Tuesday 17th December 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Penzance – ROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) still at Morrisons. Black Redstart by railway station. Med Gull on beach (Thanks D.Flumm)

Falmouth – LITTLE AUK between Castle beach and Tunnel Beach

Marazion – Bittern (2) still at Marzion Marsh RSPB. GN Diver (2) offshore

Pendower – Firecrest this morning (Thanks S.Rogers)

Ponsanooth – Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff and Firecrest (3) trapped and ringed

Bodmin Moor – Hen Harrier (ringtail) at Crowdy Reservoir over marsh (Thanks L.Sampson)

Stithians – Slavonian Grebe at Stithians Reservoir still

Veryan – Black-throated Diver (4) in Veryan bay. Red-necked Grebe (2), Black-throated Diver (47), Slav Grebe (12) and Great Northern Diver (12) in Gerrans Bay

Zennor – Hen Harrier (fem) in Foage Valley hunting fields around Foage Farm. Also Redwing (6) (Thanks V.Stratton)

Truro – Merlin (fem) at Treliske Hospital this afternoon (Thanks A.Mason)

Padstow – Peregrine flew over cliff path between Harlyn Bay and Trevone (Thanks J.Walters)

Bude – Water Rail, Moorhen (13), Canada Goose (210), Mallard (62), Lapwing (7), Teal (6+), Little Grebe (2), Grey Heron (4), Snipe (3), Reed Bunting (2), Golden Plover (35), Mute Swan (2), Sparrowhawk, Black-headed Gull (33), Grey Wagtail, Blackbird (20+) and Robin (15) at Bude Marshes (Thanks H.Kendall & R.Mudge)

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