Saturday 5th January 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Black-necked Grebe, Newlyn Harbour, 010113 (G.Hobin)

TorpointGREEN-WINGED TEAL (drk) still at St.John’s Lake near sewage outfall SX.419.541. Spoonbill (2) still on Lynher Estuary

St Just SUBALPINE WARBLER (1w fem) in garden at Princess Street and Pleasant Terrace. TR19 7JG. Siberian Chiffchaff (2) at Kenidjack Valley still at sewage works. Black Redstart at bottom of valley. Also Chough (2)

LooeRING-BILLED GULL (ad) on river north of bridge (Thanks S.Votier)

St Austell – RING-NECKED DUCK (drk) still at Par Beach Pool. Velvet Scoter still off Porthpean beach. Water Pipit on Spit Beach. Also Black Redstart (fem). Purple Sandpiper (4) on rocks west of Spit Beach (Thanks R.Davey)

Bodmin Moor – RING-NECKED DUCK (fem) and Great Northern Diver still at Siblyback Reservoir at 1000hrs. Yellow-legged Gull (2w) also at Siblyback Reservoir (Thanks D.Julian)

Stithians Long-tailed Duck still from southern causeway. Goldeneye (5+) and Great-crested grebe. Also Brambling and Marsh Tit on feeders. (Thanks A.McKechnie)

St Ives – Balearic Shearwater (2) in St Ives Bay this afternoon

Lanner Siberian Chiffchaff at Gwennap sewerage works this afternoon

NewquayDark-bellied Brent Goose on Gannel Estuary from car park. Balearic Shearwater (2) off Towan Head at 1430hrs. Purple Sandpiper (2) on rocks (Thanks D.Grose)

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe and GN Diver (3) in habour still. Eider (ad drk) at Tolcarne Beach (Thanks G.Hobin)

Falmouth Red-necked Grebe and Slav Grebe off Gyllyngvase Beach

HayleSlav Grebe still at Carnsew Basin

HelstonBittern at Loe Pool this afternoon. Also Firecrest. Firecrest at Sewage works (Thanks S.Rowe)

The Lizard – Lesser Whitethroat at The Lizard in garden. Siberian Chiffchaff (2+) near Cadgwith.

Falmouth – Firecrest in lane midway down by steps from Goldenbank to Cuckoo Mills at 1530hrs

Carbis Bay – Black-throated Diver and Great Northern Diver in Bay

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