Thursday 1st January 2015 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Newquay – RING-BILLED GULL (ad) on Gannel Estuary this afternoon. AMERICAN WIGEON (2 fem) still on Gannel Estuary from car park this morning (Thanks S.Rowe)

Drift – Mandarin still at Drift reservoir with Mallards by dam

Gwithian – Snow Bunting (2) still at St Gothian Sands LNR on shingle between smaller NR area and sand bank. Med Gull (2) on Main pool

Penzance – Black Redstart (male) still at Chyandour on signal box. Red-breasted Merganser and GN Diver (2) offshore

Newlyn – GN Diver in harbour. Black Redstart on roofs near Sandy Cove. GN Diver off Sandy Cove

Falmouth – Long-tailed Duck still at Swanpool. Med Gull off Castle Beach. Slav Grebe (4) off Jubilee Wharf, Penryn. (Thanks M.Burnley)

Hayle – Water Pipit still on Hayle Estuary RSPB by Old Quay house car park

St Just –  Yellow-Legged Gull (ad) in field just past the last house leading down to Cot Valley.(Thanks A.Mackintosh)

LooeGN Diver off Looe Beach this evening. (Thanks M.Hughes)

Saltash – Spoonbill (3) on Rat Island this afternoon, viewed from Churchtown Farm Nature Reserve (Thanks M.Hughes)

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