Saturday 17th March 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

St Ives*NIGHT HERON* at Consols Pool on small stream that feeds pool. (Thanks V.Stratton)

Polgigga*NIGHT HERON* (ad) still by B3315 at duckpond on island, showing well all day. SW.376.238

Night Heron, Polgigga, 170312, (S.Williams)

Newquay – ICELAND GULL (2. ad+juv) on Gannel Estuary this morning. Black Redstart (2. 1 male) still on Great Western Beach on cliff above lifeguard hut at 0750hrs. Black Redstart, Wheatear (2) and Purple Sandpiper (2) at Towan Head this morning (Thanks S.Rowe)

DriftICELAND GULL (juv) at Drift reservoir late afternoon off Dam. Also Scaup (drk) still.  Also Sand Martin (10). no sign of Ring-billed Gull (Thanks V.Stratton and M.Rouncefield)

St JustICELAND GULL (2w) just west of B3318 junction at Jericho Farm this evening

Penzance – SURF SCOTER (1w drk) still off Jubilee Pool later off Wherry Town, no further sign by 1800hrs. Also Sandwich Tern and Common Scoter (5) (Thanks V.Stratton and M.Rouncefield)

St AustellRING-NECKED DUCK (ad drk) still at Par Beach Pool on east side at 1300hrs

MarazionBittern still at Marazion Marsh RSPB in flight at west end at 1015hrs (Thanks V.Stratton and M.Rouncefield)

DavidstowWheatear (2) and Black Redstart at Davidstow Airfield around old airfield buildings (Thanks N.Cabble)

Carnon DownsYellow-browed Warbler and Water Pipit at Carnon Downs sewage works this afternoon (Thanks D.Chaney)

LauncestonSparrowhawk hunting in garden at Coads Green (Thanks P.Mallett)

Sparrowhawk (P.Mallett)

MevagisseyWheatear on coast path east of Mevagissey (Thanks A.Foster)

PenhaleWheatear (7) and Black Redstart (male) at Penhale Dunes. Wheatear (3), Raven (2) and Black Redstart at Penhale Headland (Thanks P.Fenn)

The LizardHen Harrier (male), Peregrine, Sparrowhawk (male) and Dunlin at Windmill Farm NR (Thanks A.Taylor)

HayleRuff still on Ryans Field this morning (Thanks P.Jeggo)

Devoran Grey Plover on river at midday (Thanks D.Chaney)

Lands EndBlack Redstart along cycle track between Lands End and Sennen

LostwithielBlack Redstart in garden at Fore Street at 1130hrs (Thanks C.Jewels)

no sign of Lesser Yellowlegs at Kingsmill Lake but Black-tailed Godwits (13), Greenshank (5) and Dunlin (5) (Thanks S.Cox)


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