Monday 12th September 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge***GREATER YELLOWLEGS*** (ad) just south of River Camel at Treraven Meadows from Hide this afternoon, not Lesser Yellowlegs. Still present at 2000hrs viewed from car park at start of Camel Trail, showing well. Very limited Parking along Guineaport Road, Park in Pay and Display car park in Wadebridge and walk c 500yards. MAP HERE (Thanks C.Selway et al)

Pendeen*WILSON’S PETREL* flew past Pendeen Watch at 1037hrs. Probable YELKOUAN SHEARWATER flew past at 1425hrs BUFF BREASTED SANDPIPER circled over offshore reef at 1645hrs then flew north over lighthouse. Also Great Shearwater (15), Leach’s Petrel (3), Sabine’s Gull (11), Grey Phalarope (7), Pom Skua (4), Balearic Shearwater (35), Arctic Skua (19), Storm Petrel (44), Great Skua (29) and Sooty Shearwater (34)

Drift BUFF BREASTED SANDPIPER (2) briefly in NW arm from hide. PECTORAL SANDPIPER (1+) also at Drift reservoir

StithiansPECTORAL SANDPIPER (2) at Stithians Reservoir this morning. Also Little Stint, Ruff (2), Whimbrel, Curlew (11), Dunlin (12), Common Sandpiper (4), Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail and Wheatear (8). (Thanks I.Maclean and J.St Ledger)

DavidstowBUFF BREASTED SANDPIPER still at Davidstow Airfield on pools by control tower at 0800hrs, still at midday. Also Curlew Sandpiper and Hobby (juv). Curlew Sandpiper (juv) with Ringed Plover (15) at Colliford reservoir from north car park (Thanks P.Kemp)

Torpoint MED GULL (15+) at St Johns Lake (Thanks M.Jordan)

HayleCurlew Sandpiper (11), Knot, Greenshank (2), Black-tailed Godwit (19 +10 on Ryan’s Field), Bar-tailed Godwit (20), Sanderling (3), Wigeon (9), Teal (4), Dunlin (300+), Ringed Plover (38+), Turnstone (7), Oystercatcher (37), Redshank (26+) and Med Gull at high tide this morning. Also Common sandpiper on Ryan’s Field but no sign of Buff-breasted or Baird’s Sandpipers.

St IvesGreat Shearwater (3), Balearic Shearwater (16), Sabine’s Gull (ad), Great Skua (8) and Arctic Skua (9) past St Ives

PorthgwarraBalearic Shearwater (6), Sooty Shearwater and Storm Petrel (7) past Gwennap Head between 0700-0750hrs

The Lizard Balearic Shearwater (86), Sooty Shearwater (11) and Storm Petrel (14) past Bass Point in 3hrs

LooeEider (2) at entrance to Looe harbour today. Also Little Tern briefly (Thanks P.Mallett)

Penzance Arctic Tern (ad) still at Boscathnoe Reservoir at 1230hrs showing well

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