Thursday 8th September 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel reported in Boat Cove NT at 0950hrs. Park in Perranuthnoe & take coastal path west to view

MarazionBuff-breasted Sandpiper still at west end on beach below car park at 0915hrs

Bodmin Moor Pectoral Sandpiper (juv) still at Siblyback Reservoir beyond camp on grassy slope at 11:15. Buff-breasted Sandpiper also beyond camp on grassy slope opposite picnic benches at 1045hrs

Lands End – Wryneck (2), 1 still at Trinity pool and 1 along cycle track in bushes north of ‘Subalp’ Bushes 100yrds along cycle track. Also Whinchat (2), Chough (2), Wheatear (4), Whitethroat (3) and Peregrine (Thanks P.Freestone)

Helston – Wryneck at Loe Pool on west side in ditch near bridge at 1030hrs

Porthgwarra Cory’s Shearwater (2) and Balearic Shearwater (10) past Gwennap Head at 10:00. Dotterel still 150 yards south of stone wall viewable from coastal path at 10:10, then 200 yards east of Coastguard watch (Thanks B.Toms)

Pendeen Great Shearwater (1), Balearic Shearwater (20+), Black Tern (juv), Puffin, Arctic Skua (3), Great Skua (1), Common Scoter (3), Brent Goose (4), Bar-tailed Godwit (60+), Dunlin (50+), Sandwich Tern (7) past Pendeen Watch (lower car park) (1000-1200) (P.Freestone et al)

TruroSpoonbill perched in dead tree at Tresemple Pool (Thanks L.Bradshaw)

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