Friday 21st October 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

St Levan - ***SCARLET TANAGER*** (1w.male) again 1ml SSE of Polgigga at St Levan, in elms left of footpath in valley in copse left of the small stone bridge. Plenty of parking at church car park (£2). Alternatively, only a ten minute coastal walk from Porthgwarra. MAP HERE. Seen in flight very briefly at 1140hrs, flew from Blackthorn on south side of valley to left hand side of Grey Gables. no sign by dusk. Very elusive. Firecrest in valley.

St JustRED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER in Kenidjack Valley showing well. WRYNECK in flight near chimney on south side of Kenidjack at 1730hrs. Also Yellow-browed Warbler (2+) and Firecrest (1+). Yellow-browed Warbler in Cot Valley still. Firecrest (2) in garden of Silverley Cottage, Kelynack this evening (Thanks N.Truby)

PorthgwarraRED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER still in copse by car park tho elusive

NewquayROSE COLOURED STARLING (juv) with Starlings along Oakleigh terrace at 1330hrs

St IvesROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) at Alexandra Road today. Brambling in private garden this morning (Thanks M.Rouncefield)

DriftPECTORAL SANDPIPER still at Drift reservoir

MarazionBittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB this morning

The LizardCrossbill (25+) at Goonhilly downs at Croft Pascoe at midday

Bodmin MoorHen Harrier (fem) towards Brown Willy area this afternoon (Thanks A.Langdon)

StithiansGrey Plover (3) at Stithians reservoir

HelstonGreat Crested Grebe (10) at south end of Loe Pool (Thanks K.Glasier)

no sign of reported Penduline Tit (2) at Marazion Marsh

3 thoughts on “Friday 21st October 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

  1. SUPPRESSOR ALERT: If anyone happens to see those numpties who witheld the ‘Semi-Plover’ at St Levan today then please ensure that they are escorted back to the car park as they will obviously not want to disturb another tired transatlantic vagrant!

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