Sunday 16th October 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Stithians *GLOSSY IBIS* still at southern end of reservoir from Carnmenellis causeway still at 1255hrs. Also Grey Plover (Thanks S.Taylor)

Polgigga*ROUGH LEGGED BUZZARD* (juv) flew over towards Lands End at 1748hrs, still at 1820hrs at Trebehor. Also Dotterel over

Truro*LESSER YELLOWLEGS* (juv) still at St Clement at Tresemple Pool then flew onto river (Thanks S.Taylor)

Porthgwarra - *RED BREASTED FLYCATCHER* by cottages. BLACK KITE (3) circled over early afternoon (Thanks P.Smale). Short-eared Owl flew high over moor at 0835hrs. Yellow Browed Warbler reported at Trevean Pool. Firecrest in 60 foot cover. Ring Ouzel (fem) by dried up pool briefly. Snow Bunting on moor

DriftPECTORAL SANDPIPER at Drift reservoir by dam this afternoon

DavidstowWRYNECK at Davidstow airfield at 1630hrs on posts and grass verge on road towards Crowdy beside first plantation on left hand side, showing well (Thanks A.Davey). ROSE COLOURED STARLING still at Davidstow Airfield by yellow and green microlight at 1525hrs

Lands EndWOODLARK (5) flew south at 1015hrs. LAPLAND BUNTING also over. Snow Bunting in car park south of A30, showing well. Also Short-eared Owl, Ring Ouzel and Whinchat. (Thanks T.Twiggs). Ring Ouzel at Treave Common (cbwps)

SancreedLAPLAND BUNTING flew west over Sancreed (Thanks D.Flumm)

St Just - WRYNECK at Kenidjack on path below ruins at 1600hrs. Short-eared Owl at Cot Valley. Scandinavian or Siberian Chiffchaff also. Short-eared Owl at Bartinney Downs

PorthcurnoYellow Browed Warbler and Firecrest in trees south of car park. Also Dartford Warbler in sycamores near Minack Theatre (Thanks M.Turner)

NewquayYellow Browed Warbler still at Porth Joke at seaward end this afternoon

Men-an-Tol Hen Harrier (2 ringtail) at roost

RameShort-eared Owl (2) resting in grass along military road (Thanks P.Kemp)

St LevanShort-eared Owl (Thanks T.Twiggs)

MevagisseyFirecrest, Fieldfare (6+), Raven (5) and Peregrine (male) at The Lost Gardens of Heligan this morning (Thanks R.Stafford)

LauncestonRedwing in garden (Thanks M.Wright)

NewlynSnow Bunting along cycle path from Sandy Cove to Cliff Road at 1615hrs (Thanks M.Hope)

St IvesWoodcock and Tree Pipit at Buttermilk Hill today. Also Merlin, Wheatear (4), Dartford Warbler (2 on top of rocky tor)(Thanks V.Stratton)

LamornaBlack Redstart at Tregiffian Farm

SaltashSabine’s Gull (juv) at St Johns Lake on saltmarsh near ford at 1745hrs, showing well

FalmouthFirecrest at Pendennis Head midway along road to disabled car parking area at midday

BotallackBlack Redstart just above car park at 1526hrs

NanjizalSnow Bunting and Ring Ouzel (2) at Nanjizal bay

The LizardRing Ouzel (3) at Windmill Farm. Short-eared Owl at Caerthillian, Short-eared Owl at Bass Point (cbwps)

Ruan LanihorneRedwing (40+) at Ruan Lanihorne at 0830hrs (Thanks D.Hall)

Sennen Snow Bunting flew over Trevilley Farm

Polzeath - Snow Bunting (4) at Pentire Farm at 1700hrs (Thanks R.Shrewsbury)

RecentlySemipalmated Plover suppressed at Davidstow airfield/Crowdy Reservoir, present c2 weeks, photographed!

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