Sunday 18th September 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Drift*LESSER YELLOWLEGS* and *SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER* still at Drift reservoir this afternoon on east side. Also Curlew Sandpiper

Davidstow - *WHITE RUMPED SANDPIPER* (ad) on Davidstow Airfield between windsock and control tower this evening. BUFF BREASTED SANDPIPER still

Truro *WHITE RUMPED SANDPIPER* still at Devoran this morning roosting on quay at hide tide, showing well. Still present at 1830hrs. Also Spoonbill (ad) colour ringed and Ruff (Thanks D.Eva, A.Nicholson and S.Jackson).

Polgigga*BLACK KITE* (2) again 100 yards along road to Porthgwarra at 1422hrs showing well

Pendeen*WILSON’S PETREL* reported past Pendeen at 1102hrs. Long Tailed Skua (2), Leach’s Petrel (4), Balearic Shearwater (55+), Sabine’s Gull (16), Pom Skua (3), Grey Phalarope (21), Arctic Skua (40), Great Skua (60+), Black Tern (5, Arctic Tern (40+), Little Gull (juv), Storm Petrel (2) and Leatherback Turtle

St IvesLeach’s Petrel (14), Sabine’s Gull (43), Pom Skua (10), Long-tailed Skua (11), Great Skua (168), Arctic Skua (121), Black Tern (12), Arctic Tern (45+), Common Tern (40+), Sandwich Tern (40+), Little Tern (1), Balearic Shearwater (40+), Sooty Shearwater (14), Red-necked Phalarope (1), Grey Phalarope (36), Common Scoter (8), Puffin (1), Little Gull (3), Sanderling, Oytsercatcher (37), ‘Blue Fulmar’ with Fulmar (112+) and Ocean Sunfish (2) past St Ives island (0615 – 1930hrs)(P.Freestone, M.Halliday, A.Hugo, R.Wilkins, V.Stratton and B.Mellow et al)

Hayle – possible AMERICAN WIGEON on Hayle estuary RSPB from causeway.

PorthgwarraWRYNECK between Porthgwarra and St Levan on coast path. Balearic Shearwater (283) , Grey Phalarope (5) and Sooty Shearwater (8) past Gwennap Head

FalmouthBlack Tern (2. ad and juv) at Argal reservoir this morning (Thanks D.Chaney). Med Gull (3 ads) on Penryn River this evening (Thanks M.Adkins)

Bodmin MoorGarganey (juv), Yellow Legged Gull and Yellow Wagtail at Siblyback reservoir this afternoon (Thanks A.Dawson)

DownderryLeach’s Petrel (1), Storm Petrel (1), Balearic Shearwater (29), Common Scoter (12), Arctic Tern, Sandwich Tern and Red-throated Diver (1)past Downderry (08.30-11.30hrs)(Thanks P.Kemp)

PolzeathArctic Skua (23), Great Skua (19), Pom Skua (3), Sabine’s Gull, Balearic Shearwater (18), Sooty Shearwater (2), Manx Shearwater (400+), ‘Comic’ Tern and Common Scoter (7) past Rumps Point this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

No sign of Long Billed Dowitcher at Stithians Reservoir at southern end at 1300hrs

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