Wednesday 3rd April 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor *LESSER SCAUP* (ad drk) still a Siblyback Lake near hide at 1530hrs

HayleICELAND GULL (juv) at Hayle Estuary RSPB this afternoon. Goosander (male) on estuary. Swallow (6) over Copperhouse Creek at 1515hrs. Also Greenshank (Thanks D.King)

MouseholeICELAND GULL (imm) roosted on St Clement Isle at 2025hrs

CamborneOSPREY (with transmitter and ariel) flew east through valley at Coombe at 1915hrs (Thanks M.Lenney)

WadebridgeSpoonbill (2) at Walmsey Sanctuary. Also Whooper Swan (2) and Green Sandpiper (Thanks C.Selway)

FalmouthCommon Scoter (drk) still at Swanpool. Little Gull at Gyllyngvase beach (Thanks R.Hollis)

MarazionFirecrest and Bittern (2) at Marazion Marsh RSPB but no sign of Garganey

St AustellRing Ouzel (4) along clay trail late afternoon (Thanks R.Davey)

LelantArctic Tern with Sandwich Tern (35) at Hayle Estuary mouth at Porth Kidney Beach

DriftBlack Redstart at Tresvennack Farm

St JustSiberian Chiffchaff (1+) at Kenidjack Valley at sewage works

HelstonWhooper Swan (juv) at boating lake still

PadstowLittle Gull (ad) at Oldtown Cove

Men-An-TolRing Ouzel (3. 2m 1f) on track at 1550hrs

GwithianWater Pipit and Little Ringed Plover still at St Gothian Sands LNR. Firecrest and Siberian Chiffchaff at sewage works

PenzanceBlack Redstart still on rocks east of station. Common Scoter (2) offshore

Pendeen Black Redstart (fem) by lighthouse at 0930hrs

Newquay - Ring Ouzel (male) at Porth Joke this morning (Thanks S.Rowe)

SennenSandwich Tern (c70) roosting on The Cowloe (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

2 thoughts on “Wednesday 3rd April 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

  1. Rachel

    Lesley: not likely to be a Loch Garten bird. The most likely candidate is a Scottish breeding male ringed red 8T, being tracked by Roy Dennis (see Highland Foundation for Wildlife website for his history). This is really exciting, as his transmitter stopped reporting a couple of weeks ago while he was migrating through Spain, and it was feared he had come to grief.

    The news has been passed on, and we hope to hear of him being positively identified back at his nest site/ regular fishing grounds in a few days time.

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