Sunday 18th November 2012 Cornwall Bird Sightings

St Just – probable SUBALPINE WARBLER (1w fem) still just south of Cape Cornwall Street in garden at Pleasant Terrace on Princess Street, tho elusive. (TR19 7JG) Please respect privacy of residents. Hen Harrier (ringtail) at Bartinney Downs. Firecrest (2) at Kenidjack Valley at sewage works this morning

SiblybackRING-NECKED DUCK (fem) at Siblyback Lake this morning. Also White-fronted Goose and Goosander (Thanks A.Dawson)

HelstonRING-NECKED DUCK (drk) at Loe Pool in Carminowe Creek at 1030hrs. Yellow-browed Warbler 100m beyond eastern tip of Carminowe Creek in trees next to river (Thanks S.Perfect)

Port Isaac – ROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) on feeder in private garden still this morning (Thanks T.Potterton). Purple Sandpiper (c8) at Port Gaverne at c0900hrs (Thanks P.Smith)

Rose-coloured Starling, Port Isaac 181112 (T.Potterton)

Hayle Long-tailed Duck (male) still at Carnsew Poool this morning. Spoonbill (juv) on estuary still from B3301 causeway. Whooper Swan (7 ad) on estuary early morning then flew NE. Also Dark-bellied Brent Goose (2) and Pale-bellied Brent Goose

GwithianLong-tailed Duck still on main pool at St Gothian sands NR and showing well. Snow Bunting (2) at Gwithian (Thanks P.Roberts)

Long-tailed Duck, Gwithian 181112 (P.Freestone)

Roseland Whooper Swan (3) grazing in stubble field adjacent to Merrose Caravan Site, Trewithian at 0900hrs today (Thanks J.Taylor)

St Ives Med Gull (2 ads) and Pale-bellied Brent Goose (5) flew west past St Ives Island (Thanks D.Flumm)

SancreedMed Gull (1st w) at Sancreed. Also Snipe (10) and Fieldfare (15) (Thanks D.Flumm)

St AustellBlack Redstart (fem) at Spit Beach on rocks near harbour (Thanks R.Davey)

NewquayLapland Bunting at Porth Joke flew over stubble field

ChasewaterFirecrest in private garden at Creegbrawse (Thanks B.Toms)

NewquayFirecrest in hedge bordering Gannel Estuary (Thanks S.Rowe)

LooeGN Diver (2), Med Gull (9), Firecrest and Black Redstart at Hannafore Point (Thanks D.Clegg)

The LizardSwallow (2) over stubble field between Lizard Point cafe and village at 1245hrs. Ring Ouzel at Church Cove at Churchtown Farm on 1st field wall towards Bass Point at 1430hrs (Thanks D.Hall)

Bodmin MoorBlack Redstart (ad male) on Crowdy Dam at 1600hrs (Thanks B.Craven). Hen Harrier and Merlin at Rosenannon Downs (Thanks D.Julian)

Men-An-TolHen Harrier (male) at Men-An-Tol this evening

PorthgwarraBlack Redstart (4)

Lands EndBlack Redstart at Lands End near boarded-up white house. Woodlark flew over this morning.

ZennorHen Harrier (ringtail) at Amalvear

Polzeath – RT Diver near Trebetherick (Thanks D.Julian)

Long-tailed Duck, Carnsew Pool, J.Chapple

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