Sunday 22nd October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin MoorRing-necked Duck (drk) still at Dozmary Pool at 1500hrs

RameRed-breasted Flycatcher still in sycamore by church at 1315hrs. Also Black Redstart. Woodlark (2) at Penlee Point in 1st field north of car park at 1140hrs then flew off

PolgiggaRichard’s Pipit between Higher Bosistow and Lower Bosistow Farm (Thanks K.Wilson)

SennenShort-toed Lark still in tilled field  just west of Escalls Chapel, west of track to farm at 1100hrs, still present mid afternoon

PendeenSabine’s Gull (3), Leach’s Petrel (8), Storm Petrel (10), Balearic Shearwater (16), Great Skua (132) and Arctic Skua (41) flew Pendeen Watch

St IvesLeach’s Petrel (2), Balearic Shearwater, Pom Skua (4) and Great Northern Diver (4) flew past St Ives Island by 1015hrs

TruroSpoonbill (2) still at Malpas opposite Sunny corner at 1020hrs

The LizardQuail (2) at North Predannack Downs. Whooper Swan near the south eastern pond of Lizard Downs (Thanks R.Hollis)

 

Saturday 21st October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

MouseholeTawny Pipit flew over west shore late morning

Bodmin MoorRing-necked Duck (drk) still at Dozmary Pool at 0955hrs

SennenShort-toed Lark still in tilled field west of track to farm this morning

TruroCattle Egret (2) still at St Clement at Menadews Farm in left field before entrance to farm

St LevanYellow-browed Warbler still at St Levan. Also Firecrest (4)

PenbethYellow-browed Warbler by truning cirlce area

PendeenLeach’s Petrel (10), Pom Skua (2), Balearic Shearwater (38) and Sooty Shearwater (4) flew past Pendeen Watch between 1330-1600hrs

SennenLeach’s Petrel in Sennen Cove from car park at 1645hrs

NewquayPom Skua, Arctic Skua (18), Great Skua (13), Balearic Shearwater (8), Great Northern Diver, Red-throated Diver and Arctic Tern at Towan Head. Also Snow Bunting. (cbwps)

MarazionGarganey (fem) still at Marazion Marsh RSPB at east at 1330hrs

TruroSpoonbill (2) still at Malpas opposite Heron inn at 1230hrs

HayleSpoonbill still at Hayle Estuary RSPB. Also Spotted Redshank. Arctic Skua flew over Old Quay House

FalmouthCommon Scoter at Argal Reservoir from car park at 1625hrs

St IvesMerlin at St Ives Island at 1700hrs (Thanks P.Sharpe)

Image: P.Sharpe

Sancreed- Firecrest (2) at Sancreed (Thanks D.Flumm)

NewlynFirecrest at Sandy Cove (cbwps)

St MerrynSwallow (6, 2 ad + 4 young ready to fledge) (cbwps)

Friday 20th October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin MoorRing-necked Duck (drk) at Dozmary Pool

SennenShort-toed Lark still just west of Escalls Chapel in tilled field west of track to farm at 1015hrs

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

PenberthYellow-browed Warbler still at Penberth Cove

St LevanYellow-browed Warbler still near church

Lands EndYellow-browed Warbler and Firecest at Lands End

NanquidnoWoodlark at Boscregan Farm

Botallack – Snow Bunting at Botallack Head at 1150hrs

SancreedSnow Bunting (male) at Sancreed still

MarazionGarganey still a Marazion Marsh RSPB at 1430hrs

HayleSpoonbill still at Ryan’s Field

PendeenRing Ouzel at Pendeen. Firecrest and Redstart at Church. Snow Bunting flew over. Firecrest at Calartha Farm

ConstantineBlack Redstart in stubby field just NW of Constantine

RameBlack Redstart at Rame Head

Thursday 19th October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Sennen Short-toed Lark still in tilled field by Escalls Chapel this afternoon

St Just – Hawfinch (4) at Kenidjack valley at 0900hrs then flew up valley

Porthcurno – Hawfinch (3) this evening

Lands End – Yellow-browed Warbler

Pendeen – Snow Bunting on track to lower car park. Black Redstart at Pendeen Church. Ring Ouzel opposite lighthouse cottages

SancreedSnow Bunting at Sancreed. Also Black Redstart

Tawny Owl Study – Your Help Requested

Katherine Mounsey is a BSc Applied Zoology student at Moulton College, Northamptonshire and is conducting her third year research project on Tawny Owls, aiming to investigate as to whether they have regional accents.

Do any of our readers have sound recordings of Cornish Tawny Owls? Or would you be interested in collecting some sound recordings for Katherine?

If you can assist her in any of the above then please contact her direct via e-mail at katmounsey@icloud.com

Many Thanks,

CB Team.

Wednesday 18th October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Sennen Short-toed Lark still just west of Escalls Chapel in tilled field west of farm track.

Polgigga – Richard’s Pipit in fields below Roskestal,then flew towards Raftra at 1135hrs. Also Yellow-browed Warbler along Bosistow Lane  (Thanks M.Wallace and D.Hellier)

KenidjackRing Ouzel by last house inn valley this afternoon. Also Hawfinch (2), Firecrest (15+), Spotted Flycatcher and Redwing 

Connor Downs Hawfinch (2) flew NE over Treeve lane this morning. Also Redwing (2) (Thanks P.Freestone)

Tuesday 17th October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Polgigga – Blyth’s Reed Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler (2) and Firecrest (10) trapped and ringed at Nanjizal Valley. Also Little Bunting at Nanjizal Valley. (Thanks K.Wilson)

Rame Red-breasted Flycatcher at Rame Head in churchyard (Thanks C.Buckland)

SennenShort-toed Lark still in tilled field just west of Escalls Chapel

The LizardPurple Heron flew east past Old Lizard Head at 1020hrs

St IvesHoopoe still in garden at Higher Trewidden Road at 1230hrs tho elusive

WadebridgePectoral Sandpiper at Walmsley Sanctuary this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

Pendeen – Yellow-browed Warbler (2) in Coastguard Cottage garden at 0815hrs

PorthgwarraYellow-browed Warbler in copse by park

St JustHawfinch (3) and Firecrest (4+) still at sewage works

SancreedHawfinch flew west over Sancreed

St LevanOsprey flew east over at 1150hrs