Sunday 17th April 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Bude **BLACK-WINGED STILT** (2) flew NE over Widemouth Bay at 1545hrs

The Lizard – *BEE-EATER* (2) just north of Kennack Sands flew along Gwendreath Valley at c1430hrs. MONTAGU’S HARRIER (male) still at Croft Pascoe this morning, still present this afternoon

Hayle - BONAPARTE’S GULL (1w) still on Hayle estuary RSPB at 1050hrs then flew towards mouth, back on estuary between 1230-1300hrs. Also Greenshank (3) (Thanks R.Copeland)

Marazion PURPLE HERON (ad) still at Marazion Marsh RSPB this morning, viewed from Railway bridge, again this afternoon. BT Diver offshore

Treen WOODCHAT SHRIKE (2) in hedge west of campsite this evening

NewquayWOODCHAT SHRIKE (male) still at Porth Joke on SW side in scrub at seaward end

Stithians RING-NECKED DUCK (drk) still at Stithians reservoir this morning (Thanks S.Taylor)

Penzance –  Purple Sandpiper (50+) at high tide

Wadebridge Little Ringed Plover at Treraven Meadows

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