Saturday 19th January 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Penzance – probable **PACIFIC DIVER** (ad) off Jubilee Pool late afternoon tho distant. GN Diver (2). Black Redstart on rocks east of railway station

St Just - WESTERN SUBALPINE WARBLER (1w) in garden on Pleasant Terrace and Princess Street. TR19 7JG. Also Siberian Chiffchaff (1+) and Firecrest at sewage works in Kenidjack Valley

St IvesBalearic Shearwater (3) in bay still

HayleCommon Tern on Carnsew Basin and at west end of Copperhouse Creek viewed from Philps Pasties between midday and 1245hrs (Thanks P.Smale & J.Swift) Goosander (3), Shoveler and Gadwall on Hayle estuary (Thanks G.Wills, S.Perfect and D. Chaney)

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe in habour still near lifeboat. Black Redstart at Sandy Cove

Connor Downs Turtle Dove in garden still

BudePink-footed Goose (4) and White-fronted Goose at Bude Marshes at 1330hrs

HelstonWhooper Swan still at Helston boating lake (Thanks R.Davey)

St Just Coal Tit in hedge by football pitch (Thanks K.Bealing)

Mount Hawke – Blackcap (male) feeding on fatballs in garden at 0830hrs. (Thanks R B Girling)

Carbis Bay - Arctic Tern in Carbis Bay at 1200hrs (Thanks G.Wills, S.Perfect and D. Chaney)

TreenYellowhammer (12) and Reed Bunting (100+) at Treen Common (Thanks G.Wills, S.Perfect and D. Chaney)

MarazionBittern (2) at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Grey Plover (6), Purple Sandpiper, Common Gull (3) and Med Gull on beach. Great Northern Diver and prob Black Throated Diver offshore (Thanks G.Wills, S.Perfect and D. Chaney)

NewquayPurple Sandpiper (6) at Towan Head this morning. Dark-bellied Brent Goose on Gannel Estuary  (Thanks D.Grose and S.Rowe)

SaltashSpotted Redshank, Avocet (28), Dunlin (65), Teal (112), Wigeon (22), Lapwing (35) and Peregrine (imm) chasing waders at Kingsmill Creek (Thanks S.Cox)

FeockBlack-necked Grebe (8+) off Loe Beach

StithiansLong-tailed Duck (1w drk) still at Stithians reservoir at southern end

no sign of Ring-necked Duck (drk) at Par Beach Pool

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