Saturday, 7 August 2004

7th August 2004 Porthgwarra 1pm – 4pm, Drift Reservoir 4.30pm – 8pm

Little Grebe c.8 Drift
Fulmar c.5 west Pg
Manx Shearwater 3
Gannet c.30 west Pg
Cormorant 1 Drift
Shag c.15 Pg
Little Egret 1 Drift
Common Buzzard c.5 on drive to Cornwall
Wood Sandpiper 2 juv’s. Drift
Green Sandpiper c.5 Drift
Common Sandpiper c.6 Drift
Greenshank c.4 Drift
Curlew 2 Drift
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 1 ad. Unfortunately only seen in flight albeit hovering(!) overhead for a while. A neat dark pectoral band appeared worryingly obvious! Appeared quite long-winged with only a hint of a narrow white wingbar across the upperwings. Short stout bill. Basically appeared brown and white. Flew around for c.5 minutes before heading off NE never to be seen again.
Kingfisher c.3 Drift
Grey Wagtail h Drift