Friday 19th September 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

CamelfordBUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER (2) still at Davidstow airfield, but no sign of Pec Sands.

Wadebridge HONEY BUZZARD (dk phase) over town at 1730hrs. (Thanks D.Julian) Curlew Sandpiper (3) at Walmsley Sanctuary this morning

Newquay HONEY BUZZARD (pale phase) flew over Hospital at 14.00hrs towards Porth Joke. OSPREY over Porth Reservoir, showing ring on left leg, (per C.Selway)

Osprey, Porth Reservoir, (C.Selway)

Osprey, Porth Reservoir, (C.Selway)

Osprey, Porth Reservoir, (C.Selway)

Osprey, Porth Reservoir, (C.Selway)

The LizardWRYNECK still at Chuch Cove at 17.00hrs. Also HONEY BUZZARD (2) over Lizard Point and Common Buzzard (50). Eider (fem) outside harbour all afternoon and Pale-bellied Brent geese (8) on beach at Coverack (Thanks B.Hawker)



Eider at Coverack (B.Hawker)

Eider at Coverack (B.Hawker)


Kenidjack MELODIOUS WARBLER at top of meadow west of copse near green tractor shed this afternoon.





HelstonRED-BACKED SHRIKE (juv) still at The Loe on east side of Carminowe Creek at 1730hrs.

Cot ValleyTAWNY PIPIT at east end of valley in 2nd cleared field east of Cot Mill.

Polgigga ORTOLAN BUNTING flew south over Higher Bosistow Farm late morning.

Hayle EstuaryCurlew Sandpiper (1), Knot (4), Black-tailed Godwit (1), Bar-tailed Godwit (c10), Ruff (1), Pink footed Goose and Little Egret (15). Also Common Tern (juv) on Ryans Field this morning. (P.Freestone and M.Halliday)

Marazion Little Stint (2) on marazion beach at 1900hrs

Crowdy ReservoirScaup (ecl.drk) still from hide at 12.55hrs.

Nanjizal No sign of Western Bonellis Warbler in valley this morning (Thanks K.Wilson)

LooeGreat Northern Diver (ad) in Looe River opposite fish quay (Thanks D.Spooner)

Tamar River - OSPREY yesterday fishing on the river Tamar. Watched from the Plymouth side where it took a fish and flew to the Cornwall side between Landulph and Carkeel. (Thanks R.McCarthy)

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