Tuesday 18th December 2012 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor*LESSER SCAUP* (ad drk) at Dozmary Pool at 1130hrs.

TorpointGREEN-WINGED TEAL still at St John’s Creek feeding near wrecked boat on north shore. at 1145hrs. Also Pintail (fem) and Greenshank (4) (Thanks S.Waite)

St JustSUBALPINE WARBLER (1w) still in gardens south of Cape Cornwall Street tho elusive. TR19 7JG

St AustellRING-NECKED DUCK (male) at Par Beach Pool (Thanks D.Mays)

LooeGlaucous Gull (ad) at Town Beach at 1100hrs

HayleIceland Gull (juv) on Hayle Estuary RSPB

Carbis BayBT Diver (4) and GN Diver (10) offshore

NewquayGN Diver in bay from Towan Head. Purple Sandpiper (2) on rocks

Falmouth Red-necked Grebe (2), GN Diver (2), Common Scoter (3 fem) and Med Gull in Falmouth Bay (Thanks D.Chaney). Black Redstart at Castle Beach still (Thanks G.Wills)

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe at Newlyn harbour. Black Redstart also at harbour

PenzanceSlav Grebe and GN Diver (2) still off Eastern Green Beach. Slav Grebe off Jubilee Pool. Also Black Redstart. BT Diver (8) and GN Diver (7) in Mounts Bay

Drift Pink-footed Goose (1w) still at Drift reservoir

PadstowGoosander, (7) on Camel Estuary, (2) off Padstow and (5) off Old Town Cove (Thanks D.Julian)

St AustellGN Diver (12), BT Diver (5), RT Diver (2), Common Scoter (26) and Shag (6) off Porthpean (Thanks P.Barlow)

HayleGN Diver on Copperhouse Creek behind Atlantic Car sales late morning (Thanks W.Chegwidden) Goosander on Ryan’s Field this morning (Thanks P.Jeggo) and two others on main estuary (Thanks A.Neil)

Wadebridge Water Pipit at Trevilling Marsh this afternoon (Thanks D.Julian)

Rosenannon – Hen Harrier (male), Woodcock (2), Fieldfare (60+), Redwing (20+), Mistle Thrush (4) and Tawny Owl at Rosenannon Downs (Thanks D.Mays)

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