Tuesday 3rd January 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Drift**BUFFLEHEAD** at Drift Reservoir this afternoon from hide.

HelstonICELAND GULL (2w) at Boating Lake today. Also Siberian type Chiffchaff in willow carr  near Nansloe Farm, Helston this afternoon

Mousehole ICELAND GULL (juv) on rocks just west of harbour this afternoon and Pom Skua past at 12.30hrs.

Mounts BayLONG-TAILED DUCK at Chyandour, Penzance. Also GN Diver (5) and BT Diver in Bay

Falmouth – RING-NECKED DUCK (drk) at College reservoir. Brambling (m+f) in Penryn (ThanksJ.Drage Hubert) YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still at Swanpool. Also Siberian type Chiffchaff. Black Redstart (male) and Whimbrel (2) at Castle Beach (Thanks D.Chaney).

St IvesBalearic Shearwater (94) past St Ives Island  (10.30 – 12.00hrs) Also Manx Shearwater (3), ‘Blue’ Fulmar and GN Diver.

Carbis BayBalearic Shearwater (20+) in Carbis Bay this afternoon. Also Great Skua

Polzeath Purple Sandpiper off Rumps Point at midday. Lapland Bunting in set aside field near farm (Thanks C.Selway)

MarazionBittern again at Marazion Marsh RSPB

PendeenBalearic Shearwater (22) past Pendeen watch between 1150-1330hrs

TruroSpotted Redshank at St Clement

Port IsaacBalearic Shearwater, Little Gull (ad), Great Skua (2) and Arctic Skua offshore (Thanks T.Potterton)

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