Sunday 1st January 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Helston**BUFFLEHEAD** (fem/juv) still at Loe Pool at north end. Access west off A394 on Degibna Lane from just north of A3083 roundabout then walk north from NT car park. Firecrest (6+). EGYPTIAN GOOSE at Helston Boating Lake still. Firecrest (2) at Sewage works. Black Redstart on beach north of Portscatho and south of Pendower (Thanks P.Fletcher)

St AustellRING-NECKED DUCK (drk) still at Par Beach Pool this morning. Also Little Gull (ad). Black Redstart (2) at spit Beach at 1600hrs. BT Diver (10) off Porthpean at 1300hrs (Thanks A.Stewart)

Drift ICELAND GULL (juv) at Drift reservoir from car park but no sign by early afternoon.

FalmouthYELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still at south end of Swanvale NR in willows alongside Swanpool. Also Black Redstart (male) on Swanpool beach. Black Redstart (2, Male+Fem) at Castle Beach (Thanks S.Jackson)

Carbis BayGN Diver (2) offshore. Also Balearic Shearwater (4) (Thanks D.Jenkins)

St IvesBalearic Shearwater (3) and Great Skua off St Ives island mid afternoon

NewlynGN Diver (2) off Sandy Cove. Black Redstart (2) on houses. Eider in harbour (Thanks L.Proctor)

PenzanceEider off Tolcarne beach. Black Redstart at Jubilee Pool

Marazion Water Pipit on beach by Red river mouth. Bittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB

HayleGoosander on Hayle estuary RSPB. Med Gull (2 ad, 1 1w) in Carnsew Basin. Also Grey Plover (10+) (Thanks D.Jenkins)

GodrevyBalearic Shearwater (3) offshore

PendeenBalearic Shearwater past Pendeen Watch

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