Thursday 15th September 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

St BuryanBLACK KITE (3+) between St Buryan and Porthgwarra turning at 1215hrs, still by Porthgwarra road this afternoon

SennenBLACK KITE flew over Mayon this morning

DriftLESSER YELLOWLEGS and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER still at Drift reservoir at 1350hrs. Also ‘possible’ SPOTTED SANDPIPER reported.

Davidstow AirfieldBUFF BREASTED SANDPIPER still on main runway near control tower late morning

Stithians ReservoirLONG BILLED DOWITCHER still late morning at south end off Carnmenellis Causeway, still preset at 1800hrs. BUFF BREASTED SANDPIPER at north end on grass by east shore opposite car park on west shore at 1600hrs. Also Spotted Redshank and Wood Sandpiper

HaylePECTORAL SANDPIPER (juv) still on Ryans Field

NanjizalWRYNECK at seaward end of valley

LauncestonHobby at Landreyne, Coads Green this morning (Thanks P.Mallett)

Upper TamarGrey Phalarope (1 ad, 1 juv) showing well close under dam wall. Also Dunlin, Common Sandpiper and Yellowhammer (2) (Thanks H.Kendall)

Mevagissey – Wheatear (5)+ and Quail spotted regularly close to Horsemoor Hide, Lost Gardens of Heligan (Thanks R.Stafford) 

No news on Greater Yellowlegs at Wadebridge

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