Thursday 2nd January 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor – *LESSER SCAUP* (ad drk) still at Dozmary Pool at 1140hrs

Falmouth – LITTLE AUK reported still off Castle Beach. Grey Phalarope still at east end of Castle Beach this afternoon. Also Slav Grebe, Red-necked Grebe (3+), GN Diver (3) and BT Diver (3+). Black Redstart on rocks at Castle Beach. GN Diver (3+), BT Diver and Red-necked Grebe off Pendennis Point. Med Gull (4) at Swanpool Point. Med Gull and Kittiwake (3) at Swanpool (Thanks D.Chaney, R.Carter et al). Scaup (1w drk) still at College reservoir

Torpoint – Yellow-browed Warbler (2) still at sewage works. Access only on weekends and when MOD rifle range is not in use. (Thanks D.Allan)

Stithians – Slav Grebe still at Stithians reservoir this morning

Marazion – Great Skua on beach this morning

Newlyn – Med Gull (ad) and Kittiwake (ad) off Tolcarne beach. GN Diver (4) and Kingfisher in Newlyn Harbour. Common Scoter (35+) offshore (Thanks G.Hobin)

Hayle – BT Diver and GN Diver (2) still in Carnsew Basin. Also Grey Plover (8) (Thanks J.St Ledger)

Carbis Bay – Balearic Shearwater (2), Manx Shearwater and GN Diver (9) in bay. Also Black Redstart

St Merryn – Hen Harrier (ringtail) at St Merryn at 1430hrs (Thanks D.Dennis)

St Austell – Scaup (1w drk) still at Par Beach Pool

St Agnes – Green Woodpecker in fields near St Agnes head (Thanks C&J Keast)

Truro – Black-tailed Godwit (69+), Dunlin (150), Redshank (14+) and Greenshank at Malpas (Thanks B.Dallas)

Newquay – Hooded Merganser (ad drk) (presumed escaped) still Newquay boating lake at 0935hrs

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