Saturday 11th August 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Porthgwarra - **ELEONORA’S FALCON** (dark Morph) at Gwennap Head hunting around cliffs at c1520hrs but no sign since (Thanks J.Irvine)

MarazionSPOTTED CRAKE (juv) at Marazion Marsh RSPB on mud at east end at 0815hrs

St BuryanKITE SP. flew over near Sparnon at 0720hrs

SaltashCurlew (70+), Whimbrel (2), Med Gull (2), Dunlin (4), Greenshank (22), Redshank (11), Common Tern (ad) and Sandwich Tern (2) at Kings Mill Lake (Thanks P.Kemp)

NanquidnoPied Flycatcher in valley this morning

PadstowPied Flycatcher (5) at Trevose Head on north side in field adjacent to horse field at 1330hrs

ZennorPied Flycatcher (juv) at Gurnards head

HayleCommon Sandpiper (2) and Whimbrel (3) at Hayle Estuary RSPB on Ryans Field. Med Gull (11), Black-tailed Godwit (9), Curlew (128), Whimbrel (9), Greenshank (2), Redshank (9), Common Sandpiper (2), Ringed Plover (8), Dunlin (2), Sanderling (2), Turnstone (2), Common Gull (juv), Teal (8), Mallard (8) and Grey Heron (7) on Hayle Estuary RSPB.  (Thanks V.Stratton)

St IvesSwallow (200+) and Sand Martin (42) at Buttermilk Hill (Thanks V.Stratton)

PendeenRinged Plover on Portheras Cove beach at 0930hrs (Thanks D.Webb)

Cape CornwallBasking Shark (10) offshore this evening (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

WadebridgeLittle Ringed Plover (juv) at Walmsley Sanctuary this evening (Thanks C.Selway)

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