Thursday 29th September 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Truro – *LESSER YELLOWLEGS* (juv) still at St Clement by Tresillian river by Tresemple Pool. Also Spotted Redshank (2+)

Lands End *RED BACKED SHRIKE* (juv) still between car park and Swingates late morning. WRYNECK between Lands End and Sennen by cycle track at Trinity Pool at 0903hrs. Ring Ouzel at Trinity Pool

DriftBLACK KITE over Drift reservoir at 1415hrs. Also PECTORAL SANDPIPER (Thanks S.Rogers)

St BuryanBLACK KITE flew over St Buryan at 1520hrs, still this evening

Polgigga - ROSE COLOURED STARLING still between Higher and Lower Bosistow Farm on wires at 1240hrs

St IvesORTOLAN BUNTING at Trevelgan Farm today. Also White Wagtail (31), Wheatear (24), Whinchat (2), Linnet (600+) and Skylark (12). Meadow Pipit (54) and Wheatear (4) at Buttermilk Hill (Thanks V.Stratton)

PolzeathLAPLAND BUNTING, Curlew Sandpiper, Med Gull (ad) and Common Tern (ad) at Trebetherick Point (Thanks C.Selway)

NanquidnoHAWFINCH (ad male) in Nanquidno Valley feeding on Sloes, showing well (Thanks S.Rogers). WRYNECK in valley in bushes opposite 5 bar gate with no parking sign near mill. PECTORAL SANDPIPER still at Tregiffian Farm on muddy pool

PorthcurnoRICHARD’S PIPIT flew west over Porthcurno at 1330hrs. Also Firecrest

SennenSnow Bunting at Sennen Cove in pay and display car park at top of hill near cycle track at 1235hrs. Also Pom Skua offshore mid-afternon (Thanks S.Kerton). Dark Mottled Willow Moth trapped at Sennen Cove, will be on show tomorrow, further details to be confirmed

PorthgwarraBalearic Shearwater (72) and Sooty Shearwater past Gwennap Head

WadebridgeSpotted Redshank, White Wagtail, Med Gull and Whimbrel (7) on estuary between Wadebridge and Tregunna this evening (Thanks D.Julian)

MarazionMed Gull (2), Ringed Plover (100), Dunlin (5), Turnstone (16), Sanderling (20), Wheatear and White Wagtail (130) on beach today. Med Gull (5), Siskin (22 flew west) and Spotted Flycatcher (2) at Marazion Marsh RSPB this morning. (Thanks D.Flumm)

no sign of Long Billed Dowitcher at Stithians reservoir. View only from causeway, footpaths or hide, please do not enter reserve

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