Sunday 10th April 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Nanjizal *GREAT REED WARBLER* at Nanjizal trapped and ringed this morning at site with no general access

Sennen*GULL-BILLED TERN* (ad) still over ploughed field SE of Trevilley Farm this morning then flew SW returned late morning, seen on and off throughout the afternoon. For Trevilley farm park only in B3315 layby and follow footpath south to farm then take footpath left. MAP HERE. Also WRYNECK in hedge at first ploughed field. Also Redstart. Sandwich Tern (5) in Sennen Cove on The Cowloe late afternoon (Thanks M.Halliday, D.King et al)

Grumbla *GULL-BILLED TERN* (ad) at Carn Bran

Lands End*WESTERN SUBALPINE WARBLER* and WOODCHAT SHRIKE at Treeve Common at 1010hrs, present throughout day. Both showing well in same bush. MAP HERE. Also Tree Pipit, Wheatear (8+) and Grasshopper Warbler along cycle track (Thanks D.King, CB Reports et al)

Falmouth PURPLE HERON (ad) and Garganey (2. drk/fem) at College reservoir

Polgigga– possible SHORT-TOED LARK flew over near Faraway Cottage at 0750hrs

Gwithian MONTAGU’S HARRIER (male) flew over Hells Mouth at midday

Wadebridge Little Ringed Plover, Ruff (2), Spoonbill (3) and Willow Warbler (2) at Walmsley Sanctuary this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

St JustChiffchaff (4) singing in Cot Valley this morning (Thanks K.Bealing)

Rame Blue-headed Wagtail (male) at Rame Head at horse paddock at Penmillard farm at 1400hrs. Wood Warbler (male) singing in Penlee NR at 1330hrs

Bodmin MoorRing Ouzel (male)on SE side at Henwood from track to old stone quarry at 1000hrs. Also Redstart (3.male). Cuckoo just south of Temple this morning. Red Kite over Bodmin bypass near Cardinham airfield late morning.

Zennor Red Kite flew over The Tinners Arms at 1700hrs. Also Swallow (2) and Grasshopper Warbler reeling (Thanks S.Halfyard and A.Phillips). Also Swallow (6), Wheatear (6) and Yellowhammer (4) at Trewey Common this afternoon. Willow Warbler (12+) in valley at Towednack.

St JustCuckoo at Bartinney Downs (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Men-An-TolGrasshopper Warbler (2) singing (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

St IvesRing Ouzel (7), Wheatear (18) and Cuckoo (2) at Buttermilk hill. nearby, Short-eared Owl at Eagles Nest (Thanks V.Stratton)

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