Wednesday 14th September 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge – Still no sign of Greater Yellowlegs today, but Sabine’s Gull (juv) showing well.

Drift*LESSER YELLOWLEGS* (juv) (Photo HERE) at Drift reservoir showing well from hide still this evening. Also *SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER* and juvenile Common Redshank, Greenshank, juvenile Ruff, Common Sandpiper (3), Green Sandpiper (2) Dunlin and Little Egret (8) (Thanks LGR Evans)

Polgigga *BLACK KITE* still by Porthgwarra road opposite Raftra Farm at 1045hrs, still this afternoon and over valley (Thanks LGR Evans)

Stithians *LONG BILLED DOWITCHER* at Stithians reservoir at Southern end off Carnmenellis Causeway at 1705hrs. BUFF BREASTED SANDPIPER (5) at north end on grass at north end at 1815hrs then flushed and flew north. Also Wood Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper and Turnstone (2) (Thanks M.Curtis, S.Taylor et al)

Davidstow BUFF BREASTED SANDPIPER (juv) still at Davidstow airfield on pools by control tower til 0930hrs then flew off. Also Curlew Sandpiper still (Thanks B.Craven)

St JustWRYNECK at Cape Cornwall around cottage by car park at 1655hrs. Also Grey Phalarope (8) past

HaylePECTORAL SANDPIPER (juv) on Hayle Estuary RSPB

Bodmin Moor - RED CRESTED POCHARD at Crowdy Reservoir at 1830hrs then flew off. Also Lesser-black Backed Gull (2000+) (Thanks B.Craven)

Pendeen Sabine’s Gull (5), Manx Shearwater (4,700), Leach’s Petrel (3), Sooty Shearwater (14), Common Scoter (8), Whimbrel (2), Bar-tailed Godwit (30), Knot (3), Great Skua (17), Arctic Skua (15) (0730 – 1900hrs) (Thanks LGR Evans)

SennenMarsh Harrier (juv) flew over Sennen at 1000hrs

PolzeathLong Tailed Skua (juv), Pom Skua (ad), Great Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater (15+), Great Skua (5), Arctic Skua (12) and Arctic Tern past Rumps Point early morning (Thanks C.Selway)

NewquayBlack Tern off Towan Head

PorthgwarraBalearic Shearwater (33), Sooty Shearwater (13) and Black Tern (3) past Gwennap Head

TorpintOsprey at St Johns Lake

Mevagissey - Hobby flew east over gardens being mobbed by swallows then landed near Horsemoor Hide.

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