Saturday 15th October 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Stithians *GLOSSY IBIS* still at southern end of reservoir from Carnmenellis causeway this morning, showing well, still this afternoon. Also PECTORAL SANDPIPER and Firecrest (Thanks S.Taylor)

The LizardRED THROATED PIPIT at Bass Point at midday tho elusive. Merlin chasing prey above Housel Bay this morning (Thanks M.Pamphilon). Hen Harrier (Ringtail) over Lizard village late afternoon. Firecrest at Cadgwith. Ring Ouzel at Mullion Cove (Thanks D.Collins). WRYNECK still at Kynance cove in gorse by 2 houses by NT car park approach road at 1400hrs briefly. Yellow Browed Warbler in Church Cove. Ring Ouzel (3) at Windmill Farm

Truro*LESSER YELLOWLEGS* (juv) still at St Clement at Tresemple Pool this morning then flew high south (Thanks P.Smale and V.Stratton)

PenberthBLACK KITE (3) over Penberth cove at 1220hrs

Drift – BLACK KITE (2) still SW of Catchall at Bojewans Carn viewed south from A30 layby

PorthgwarraBLACK KITE (3) flew along cliffs. Also Large Pipit sp and Short Eared Owl (2) over. WRYNECK near wall in gorse near dried up pool briefly Snow Bunting on moor. Firecrest in valley in 60 foot cover. Yellow Browed Warbler at north end at Trevean Pool. Ring Ouzel in car park. Balearic Shearwater (21) and Sooty Shearwater (2) past

St IvesRICHARD’S PIPIT on large grassy patch in amongst the gorse and then flew into large field to feed. Also Redwing (15), Stock Dove (12), adult female Marsh Harrier (Thanks V.Stratton)

Davidstow – ROSE-COLOURED STARLING still at Davidstow airfield at midday, still at 1655hrs between control tower and microlights, showing well. Crossbill (15) in woods between Davidstow and Crowdy res. Golden Plover (100+) over Rough Tor this afternoon (Thanks N.Page)

Lands EndGREAT WHITE EGRET flew north over Lands End at 0845hrs. Also Snow Bunting at Lands End Complex at 1130hrs and Merlin along cycle track. Hummingbird Hawk Moth on hotel terrace (Thanks M.Jones). WOODLARK over Cycle Track. Also Ring Ouzel, Black Redstart and Firecrest. LAPLAND BUNTING over. Also Short-eared Owl, Crossbill and Black Redstart

GunwalloeLAPLAND BUNTING flew over valley this morning. Also Tree Pipit and Redwing (140+) (Thanks M.Grantham)

PolzeathLAPLAND BUNTING at Rumps Point this morning. Also Snow Bunting (23+)

SancreedLAPLAND BUNTING at Sancreed (Thanks D.Flumm)

Nanjizal - WOODLARK over. Ring Ouzel (5), Redwing (70), Fieldfare (2), Brambling (2), Short Eared Owl, Crossbill (25), Redpoll (3) and Black Redstart at Nanjizal (Thanks K.Wilson)

St JustRing Ouzel in Cot Valley at 0900hrs then flew north. Also Firecrest (2). no sign of Yellow Browed Warbler but Ring Ouzel (2) briefly. Firecrest (2) in Nanquidno valley. Firecrest in Kenidjack

NewquayYellow Browed Warbler at Porth Joke by pond this morning

BotallackBlack Redstart (male) on coast path at Roscommon Cliffs at midday

FeockEider (male) flew in and landed on estuary off Loe Beach at c1430hrs (Thanks E.Drury)

BudeBalearic Shearwater (45+) from Kayak 1/2 miles off Dizzard point (Thanks R.Kirkwood)

Kennack SandsRing Ouzel and Firecrest

Coverack - Ring Ouzel and Firecrest

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