Friday 16th March 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Saltash – *LESSER YELLOWLEGS* (1w) still at Kingsmill Lake. Access north off A38, take nature walk from China Fleet Country Club to 2nd hide. SX.427.608

St Austell – RING-NECKED DUCK (ad drk) still at Par Beach Pool on small pool this morning, showing well

Drift – RING-BILLED GULL (1w) at Drift reservoir from hide this afternoon. Also Scaup (drk) off Dam

PenzanceSURF SCOTER (1w drk) off Tolcarne Beach. Also Sandwich Tern. Long-Tailed Duck off Eastern Green. Eider(3) offshore, (1) off Jubilee Pool (Thanks M.Stolworthy)

Marazion – ICELAND GULL (2w) on beach at mouth of Red River. Also Water Pipit and Sandwich Tern. Bittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB still on Longrock pool. Black Redstart and Whimbrel (2) in Trenow Cove

Water Pipit, Marazion (S.Williams

St Buryan – ICELAND GULL (juv) near St Buryan in fields early afternoon

Davidstow – Wheatear (2) at Davidstow Airfield. Wheatear (2) at De Lank Water Works (Thanks D.Julian and C.Selway)

Newquay – Black Redstart (male) still on Great Western Beach on cliff above lifeguard hut at 0750hrs

FalmouthBittern still at College reservoir at 0955hrs, showing well. Also Sand Martin (5) and Firecrest (Thanks J.St Ledger). Sandwich Tern (3) on Black Rock Bouy this morning. Also Med Gull (ad) (Thanks D.Chaney)

Feock – Black-necked Grebe (15+) off Loe Beach

HayleRuff on Ryans Field at 0745hrs, no sign late afternoon but Sparrowhawk (Thanks M.Jelf and D.King)

WadebridgeBlack Redstart (male) still on Glen Road. Med Gull (ad) on Camel Estuary opposite sewage works. Spotted Redshank at Tegunna on estuary, showing well. Ruff at Clapper Marshes this afternoon (Thanks D.Julian, C.Selway and R.Davey)

Penhale DunesWheatear (5) at Penhale Dunes at dusk (Thanks P.Fenn)

St IvesHen Harrier (ringtail) hunting around Buttermilk Hill and Towednack. Also Wheatear (4 male) this evening (Thanks V.Stratton)

Black Redstart, Kenidjack, 160312 (V Stratton)

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