Sunday 11th May 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

Stithians Reservoir – **FRANKLIN’S GULL** (ad.sum) reported flying over reservoir west at 11.00hrs (Thanks D.eva and D.Jenkins)

The Lizard – *CATTLE EGRET* in ploughed field NW of National Trust car-park at Lizard Point at 20.10hrs. (Thanks S.Taylor)

Lands EndSHORT-TOED LARK singing in car-park early morning then flew in direction of Trevilley and appeared to land. Also Turtle Dove (7+). EUROPEAN BEE-EATER flew over Treeve Common at midday. Iceland Gull at Sennen again.

Gwithian TAWNY PIPIT at St Gothian Sands NR this morning. (Thanks M.Rouncefield)

Rame HeadGOLDEN ORIOLE at Watch Field by water trough briefly this morning

Bude WOODCHAT SHRIKE male 1/4 mile north of Duckpool Valley in scrub opposite first disc of radar station at Cleave at 13.50hrs.

Penryn – Possible Honey Buzzard flew east at 13.00hrs.

Drift Red Kite flew over Catchall at 12.30hrs.

Hayle EstuaryBar-tailed Godwit (6), Ruff (1) and Whimbrel (1) on main estuary (Thanks P.Jeggo)

NewlynIceland Gull (juv) in harbour still

GwithianCommon Sandpiper, Wheatear (3), and Whimbrel. No sign of Wood Sandpiper (Thanks D.Jenkins et al)

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