Sunday 25th March 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge – **BLUE-WINGED TEAL** (fem) still at Walmsley Sanctuary from Tower Hide this afternoon. Black-tailed Godwit (61), Greenshank (3), Ruff (8) at Amble Marshes this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

St Ives*NIGHT HERON* at Consols Pool at 1500hrs then flew to Stennack River near Chapel. SW.502.398. Hen Harrier (ringtail), White Wagtail, Black Redstart (fem) and Linnet (43) at Buttermilk Hill (Thanks V.Stratton). House Martin and Swallow flew through Treveal.

St Just *NIGHT HERON* again today at Kenidjack along stream

PenzanceSURF SCOTER still of Penzance this morning tho distant

Polgigga – HOOPOE at Higher Bosistow Farm still this morning tho mobile, showing well occasionally but highly mobile (Thanks D.Hutchison). From B3315 turn towards Porthgwarra, Park at Raftra Farm entrance and take footpath west, right of path to Lower Bosistow Farm and view Right before farm entrance. Also Black Redstart (3). Hoopoe found dead in lane just beyond Faraway cottage, killed by Bird of Prey (Thanks V.Stratton) Black Redstart by duckpond in Polgigga

The LizardHOOPOE at Windmill Farm NR tho mobile. HOOPOE at Poldhu Cove in garden of Seaside Cottages. (Thanks N.Parkman). HOOPOE just south of village at Healarcher Farm early morning. Black Redstart (male) and Wheatear (male) at Soap Cove (Thanks M & A.Lord)

CamborneHOOPOE at midday in private garden at Bolenowe, still this afternoon (Thanks B.Dallas)

SennenICELAND GULL (juv) in field east of A30 this afternoon. Also Wheatear (Thanks G & L Carr)

StithiansRED KITE flew SW over Stithians (A.Tonry via Facebook)

Drift – Scaup still at Drift Reservoir today

SennenBlack Redstart (2) at Trevilley Farm

Bodmin MoorMarsh Tit (2) between Darite and Minios at c1330hrs (Thanks P.Needham). Golden Plover (250+) in flight over Craddock Moor this afternoon (Thanks P.Crispin)

NewquayBlack Redstart at Towan Head. Sandwich Tern (4) at Fistral Beach. Firecrest at Porth Joke (Thanks S.Rowe)

PonsanoothSand Martin at farm ponds then flew north at 1900hrs

NanquidnoWhite Wagtail in valley

Launceston –  Chiffchaff singing at Penhole Farm, Coads Green (Thanks P.Mallett)

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