Saturday 4th January 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Saltash – *GLOSSY IBIS* still at 0900hrs opposite hide in muddy field below house although often hidden by trees. Also Med Gull (3. 2 ad+1 1w) (Thanks P.Kemp)

The Lizard*GLOSSY IBIS* just SW of Cadgwith in field at Trethvas Farm

Porthgwarra – possible YELKOUAN SHEARWATER off Porthgwarra this afternoon with Balearic Shearwater (30+). Also LITTLE AUK (2) and Little Gull (1w)

Hayle – Water Pipit still at Copperhouse Creek, showing well at NE end from road opposite 20mph sign. Goosander (2) on Ryan’s field and (1) on main estuary. BT Diver and GN Diver (2) still in Carnsew Basin (Thanks P.Jeggo)

Falmouth – Grey Phalarope still at Castle Beach. Also Whimbrel (2) and Black Redstart. Slav Grebe and BT Diver (5) offshore (Thanks D.Julian). BT Diver (32) and GN Diver (5) off Swanpool. Red-necked Grebe (4) in Falmouth Bay. Also Slav Grebe. Scaup (1w drk) still at College reservoir

Feock – Black-necked Grebe (20) and Red-necked Grebe off Loe Beach. Also Common Sandpiper (Thanks D.Julian)

Mounts Bay – Great Northern Diver (1 Sandy Cove, 1 Jubilee Pool and 4 others in bay), Black-throated Diver (1) off Sandy Cove, Common Scoter (57) off Sandy Cove, Purple Sandpiper (7) on rocks to left of Jubilee Pool.

Helston – Bittern (2) at Loe Pool

Marazion – Bittern still at Marazion Marsh RSPB (Thanks D.Flumm)

St Austell – Scaup (1w drk) still at Par Beach pool

Torpoint – Spoonbill (3) off Wacker Quay still

St Ives – Balearic Shearwater (8) in St Ives bay. Also Manx Shearwater (2), Great Skua (2), GN Diver (25) and Purple Sandpiper (2). Black Redstart (fem) on headland.

Penzance – Purple Sandpiper (4) on lighthouse pier. Black Redstart at Jubilee Pool

Looe – Black Redstart on cafe roof at Looe beach this morning. Eider (drk) on beach. GN Diver (2) offshore. Peregrine also. Common Sandpiper (4) around boating lake at Looe Mill pool. Med Gull (4), GN Diver (5+) and Slav Grebe off Loee island (Thanks M.Hughes)

Penhale Sands – Chough (2), Peregrine (2), Raven and Fulmar (Thanks R&R Nicholls)

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