Saturday 17th September 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Truro WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER feeding with two Ringed Plover on saltmarsh near Deveron Cars,again at 1926hrs on saltmarsh on south side of river outlet near Devoran Cars showroom. Also Ruff, Curlew Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Knot, Black-tailed Godwit (2) and Greenshank (12) (Thanks I.Maclean)

Stithians*LONG BILLED DOWITCHER* (juv) still at Stithians reservoir this morning at southern end from Carnmenellis Causeway. PECTORAL SANDPIPER at Golden Lion Cutoff. Also Spotted Redshank and Curlew Sandpiper (6) (Thanks I.Maclean and S.Taylor)

DriftLESSER YELLOWLEGS and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER still at Drift reservoir in NW arm at 1510hrs. Also Spotted Redshank and Curlew Sandpiper

PolgiggaBLACK KITE (2) still at 1020hrs

WadebidgePECTORAL SANDPIPER (2) at Treraven Meadows. Also Little Stint. Turtle Dove in Garden on Westerlands Road and on electric cables in field between Westerlands and Camel Trail between 0900-1000hrs with Collared Dove (6), also present y’day (Thanks Jennifer)

DavidstowBUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER still on Davidstow airfield at 1830hrs (Thanks A.Davey)

NewquayLeach’s Petrel and Balearic Shearwater (3) flew past Towan Head this morning

Polzeath Leach’s Petrel (2), Pom Skua (2), Arctic Skua (10), Great Skua (12), Balearic Shearwater (13), Sooty Shearwater (2), ‘Comic’ Tern (16), Arctic Tern (2) and Black Tern (12) past Rumps Point this morning. Quail (2) flew from path to Rumps point (Thanks C.Selway)

St IvesBlack Tern (38), Arctic Tern (20+), Arctic Skua (4), Great Skua, Med Gull, Sandwich Tern (10+) and Ocean Sunfish past St Ives Island between 1300-1600hrs (Thanks J.Yardley & C.Lane)

PorthgwarraCory’s Shearwater (3), Long-tailed Skua (ad), Pom Skua, Grey Phalarope, Balearic Shearwater (58), Sooty Shearwater (10), Storm Petrel (30) and Black Tern past Gwennap Head

PendeenCory’s Shearwater, Great Shearwater, Sabines Gull (5+), Long-tailed Skua (2), Pom Skua (5), Sooty Shearwater (62), Balearic Shearwater (31), Black Tern (67), Arctic Tern (15),Grey Phalarope (17), Leach’s Petrel (6), Storm Petrel (20), Arctic Skua (59), Great Skua (127), Sandwich Tern and Whimbrel past Pendeen Watch (0730 – 1100hrs) (Thanks P.Kemp) Also WILSON’S STORM PETREL reported past at 1130hrs.

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