Saturday 7th May 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Hayle*BONAPARTE’S GULL* (1w) on Hayle estuary RSPB this morning off B3301 causeway. Also Arctic Tern. AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER on Copperhouse Creek at midday.(Thanks S B Stanbury)

Marazion – GREAT-WHITE EGRET still at Marazion Marsh RSPB at west end in conservation area viewed from gate then flew onto main marsh where it showed well before flying back towards conservation area. Whimbrel (6) and Knot (2) on beach (Thanks M.Curtis, J.Rutter et al)

St Just – probable GOLDEN ORIOLE (fem) flew down valley at Kenidjack this morning (Thanks R.Taylor)

RameSooty Shearwater flew east past Rame Head at 10:00hrs.

PenzancePurple Sandpiper (12+) still on rocks between Jubilee pool and harbour

PerranporthWhimbrel (5), Wheatear (7) and Cuckoo at Penhale Dunes. Wheatear (5) at Penhale Head (Thanks P.Fenn)

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