Sunday 10th May 2015 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Polgigga*Squacco Heron* at Bottoms on pond east of road to Trebehor viewable from just west of national speed limit sign but elusive. Park by road near St.Levan School & walk north. Turtle Dove briefly on wires near The Vineries at 1115hrs

Porthgwarra – Woodchat Shrike NW of coastguard cottages on south side of Porth Loe Valley at 1515hrs. Pomarine Skua (3), Arctic Skua and Great Northern Diver (5) past Porthgwarra this morning

St LevanTurtle Dove at Raftra Farm

MarazionRuff at east end of Marazion Marsh RSPB at 0800hrs (Thanks P.Freestone and S.Dexter)

HayleRuff on Lelant Saltings from Old Quay House Car Park. Also Whimbrel (5+). Ring-billed Gull again early morning. (Thanks P.Freestone and S.Dexter)

GwithianSwift (10+) at St Gothian Sands late morning (Thanks P.Freestone and S.Dexter)

NewquaySedge Warbler (2) in hawthorn bushes opposite Texaco filling station at 0745hrs (Thanks S.Grose)

Downderry – Great Northern Diver (4), Pomarine Skua, Arctic Skua (2), Manx Shearwater, Sandwich Tern, Auk sp. (80) and Swift flew west before 0815hrs. Whimbrel (18) on beach (Thanks A.Payne)

NewquayWhimbrel (19) in flight at Kelsey head (Thanks Newquay sea safaris and fishing)

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