Saturday 23rd October 2010 Cornwall Bird Reports

Mevagissey ***GREEN HERON*** (1w) still this morning at Lost Gardens of Heligan  Open at 1000hrs and last entry to gardens is 1530hrs Map Here. Entry £10, follow on-site instructions. NO SIGN by 1430hrs

Pendeen **LITTLE SHEARWATER** flew west past Pendeen watch at 1010hrs. Also Leach’s Petrel, Sabine’s Gull (2), Pom Skua (2), Balearic Shearwater (7), Arctic Skua (7), Great Skua (37) and Sooty Shearwater (2)

Rame RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER at Rame head at bottom of Hatt Lane in tree behind stable at 1430hrs, tho mobile. Also Firecrest

Crows-an-WraBUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER by A30 in ploughed filed opposite Paradise farmhouse at 1327hrs with Golden Plovers, then relocated in field south of A30, 1/4mile SW of B3306 junction opposite Trevedra Farm entrance in 2nd field on left view from metal gate MAP HERE

Hayle SPOONBILL, Curlew Sandpiper and Whooper Swan (3) on Hayle estuary RSPB this afternoon

St.Ives – Long-tailed Skua, Balearic Shearwater (5), Arctic Skua (3), Great Skua (32) and Sooty Shearwater (2) past St.Ives island between 0700-1230hrs. Also Black Redstart

Stithians – Short-eared Owl again at Stithians reservoir at 1745hrs

Porthcurno Yellow-browed Warbler still in scrub south of car park tho elusive. Also Firecrest (1+) Merlin and ‘Siberian’ Chiff-chaff

Penbeth Firecrest (2) in Penbeth cove

Marazion Bittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB at west end late afternoon. Eider (drk) offshore

Carbis BayBlack Redstart on house roof at Hendra Vean at midday

Mousehole - Yellow-browed Warbler just south of Mousehole still at Point Spaniard at start of coast path SW466.356

Newlyn - Snow Bunting (1w.male) still on cycle track just south of Sandy Cove MAP HERE

Gwithian Black-necked Grebe still at St.Gothian Sands LNR on main pool this afternoon, showing well

Treen – no sign of Barred Warbler 1/2 mile south of Treen along footpath SW of coastpath in Pittosporum below Treen cliff SW.392.224

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