Saturday 18th December 2010 Cornwall Bird Reports

Lands Endunconfirmed report of RUSTIC BUNTING (2) on the cycle track between Sennen Cove and Lands End this morning, but no sign this afternoon

no sign of any Waxwing at Marazion but Bittern (2) and Water Pipit at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Also Black Redstart (4) (Thanks D.King and V.Stratton) Black Redstart below St.Michaels’s reach building site (Thanks A.Thorn)

Newlyn Velvet Scoter (2) and GN Diver off Sandy Cove

Bude Black Redstart (male) in Flexbury at 1100hrs, showing well

Sennen – probable Siberian type Chiffchaff this morning at Brew Pool (Thanks D.King)

Stithians Bittern at Stithians reservoir at 1000hrs, showing well (Thanks S.Taylor)

Falmouth Black Redstart at top of Quarry Hill at1315hrs. Firecrest at College reservoir

Carbis BayGoosander, Balearic Shearwater (12), Little Gull (2), Sanderling (6), Great Northern Diver (5) off Carbis Bay (Thanks V.Stratton)

St.IvesLittle Auk, Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Fulmar, Common Teal (40), GN Diver (6), Eider and Med Gull (ad) off St.Ives Island. Black Redstart in town. Tawny Owl (2) at Burthallan Lane (Thanks V.Stratton)

Torpoint Black-necked Grebe (2) and Pale-bellied Brent Goose (10) off Marine drive at 1100hrs

CharlesetownBlack-necked Grebe off Harbour (Thanks N.Best)

Wadebridge Water Pipit (3) at Treraven Meadows this morning. Black Redstart still at Glen Road

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

St.JustHen Harrier (male+ringtail), Merlin (2) and Dartford Warbler at Bartinney

Penzance Firecrest still at Heamoor. Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Wherrytown. Slav Grebe off Jubilee Pool

Truro Dipper on river from St Clements Street this afternoon (Thaks M.Stevens)

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