Tuesday 20th March 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge**BLUE-WINGED TEAL** (fem) still at Walmsley sanctuary from Tower hide at 0815hrs, showing well. Also Siberian type Chiffchaff, Sand Martin (4) and Ruff (Thanks D.Julian and C.Selway)

Saltash – *LESSER YELLOWLEGS* (1w) still at Kingsmill Lake. Access north off A38, take nature walk from China Fleet Country Club to 2nd hide. SX.427.608

St Just*NIGHT HERON* (ad) still at Kenidjack Valley upstream of donkey paddock this afternoon

Polgigga*NIGHT HERON* (ad) still at Polgigga by B3315 on island at duck pond this afternoon tho elusive. ICELAND GULL (3. 2 juv & 2w) by B3315 this afternoon

St Ives*NIGHT HERON*(ad) at Consols pool breifly flying towards Bussow reservoir at 0900hrs, no sign at Consols Pool or Bussow reservoir this evening. Also Common Snipe (4), Blackcap (2 singing) and Chiffchaff (4) (Thanks B.Dallas, V. Stratton et al)

DriftRING-BILLED GULL (1w) again at Drift reservoir this afternoon. Also Scaup (drk) and Sand Martin (6) (Thanks D.Flumm)

Newquay – ICELAND GULL (3w) still on Gannel Estuary (Thanks S.Rowe)

Penzance – SURF SCOTER (1w drk) still off Jubilee Pool, showing well. Also Long-tailed Duck, Eider (3) and Common Scoter (5) (Thanks A.McKechnie) Sand Martin (3) north over Chyandour (Thanks D.Flumm)

DavidstowCrossbill (3) at Crowdy reservoir at cattle grid, showing well (Thanks D.Julian)

MarazionBittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Also Water Pipit

NewlynBlack Redstart still at harbour

BudeBlack Redstart (male), Wheatear (2) and Chiffchaff (2) at Sandymouth this afternoon (Thanks H.Kendall)

GwithianWater Pipit at St Gothian Sands LNR

Carlyon BaySlav Grebe (3) in bay

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