Wednesday 14th March 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Botallack**RUFOUS-TAILED ROCK THRUSH** (fem) reported between Pendeen and St Just south of Trewellard at Botallack Head briefly at 0930hrs then flew off, no further sign by late afternoon. But Black Redstart (4)

St Just*NIGHT HERON* (near ad) still NW of St Just at seaward end of Kenidjack Valley downstream of ponds tho mobile. Wheatear (4), Black Redstart (2) and Willow Warbler at Cape Cornwall at midday (Thanks Pete and Pat)

Polgigga *NIGHT HERON* (ad) by Shop pool early evening (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Saltash – *LESSER YELLOWLEGS* (1w) still at Kingsmill Lake at 1130hrs only. Access north off A38, take nature walk from China Fleet Country Club to 2nd hide. SX.427.608

Newquay – ICELAND GULL (3w) on Gannel Estuary still

Drift – ICELAND GULL (juv) at Drift reservoir

FalmouthBittern and Goldeneye (3) at College reservoir this morning (Thanks D.Chaney)

HayleRuff at Hayle estuary RSPB on Ryans Field at 1245hrs (Thanks W.Chegwidden)

BudeWheatear at Maer Cliffs this afternoon. Water Pipit on river bank by rugby clubhouse (Thanks H.Kendall)

LostwithielBlack Redstart at Couch’s Mill, Lostwithiel (Thanks B.Bath)

TruroBarn Owl hunting in fields next to A30 1 mile west of Carland Cross this evening (Thanks D.King)

The LizardFirecrest at Housel Bay

MarazionBittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB still at Longrock pool

PenzanceEider (fem) offshore

NanquidnoWheatear (3) at Nanquidno

St Austell Common Scoter on Par Beach pool at c1800hrs (Thanks N.Best)

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