Sunday 13th March 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

PorthgwarraHOOPOE on coastal footpath east of Porthgwarra this afternoon (Thanks E.Drury)

Penzance – ROSE-COLOURED STARLING (1w.male) still behind 15 Weethes Cottages at bottom of Penalverne viewable from access road

WadebridgeWoodlark (4), Sand Martin (60+), Water Pipit, Whooper Swan (ad), Tundra Bean Goose (ad), Spoonbill (3), Green Sandpiper, Pink-footed Goose (3), Bittern and Lapland Bunting (2) at Walmsley Sanctuary this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

St.Austellno sign of Waxwing at Kingfisher Drive this morning, but Brambling (fem) in Cherry blossom on Cormorant Drive. Snipe (2) and Tufted Duck at Par Beach Pool. Eider (3.fem, 1.drk) on rocks offshore (Thanks J.Dalgleish) Wheatear (fem) at Spit beach on golf course. Sand Martin at Par Beach Pool this afternoon (Thanks M.Whittaker) GN Diver (21) and RT Diver (3) off Black head

MarazionSand Martin (2) over RSPB Marazion Marsh also Bittern, Cetti’s Warbler and Chiff-chaff singing. BT Diver offshore.Velvet Scoter (1w.drk) still at Kenneggy cove. Also GN Diver (3)

GwithianWheatear (4) again at St.Gothian Sands LNR this morning (Thanks B.Mellow et al) Sand Martin (3)

HayleMed Gull (ad) on estuary this morning. Also Knot (6), Sandwich Tern (2) and Black-tailed Godwit. Slav Grebe still in Carnsew Basin at east end.

Pendeen – Balearic Shearwater , Manx Shearwater and GN Diver flew past Pendeen watch by 0820hrs.

Port LoeChiffchaff still in property just past Port Loe sign (Thanks J.Dalgleish)

Drift Greenland White-fronted Goose (1w) still at Drift reservoir. Whooper Swan (ad) and Sand Martin (5) also

Bodmin MoorWheatear (2) at Bearah Tor quarry this afternoon (Thanks P.Crispin)

Goonhavern Chiffchaff singing near Goonhavern this afternoon (Thanks C.Yates)

Carbis BayGN Diver offshore

The Lizard Lapland Bunting (2) at The Rill, Kynance cove (Thanks G.Adams)

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