Sunday 16th December 2012 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Wadebridge – probable *AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER* at east end of Camel Estuary just south of Burniere Hide late morning then flew off with Golden Plover (800).

St JustSUBALPINE WARBLER (1w) still at Pleasant Terrace in field hedge opposite number 20 (Thanks R.Davey and P.Barlow)

St AustellRING-NECKED DUCK (drk) still at Par Beach Pool (Thanks S.Rogers)

Bodmin Moor RING-NECKED DUCK (fem), GN Diver and Goldeneye (2, m+f) at Siblyback lake but no sign of Lesser Scaup (Thanks S.Cox)

Drift Pink-footed Goose with Greylag and Canada Geese at Drift reservoir this morning (Thanks R.Davey)

PenzanceBlack-necked Grebe in Penzance Harbour just off harbour side cafe (Thanks R.Davey)

PenrynBlack-necked Grebe and GN Diver on Penryn River at 1130hrs (Thanks J. St Ledger)

NewlynFirecrest at Sandy Cove. Slav Grebe offshore (Thanks R.Davey).

NewquayBlack Redstart (fem) and White Wagtail at Doctors surgery at Thomas Road. Med Gull (ad), Redshank (10+), Wigeon (20+), Curlew (6) and Little Grebe on River Gannel (Thanks D.Mays)

MarazionBittern in flight at Marazion Marsh RSPB (Thanks R.Davey)

BudeWhite-fronted Goose, Pink-footed Goose (2) and Greylag Goose at Bude Marsh (Thanks T.Marlow)

PortscathoLong-tailed Duck still offshore. Slav Grebe, GN Diver (3) and Common Scoter (25) in Gerrans Bay (Thanks S.Rogers and R.Davey)

SaltashAvocet (297), Wigeon (49), Redshank (146), Teal (77), Greenshank (12), Spotted Redshank, Lapwing (37), Curlew (41), Common Sandpiper and Snipe (2) at Kingsmill Creek (Thanks S.Cox)

Goonhavern Brambling in private garden at Goonhavern with Chaffinch flock (Thanks C&J Keast)

no sign of Red-breasted Flycatcher at Nanquidno by 0945hrs (Thanks P.Barlow)

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