Thursday 6th October 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Stithians*GLOSSY IBIS* again from southern causeway on main reservoir flew in at 0830hrs, still at 1450hrs from hide, park away from causeway. PECTORAL SANDPIPER (2), 1 from Golden Lion cutoff, 1 from southern causeway. Little Gull (juv) by Golden Lion Cutoff late morning (Thanks M.Curtis, L.Hadley, G&P.Willets)

Davidstow SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER (juv) still at Davidstow Airfield 250 yards south of control tower, showing well at 1330hrs. Also Snow Bunting (male) just south of windsock. Wheatear (c10) (Thanks H.Kendall and C.Selway)

Drift - BLACK KITE (2) still between Drift and B3283 junction at Bojewans Carn viewable from A30 layby at 1410hrs. PECTORAL SANDPIPER (juv) still at Drift reservoir from hide this afternoon. Also Curlew Sandpiper. no sign of Spoonbill

PorthgwarraRED BACKED SHRIKE (juv) still on moor north of Halfway Wall at midday. Pied Flycatcher in 60 foot cover

St JustROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) in private garden again today (present for about a week) (Thanks L.Snelson)

Marazion - PECTORAL SANDPIPER and Pale Bellied Brent Goose (9) on beach at Red River mouth this afternoon (Thanks S.Williams)

NanquidnoMELODIOUS WARBLER at Nanquidno Valley opposite Nanquidno Barn at 1000hrs

St Levan – WRYNECK along footpath to The Minnack this afternoon. Pied Flycatcher

Lands EndWRYNECK still along cycle track at Trinity Loop tho elusive

Pendeen – (0800-1750hrs)  Balearic Shearwater (256), Great Shearwater (3), Sooty Shearwater (45), Great Skua (90), Arctic Skua (95), Pom Skua (3), Sabine’s Gull (11), Med Gull (ad), Little Gull (juv), Leach’s Petrel and Puffin (Thanks M.Darlaston)

St Ives Great Shearwater, Sabine’s Gull (juv), Pom Skua (ad), Great Skua (27), Arctic Skua (10) and Sooty Shearwater (22) past St Ives Island between 0730-0900hrs

PolzeathGreat Skua (8), Pom Skua (4), Arctic Skua (32), Common Scoter (6), Arctic Tern (21) and Manx Shearwater (20+) past Rumps Point. Snow Bunting on The Rumps (Thanks C.Selway)

FalmouthWheatear (2) at Falmouth Docks (Thanks S.Taylor)

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