Wednesday 25th December 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Hayle – *WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER* (2. 1 ad+1 juv) at Ryan’s Field then flew towards main estuary. GN Diver still in Carnsew Basin (Thanks B.Dallas)

Falmouth – Grey Phalarope feeding just off Castle Beach. Great Skua flew west past Pendennis point tho distant. GN Diver (5) and BT Diver on sea off point. Purple Sandpiper (3) and Whimbrel at Point. BT Diver (2), GN Diver (9), Red-necked Grebe (3) and Slav Grebe (5) from Tunnel Beach (Thanks D.Chaney)

Porthgwarra – Balearic Shearwater (2) flew past Gwennap Head. Also Black Redstart

Penberth – Black Redstart at Penberth cove

St Austell – Scaup (1w drk) still at Par Beach Pool at 1300hrs. Eider (2) offshore (Thanks A.Stewart)

Truro – Merlin (fem) flew over Gloweth mid morning (Thanks A.Mason)

Mylor Churchtown – Red-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver (2), Whimbrel (2), Common Sandpiper and Greenshank from Penarrow Point (Thanks J.St Ledger)

Roseland – Swallow at Towan Beach at 1425hrs (Thanks P.Miles)

Merry Christmas from all at Cornwall Birding!!

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