Saturday 11th September 2010 Cornwall Bird Reports

Davidstow BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER (juv) still at 1500hrs at Davidstow airfield by control tower, showing well. Nearby, Arctic Skua (dark morph) at Crowdy reservoir at 1145hrs then flew NE

Porthgwarra MELODIOUS WARBLER still at 1645hrs in valley north of car park in trees between coastguard and doctors garden, showing well. LAPLAND BUNTING by coastguard watchpoint mid morning. WRYNECK along lane to coastguard watch point mid morning and still present late afternoon in Coastguard garden, showing well. Balearic Shearwater (67) and Manx Shearwater (10) flew past Gwennap Head by 1900hrs

Cape CornwallWRYNECK in garden below NT car park

Sancreed WRYNECK west of Sancreed on NE side of Sancreed Beacon viewable from road this morning. Also Wheatear (5), Whinchat and Willow Warbler (2) (Thanks D.Flumm)

The LizardWRYNECK on track on approach to Windmill Farm NR this afternoon. LAPLAND BUNTING in Kynance cove

Lands EndWRYNECK (2) near Trinity Cottages this morning. Also Yellow Wagtail (2), Wheatear (10), Sand Martin (2), Whinchat (3), Whitethroat (5) and Blackcap. (Thanks V.Stratton)

Newquay LAPLAND BUNTING at Porth Joke on Kelsey head this morning

Hayle Bar-tailed Godwit (22), Black-tailed Godwit (3) and Ringed Plover on Hayle estuary RSPB from B3301 causeway this afternoon.(Thanks S.Taylor) Garganey (2) also from Causeway. Evening high tide at Ryans Field produced: Curlew Sandpiper, Curlew (82), Black-tailed Godwit (16), Greenshank (4), Redshank (9), Dunlin (19), Ringed Plover (16), Med Gull (3), Sandwich Tern (8), Kingfisher (2) and Teal (18). On main estuary Wigeon (100+) and Teal (100+). (Thanks V.Stratton)

Pendeen Sabine’s Gull flew past Pendeen watch at 1255hrs

Polgigga Dotterel (juv) at Arden-Sawah farm in ploughed field north of farm builings then flew west towards Porthgwarra

Wadebridge Curlew Sandpiper (21), Little Stint (3), Green Sandpiper (2), Greenshank (51), Black-tailed Godwit (120+), Garganey (2) at Walmsley Sanctuary this morning(Thanks C.Selway).Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Yellow Wagtail (3), alba Wagtail (60), and Whimbrel at Treraven meadows early morning (D.Julian)

Marazion Kingfisher, Sedge Warbler (8), Reed Warbler (2), Reed Bunting, Cetti’s Warbler and Blue Tit (2) ringed at Marazion marsh this morning

Stithians reservoir Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin (2), Ringed Plover (10+) and Greenshank Heard on Watersports centre foreshore at 0900hrs (Thanks S.Taylor)

St IvesWheatear (11) at Buttermilk Hill this evening (Thanks V.Stratton)

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