Wednesday 20th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

DavidstowBuff-breasted Sandpiper (2) at Davidstow Airfield east of old control tower at 1355hrs, showing well

SennenBuff-breasted Sandpiper still in field east of A30 200 yards west of chapel at 0915hrs

Tuesday 19th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

DavidstowBuff-breasted Sandpiper still at Davidstow Airfield on central runway 100 yards west of control tower at 0715hrs

Sennen – Buff-breasted Sandpiper in field by A30 100 yards west church this evening

St LevanOrtolan Bunting in field north of Grey Gables then at 1300hrs flew towards Roskestal Farm

WadebridgeCattle Egret (7) still at Walmsley Sanctuary at 1130hrs

Ruan Lanihorne Purple Heron (juv) at Sett Bridge

St Just – Yellow-browed Warbler (2+) at Kenidjack Valley

NanjizalYellow-browed Warbler (2) at Nanjizal Valley. Please keep to public rights of way

HelstonGrey Phalarope (4) reported at Loe Bar off Sluice briefly

PendeenGrey Phalarope on sea off Pendeen Watch late afternoon

TorpointOsprey (3) at St Johns Lake from Chapeldown road at 1325hrs

 

Monday 18th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin MoorSpotted Sandpiper at Crowdy reservoir on west side at 1620hrs

DavidstowBuff-breasted Sandpiper still at Davidstow Airfield by control tower this morning (Thanks A.Langdon, et al)

HelstonGrey Phalarope still at boating lake (Thanks J.St Ledger, J.Hicks  et al)

Sunday 17th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

DavidstowBuff-breasted Sandpiper still at Davidstow Airfield at 0900hrs

Wadebridge Great White Egret flew over Wadebridge towards Amble Marshes this afternoon (Thanks C.Selway)

Great White Egret (C.Selway)

Lands EndOrtolan Bunting reported few over Lands End at 0825hrs. Also Grey Phalarope (4), Sooty Shearwater (6) and Minke Whale offshore

HelstonGrey Phalarope at Helston boating lake still (Thanks P.Freestone, A Langdon et al)

StithiansFirecrest (2) at Stithians Reservoir at Stuart Hutchings hide this afternoon (Thanks P.Freestone and B.Dallas)

PenberthFirecrest at Penbeth Cove by allotments at midday

RoselandOsprey (2) at Ruan-Fal on Slatmasrh at 1605hrs then flew wards Tolverne

DevoranGarganey still

The LizardGrey Phalarope (3) at Church Cove

Monthly Round-up – August 2017

Paul Freestone reports on rare seabirds, early migrants and successful breeding firsts.

The Glossy Ibis flock increased by one at Walmsley on the first, bringing the total to fourteen birds. Seawatching conditions remained favourable and despite poor visibility on the 2nd, a Fea’s Petrel was seen briefly from Gwennap Head. Wilson’s Petrels were reported at Gwennap Head (4), Mousehole and Mevagissey. The following day three Wilson’s were seen from the returning Scillonian III and a possible Fea’s Petrel was reported early morning off Mousehole. Seven of the fourteen Glossy Ibis were seen to depart from Walmsley and were later reported in Devon. On the 5th a Purple Heron was seen to fly out to sea at Porthgwarra and a Wood Sandpiper was at Stithians.

Glossy Ibises (A.Langdon

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Saturday 16th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

DavidstowBuff-breasted Sandpiper at Davidstow Airfield still late afternoon, also Yellow-legged Gull (Thanks D.Julian)

PendeenCattle Egret (4) in fields with cows at Pendeen Watch. Also Great Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater (3), Sabine’s Gull (2) and Chough (2) (Thanks C.Buckland)

Penberth Barred Warbler at allotments tho mobile

Helston – Grey Phalarope still at Helston Boating lake this morning, showing well (Thanks L.Langley, T.Phelps, S.Cox et al)

Friday 15th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

St IvesSabine’s Gull (4), Grey Phalarope (6), Leach’s Petrel (3) and Little Gull flew past St Ives Island between 1530-1855hrs

Hayle Grey Phalarope on Hayle Estuary at 1235hrs viewed from Old Quay House car park (Thanks M.Halliday)

HelstonGrey Phalarope this morning on Helston Boating Lake showing well (Thanks S.Rogers and D.Moulding)

DevoranOsprey still at Devoran