Friday 23rd February 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

WadebridgeHawfinch (4) still at Egloshayle at old cemetery

PolgiggaIceland Gull (ad) flew north at 1435hrs

Cape Cornwall Iceland Gull (juv) flew north over at 1000hrs

WadebridgeWhooper Swan (2) still at Burniere Point. Spoonbill (2) at Walmsley Sanctuary

HayleSpoonbill still on Hayle Estuary RSPB from causeway at 1520hrs. Glaucous Gull (juv) at Hayle Estuary RSPB at 1215hrs

Thursday 22nd February 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

LongdownsCattle Egret (2) still in field by Flicka Foundation donkey sanctuary viewed from Trenoweth Lane mid afternoon

WadebridgeGreen-winged Teal (drk) at Walmsley Sanctuary. Also Spoonbill (2) still at Walmsley Sanctuary. Water Pipit (11) at Chapel Amble

StithiansGreat White Egret still at Stithians reservoir at Golden Lion cut off

NewlynGlaucous Gull (2) still at Newlyn Harbour. Also Iceland Gull

DriftBlack-necked Grebe still at Drift reservoir

FalmouthBlack Redstart (2) at Castle Beach

Wednesday 21st February 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

MouseholeWhite-billed Diver still off Penlee Lifeboat Station, showing well. Also Black-throated Diver and Great Northern Diver

NewquayRing-billed Gull (1w) still on Trenance Pool, showing well

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup (ad drk) still at Dozmary Pool at 1720hrs

St AustellSurf Scoter (3) still off Lower Porthpean. Also Velvet Scoter (2 fem) and Long-tailed Duck

TruroCattle Egret (17) still at Menadews Farm

LongdownsCattle Egret (2) still in field by Flicka Foundation donkey sanctuary viewed from Trenoweth Lane

Carnon DownsYellow-browed Warbler (male singing) at sewage works

SancreedIceland Gull (juv) still in ploughed field

Winnard’s PerchHen Harrier (ringtail) at Trelow Downs

Tuesday 20th February 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

MouseholeWhite-billed Diver still off Penlee Lifeboat station at 1515hrs but no sign of Pacific Diver. Also Great Skua

TruroCattle Egret (17) again at St. Clement at Menadews Farm at 1230hrs

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup (ad drk) still at Dozmary Pool

StithiansGreat White Egret still at Stithians reservoir at Golden Lion Cut off

Newlyn – Iceland Gull (juv) and Glaucous Gull still in Newlyn harbour late afternoon

SancreedIceland Gull (juv) in ploughed field

Hayle – Spoonbill still on Estuary

Wadebridge – Spoonbill still at Walmsley Sanctuary. Water Pipit (2) in flooded Field at Chapel Amble

Men-an-TolHen Harrier at Men-an-Tol

PenzanceBlack Redstart at Tolcarne

LamornaBlack Redstart at Lamorna Cove

Monday 19th February 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

MouseholeWhite-billed Diver still off Penlee Lifeboat Station this morning. Also Pacific Diver, Red-throated Diver, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Slav Grebe and GreatSkua (2). Common Dolphins (40+) also in bay (Thanks @TicesBirder via Twitter).

Truro – Cattle Egret (12+) at St Clement in cattle field opposite Doorstop Ltd and Nance Farm at 1415hrs. Hawfinch at Truro on feeder at 1245hrs

LiskeardHawfinch at Dean Street

SancreedGlaucous Gull flew over

Newlyn – Glaucous Gull at Newlyn harbour on The Fishermen’s Mission at 0955hrs

Hayle – Spoonbill still at Copperhouse Creek

Gwithian – Scaup still at St Gothian Sands LNR

PolgiggaHen Harrier at Bosistow Lane

Camel Estuary – Whooper Swan (2) with Mute Swan (24) in fields behind Burniere Point

Sunday 18th February 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

MouseholeWhite-billed Diver still offshore at 1030hrs

WadebridgeGreen-winged Teal (drk) at Walmsley Sanctuary at 0815hrs. Also Spoonbill still

Saturday 17th February 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Mousehole – White-billed Diver and Pacific Diver still by Low Lee Cardinal Bouy viewable from Cliff Road but no sign late afternoon. Also Black-throated Diver (14) and Great Northern Diver (2). Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull (2) on St Clements Isle

TorpointGreen-winged Teal (drk) at Wilcove

WadebridgeGreen-winged Teal at Walmsley Sanctuary. Also Spoonbill. Hawfinch still in Egloshayle old cemetery

NewquayRing-billed Gull (1w) still on Trenance Pool showing well

PenzanceRing-billed Gull (1w) at Eastern Green beach by stream at 1430hrs then flew west

Hayle Ring-billed Gull (ad) at Lelant Saltings this afternoon (thanks M.Halliday)

Ring-billed Gull on Hayle Estuary (M.Halliday)

Sennen Kumlien’s Gull (juv) at Sennen Cove, Also Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull

St AustellSurf Scoter (3) still off Lower Porthpean. Also Velvet Scoter,Long-tailed Duck and Red-necked Grebe

TruroCattle Egret (19) at St Clement at 0700hrs then flew off. Cattle Egret (16) at St Clement at 1540hrs in cattle field opposite Doorstop Ltd and Nance farm

StithiansGreat White Egret at Stithians reservoir at Golden Lion Cut off

SaltashGlossy Ibis still at China Fleet Club flew over Landulph at 1450hrs. Hawfinch still at China Fleet club

Carnon DownsYellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest (3) at sewage works

NewlynIceland Gull (juv) and Glaucous Gull (juv) still in harbour

CoverackIceland Gull (2w) at Coverack harbour at 1125hrs

Mevagissey Glaucous Gull at Mevagissey

The LizardBlack-throated Diver at Kennack Sands at 1400hrs

Bodmin MoorLittle Gull (1w) at Colliford Lake by toilet block

DriftBlack-necked Grebe and Pink-footed Goose still at Drift reservoir

MarazionBittern and Siberian Chiffchaff at Marazion Marsh RSPB

Dodman PointBlack Redstart (ad male) at Porthluney Cove