Sunday 13th January 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor *LESSER SCAUP* (drk) stil at Colliford Lake. No sign of yesterdays Great Grey Shrike

Torpoint GREEN-WINGED TEAL (drk) still at St John’s Lake in creek by sewage outfall at 1040hrs.

St Just WESTERN SUBALPINE WARBLER (1w) still in gardens of 5 – 7  Pleasant Terrace at 1100hrs. TR19 7JG (Thanks M.Beevers) Also Siberian Chiffchaff (2) at Kenidjack Sewerage works. Of interest, an unusually small Painted Lady butterfly was on the wing at Botallack today (Thanks B.Hawker)

Western Subalpine Warbler, St Just 110113 (B.Rankine)

Stithians Reservoir – Long-tailed Duck (1w drk) off southern causeway at
1045hrs, tho distant. No sign of Siberian Chiffchaff at southern cut off feeding
station. (Thanks D.King)

St Austell Yellow-browed Warbler at Menagwins sewerage works today

Common Snipe, Marazion Marsh 130113 (J.Irvine)

Marazion Bittern (4) flew in to roost this evening at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Also Snipe (27) and Water Rail (3). Black-throated Diver and GN Diver (3) in Mounts Bay this morning and Sanderling (18) on beach (Thanks M.Beevers and J.Irvine)

Bittern, Marazion Marsh 130113 (J.Irvine)

Carbis BayBalearic Shearwater (3+) in Carbis Bay still. Also GN Diver (3), Diver Sp. (3 distant) and Razorbill (500+) (Thanks M.Beevers)

Carrick Roads Red-breasted Merganser (18), Common Scoter (25), Black-necked Grebe (26) Little Grebe (3), GN Diver (2), Goldeneye, Razorbill (2) and Sandwich Tern today (Thanks G.Wills)

Restronguet Creek Red-necked Grebe and Black-necked Grebe (5) at Restronguet wier today

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe still in Harbour and GN Diver still. Also Med Gull (ad and 1st w) (Thanks M.Beevers, J.Irvine and D.King)

Great Northern Diver, Newlyn 130112 (J.Irvine)

Penzance Purple Sandpiper (4) at Jubilee Pool. Also Turnstone (23) and Common Scoter (6) offshore (Thanks M.Beevers). Short-eared Owl and Hen Harrier (ring-tail) at Men-an-Tol this evening (Thanks S.Ogden)

NewquayFirecrest at Porth Joke this afternoon (Thanks S.Rowe)

Tresillian – Spotted Redshank feeding on river near Tresemple Pool at 1300hrs. (Thanks M.Jones)

Tregardock – Great Northern Diver at Tregardock at 1230hrs (Thanks T.Potterton)

Port IsaacRed-throated Diver off Port Isaac (Thanks T.Potterton)

Hayle – No sign of Slav Grebe in Carnsew basin but Med Gull (ad), Little Grebe (7), Little Egret (2), Grey Plover (5), Bar-tailed godwit (3), Dunlin (350+). On main estuary Little Egret (2), Grey Heron (6), Shelduck (18), Teal (270), Wigeon (c500), Grey Plover (2), Bar-tailed Godwit (2),Greenshank, Goosander and Med Gull (ad) (Thanks M.Beevers and D.Jenkins)

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