Tuesday 15th November 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Helston - **BUFFLEHEAD** (fem/juv) still at Loe Pool at 1230hrs opposite hide. Access west off A394 on Degibna Lane from just north of A3083 roundabout then walk north from NT car park. (Thanks W.Renshaw)

The Lizard*PALLID HARRIER* (juv) flew north over entrance to Trethvas Farm at 1255hrs. Also  *DUSKY WARBLER* at Trethvas farm entrance this afternoon, tho elusive and COMMON CRANE (6) in field by farm by access track. Eurasian White-fronted Goose (3) SW of Cadgwith in stubble field just north of Chyheira Farm. Keep to public rights of way. (Thanks I.Maclean et al)

Wadebridge COMMON CRANE (24) flew over A39 at St Kew Highway at 0900hrs. Dark-bellied Brent Goose (18), Red-breasted Merganser and Med Gull (4) on Dinham Flats. Med Gull (2) at Old Town Bridge. Black Redstart at Glen Road. (Thanks C.Selway)

St MabynCOMMON CRANE (‘group’) at 1600hrs (Per M.Walton)

HayleShort-eared Owl flew high west over fields north of Connor Downs this morning. Also Lapwing (144). Also Avocet briefly on estuary this morning.

St AustellLittle Gull (ad) still at Par Beach Pool

St JustSiberian type Chiffchaff at seaward end of Kenidjack Valley by donkey paddock this afternoon.

Penzance Brent Geese (6) of Eastern Green beach this afternoon. Also Purple Sandpiper (32), Kingfisher at Battery Rocks and Eider (3) offshore. (Thanks L.Williams and A.McKechnie)

PolgiggaWoodlark (2+) off B3315 in field north of Bosistow Lane

DriftWater Pipit at Drift reservoir at NW arm this afternoon

St IvesBlack Redstart (imm fem) and Wheatear on St Ives Island this morning (Thanks M.Rouncefield and V.Stratton)

ZennorYellow–browed Warbler and Firecrest in Foage Valley (Thanks V.Stratton)

HayleAvocet on estuary briefly

no sign of Caspian Gull on The Cowloe this afternoon but Yellow-legged Gull (5), Whimbrel, Long Tailed Duck off beach cafe and GN Diver

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