Wednesday 26th February 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Mousehole – probable AZOREAN YELLOW-LEGGED GULL in Mount’s Bay then at Mousehole on St Clement’s Isle this evening. Also Glaucous Gull (4. Ad + 2w + 2 juv) and Iceland Gull (juv)

Penzance – Surf Scoter (1w drk) off railway station 1230hrs. Black Redstart (3) on sea defences between railway station and signal box, (1w male) on rocks behind station. Glaucous Gull (ad) at Eastern Green beach mid afternoon

NewlynKumlien’s Gull (ad) at Newlyn Harbour. Great Northern Diver (6) offshore

Sennen – Glaucous Gull (2. ad + 2w) at Sennen Cove. Also Great Northern Diver

Gorran – Glaucous Gull (1+) at Caerhayes Castle early afternoon

St Ives – Glaucous Gull (juv) and Iceland Gull (juv) on Porthminster Beach at 1000hrs

Hayle – Glaucous Gull on a Hayle Estuary RSPB this afternoon (Thanks P.Jeggo)

Gwithian – Glaucous Gull (juv) at St Gothian Sands LNR

PorthlevanIceland Gull at Porthlevan

TorpointYellow-browed Warbler (1+) at Torpoint Sewage Works. Access only on weekends and if red MOD flag is not flying

Gwennap – Yellow-browed Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff at Gwennap sewage works this morning

Mylor ChurchtownBlack-necked Grebe (14), Great Northern Diver (8), Black-throated Diver (2), Red-breasted Merganser (11) and Eider (female) offshore between Mylor Churchtown to Penarrow Point (Thanks J.St Ledger)

Wabebridge – Red-breasted Merganser (male), Goosander (6. 1m + 5f), Grey Plover (16) and Whooper Swan on Dinham mud flats viewed from Camel Trail (Thanks D.Mays)

St Austell GN Diver (29) between Porthpean and Dodman Point seen from kayak (Thanks R.Kirkwood)

Mevagissey – Purple Sandpiper (5) at Mevagissey (Thanks R.Kirkwood)

NewquayLittle Gull (1w) still at Gannel Estuary this evening (Thanks S.Rowe). Peregrine (fem) hunting above Aldi this morning (Thanks S.Grose)

TruroBlackcap (6. 3m+3f) in garden at Gloweth (Thanks A.Mason)

The Lizard – Chough (2) at Nare Head (Thanks R & R Nicholls)

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