Tuesday 1st January 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

St JustSUBALPINE WARBLER (1w fem) still St.Just on west side just south of Cape Cornwall Street in garden at Princess Street briefly tho elusive. SW.366.313 TR19 7JG. CASPIAN GULL in field near farm on left side of Kenidjack Valley (Thanks A.Mackintosh). Siberian Chiffchaff still at top of Kenidjack Valley at sewage works. Access west off B3306 opposite Tregeseal Gallery SW.369.319

St Austell - RING-NECKED DUCK (drk) still on private pool at Charlestown. Velvet Scoter, Common Scoter (c50), BT Diver and GN Diver (15+) off Porthpean Beach. no sign of Ring-necked Duck at Par Beach Pool between 1400-1430hrs. Brambling (fem) and Chiffchaff (10+) at St Austell Sewage Works (Thanks R.Davey, A.Stewart and D.King).

WadebridgeWAXWING at Two Trees estate late afternoon

Feock – probable SURF SCOTER (2) in Carrick Roads from Loe Beach tho Distant. Also Black Necked Grebe (15)

Newlyn – Black-necked Grebe in Newlyn harbour still. Also Great Northern Diver (3). Black Redstart (2), GN Diver (9), Firecrest and Slav Grebe at Sandy cove. Black Redstart in Newlyn harbour. Med Gull (ad) and Grey Seal (2) at Tolcarne Beach (Thanks R.Davey and G.Hobin)

Black-necked Grebe, Newlyn Harbour, 010113 (G.Hobin)

Marazion – Firecrest at Longrock Pool. Bittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB still 1240hrs. Bittern (2) at Long Rock Pool

Carbis Bay – Balearic Shearwater (2+) in bay still. Also Kittiwake (1000+)

Helston – Firecrest (2) at sewage works (Thanks R.Davey)

Falmouth – Firecrest (3) on Pennance Road at 1110hrs. Bittern and Goldeneye (10) at College Reservoir this morning. BT Diver in Carrick Roads. Red-Necked Grebe in Falmouth Bay. Med Gull (2), 1 in bay and 1 at Castle Beach (Thanks D.Chaney). Red-Breasted Merganser (16), Black-necked Grebe (10), Great Crested Grebe and Little Grebe in Carrick Roads (Thanks G.Wills). Speckled Wood at Penryn this morning (Thanks M.Silk)

Looe – Eider (drk) on Looe Beach at high tide this morning. Slav Grebe (4) offshore (Thanks Andrew H)

Hayle – Slav Grebe and Med Gull (4+) in Carnsew Basin. Brent Goose (2) on estuary from Old Quay House at 1600hrs (Thanks B.Toms and L.Williams). Also Goosander (4) from old Lelant station.

Pendeen – Balearic Shearwater (2) flew past Pendeen Watch late morning, (2) flew west past at 1400hrs (Thanks M.Silk, J.Evans, B & S. Downing)

St BlazeyBlack Redstart at St.Blazey in railway depot at 1125hrs

GorranBalearic Shearwater (7) off Vault Beach at 1600hrs (Thanks M.Jones)

Port Isaac - Balearic Shearwater (2) in Port Isaac Bay 3.00 pm (Thanks T.Potterton)

PadstowBlack-necked Grebe offshore still

LooeSlav Grebe (4) and GN Diver (2) off Hannafore Point at 1500hrs

Men-An-TolHen Harrier (ad male), Short-eared Owl (2+) and Barn Owl at roost this evening


MouseholeBlack Redstart

DriftPink-footed Goose (1w) still at Drift Reservoir

Happy New Year!

One thought on “Tuesday 1st January 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

  1. Allan Stewart

    1 fem Brambling also 10+ Chiffchaff St Austell Sewage Works
    Male Velvet Scoter still with 60+ Common Scoter flock also 15+ Great Northern Diver Porthpean

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