Saturday 12th November 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Helston **BUFFLEHEAD** (fem/juv) still at Loe Pool. Access west off A394 on Degibna Lane from just north of A3083 roundabout then walk north from NT car park.

Torpoint*GLOSSY IBIS* again at St John’s Lake on NW side near ford this morning

St Columb Major*COMMON CRANE* (24) flew over A39 at Winnard’s Perch by Cornish Birds of Prey Centre at 1530hrs

Wadebridge*COMMON CRANE* (24) between Padstow and Wadebridge south of A389 1/2miles SE of St Issey in stubble field by Trewince Farm at dusk

FalmouthGREAT WHITE EGRET at Castle Beach between rock pools and tunnel late morning with Little Egret (Thanks A.Rose). Also Black Redstart (3) (Thanks J.St Ledger). Also Firecrest by footpath from St Gluvias Church, Penryn.

Land’s EndSWIFT sp. (Common or Pallid) at Mayon Cliff between 1320 – 1500hrs. Also Snow Bunting (2) and Black Redstart at Land’s End.

Sennen Long-tailed Duck and Great Northern Diver still off Lifeboat station and showing well (Thanks P.Hetherington)

P0rthgwarraShort-eared Owl (4) at Porthgwarra this morning

MarazionSnow Bunting on beach still this morning. Also Bittern, tho elusive. Velvet Scoter, Eider (5 fem) and Common Scoter (34) offshore. Little Gull (1w) catching insects along beach (Thanks V.Stratton)

St JustFirecrest and Blackcap (4) at Tregaseal (Thanks V.Stratton)

HayleYellow-legged Gull (ad) on Hayle Estuary RSPB from B3301 causeway at 1300hrs

Boscastle Merlin at Beeny this morning (Thanks G.Sabran)

Men an Tol –  Short-eared Owl and Hen Harrier on moors (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

ZennorHen Harrier (fem) on Trewey Moors (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

PadstowBT Diver (2) at Harlyn Bay near Lifeboat Station (Thanks J.Walters)

Prussia CovePurple Sandpiper (2) in cove (Thanks P.Kemp)

MevagisseyWillow Tit (2) from Horsemoor Hide at Lost Gardens of Heligan (Thanks G & P.Willetts)

Rame - Short Eared Owl over fields between Rame and Constantine

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