Monday 19th March 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge**BLUE-WINGED TEAL**(fem) still at Walmsley sanctuary from Tower hide late afternoon, tho elusive. Bird is present on right hand edge of Juncus immediately in front of stones as viewed directly out from hide. (Thanks S.Rowe and T & S Carson)

St Ives*NIGHT HERON* still at Consols Pool on small stream that feeds pool this morning. Common Snipe and Chiffchaff (2) at Consols Pool also. Buzzard (8), Peregrine (2), Sparrowhawk (2), Kestrel and Wheatear (2) at Buttermilk hill. Buzzard (12) over Zennor Hill (Thanks V.Stratton)

St Just*NIGHT HERON* (ad) at Kenidjack Valley, c200 yards past the wood cuttters yard on plank across stream (Thanks S.Cox)

Saltash – *LESSER YELLOWLEGS* (1w) still at Kingsmill Lake. Access north off A38, take nature walk from China Fleet Country Club to 2nd hide. SX.427.608

Penzance – SURF SCOTER (1w drk) off Jubilee Pool still. Also Long-tailed Duck still, Sandwich Tern (2) and Purple Sandpiper.

St AustellRING-NECKED DUCK (drk) still at Par Beach Pool

Polgigga ICELAND GULL (juv) at Higher Bosistow Farm this morning

MarazionBittern still at Marazion Marsh RSPB this morning

NewlynBlack Redstart and Little Egret in Harbour this morning near inshore lifeboat station (Thanks G.Hobin)

Black Redstart (S.Williams)

Drift – Ring-tailed Hen Harrier at Drift and Swallow (Thanks D.Flumm). Also Black Redstart SE of Drift at Tresvennack Farm. No sign of Iceland Gull at Drift reservoir but Scaup (drk) still.

Falmouth Sandwich Tern off Pendennis Point (Thanks W.Chegwidden)

HayleRuff, Black-tailed Godwit and Little Egret (2) on Ryan’s Field (Thanks D.Flumm)

BudeChiffchaff (3) and Cetti’s Warbler (2) singing at Bude Marshes this morning (Thanks H.Kendall)

CallingtonKingfisher (3), Dipper (2), Treecreeper and Marsh Tit (2) at Rilla Mill at Starra Bridge Woods (Thanks P.Mallett)

Wadebridge - Ruff (2) and Green Sandpiper at Clapper marshes this morning (Thanks D.Julian)

DavidstowBlack Redstart (fem) and Wheatear (4) at Davidstow Airfield at ruined buildings late afternoon (Thanks B.Craven)

No sign of Night Heron at Polgigga

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