Sunday 29th December 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor – *LESSER SCAUP* (ad drk) at Dozmary Pool

The Lizard – *GLOSSY IBIS* (2) at Goonhilly downs at 0845hrs for 2nd day then flew SW. Marsh Harrier at Windmill Farm

Saltash – *GLOSSY IBIS* at Kingsmill Lake in field opposite hide

Truro – unconfirmed report of CATTLE EGRET (11) near St Clement in field west of Tresemple Pool with cattle at 1100hrs. Spotted Redshank (2) on Tresillian River

Torpoint – Spoonbill (3) on River Lyhner off Wacker Quay this afternoon. GN Diver (2) swam upriver

Falmouth – Grey Phalarope still at Castle Beach late morning, no sign this afternoon. Also Black Redstart. Slav Grebe, GN Diver, BT Diver and Med Gull (2 ad) off Swanpool beach (Thanks S.Grimwade & J.St Ledger)

Hayle – BT Diver and GN Diver (2) in Carnsew Basin. Also Med Gull. Med Gull and Common Gull (2 1w) on main estuary (Thanks B.Dallas

Mylor Churchtown – Black-necked Grebe (25), Red-breasted Merganser (c30), Common Scoter (4), Eider (3), Common Sandpiper and GN Diver (2) still in Carrick Roads (Thanks D.Chaney & S.Grimwade)

Marazion – Bittern (3) still at Marazion marsh RSPB

St Ives – Black Redstart (2) at St Ives Island below coastguard lookout. GN Diver off Porthgwidden beach this morning (Thanks M.Rouncefield)

Sancreed – Med Gull (ad) in field (Thanks D.Flumm)

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