Friday 24th October 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Porthgwarra**YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO** still in area around dried up pool. From car park take path west towards Coastguards then head northwest towards Lands end. Pool is at north end of the stone wall that runs across the moor. Lapland Bunting flew over. Hooded Crow still at Roskestal farm on farm buildings. Please do not block passing places.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Porthgwarra, 24.10.14 A.Hugo

HayleLESSER YELLOWLEGS still at Hayle Estuary at Copperhouse Creek from library car park at 1545hrs. Firecrest still by Ryan’s Field hide

Davidstow AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER at Davidstow Airfield by pool near windsock at 16:53hrs

Drift – RING-NECKED DUCK still at Drift Reservoir at north end from hide

St Just – Probable LITTLE BUNTING in Kenidjack Valley at top end in copse by engine shed this afternoon but elusive.Yellow-browed Warbler at Cot Valley by water treatment works at 17:30. Also Firecrest (2) opposite Cot Valley Cottage. Firecrest at Kenidjack valley in blackthorn near last house

PenzanceROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) by A30 in Morrisons car park this afternoon

Scillonian Crossing – Balearic Shearwater (6), Sooty Shearwater and Great Skua (2) from Scillonian III this afternoon. Also Minke Whale (2)

PendeenYellow-browed Warbler between Pendeen & Morvah at Rose Valley north of B3306 in trees by 1st house this

LamornaYellow-browed Warbler south of Lamorna Cove at Tregurnow Cliff

PenrynFirecrest (4) outside Penryn campus

Treen – Firecrest by path between Treen car park & Penberth Cove at 11:30hrs. Firecrest at Penberth Cove by western path at 13:30hrs

NewquayBlack Redstart at Trevose Avenue by Longbeach Hotel opposite golf course at 1020hrs

St BuryanBlack Redstart at Tater-du Lighthouse

RockBrambling (3. 2m+1f) with Chaffinch flock in private garden at 1720hrs (Thanks S.Grose)

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