Thursday 9th February 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Helston – **BUFFLEHEAD** (fem/juv) still at Loe Pool. Also SMEW (redhead), Bittern and Firecrest

Bodmin Moor*LESSER SCAUP* (drk) at Siblyback reservoir. Also SMEW (drk) (Thanks J.Mitchell). *GREAT-GREY SHRIKE* between west side of Temple and private fishing lakes, tho mobile. Do not block single track roads passing places. Parking at picnic area, SX.133.725, off westbound A30. Do not enter private land. (Thanks B.Craven) Long-eared Owl on moor this evening (Thanks D.Julian)

GwithianRING NECKED DUCK still at seaward end of main pool at St Gothian Sands NR at 0955hrs. Black Redstart in car park at Hells Mouth Cafe.

St AustellRING-NECKED DUCK (drk) still at Par Beach Pool late afternoon (Thanks O.Mears)

TruroYellow-browed warbler (4) this morning at Carnon Downs sewage works. Also Firecrest (4) and ‘Siberian’ Chiffchaff (3) (Thanks M.Grantham)

Yellow browed warbler, Carnon Downs (S.Ogden)

NewlynIceland Gull (2w) still in harbour at 1500hrs

Falmouth - Bittern, Med Gull (2w) and Goldeneye (10) at College reservoir. Med Gull (ad and 2w) and Purple Sandpiper (2) at Pendennis point. Harbour Porpoise briefly towards St Anthony Head. Black Redstart (male) and Whimbrel (2) at Castle Beach, then flew off towards Pendennis (Thanks D.Chaney)

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