Sunday 28th August 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

The Lizard*BLACK KITE* still just north of Lizard village at 1410hrs then flew north, still at 1510 in field by Kynance cove turning viewed from recycling centre, showing well (Thanks L.Harman). Great Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater (5+), probable Cory’s Shearwater, Storm Petrel (10+), Great Skua (4+), Arctic Tern (2) and Commic Tern from Pelagic 12 miles SSE of The Lizard. Also Common Dolphin (small pod) and Blue Shark (3) (Thanks T.Blunden and R.Smith et al)

Porthgwarra – probable LITTLE SHEARWATER off Porthgwarra briefly at 2000hrs. Cory’s Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Roseate Tern, Manx Shearwater (547), Great Skua (3), Med Gull (3), Arctic Tern and Sooty Shearwater (44) past Gwennap Head between by 1730hrs. Harrier sp. (ringtail) over farm briefly late afternoon

StithiansSpotted Redshank (2) and Wood Sandpiper at Stithians reservoir at midday (Thanks S.Taylor)

HayleCurlew Sandpiper, Knot (7) and Med Gull on Hayle Estuary RSPB. Common Sandpiper on Ryans field (CB Reports)

PendeenSabine’s Gull, Baleraic Shearwater (10), Sooty Shearwater (22) and Great Skua (6) past Pendeen Watch (CB Reports et al)

BudeLittle Stint, Wood Sandpiper (2), Ruff (2), Ringed Plover (3), Black Tailed Godwit, Bar Tailed Godwit, Dunlin (7) and Knot at Maer Lake (Thanks A.Roberts)

PolzeathSooty Shearwater, Arctic Skua (2.juv), Med Gull (6) and Manx Shearwaer (300+) flew past Rumps Point this evening (Thanks C.Selway)

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