Sunday 1st December 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Sennen – *AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER* (juv) still east of A30 in fields between Trevorian Farm and Sennen School with Golden Plover (400+) tho mobile (Thanks V.Stratton)

Drift – possible *AMERICAN HERRING GULL* (juv) at Drift reservoir.Long-tailed Duck still

Penzance – ROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) at Long Rock at Morrisons car park this morning? GN Diver (2) and Common Scoter (70+) off Long Rock car park. GN Diver (1) in harbour mouth and (6) off Jubilee Pool (Thanks B.Dallas)

Marazion – Bittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB flew from Long Rock Pool to marsh at c1000hrs. No sign of Rose-coloured Starling in roost this evening, Peregrine and Sparrowhawk (2) hunting Starling roost. GN Diver (3) and Common Scoter (40+) off Marazion. (Thanks D.Mays). Long-tailed Duck still at Trenow Cove. Also Black Redstart and probable Siberian Chiffchaff

St Austell – Black Redstart at Charlestown in garden

East Looe – Black Redstart on seafront. GN Diver off Banjo Pier

Hayle – Goldeneye (fem) on Hayle Estuary RSPB (Thanks P.Jeggo)

River Lynher – Spoonbill (2) and Red-breasted Merganser (3) on River lynher (Thanks A.Godfrey)

Helston – Barnacle Goose flew over Loe Pool. Also Goosander (5. 4 redhead + 1 male) (Thanks L.Fox)

Men an Tol – Dartford Warbler (2), 1 from main viewing point and 2nd between tin mine and iron gate (Thanks D.Mays)

St Ives – Golden Plover (108), Woodcock (4) and Common Buzzard (5) at Buttermilk Hill this evening (Thanks V.Stratton)

The Lizard – Marsh Harrier at Goonhilly Downs. Also Hen Harrier (2), Merlin and Peregrine. BT Diver (9) at Kennack Bay. Chiffchaff (7) at Gwendreath (Thanks I.Maclean)

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  1. George and Lesley Carr

    Seen today at west end of Gerrans Bay from coastal path below Driftwood Hotel: 11 Slav grebes (group of 5 + group of 3 + another group of 3 all up at the same time), 2 GN Divers, 48 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 8 BN Divers, 4 female Common Scoter, 2 adult med Gulls

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