Sunday 9th March 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor – LESSER SCAUP still at Dozmary Pool

Polgigga – HOOPOE reported

Falmouth – LITTLE AUK off Tunnel Beach at 1030hrs. Also Red-necked Grebe and Slavonian Grebe (Thanks J.St Ledger)

Hayle – Iceland Gull (juv) on Hayle Eatuary RSPB at 0810hrs. Also Med Gull (10+), Red-breasted Merganser and Common Gull. Yellow-legged Gull (ad) on estuary. BT Diver and GN Diver (2) on Carnsew Basin. Black-tailed Godwit and Bar-tailed Godwit (15) on Ryan’s field. GN Diver (3) off North Quay (Thanks B.Dallas et al). Bittern reported flew over Ryan’s field being mobbed by Gulls

DriftIceland Gull (juv) at Drift reservoir late morning then flew towards Newlyn

Penzance – Surf Scoter (1w drk) off bus station at 1000hrs

Marazion – Bittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Sand Martin (3) also at Marazion Marsh RSPB

TorpointWheatear (2) near Tregantle at 14:20hrs. GN Diver (2 sum plum) off Torpoint ferry slipway at 1730hrs (Thanks D.Courtnell)

PolgiggaSand Martin (6) at Polgigga

St Ives – White Wagtail (2) still at Trevail Valley. Also Meadow Pipit (60+) and Pied Wagtail (14). Fulmar (26) at Wicca Cove. Golden Plover (21), Meadow Pipit (20+) and Linnet (6) at Buttermilk Hill (Thanks V.Stratton)

Camel EstuaryWhooper Swan (ad) still just west of Trewornan Bridge viewed from Burniere Hide in field with Mute Swans. (Thanks P J Smale)

Mount HawkeBlackcap (male) in garden at 1700hrs (Thanks R B Girling)

Falmouth – Chiffchaff (2) at Argal Reservoir (Thanks B.Garnett)

SaltashTufted Duck from Kingsmill hide this morning then flew towards River Tamar (Thanks A.Godfrey)

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