Sunday 15th July 2007 – Bird Reports

Hayle Estuary – LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (sum.plum) still at 11.30hrs from Lelent Saltings Platform tho proving elusive. Bird spends a long time feeding in muddy channels out of view. Next high tide is at 18.47hrs and is expected to be one of the highest (6.9m) this month. The bird may get pushed onto Ryan’s Field this evening with the tide. Also Greenshank (2), Med Gull (2nd sum and juv), Greenshank (2), Common Sandpiper (1), Black-tailed Godwit (1), Little Egret (11).  Little Ringed Plover on Ryan’s Field until 11.30hrs when it flew out onto the estuary.

Penzance, Eastern Green Beach – Med Gull (1st sum)

Porthgwarra – 12.5hrs seawatch  –Balearic Sh’water (9),Manx Sh’water (350+), Storm Petrel (19), Arctic Skua (5), Great Skua (1), Med Gull (juv), Puffin (6)

Millbrook Lake  – Med Gull (3 ads), Whimbrel (1), Egyptian Goose (1)

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