Saturday 27th August 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

The Lizard *BLACK KITE* flew over Old Lizard Head late morning, still just south of Caerthillian at 1615hrs

Pendeen (06:30 – 10:00hrs) probable YELKOUAN SHEARWATER, Great Shearwater (3) (06:40 and 09:10), Large shearwater sp (1), Sabine’s Gull (juv at 09.15hrs), Balearic Shearwater (16), Sooty Shearwater (92), thousands Manx Shearwaters, Common Scoter (3), Great Skua (6), Pom Skua (4), Arctic Skua (6), Little Tern (2), Common/Arctic Tern (4), Common Tern , Puffin , Whimbrel & Basking Shark. Also (12:30-14:30)Manx Shearwater (1200), Arctic Skua (10+) and Med Gull (Thanks D.Flumm, B.Mellow and R.Murray)

PorthgwarraCory’s Shearwater past Gwennap head at 1845hrs. Sooty Shearwater (15) and Med Gull (2.juv) past between 1640-1950hrs. Also balearic Shearwater (4)

StithiansSpotted Redshank, Wood Sandpiper (2) and Green Sandpiper from Stuart Hutchins Hide. Also Green and Common Sandpiper at Golden Lion Cut off this morning (Thanks M.Curtis)

HayleKnot (7), Ruff (1) and Curlew Sandpiper on estuary this afternoon. (Thanks K.Dalziel)

TruroSpotted Redshank (2) at Tresemple Pool, Tresillian

St JustWhinchat (ad.male) at Cape Cornwall this morning (Thanks K.Bealing)

PolzeathBalearic Shearwater (13), Med Gull (38), Manx Shearwater (1000+), Arctic Skua and Grey Phalarope off Rumps Point this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

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