Sunday 1st May 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Hayle probable *AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER* on Hayle estuary RSPB from old causeway garage at 1100hrs. Also *BONAPARTE’S GULL* (1w) til 2020hrs then flew off and *GREAT WHITE EGRET*. Whimbrel (8), Spoonbill also on estuary then flew towards Ryans Field  (Thanks M.Halliday, V.Stratton, M.Rouncefield et al)

Marazion*GREAT WHITE EGRET* at Marazion Marsh RSPB flew to back of reedbed early morning (Thanks M.Halliday)

StithiansRING-NECKED DUCK (drk) still at Stithians reservoir off southern causeway

Wadebridge probable TUNDRA PEREGRINE (juv) still at Walmsley Sanctuary early afternoon (Thanks L.Freeland-Haynes). Wood Sandpiper, Ruff, Whimbrel (2) and Swift (10+) this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

Polzeath – Whimbrel (3), Razorbill, Dunlin, Bar-tailed Godwit (2), Raven (2) and large Swallow passage between Polzeath and Daymer Bay. Also Manx Shearwater (200+) flying east offshore (Thanks L.Freeland-Haynes)

GwithianGarganey (drk) at St.Gothian Sands LNR this afternoon, still present this evening. Also Wheatear (4+)

DriftTurtle Dove at Drift reservoir (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

SennenTurtle Dove at Mayon Farm (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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