Tuesday 17th February 2015 Cornwall Bird Sightings

FalmouthSPOTTED SANDPIPER near Falmouth at Mawnan Smith on Helford River at Budock Vean. KING EIDER (1w drk) still off Maenporth just south of beach but distant at 1405hrs.  RING-BILLED GULL (1w) at Swanpool at 1030hrs (Thanks B.Dallas)

Gulval – LITTLE BUNTING in field north of Ludgvan road by path

NewquayAMERICAN WIGEON (2 fem) on Gannel Estuary from car park at 07:30hrs. dead Black Redstart at Tregunnel Hill car park (Thanks T.Bryant)

RoselandRed-necked Grebe (2) at Gerrans Bay. Also Slavonian Grebe (2), Black-throated Diver (12) and Great Northern Diver (6)

PorthollandBlack-throated Diver (10) and Great Northern Diver (3) off Portholland

Gorran HavenBlack-throated Diver (35) and Great Northern Diver (2) off Dodman Point

MarazionSiberian Chiffchaff (2) and Bittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB

Saltash – Firecrest, Avocet, Dunlin 50), Curlew (89) and Lapwing (23) at Kingsmill Lake (Thanks P.Kemp)

Mount Edgcumbe – Gadwall (m+f) on pond behind beach at Mount Edgcumbe 1430hrs
(Thanks A.Godfrey)

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