Thursday 24th January 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin moor *LESSER SCAUP* (drk) at Colliford Lake at north end of Loveny arm 

Torpoint GREEN-WINGED TEAL (drk) at St Johns Lake 500 yards south of ford this morning. Also Avocet. Avocet (84) at Wacker Quay. (Thanks D.Julian)

St IvesBalearic Shearwater (4) flew west. Also Manx Shearwater, GN Diver (15+), Black-throated Diver, Red-throated Diver (4), Common Scoter (5) Med Gull (4) past St Ives Island today.

GwithianSiberian Chiffchaff (2) at Gwithian sewage works this afternoon. Common Tern (ad) at St Gothian Sands LNR

St Just Siberian Chiffchaff (1+) at Kenidjack Valley at sewage works

TreenLapland Bunting (3+) at Treen Common tho mobile and elusive. no sign of any Snow Bunting but Merlin flew through

LooeBlack Redstart (2) at East Looe town beach. Eider offshore

Port IsaacRT Diver offshore at 1300hrs (Thanks T.Potterton)

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe and GN Diver in harbour (Thanks G.Hobin)

StithiansLong-tailed Duck (1w drk) still at south end of reservoir

Penzance Eider off Chyandour Cliff, also GN Diver (Thanks D.Flumm)

Hayle – no sign of Iceland Gull (juv) on estuary but Common Tern (ad) and Curlew Sandpiper at Carnsew Basin this afternoon tho mobile. Also Bar Tailed Godwit (10+), Greenshank, Ringed Plover, Med Gull (3 ads), Common Gull (10+), Knot, Grey Plover (8+) and Dunlin (50+) (Thanks D.Mays)

Goldsithney Firecrest in garden at Queen Street this morning (Thanks H.Glasson)

Men-an-Tol Hen Harrier (3, inc. ad male), Short-eared Owl (3) and Merlin at Men-an-Tol roost this evening. (Thanks D.Mays)

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