Sunday 19th December 2010 Cornwall Bird Reports

Mounts Bay**PACIFIC DIVER** just offshore Marazion car park (close inshore) associating with a Great Northern Diver, showing well. Also Black Redstart (6) at Little London and two more near Yacht Club. Water Pipit still on beach there. (Thanks V.Stratton)

Saltash WAXWING (7) flew SE over Burraton playing fields at 0830hrs SX.410.596

Sancreed – GOSHAWK (juv) at Sancreed this morning (no sign by late afternon) (Thanks D.Flumm)

St.Austell – RING-BILLED GULL (ad) at Par beach pool. Also Bittern

Stithians – Bittern still at Stithians reservoir at Southern cut off. Also Hybrid American Wigeon x Eurasian Wigeon (drk) on main reservoir (Thanks S.Taylor, M.Sallis et al)

Men-an-Tol – Hen Harrier (4+) at roost this evening

St.Justprobable Siberian Chiff-chaff still at Kenidjack Valley sewage works this afternoon

Marazion – Bittern (6) at Marazion Marsh RSPB, 1 flew from Long rock pool giving good views. Ringed Plover (14) and Sanderling (26) on beach (Thanks V.Stratton) Black Redstart on beach (Thanks A.Thorn)

Wadebridge Barnacle Goose (17), Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Whooper Swan and Grey Plover at Walmsley Sanctuary this morning

St.Ives Sooty Shearwater, RT Diver and Med Gull off St.Ives. Long-tailed Duck and GN Diver off Island. Black Redstart in town (Thanks V.Stratton)

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