Tuesday 13th September 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge***GREATER YELLOWLEGS*** (ad) again on River Camel north of A39 bridge til 1625hrs then flew south along river, no sign by 1845hrs. Park in Lidl in Wadebridge then follow track signed Camel Trail, view red bouy on far side of river c 1mile beyond sewage works. Also Sabine’s Gull (juv) at c1500hrs again on Treraven Meadows this evening, showing well (Thanks S.Williams, M.Whittaker, LGR Evans et al)

Video courtesy of John Chapple, 12/09/11

Drift*SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER* (juv) at Drift reservoir still this evening from hide, for 2nd day. Also PECTORAL SANDPIPER (2 juv) still, Arctic Tern (2 ad), White Wagtail (10), Dunlin, Common Sandpiper (4) and Northern Wheatear (Thanks LGR Evans et al)

PolgiggaBLACK KITE still 200 yards along Porthgwarra road at 1205hrs

Pendeen*WILSON’S PETREL* (3) reported past Pendeen by mid morning, (1) lingering between lighthouse and rocks at 0905hrs. Also Great Shearwater (3), Leach’s Petrel (6), Sabine’s Gull (20), Grey Phalarope (15), Pom Skua (ad), Balearic Shearwater (19), Arctic Skua (9), Sooty Shearwater (23+), Arctic Tern (3), Great Skua (5) and Storm Petrel (25) (Thanks LGR Evans et al)

Davidstow Juvenile BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, Dunlin (23), juvenile Sanderling, juvenile Curlew Sandpiper and Ringed Plover (21) showing very well on runway and adjacent pools at eastern end; also 3 White Wagtails (Thanks LGR Evans)

Stithians – PECTORAL SANDPIPER (2) at Stithians reservoir at 0945hrs opposite Golden Lion pub. Also Common Sandpiper (Thanks J.St Ledger). Little Stint (2), 1 from Golden Lion causeway, 1 from Southern Causeway

Falmouth Arctic Tern (ad), Dunlin (5 juv), Ringed Plover (4 juv), Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Wigeon (fem) and Shelduck (juv) at Argal reservoir this morning (Thanks D.Chaney)

Polzeath Great Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater (19), Arctic Skua (6), Great Skua (4) and Manx Shearwater (100+) past Rumps Point (Thanks C.Selway)

St GermansOsprey at Wacker Quay at 1850hrs

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