Thursday 16th May 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings


1st Sum drake Long-tailed Duck, Stithians 160513 (J.St Ledger)

Stithians *BONAPARTE’S GULL* (imm) at Stithians reservoir in bare field opposite Stuart Hutchings hide at 1845hrs tho mobile. Long-tailed Duck (male) still at Stithians Lake with Tufted Ducks near Stuart Hutchings hide this morning (Thanks J.St Ledger)

St LoyIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF (male) singing 100yards south of B3315 in wood by public footpath

PadstowWOODCHAT SHRIKE at Trevose Head today (Thanks A.Maskery)

Record shot of Woodchat Shrike at Trevose Head 160513 (A.Maskery)

WadebridgeGarganey (drk) at Clapper Marshes at 1305hrs then chased off by a Shelduck  (Thanks D.Julian)

Marazion Marsh RSPB - Little Egret (2) , Grey Herons (with 3 young in one nest and a fledged individual elsewhere), Greylag (10 incl. broods 2 &4), Canada Geese (6 incl brood 2), Mallard (29 incl. broods 9,9 & 5), Dunlin (1), Swift and Wheatear. (Thanks D.Flumm) Plenty of Sedge and Reed Warblers at Longrock Pool at Dawn. Garganey (drk) at marazion Marsh RSPB from road this evening.

PenzanceWhimbrel (12) flew over Eastern Green towards beach at 0500hrs

Mount’s Bay Great Northern Diver in Bay viewed from Marazion. Also Whimbrel (10) and Oystercatcher (4) (Thanks D.Flumm)

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