Sunday 5th September 2010 Cornwall Bird Reports

Bodmin *BLACK KITE* circled over Hendra downs near A30 at 1500hrs

Nanquidno*CITRINE WAGTAIL* (1w) still at 1330hrs 1/2ml south of Nanquidno at Tregiffian Farm in muddy puddle east of buildings. Access south from Gurland Farm along footpath then east along main track at Tregiffian Farm SW.368.279. MAP HERE ORTOLAN BUNTING (4) in ploughed field by track between Gurlan farm and Tregiffian farm, (2) still present at 1405hrs, tho’ elusive and mobile. MAP HERE. Also Med Gull (1w), Chough (2) and Whinchat (3+). Pied Flycatcher in valley, in copse

Images courtesy of Rachel Hosken:

Polgigga SHORT-TOED LARK at Arden-Sawah farm in large ploughed field east of road, tho’ elusive, still present at 1240hrs, no sign this afternoon

Porthgwarra WRYNECK at Trevean pool and again near Coastguard building this afternoon. Pied Flycatcher in 60 foot cover. Balearic Shearwater (52), Sooty Shearwater, Manx Shearwater (6), Great Skua (6) and Arctic Skua past Gwennap Head by 1900hrs

Lands EndWRYNECK (2) on Cycle track by Trinity pool still at 1400hrs, no sign late afternoon. Also Chough (2)

The LizardWRYNECK in Kynance cove by coast path towards The Lizard near 1st house at 1300hrs

Botallack LAPLAND BUNTING flew over between Botallack and Pendeen

Sancreed LAPLAND BUNTING in private field by church. Also White Wagtail (20) (Thanks D.Flumm)

Roseland – Adult Marsh Harrier quartering marsh between quay and church at Ruan Lanihorne at 1930hrs. SW 887418. (Thanks D.Hall)

Pendeen Firecrest

Hayle Curlew Sandpiper (juv) on Hayle Estuary RSPB

Stithians ReservoirRuff from Stuart Hutchings Hide until 1005hrs then flew South. Also Common Sandpiper and White Wagtail (2) (Thanks Stithians Birdwatching)

WadebridgeSpotted Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank and Common Sandpiper still at Treraven Meadows this morning

Sennen Yellow-legged Gull (1w) in Sennen Cove

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