Saturday 1st October 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

St BuryanBLACK KITE again over fields NW of St Buryan

NanjizalTAWNY PIPIT on south side of valley in last bulb field along footpath to Nanjizal Bay

Porthgwarra – Probable RED-THROATED PIPIT flew in off sea early morning. Also Woodlark on moor and Crossbill (5). Marsh Harrier flew out to sea at 0915hrs. Ringtail Harrier Sp. also present. Balearic Shearwater (64), Sooty Shearwater, Pale Bellied brent Goose (3) and Med Gull (18) past Gwennap Head

RameORTOLAN BUNTING east of Rame on wires near Penlee Battery NR Car Park and with Yellowhammers on gorse. (Thanks M.Beer)

MarazionPECTORAL SANDPIPER again on beach at Red River mouth.

DavidstowPECTORAL SANDPIPER (3) at Davidstow Airfield near pool opposite control tower at 1600hrs (Thanks A.Dawson)

NanquidnoHAWFINCH again in valley opposite Nanjulian Farm at 1124hrs, no further sign by late afternoon but Pied Flycatcher (fem) in trees by car park (Thanks D.King)

St JustHAWFINCH (fem) this morning in garden opposite Boscean Pottery, St Just. Also many Wheatear and Whinchats in field adjacent (Thanks K.Bealing). Firecrest in Cot Valley

The LizardWRYNECK at Kynance behind white house at first car park on left beyond cattle grid. Also Chough (6), Wheatear (9) and Clouded Yellow Butterfly (3) (Thanks D.Hall). LAPLAND BUNTING at Caerthillian

Bodmin MoorOsprey flew south over Colliford Lake at 1230hrs.

WadebridgeCurlew Sandpiper at Walmsley this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

HayleSiskin (88 – in three flocks) over Connor Downs this afternoon

DriftFirecrest at Drift reservoir

NewquayWheatear (28), Whinchat (6), Spotted Flycatcher (3), Lesser Whitethroat (1) at Porth Joke (cbwps)

Sancreed – presumed escaped EAGLE OWL at Caer Bran (Thanks D.Flumm)

no sign of Snow Bunting at Sennen this afternoon (Thanks D.King)

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