Tuesday 18th October 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Stithians – *GLOSSY IBIS* (juv) still at Stithians reservoir from Carnmenellis Causeway

SennenROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD (juv) on post between Escalls Chapel and Trevorian Farm access road at 1545hrs. Med Gull (2+) on sea off Lifeboat Station mid afternoon. Snipe and Peregrine over Trinity Pool (Thanks D.King). Pom Skua and Yellow-legged Gull past

Truro LESSER YELLOWLEGS still at Tresemple Pool, Tresillian this morning. (Thanks M.Grantham). Sand Martin (6) and Swallow (1+) over Tresillian village late afternoon (Thanks A.Nicholson)

DriftPECTORAL SANDPIPER still at south end of reservoir by dam. no sign of Black Kite near Drift

St IvesROSE COLOURED STARLING with Starling (300+) feeding in and around gardens at Alexandra Row. Snow Bunting at St Ives Island on Porthgwidden Beach at midday. Ring Ouzel flew over Buttermilk Hill. Pom Skua (21), Arctic Skua (12), Arctic Tern (3) and Peregrine (male) past St Ives island (Thanks V.Stratton)

NanquidnoFirecrest in valley this morning

Port IsaacSabine’s Gull, Balearic Shearwater (10+), Sooty Shearwater (4) and Arctic Skua (2) past Port Isaac 0845 – 1000hrs (Thanks T.Potterton)

Pendeen – Between 07:50-14:00: massive Gannet passage at 6000/hr for first two hours that slowed, but c18000 in total. Also Pomarine Skua (40; high proportion of juvs), Arctic Skua (63), Bonxie (38), Med Gull (ad), Little Gull (2 juv/1w), Arctic Tern (8), Common Tern, Sabine’s Gull (2 juvs), Balearic Shearwater (48), Sooty Shearwater (4), Manx Shearwater (37+). Also large auk and Kittiwake (many juv/1w Kitts) passage. (Thanks M.Darlaston)

Porthcurno Firecrest by toilet block early afternoon.

Stithians Curlew Sandpiper at Stithians reservoir at northern cut off (Thanks M.Grantham)

PolzeathSabine’s Gull (juv), Pom Skua (7), Arctic Skua (15), Balearic Shearwater (93), Great Skua (8), Arctic Tern (3) and Common Scoter (6) from Rumps Point between 0800-1100hrs. Snow Bunting (4) also (Thanks D.Julian and C.Selway)

PorthgwarraChough (2) by coastguard lookout feeding at 1155hrs then flew west (Thanks D.King)

St JustSooty Shearwater past Cape Cornwall

WadebridgeWoodcock at Treraven Meadow this evening (Thanks C.Selway)

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