Saturday 27th October 2012 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Rame – RED-THROATED PIPIT flew over stubble field along military road at 0945hrs. Also Lapland Bunting and Ring Ouzel on coast path below Penlee NR

Porthgwarra – RICHARD’S PIPIT (3) on moor neat Trevean Pool at 0935hrs then flew towards halfway wall. SERIN flew east over Gwennap Head early morning. Also Lapland Bunting and Short-eared Owl (8) (Thanks D.Flumm, P.St Pierre and L.Thomson)

Newquay – Dark-bellied Brent Goose (2) on Gannel Estuary this morning

St Just – Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest in willows below wood yard, tho elusive. Also. Black Redstart (5), Ring Ouzel (2) and Chough (5). Dark-bellied Brent Goose in car park at 1830hrs (Thanks M Jones)

SancreedRed Kite over at 1330hrs. Also Firecrest at Church (Thanks D.Flumm)

Marazion – Water Pipit at Marazion Marsh

Hayle – Spoonbill (2) still on Hayle Estuary RSPB. Dark-bellied Brent Goose (3) on Carnsew Pool at 1500hrs. Also Kingfisher (Thanks L.Fox)

Lands End – Snow Bunting at Lands End then flew north. Ring Ouzel at Treeve Common

Hallworthy – Hen Harrier (ringtail) opposite plantation at Wilsey Down at 1145hrs

St IvesSnow Bunting (4) at St Ives island. GN Diver flew east.

The LizardRing Ouzel (6) at Kynance Cove. Hen Harrier (male) hunting on Goonhilly downs north of B3293 late afternoon. Dartford Warbler in Soap Valley (Thanks J.selby)

St AustellLittle Stint at Par Beach Pool

PenberthRing Ouzel (3) at Penberth

Bodmin MoorHen Harrier (ringtail) at Crowdy reservoir over marsh at 1540hrs

Lands EndBlack Redstart (male) at Lands End

DriftBlack Redstart at Drift reservoir

ZennorHen Harrier (ringtail) at Trewey Moor

NanquidnoWoodcock flew up valley at 1600hrs (Thanks M Jones)

Camel EstuaryBrent Goose (12) and Common Scoter (male) at Town bar this afternoon (Thanks C.Selway)

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