Sunday 4th November 2007 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

St Austell – *SURF SCOTER* (juv) off Polskerris Bay (for 2nd Day) Plus Velvet Scoter

Cot Valley – No sign of Red Flanked Bluetail so far today. (thanks M.Halliday)

Lands End**AMERICAN BUFF-BELLIED PIPIT** again this afternoon until 14.10hrs west of Trevescan in cattle field with feeder then again at 15.10hrs in muddy field with cattle feeders. View from Farm Yard and please follow on site instructions. Serin over at c08.00hrs and Brambling (2) (thanks P.Marshall)

PorthcurnoDesert Lesser Whitethroat still in scrub at south end of car park and showing well. Plus Willow Warbler, Chough (2), Peregrine (2), Brambling over. No sign of Dusky Warbler today.

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Desert Lesser Whitethroat (photos, Left and middle: M.Halliday, Right: S.Rogers))

Par BeachSnow Bunting on beach this morning. (thanks P.Ouless)

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Snow Bunting, Par beach today. (photo: P.Ouless)

FalmouthMed Gull (ad) Swanpool on car park at 14.30hrs.

Stithians ReservoirBlack-tailed Godwit (3) from southern causeway this morning. (thanks S.Taylor)

Kingsmill LakeAvocet (60), Greenshank (14), Spotted Redshank (2), Black-tailed Godwit (58), Dunlin (40), Curlew (50), Shelduck (34), Redshank (50), Wigeon (20), Teal (8) (thanks C.Buckland)

Saltash Ring-necked Duck or Hybrid on Tamar Estuary off China Fleet Club from second hide briefly this afternoon.

Bird News courtesy of Rare Bird Alert and Cornwall Birding unless otherwise stated.

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