Wednesday 1st January 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

St Just – ICELAND GULL (juv) flew SW over St Just at 1430hrs

Looe – LITTLE AUK flew west past Hannafore Point. Slavonian Grebe, Little Gull (1w), Dark Bellied Brent Goose (6) and GN Diver (7) off Hannafore Point

Hayle – BT Diver and GN Diver (2) still in Carnsew Basin, showing well. Also Med Gull (3+). Bittern flew east along estuary then high over towards towards Gwithian early afternoon. Firecrest in Hayle at 1330hrs (Thnaks P J Smale)

Bude – Purple Sandpiper (6) at Bude breakwater (Thanks T.Marlow)

Penzance – Purple Sandpiper (5) on rocks by Jubilee Pool

Newlyn – GN Diver (3), Med Gull (2+) and Common Scoter (50+) off Sandy Cove. Also Firecrest and Black Redstart

Pendeen – Balearic Shearwater (4) and Great Skua flew past Pendeen Watch in 1 hour this afternoon

Botallack – Balearic Shearwater (2) flew past this afternoon

Marazion – Bittern still at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Black Redstart on beach

Carbis Bay – Great Northern Diver offshore

Saltash – Great Northern Diver at Kingsmill Lake. no sign of Glossy Ibis at Kingsmill Lake

Torpoint – Spoonbill still on River Lynher off Wacker Quay. Also Great Northern Diver

St Austell – Scaup (1w drk) still at Par Beach pool at 1430hrs. GN Diver, BT Diver (6+), Eider (fem) and Fulmar (4+) off Porthpean beach mid afternoon (Thanks D.King)

Stithians – Slav Grebe still at Stithians reservoir

Falmouth – Scaup (1w drk) and Bittern still at College Reservoir. Grey Phalarope still off Castle Beach. Also Whimbrel. Purple Sandpiper (3) and BT Diver (c8) off Pendennis Point.

Mylor Churchtown – Black-necked Grebe (c20), Eider (fem), Common Scoter (4), GN Diver (2+) and Common Sandpiper in Carrick Roads

Newquay – Hooded Merganser (ringed) still at Boating lake feeding on bread, present since 25th Dec 2013 (Thanks S.Grose)

Happy new year! Thank you for all the sightings and photos during 2013.

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