Tuesday 19th April 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Hayle **GULL-BILLED TERN** (ad) on Hayle Estury RSPB off B3301 Causeway at 1115hrs then flew towards Carnsew basin, no further sign this evening but BONAPARTE’S GULL (1w) still on estuary in SW corner. Little Ringed Plover on Ryans Field late morning and Curlew Sandpiper there in evening. Grasshopper Warbler and Cetti’s Warbler singing at Marsh Lane at 0345hrs

Treen WOODCHAT SHRIKE (2), 1 in field just west of campsite and 1 in 3rd field SW of campsite along footpath to Porthcurno

Marazion PURPLE HERON (ad) still at Marazion Marsh RSPB at east end at 1015hrs. Whimbrel (16+), Sandwich Tern (4+) on rocks offshore, Cetti’s Warblers, Bullfinch (2) and Reed Warblers (Thanks D.King)

The LizardMONTAGU’S HARRIER (male) still at Croft Pascoe this morning (Thanks I.Griffiths). Also HOOPOE at Windmill Farm reserve and Short-eared Owl.

Wadebridge – probable TUNDRA PEREGRINE (juv) still at Walmsley Sanctuary at 1215hrs

Gwithian Little Ringed Plover at St Gothian Sands at 0700hrs then flew south. Also Yellow Wagtail over, House Martin (3) and Wheatear (10). Cetti’s Warbler singing at Gwithian Dune.

Torpoint Red Kite at Downderry over Tregunnus Farm at 1100hrs

The LizardCuckoo and Grasshopper Warbler at Kynance (Thanks C.Leemar)

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