Thursday 2nd May 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Marazion**LESSER YELLOWLEGS** at Marazion Marsh RSPB viewable from road at 1212hrs, still showing well at 1815hrs (Thanks S.Rogers and D.Flumm)). GN Diver offshore. Whimbrel (29) flew northwest over. NB.The Lesser Yellowlegs is only the 2nd record for Marazion, the last being in 1980!

The Lizard*BLACK KITE* over Crousa Downs at 1350hrs then flew south at 1415hrs (Thanks A.Everest)

Lands End – WOODCHAT SHRIKE (male) at Trevilley Farm still this morning. Park by B3315 just west of entrance then walk down entrance track and view field on left 100 yards before buildings SW.358.246. Yellow Wagtail at Trinity Pool

Wadebridge – KITE sp. flew high over at 1100hrs (Thanks C.Selway).  Red Kite (3) – (2) drifted north high over Wadebridge at 1240hrs, (1) drifted very high north over at 1327hrs viewed from Coronation Park. Cuckoo calling at Dunveth Farm (Thanks D.Julian)

Hayle Red Kite (2) flew north east over Marsh Lane at 1030hrs (Thanks M.Halliday). Red Kite (2) flew east over Ventonleague at 1305hrs (Thanks P & J Rutter)

St AustellCuckoo calling at Caerloggas downs at 1930hrs (Thanks R.Davey)

St ErthCuckoo heard from St Erth Station (Thanks A.Exelby)

SeatonGN Diver on sea between Keveral Beach and Salter Rocks. Also Whimbrel (17+) (Thanks D.Allan)

PenzancePurple Sandpiper (33) and Whimbrel (37) at high tide roost. Whimbrel (20) on old heliport site. Eider (drk) offshore. Whimbrel (15) flew northwest over (Thanks D.Flumm)

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