Saturday 18th September 2010 Cornwall Bird Reports

St.Ives**SPOTTED SANDPIPER** at St.Ives Island on north side on rocks below chapel (Thanks B.Sharples). RED-THROATED PIPIT at Burthallan Lane, Clodgy Point with Meadow Pipit flock 0730-0820hrs and possibly same bird at Buttermilk Hill went to roost with Meadow Pipits at 1850-1915hrs. . RED-BACKED SHRIKE still at Boswednack. Hobby (juv) in valley at Towednack. (Thanks V.Stratton)

Nanqudino RED-BACKED SHRIKE (juv) in hedges on seaward side of Gurland Farm. ORTOLAN BUNTING in ploughed field west of footpath to Gurlan Farm, west of Tregiffian Farm with House Sparrows tho’ mobile.

Botallack WRYNECK west of Botallack, south of Bridleway, just south of NT sign at 1415hrs SW.361.328. LAPLAND BUNTING flew over . Also Tree Pipit (9)

Lands EndWRYNECK in hedges on cycle track south of Trinity Pool loop by “Private” sign

Davidstow LAPLAND BUNTING (3) at Davidstow Airfield behind control tower, showing well. No Sign of Buff-Breasted Sandpiper

Marazion PECTORAL SANDPIPER (juv) still at Marazion Marsh RSPB viewable from road

The Lizard RED-BACKED SHRIKE still at Kynance Cove. probable Blue-headed Wagtail (2.1w) in cow fields above Church cove. Quail flew from Ruan Pool (Thanks I.Maclean)

Porthgwarra Balearic Shearwater (230+) past Gwennap Head by 1530hrs

NewquayChough (2) at West Pentire today (Thanks P.McVey)

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