Monday 7th November 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Helston **BUFFLEHEAD** (fem/juv) again at Loe Pool at 1250hrs tho mobile, still at 1630hrs

Nanjizal*DESERT WHEATEAR* (male) in valley 1/2ml SE of Bosistow Farm at 1400hrs, still late afternoon near mill bay in bulb field 200 yards beyond Faraway cottage. Again no sign of Rufous Turtle Dove (form orientalis) south of Nanjizal, SW of Bosistow Farm but LAPLAND BUNTING, WOODLARK (7), Snow Bunting and Whooper Swan over (Thanks V.Stratton).

Desert Wheatear, John Chapple

Porthgwarra*DESERT WHEATEAR* (male) still near coastguard lookout early morning, showing well, no sign between 0815hrs-midday. Black Redstart (3), Siberian type Chiffchaff at north end in copse by Trevean Pool this morning. Also Short-eared Owl (8), 7 on moor and 1 flew in off sea, Merlin (2). Common Dolphin (150+) offshore (Thanks V.Stratton)

St JustHAWFINCH flew south over Cot Valley at 1015hrs

Lands EndShort-eared Owl flew south over Glebe farm

St AgnesMed Gull and Peregrine at Chapel Porth at 1230hrs (Thanks P.Roberts)

FalmouthBittern at College Reservoir this afternoon (Thanks L.Sampson)

St BreockBrambling (1+) with Chaffinch (80+) at St Breock Downs this afternoon (Thanks C.Selway)

DownderryWater Pipit, Great Northern Diver and Firecrest this morning. Slav Grebe (2) offshore this afternoon (Thanks A.Payne)

St AustellGoosander (2 fem), Pale Bellied Brent Goose (2), Great Crested Grebe (2), Common Scoter (5) in Par Bay. GN Diver (4) and BT Diver (2) at Porthpean. BT Diver (5) and Great Crested Grebe (2) off Charlestown (Thanks M.Whittaker). Brent Goose (2) off Par beach at factory end (Thanks P.Barlow)

St IvesShort-eared Owl (2) at Buttermilk Hill. Redwing (150+) and Fieldfare (53) in town. Woodcock in garden at Alexandra Row (Thanks V.Stratton)

PorthcurnoFirecrest (3)

St LevanFirecrest by church

Newquay Firecrest at Benny Halt Station, Lappa Valley Steam railway at St Newlyn East this morning (Thanks P.Dinning)

The LizardFirecrest (2) and Swallow at St Ruan, Firecrest at Cadgwith, Siberian type Chiffchaff at Church Cove and Firecrest at Mullion Cove (Thanks B.Dallas)

no sign of any Long-billed Dowitchers on Hayle Estuary this afternoon

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