Saturday 16th April 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Hayle BONAPARTE’S GULL (1w) still on Hayle estuary RSPB at 1025hrs then flew north towards harbour mouth. Also Whimbrel (5+)

The LizardMONTAGU’S HARRIER (male) hunting over Croft Pascoe at 1255hrs, showing well (Thanks J.Rutter and J.St Ledger)

Newquay WOODCHAT SHRIKE (male) still at Porth Joke on SW side in scrub at seaward end this morning

Marazion PURPLE HERON (ad) again at Marazion Marsh RSPB on Long Rock pool (Thanks B.Sharples et al) no sign of any Garganey offshore but Black-throated Diver


Wadebridge – probable TUNDRA PEREGRINE (juv) still at Walmsley Sanctuary this evening. Spoonbill (imm) and Spotted Redshank (sum plum) on Dinham Flats this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

Falmouth Sedge Warbler singing  at Pennance Point and Sparrowhawk with kill at Swanpool (Thanks S.Van Hear) no sign of Purple Heron but Garganey (drk) still

Padstow Whitethroat in hedgerow just inland of Boobys Bay (Thanks E.Drury)

Sennen Siberian type Chiffchaff (2) still at Brew sewage works

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