Tuesday 18th February 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Marazion – *LAUGHING GULL* (1w) on Marazion beach opposite Longrock Pool at 10:45hrs briefly then flew east, then on beach off Station House car park at 1640hrs. (Thanks M.Jasper). Long-tailed Duck and Great Northern Diver (2) off Marazion Kumlien’s Gull (ad) at Longrock on beach at 11:25hrs then flew east. Also Glaucous Gull (ad)

Bodmin Moor – *LESSER SCAUP* (drk) still at Dozmary Pool

Penzance – SURF SCOTER (1w drk) still off bus station. Also Glaucous Gull (ad)

Falmouth – Glaucous Gull (ad) flew over Tregenver Road towards Penryn River. Great Northern Diver (42+) in Carrick Roads viewed from Pendennis. Black-throated Diver (37+), Great Northern Diver (5), Shag (500+) and Guillemot (54+) in Falmouth Bay (Thanks D.Chaney). Iceland Gull, Great Skua and RT Diver in Falmouth bay from AK Wildlife cruises trip

PonsanoothYellow-browed Warbler at Ponsanooth sewage work this morning. Also Siberian Chiffchaff (3) and Firecrest (2)

Cusgarne – Yellow-browed Warbler at Gwennap Sewage Works this afternoon. Also Siberian Chiffchaff (2)

BudePintail (male) at Bude Marshes. Also Cetti’s Warbler, Cormorant, Moorhen (25), Canada Goose (45), Lapwing (71), Mallard (56), Teal (19), Snipe (3+), Black-headed Gull (52), Herring Gull (25), Oystercatcher (11), Mute Swan (2), Grey Heron, Jay, Greenfinch (6), Linnet, Blue Tit (6+), 14 Rook (14), Wren and Magpie (2) (Thanks H.Kendall & R.Mudge)

St Ives – Black Redstart on rocks at Pedn Olva Hotel at 08:35. Great Northern Diver (3) in harbour

Newquay – Black-throated Diver at Porth Reservoir (Thanks S.Rowe)

HayleCommon Sandpiper on Ryan’s Field this morning. Great Northern Diver (2) at Hayle Estuary

Looe – Guillemot in Looe quay at 16:45hrs. (Thanks N.Coleman)

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