Friday 16th September 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

DriftSEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS at Drift reservoir still this eveing but no sign of reported Spotted Sandpiper. Also probable BLACK HEADED WAGTAIL at 1715hrs then flew NW towards fields at Treganhoe Farm and Curlew Sandpiper (2)

Crows-an-wra – BLACK KITE (2) at Crows-an-Wra this afternoon viewed from A30, still at 1355hrs by minor road over fields south of Bunkers Hall farm

PolgiggaBLACK KITE still at 1600hrs flew north over Crean. RICHARD’S PIPIT in fields around Raftra Farm at 1030hrs then appeared to flew west. Also Marsh Harrier over, again at Bosistow farm at 1545hrs. WRYNECK still at seaward end of Nanjizal this afternoon tho elusive

DavidstowBUFF BREASTED SANDPIPER (juv) still at Davidstow Airfield still 25 yards east of windsock at 1100hrs, still at 1615hrs

StithiansLONG BILLED DOWITCHER still at Stithians reservoir in SW corner at 1005hrs, still 1555hrs. Also Little Stint, Wood Sandpiper and Curlew Sandpiper (Thanks A.Nicholson)

PorthgwarraRED THROATED PIPIT reported flew west over Porthgwarra at 0845hrs. Also Tree Pipit. WRYNECK still on path 100 yards north of dried up pool at 1730hrs. Balearic Shearwater (51), Sooty Shearwater (3), Great Skua (11) and Arctic Skua (2) past Gwennap head

Antony Osprey fishing between Wacker Quay to St Germans at 0830 a.m  (Thanks T.Jacobs)

Upper Tamar – Grey Phalarope (2) still although much more mobile today, plus Black Tern (8) (Thanks H.Kendall)

Scillonian IIILeach’s Petrel, Arctic Skua, Great Skua, Manx Shearwaters (12+), Grey Phalaropes (4), Arctic Tern (2), Common Tern (8), Black Tern (4), Storm Petrel (5) and Gannet (200+) from todays crossings (Thanks Paul Roberts).

Towan Head – Balearic Shearwater, Storm Petrel (10), Great Skua (2), Arctic Skua and Common Tern (2) between 1810-19:10hrs (cbwps)

WadebridgeLittle Stint at Treraven Meadows this evening (Thanks Roger)

TruroSpotted Redshank at St Celment at Tresemple Pool

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