Greater Yellowlegs – A potential new bird for Cornwall

An adult GREATER YELLOWLEGS was discovered this afternoon just south of River Camel at Treraven Meadows from Hide. Still present at 2000hrs viewed from car park at start of Camel Trail. If accepted this will constitute the first authenticated record for Cornwall.

Others have been claimed in the county and are as follows:

1950 – a bird ‘said to have been’ a Greater Yellowlegs was at St Anthony-in-Menage on Aug 26.

1955 – One was reported at Tamar Lake on Oct 11 (pre BBRC)

1960 – One at Camel Estuary on Aug 22-24th was rejected by BBRC

1962 – a possible was at Trewornan Bridge on Sept 13th, but Lesser Yellowlegs could not be ruled out.

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