Thursday 27th October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

WadebridgeDalmatian Pelican still on Camel Estuary from Camel Trail NW of Wadebridge, still present at at 1130hrs opposite Cant Cove. Swift at Amble Marshes this afternoon

Hayle Franklin’s Gull (ad) again on Hayle Estuary RSPB viewable from causeway at 0940hrs, still present at 1540hrs viewable from causeway. Also Spoonbill & Pink-footed Goose (Thanks M.Curtis)

Franklin's Gull, Hayle Estuary, M.Curtis

Franklin’s Gull, Hayle Estuary, M.Curtis

Nanjizal – Yellow-browed Warbler (10) at Nanjizal Valley trapped & ringed

BoswednackYellow-browed Warbler at Boswednack

Penberth – Yellow-browed Warbler at Penberth Cove by turning area 20 yards along public footpath early afternoon

St JustSiberian Chiffchaff still in Kenidjack Valley at Tregeseal Gallery (Thanks D.Balmer)

CarwinnickBlack Redstart (fem) in garden at 1500hrs. (Thanks N.Clements)

GodrevyBlack Redstart (fem) at top of cliff directly above seal colony (Thanks P.Teagle)

Franklin's Gull, M.Curtis

Franklin’s Gull, M.Curtis

Wednesday 26th October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Wadebridge – Dalmatian Pelican (ad) still on Camel Estuary at 1725hrs NW of Wadebridge from Camel Trail

Hayle – Franklin’s Gull off causeway bridge at midday then in fields above Hayle Estuary viewable distantly from B3301 causeway then visible from Carbis road just out of Lelant, road to St Ives (Thanks D.Balmer) . Spoonbill still at Hayle Estuary RSPB at Carnsew Basin then at Lelant Saltings viewed from Old Quay House Inn at 1745hrs (Thanks S.Grose). Pink-footed Goose from causeway

Porthgwarra – Yellow-browed Warbler (2) at midday

St Levan – Yellow-browed Warbler still at St Levan

The Lizard – Yellow-browed Warbler at Kennack Sands calling from scrub at back of beach at 1330hrs

Pendeen –  Yellow-browed Warbler still at Calartha Farm in copse at 1020hrs

Trevose Head – Black Redstart just west of car park at 1000hrs

North CliffsWhooper Swan still grazing in field above cliffs opposite Tehidy Woods. (Thanks S.Grose and M.Lenney)

Tuesday 25th October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

MouseholeDusky Warbler above Bird Hospital along Love Lane in evening

Porthgwarra – Dusky Warbler behind coastguard cottages (heard only). Pallas’s Warbler still mid afternoon in scrub below Coastguard Cottages. Yellow-browed Warbler (3) and Firecrest (2) also

Marhamchurch  – Cattle Egret feeding in field beside lower part of Pinch Hill. (Thanks D.Clayton)

St Just – Yellow-browed Warbler still in Kenidjack Valley again 09:00. Also Siberian Chiffchaff & Lesser Whitethroat. Hen Harrier (ringtail) at Victoria Row early afternoon

Lands End – Yellow-browed Warbler (3) south of car park. Snow Bunting (2) in car park

Pendeen – Yellow-browed Warbler still at Calartha Farm copse at 1000hrs

Hayle – Spoonbill still at Hayle Estuary RSPB at Lelant Saltings from Old Quay House Inn at 1430hrs

St Ives – Ring Ouzel at Rosewall farm this afternoon

Rame – Short-eared Owl at Rame Head at 1815hrs on fence

GodrevyPurple Sandpiper at Godrevy. Wheatear, Grey Plover (2), Dunlin (3), Knot, Oystercatcher (c30) and Turnstone (c50) (Thanks M.Hazleton)

Rock – Sandwich Tern and Common Gull off Porthilly point standing on mussel cages. (Thanks S.Grose)

Monday 24th October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Wadebridge – Dalmatian Pelican still 1/2 mile north of Wadebridge viewable from Camel Trail

PorthgwarraPallas’s Warbler in 60 foot cover at dusk. Also Yellow-browed Warbler (2) and Ring Ouzel (4)

PortscathoPallas’s Warbler behind cafe at Porthcurnick Beach

Pendeen – Cattle Egret in field between Manor Farm & lighthouse Road at 1500hrs. Yellow-browed Warbler at Calartha Farm

HelstonCattle Egret at St Martin in field alongside Tregiddris Lane (Thanks D.Griffiths)

St JustYellow-browed Warbler still in Kenidjack Valley in sycamores by sewage works. Also Ring Ouzel. Short-eared Owl at Cot Valley flushed from coast path just south of Cot Valley (SW357 307). House Martin (2) and Swallow over Bosorne Farm (Thanks C.Corrigan)

Lands End Yellow-browed Warbler (3) and Snow Bunting at Land’s End

St JustYellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest at Cot Valley

Porthcurno – Yellow-browed Warbler at Porthcurno

St Levan – Yellow-browed Warbler north of church. Also Black Redstart. Lapland Bunting (4) north of church

Sennen – Short-eared Owl (2) at Sennen Cove this afternoon over coastal path to Land’s End

Cargenwen – Ring Ouzel (3) at Cargenwen flew east this morning

Men-An-Tol – Golden Plover (60) at Lanyon Farm (Thanks C.Corrigan)

Sunday 23rd October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Camel EstuaryDalmatian Pelican (ad) still on Estuary from Camel Trail at 1025hrs

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel (ad) still at Boat Cove at 1630hrs

Rame – Richard’s Pipit flew over Rame Head appeared to land in 1st stubble field on left past Military Road at 1545hrs but no sign since.  Yellow-browed Warbler at Penlee Point in CWT reserve at 1050hrs but mobile

Falmouth – Waxwing reported at College reservoir by the gate close to the road between the reservoir (Thanks Dom)

Porthgwarra Water Pipit reported between Porthgwarra & Lands End. Also Short-eared Owl (2) on Moor late morning (Thanks D.Rimes). Also Black Redstart (3)

Godrevy – Sabine’s Gull flew past Godrevy Point this morning. Snow Bunting (4) at Godrevy Point at 1400hrs on west side

Sennen – Yellow-browed Warbler (2) at Mayon Farmhouse

Marazion – Yellow-browed Warbler at Marazion. Firecrest (2) on Plain an Gwarry

Hayle – Spoonbill still at Hayle Estuary RSPB

TreveanRing Ouzel at Trevean

St JustSiberian Chiffchaff and possible Lesser Whitethroat (eastern form) in Kenidjack Valley

NanjizalRing Ouzel at Nanjizal. Short-eared Owl flew in off sea mid afternoon. Also Chough (2) (Thanks D.Rimes).

St Ives – Razorbill off old pier (Thanks S.Evens)

Saturday 22nd October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Rock – Dalmatian Pelican (ad) still on Camel Estuary at Rock viewed from Camel Trail, still present this afternoon

St Just – Wryneck, Yellow-browed Warbler (2) and Siberian Chiffchaff at Kenidjack Valley. Yellow-browed Warbler (2)and Firecrest (2) in Cot Valley. Ring Ouzel (2) at Lands End Airfield (Thanks P.Freestone)

Polgigga – Rose-colored Starling at Polgigga. Short-eared Owl west of Faraway Cottage along coast path

Stithians – Spoonbill (2) at Stithians Reservoir from Stuart Hutchings Hide at 1535hrs

Gwithian – Spoonbill (2) at St Gothian Sands LNR near cafe showing well at 1225hrs. Also Pink-footed Goose, Canada Goose (230+), Wigeon (12), Teal (12), Mallard (4) and Tufted Duck (21) (Thanks V.Stratton and J.St Ledger)

Hayle – Spoonbill still at Hayle Estuary from causeway at 1020hrs. Goosander (2), Goldeneye, 3 Grey Plover (3) and Great Crested Grebe at  Carnsew pool. Med Gull (33) on Hayle estuary. (Thanks S.Grose)

Sennen – Yellow-browed Warbler at Vellandreath

Nanquidno – Yellow-browed Warbler still at Nanquidno Valley opposite Nanjulian Farm

Scillonian Crossing – Sooty Shearwater from Scillonian III

Bedruthan StepsBlack Redstart (2) on one of ‘steps’ nearest Carnwas (Thanks T.Hill)

Pendeen – Black Redstart at coastguard cottages at 1745hrs

Fal EstuaryBlack-necked Grebe (11) from AK Wildlife Cuises trip (Thanks B.Porter)

Bodmin Moor Black-necked Grebe at Colliford Lake at 1340hrs on west side

St IvesRing Ouzel (3) at Buttermilk Hill. Also Redwing (3), Golden Plover (27), Meadow Pipit (35) (Thanks V.Stratton and J.St Ledger)

Godrevy Point – Snow Bunting (4) and Purple Sandpiper at Godrevy Head. Also Skylark (8), Oystercatcher (84),  35 Turnstone (35), Grey Plover (2) and 3 Ringed Plover (3) (Thanks V.Stratton and J.St Ledger)

No sign of Hudsonian Whimbrel (ad) at Perranuthnoe by 1415hrs

No sign of Siberian Stonechat at Cape Cornwall