Thursday 17th April 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

The LizardGREAT WHITE EGRET flew North over Lizard Village this morning

SennenHOOPOE at Brew Sewage Works along approach track this morning. Access east off A30 along track just north of Sea View Caravan Park

FalmouthBlack Guillemot still off Swanpool this morning, tho distant. Reed Warbler singing at Swanpool (Thanks D.Chaney)

PorthgwarraDotterel at Porthgwarra

St Ives Ring Ouzel (14. 10m+4f) at Buttermilk Hill, fed on hill for an hour then (9. 5m+4f) flew west over Trendrine Hill towards Zennor. 5 males then located feeding on Buttermilk hill then flew off east over Rosewall Hill towards Trencrom Hill. (2. m+f) present at Buttermilk Hill this evening. Also Cuckoo, Wheatear (21), several Linnets, Buzzard (5), Raven (2), Kestrel and several Meadow Pipits (Thanks V.Stratton and J.Thomas)

St Just Ring Ouzel (4) at Chapel Carn Brea

ZennorRing Ouzel (fem) 1.5 miles south of Gurnards head on coastal path. Wheatear (5. 4m+1f) at Zennor Hill this evening(Thanks V.Stratton)

Torpoint –  Spoonbill feeding with Shelduck (12) at St Johns Lake (Thanks D.Courtnell)

St JustSiberian Chiffchaff at Kenidjack Valley opposite cottages with caravan. Take path south over bridge to view bushes along path west of chimney

GwithianRuff at St Gothian Sands LNR at seaward end of main pond at 0940hrs. Also Sedge Warbler by Red River (P.Freestone)

HayleWhimbrel at Copperhouse Creek (P.Freestone)

PadstowWhitethroat at Hawkers cove in scrub behind the original lifeboat station (Thanks S.Grose)

Newquay - Purple Sandpiper (8) with Turnstones at Towan Head

Lanivet - Merlin (fem) chasing House Martins.

PenzanceEider (drk) and Sandwich Tern (13) off Chyandour (Thanks D.Flumm)

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