Thursday 30th December 2010 Cornwall Bird Reports

Marazion - **PACIFIC DIVER** (ad) off Marazion still late morning tho distant. GN Diver also offshore. Bittern (2) at Marazion Marsh RSPB

Falmouth LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER (male) in woodland at west side of island this afternoon. Also Bittern. Goosander (fem) and Firecrest at Argal reservoir (Thanks D.Chaney)

Porthcothan LAPLAND BUNTING (4) in fields at Pentire farm

Gwithian SMEW (2.redhead) at St.Gothian NR at 1520hrs. Also Scaup (3.fem)

St.Austellreport of Smew at Par beach pool was erroneous. Also Bittern this morning and Late afternoon. Velvet Scoter at Porthpean at 1305hrs. Eider (6) and Brent Goose (3) in Par bay (Thanks M.Whittaker, St.Austell Baywatch et al)

Penzance Pale-bellied Brent Goose (ad) still on Tolcarne beach. Also Grey Phalarope (4), showing well

Carbis baySlav Grebe and GN Diver (2) in bay

Newquay Bittern at Porth reservoir at 1005hrs

Drift Greenland White-fronted Goose (1w) still at Drift reservoir

Mousehole Glaucous Gull (2w) again at Penlee Point til 1205hrs then flew south

Newlyn GN Diver in harbour

Sennen - Long-tailed Duck (drk) still in Sennen cove off lifeboat station. Also Black Redstart

Helston - Long-tailed Duck (fem) at Loe Pool still. Firecrest by Degibna car park. Firecrest by boating lake

SaltashHen Harrier (ringtail) at Kingsmill lake over saltmarsh then flew towards Landulph. Firecrest by hide

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