Saturday 30th March 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor*LESSER SCAUP* (ad drk) and Red-necked Grebe still at Siblyback Lake from hide at 1400hrs

HayleGLAUCOUS GULL (juv) at Hayle Estuary RSPB by B3301 causeway this afternoon. Yellow-legged Gull (2w) also

Mounts BayRed-throated Diver (15) and Black-throated Diver (2) in bay viewed from Newlyn-Mousehole road (Thanks M.Birch)

St Just Siberian Chiffchaff (2) at Kenidjack sewage works

HelstonWhooper Swan (juv) at boating lake still. Sand Martin (c10), Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff (c15) and Goldcrest (2) at Sewage Works (Thanks D.King)

NewquayBlack Redstart at St Mawgan by old control tower

Men-An-TolShort Eared Owl and Hen Harrier (male) at 1600hrs, possibly the same Hen Harrier (male) and Short-eared Owl at Bussullow Common late afternoon (Thanks D.King)

GwithianWater Pipit, Little Ringed Plover (2) and White Wagtail (2) at St Gothian Sands LNR. Siberian Chiffchaff at Gwithian sewage works

CubertBlack Redstart at Holywell on cliffs at north end of beach at 1530hrs

PenzanceBlack Redstart (2 fem) behind railway station at 1600hrs. Eider and Common Scoter (4) offshore. Purple Sandpiper at Battery rocks at 1600hrs (Thanks T. Fletcher)

FalmouthCommon Scoter (drk) still at Swan pool, showing well and coming to bread. Also Water Rail (2+) and Med Gull (2nd S) (Thanks P J Smale and V.Stratton). Bittern at College res

Carrick Roads – Birds seen from AK Wildlife Cruises trip in the Carrick Roads today included: Sandwich  Tern (16), Black-necked Grebe (6), Slavonian Grebe (7), Common Scoter (14), Red-breasted Merganser (18) and Med Gull (3). Also Shelduck (18), Buzzard (10), Peregrine (f), Little Egret (12), Grey Heron (14), Raven (2), Oystercatcher (7) and Little Grebe (7). Plus Atlantic Grey Seal (2) (For future trips see HERE)

Stithians Long-tailed Duck (1w drk) still at Stithians reservoir from Stuart Hutchings Hide tho distant near east shore. Also Goldeneye (13), Wigeon (14), Swallow several, Sand Martin several and Water Rail (2) in front of hide (Thanks P J Smale and V.Stratton)

St IvesSandwich Tern (10+) offshore between St Ives and Carbis bay

MarazionCommon Scoter (2) offshore. Also Sandwich Tern (4), Razorbill (20+), Guillemot and Wheatear (5) on beach at 0730hrs (Thanks T.Fletcher)

PenrynKingfisher, Knot and Greenshank (3) on Penryn River this morning (Thanks J.St Ledger)

St Austell – Blackcap (m&f) in garden at St Stephen (Thanks G Warne)

Looe -  Bullfinch (2) and Blackcap (male) near Millendreath. (Thanks D M Bath)

Launceston – Chiffchaff singing in garden at Coads Green (Thanks P.Mallett)

The LizardWater Pipit and Short-eared Owl at Windmill Farm

TruroFirecrest at Malpas. Brambling in garden still (Thanks D.Jenkins)

Porthgwarra – Chiffchaff (c10) and Kestrel early afternoon (Thanks D.King)

St BuryanDark-bellied Brent Goose (10) and Common Scoter (3) flew east past Trevedran at 0900hrs. Willow Warbler and Wheatear (fem) around cliffs this morning. Blackcap, Wheatear (male), Chiffchaff (10), Meadow Pipit and Black Redstart (male) this afternoon. Sandwich Tern (2) and Kittiwake (6) offshore (Thanks M.Bishop)

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