Tuesday 5th January 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Marazion – Hudsonian Whimbrel still in Trenow Cove at 0930hrs but no sign this afternoon. Firecrest this afternoon. Med Gull (3) & Black-throated Diver off headland. Bittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB

Newlyn – Pacific Diver (ad) still in Mount’s Bay off cenotaph. Also Great Northern Diver (2)

Wadebridge – Green-winged Teal (drk) at Walmsley Sanctuary. Bewick’s Swan (1w) and Whooper Swan (4) still on Dinham Flats from Burniere Hide

Bodmin Moor – Lesser Scaup (ad drk) still at Dozmary Pool this afternoon. Smew (redhead) still at Siblyback Lake this afternoon

The Lizard – Rose-coloured Starling (ad) again on East side of village at 12:30. Black Redstart at Bass Point.  No sign of Ross’s Gull (ad) The Lizard at Bass Point by late afternoon

Falmouth – Iceland Gull (juv) still at Rosemullion Head. Lesser Whitethroat still in garden at Goldenbank. Grey Phalarope past Pendennis Point at 11.15 and later south of Castle Beach.  Also Firecrest (2) between docks lay-by on Castle Drive and Middle Point (Thanks S. F. Jackson)

St IvesHumpback Whale (2) in St.Ives Bay from NCI Lookout. Also Great Northern Diver (2)

Hayle – Yellow-browed Warbler still at Hayle Estuary at Ryan’s Field RSPB in Alders west of hide late morning. Also Firecrest (2). Water Pipit past Lelant Station towards Lelant Saltings. No sign of Spoonbill on estuary

Saltash – Spoonbill (2) on Rat Island

TopointAvocet (43) at Whacker Quay

Newlyn – Black-throated Diver off Newlyn

St Mawes – Great Northern Diver (10) at St Mawes at 16:00. Sandwich Tern off St.Mawes at 08:30 and Great Northern Diver (2) in Carrick Roads

Sennen – Great Northern Diver still in Sennen Cove

Looe – Firecrest west end of esplanade in trees. Great Northern Diver (4) 2 in river, 2 at sea. Also Turnstone (20) (Thanks J.Eames)

TruroBlack Redstart (fem) at Truro on wall tops and small trees of courtyards next to the alley adjacent to Mallets shop at 1430hrs (Thanks A.Horn-Norris)

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