Thursday 10th November 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Helston **BUFFLEHEAD**(fem/juv) still at Loe Pool at 1455hrs then flew down river. Access west off A394 on Degibna Lane from just north of A3083 roundabout then walk north from NT car park (Thanks D.King)

Nanjizal*DESERT WHEATEAR* (male) still at 1610hrs at seaward end of Nanjizal valley near Mill Bay in Bulb field 200 yards beyond Faraway cottage. Access along footpath opposite Raftra Farm. Also Lapland Bunting (7) and Short-eared Owl, showing well (CB Reports et al)

Torpoint*GLOSSY IBIS* again in Plymouth Sound then flew from Drake’s Island towards St Johns Lake at 0700hrs, still this afternoon

WadebridgeCOMMON CRANE (c20) flew SW over Wadebridge (Thanks Neil)

PolgiggaCOMMON CRANE flew south over Bosistow Lane at 1155hrs (Thanks C.Selway)

MarazionSnow Bunting still on beach. Bittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB in flight over reeds at midday (Thanks W.Renshaw). Brent Goose (5) off Long Rock then flew off

FalmouthMed Gull (5) and Black Redstart at Castle beach this morning (Thanks J. St Ledger)

SennenLong-tailed Duck, Med Gull (3 ad) and GN Diver offshore

PenzancePurple Sandpiper (13) on Battery rocks. Firecrest nearby (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

AntonySpoonbill (ad) on River Lynher at 1400hrs

HayleYellow-legged Gull and Med Gull (12) (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

no sign of Great-White Egret at Walmsley Sanctuary this morning

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