Tuesday 1st May 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

WadebridgeCATTLE EGRET still at Walmsley Sanctuary this morning (Thanks R.Davey)

The LizardBLACK KITE  between St Keverne and Coverack over Main Dale NR at 1430hrs.GN Diver (5) past Southerly Point this morning. Also Short-eared Owl at Goonhilly Downs

St JustWOODCHAT SHRIKE at Cape Cornwall in 1st field north of golf club entrance track, 100 yards before Boswedden House on left hand side, go through metal gate with adjoining stile with scaffold tubes forming a barrier (rubbish on the right hand side of the gate in the field) the bird spent a lot of time in this field and also the field further towards the coast with a brick water tower in the corner of the field. Also Wheatear (60+), Whitethroat (2), Sedge Warbler, Swift (17), Swallow (80+) and House Martin (5) (Thanks V.Stratton and S.Cox) Ring Ouzel in Nanquidno Valley

PendeenHOOPOE in fields between Pendeen Watch and Manor Farm at 1300hrs (Thanks D.Webb). Cuckoo south of Trewellard (Thanks S.Cox)

Sennen ICELAND GULL (juv) still in field by entrance to Trevedra Farm. Whimbrel (400+) in Sennen Cove

CamelfordHarrier sp. (ringtail) flew south over at 1345hrs

PolzeathLesser Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher (3), Whitethroat (11), Willow Warbler (12+), Wheatear (100+) and Swift (2) at Rumps Point this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

St BlazeySwift (3) over (Thanks P.Barlow)

DavidstowWhinchat at Davidstow Airfield near control town. Also Wheatear (94) and Yellow Wagtail (3) (Thanks R.Davey and D.Julian)

St IvesWheatear (45), Swift (9), Swallow (40+), House Martin (3) and Cuckoo (2) at Buttermilk Hill. Cuckoo and Swift at Holmans Moors. Cuckoo and good passage of Swallow at Towednack and Amalveor. Wheatear (15) at Trevalgan Farm (Thanks v.Stratton)

Saltash – Black Tern at Bake fishing lakes at 1700hrs

St AustellWhimbrel (148) on Par Sands Beach before being flushed by dogwalkers (Thanks D.Boddy)

Newquay – Whimbrel (30) on rocks at Towan Head this evening. Also Wheatear (40) (Thanks D.Grose)

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