Thursday 9th April 2015 Cornwall Bird Sightings

St JustAMERICAN HERRING GULL (2w) still north of A3071, west of B3318 juncton in field at Jericho Farm early afternoon. WRYNECK at Kenidjack Valley early morning

Marazion – Probable BLACK KITE distantly towards Penzance at 1145hrs. Great Northern Diver & Sandwich Tern off Marazion. Bar-tailed Godwit on beach. (Thanks G.Metcalf)

Nanquidnopossible PURPLE HERON at Nanquidno Downs appeared to land near pool at 11:30. Ring Ouzel (male). White Wagtail at Tregiffian. White Wagtail at Gurland

St Erth  HOOPOE in garden this morning then flew south

Sennen – HOOPOE at Trinity Pool at 0845hrs then flew to Treeve Moor. Also Ring Ouzel (10) in Trinity Pool/Treeve Moor area

St Levan – HOOPOE in fields SW of Grey Gables

PolgiggaHOOPOE between Polgigga & Porthgwarra over road by Arden-Sawa Farm at 13:20, HOOPOE on west side of wash site at 18:20. Also Redstart, Ring Ouzel and Tree Pipit (4)

RedruthHOOPOE in garden off Park Road at 1900hrs

St Ives – WRYNECK (2) at Rosewall Hill at 1400hrs. One in gorse by pool at top and another flew to bottom of seaward slope. Also Ring Ouzel (5) at Buttermilk Hill at 17:00. Ring Ouzel (3) at Amalveor Downs in fields at top of valley at Amalveor/Foage (Thanks M.Halliday)

Hayle – Osprey flew over Hayle Estuary towards Copperhouse Creek at 1339hrs

PorthgwarraRedstart (2 fem) at Gwennap head

WadebridgeLittle Ringed Plover within the Amble Marshes/valley this evening. Also Green Sandpiper and White Wagtail (Thanks D.Julian)

Stithians – Slavonian Grebe at Stithians Reservoir at south end from Carnmenellis Causeway

FalmouthLong-tailed Duck (1w fem) still at Swanpool

DelaboleRing Ouzel (male) at Dannonchapel ruins

The LizardRing Ouzel (male) at Soapy Cove. Sandwich Tern (3) off Church Cove, Gunwallow at c10:30 (Thanks A.Clark)

Connor Downs – House Martin flew north over Treeve Lane, also Swallow, Jay and Cormorant (4).

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