Tuesday 12th February 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Penzance *PACIFIC DIVER* reported from Chyandour  before it flew off strongly to the east at 1600hrs. Great Northern Diver (2), Slavonian Grebe and Common Scoter off Chyandour. Also Black Redstart (2m, 5f), Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail (15) and Rock Pipit (6) on beach boulders annex railway. Also Eider offshore (Thanks L.Williams, D.Flumm and P.St Pierre)

Black Redstart, Penzance Railway Station 120213 (M.Rouncefield)

BudeRING-BILLED GULL still on the river by the Lock Gates this afternoon. Also Pink-footed Goose (4) and Greenland White-fronted Goose at Bude Marshes

Bodmin Moor LESSER SCAUP (ad drk) still at Colliford Lake at orth end of Loveny Arm this afternoon. RING-NECKED DUCK (fem) still at Siblyback Lake on NW side.

Rinsey GLAUCOUS GULL (nr ad) flew east past Rinsey Head towards Porthleven this afternoon

Treen Lapland Bunting (5) still SW of Zennor and 1/2 mile south of B3306 west of Treen – Newmill road at Treen Common. Also Snow Bunting (3)

Carbis  Bay – Balearic Shearwater flew through bay this morning. Also Black-throated Diver (2), GN Diver (6) and Little Gull (2)

WadebridgeWater Pipit at Treraven Meadows at 1430hrs (Thanks D.Julian). Spotted Redshank at Dinham Flats

HayleWater Pipit still at Copperhouse Creek today on saltmarsh east of Black Road. Long-eared Owl in Hayle Town centre, taken into care

Rosenannon Merlin, Woodcock, Reed Bunting (80+), Yellowhammer (6) and Meadow Pipit (50+) (Thanks C.Selway)

TruroBrambling (fem) in garden still (Thanks D.Jenkins). Black Redstart at Truro station yard at 1000hrs (Thanks J.Rowe)

St IvesBlack Redstart (2) at St Ives.

FalmouthSlav Grebe (2) off Swanpool. Purple Sandpiper (6) at Pendennis Point (Thanks D.Chaney) Also Black Redstart at Gyllyngvase Beach (Thanks S.Perfect)

RedruthFirecrest (2) at Gwennap Sewage works at 1100hrs (Thanks B.Toms)

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe and GN Diver (2) outside of harbour at low tide. Med Gull (ad) and Shelduck (2) also. Little Egret, Grey Heron and Common Scoter (c10) off Tolcarne Beach near Gear Pole. (Thanks G.Hobin). Brambling (fem) at Chyenhal with Chaffinch flock, present c3 months (Thanks C P Davies)

NewquayCorn Bunting (3), Yellowhammer (5+) with (300+) Chaffinch, Linnet and Reed Bunting at Park Head. Also Sparrowhawk (Thanks D. Mays)

MarazionBlack-throated Diver (9+) off Marazion. Also Red-throated Diver (3) and GN Diver east of St Micheals Mount viewed from cemetery (Thanks D.Jenkins) Bittern (2+) still at Marazion Marsh RSPB.

TorpointPale-bellied Brent Goose (9), Dark-bellied Brent Goose (5), Dunlin (c1500) and Wigeon (240). Greenshank, Redshank (35), Black-tailed Godwit (25) and Teal (55) at Millbrook Creek (Thanks P.Kemp)

CamborneBlack Redstart singing at New Connexion Street at 1450hrs

Trevone -  Black Redstart and a Rock Pipit in the old slate pit just north of Trevone bay (Thanks D.Julian)

Carnon Cross Merlin hunting over fields adjacent to A30 near Carnon Cross roundabout

RoselandSiskin on feeders in garden at Ruan Lanihorne (Thanks D.Hall)

Carnon DownsSiberian Chiffchaff (3+) and Firecrest (4+) at sewage works.

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