Thursday 4th February 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel still at Boat Cove by coastal path at 1540hrs. Park at Perranuthnoe & take coastal path west.

Marazion – Glossy Ibis still at Marazion Marsh RSPB at west end between Longrock Pool & A394 roundabout in flooded field off Road. Pacific Diver (ad) in Mount’s Bay off Trenow Cove this morning. Glaucous Gull (juv) at Red River mouth late afternoon

DriftRing-billed Gull (1w) at Drift reservoir at 0920hrs. Also Med Gull (16) (Thanks P.Freestone)

Newlyn –  Glaucous Gull still at Newlyn Harbour. Also Great Northern Diver (3)

PolgiggaYellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest at Nanjizal Valley

St LevanYellow-browed Warbler at Grey Gables

HayleSpoonbill still on Hayle Estuary RSPB. Great Northern Diver still in Carnsew basin. no sign of Red-necked Grebe (Thanks P.Freestone)

PenzanceEider (drk) still off bus station (Thanks P.Freestone)

PortscathoRed-necked Grebe off Portscatho. Black-necked Grebe offshore tho distant. Black Redstart (male) near public toilets (Thanks I.Haigh)


One thought on “Thursday 4th February 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

  1. jonathan evans

    Today – February 4th – 11am

    2 Great Northern Diver off Rinsey Head – 100 + metres out at sea
    1 Peregrine Falcon(Peregrine) off Rinsey Head – The falcon paralleled the coast for a while – Westerly, then headed out to sea skimming the waves and began attacking a waterbird, circled and did the same thing. Then I realised it was a Great Northern Diver that it was attacking, not sure if it was hunting the GND or trying to have them disgorge their catch. Very interesting Peregrine behaviour.

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