zoo at 0740hrs (Thanks D.Grose)

St IvesMarsh Harrier (imm male) flew over St Ives at 1130hrs. GN Diver (2) and RT Diver offshore

The Lizard – Hen Harrier (male) in field along main road into Lizard village at 1600hrs (Thanks Sham)

PadstowMerlin chasing Skylark at Trevose Head at 1600hrs (Thanks M.Grigg)

GorranChiffchaff singing at Caerhayes Castle (Thanks P.Mallett)

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