Wednesday 17th October 2012 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Falmouth – No sign of possible Double-crested Cormorant at Swanpool by 1000hrs (Thanks H.Cook and J.Shutt). PURPLE HERON (juv) at College reservoir this afternoon then flew and landed in vegetation between the island and the edge of reservoir, still present at 1510hrs tho mobile(Thanks L.Sampson) Also Firecrest.  Great Skua (4) past Rosemullion between 0830-0930hrs. Firecrest (2) and Med Gull (15+) between Rosemullion and Maenporth (Thanks D.Chaney)

Sancreed *GLOSSY IBIS* (2 1w) still in flooded field west of Carn Euny car park

Sennen*GLOSSY IBIS* (2 1w) still in field south of Brew Pool, viewable from track beyond Brew sewage works. Med Gull (ad) in cove

Ruan Lanihorne – possible *BLACK KITE* low above Ruan Lanihorne village on eastern side at 1530hrs (Thanks D.Hall)

GunnislakeRed Kite flew south over fileds at Drakewalls at 1050hrs (Thanks H.Mackellar)

PenberthYellow-browed Warbler, tho mobile and Firecrest still at seaward end of valley at 1100hrs

WadebridgeSpotted Redshank and Merlin at Walmsley sanctuary this morning (Thanks C.Selway). Med Gull (2) and Ruff on Camel Estuary

MarazionMed Gull (ad) on beach (Thanks D.Flumm)

NewlynMed Gull (2) at Tolcarne (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Porthgwarra Arctic Skua, Great Skua (4), Balearic Shearwater (3) and Sooty Shearwater past Gwennap Head. Also Firecrest

DriftHen Harrier (ringtail) at Drift reservoir

The LizardBalearic Shearwater (12), Great Skua (3) and Arctic Skua past Bass Point

TorpointFirecest in trees around hide at Kingsmill Lake (Thanks R.Taylor)

DownderryMed Gull ( 2. ad+2s) flew past Downderry at 1800hrs (Thanks P.Kemp)

PendeenSnow Bunting

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