Thursday 26th December 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Hayle – possible *BONAPARTE’S GULL* at Copperhouse Creek this afternoon. GN Diver still at Carnsew Basin at 1330hrs (Thanks P.Collins)

Saltash – *GLOSSY IBIS* still at Kingsmill Lake at 1530hrs, in field on Landulph side of Lake tho distant and elusive. Also Avocet (50+) and Med Gull (ad) (Thanks M.Beer)

Godrevy – Purple Sandpiper (5), Med Gull (5) and Common Scoter at Godrevy (Thanks P.Freestone)

Roseland – Black Redstart at Portscatho square at 1430hrs. Red-necked Grebe and Whimbrel at Towan Beach. GN Diver (4), BT Diver (8) and Common Scoter (2) off Pendower Beach at 1530hrs (Thanks D.Hall)

Newquay – Chough at Porth Island. Peregrine (2) on Zacrys island. Corn Bunting (3) and Linnet (60+) from coast path towards Watergate (Thanks S.Grose)

Falmouth – Red-necked Grebe (3) and GN Diver (7+) in Falmouth Bay (Thanks D.Chaney)

Mylor Churchtown – Black-necked Grebe (25), Red-necked Grebe, Slav Grebe, GN Diver (2), possible RT Diver, Red-breasted Merganser (22), Eider (3. 1m+2f) and Common Scoter (5) in Carrick Roads (Thanks D.Chaney)

St Austell – Scaup (1w drk) still at Par Beach Pool (Thanks R.Davey)

Marazion – Bittern and Firecrest at Marazion Marsh RSPB

Penzance – Black Redstart by Jubilee Pool at 1100hrs

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