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As you may know we have been having problems with this website and the Isles of Scilly Bird Group website since the end of last year. Both sites should be back to normal but if you spot any problems or errors when loading pages please let us know here.

We would like to extend our thanks and gratitude for your continued support throughout this somewhat frustrating time. The website has been updated since October using only mobile phones and tablets, which is why we haven’t been able to upload some of the stunning images we have received directly onto the front page. Anyway, as previously mentioned, we are back on track, just in time for Spring! We hope you continue to enjoy Cornwall Birding!

Paul and Ash

Wednesday 23rd April 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Land’s EndHoopoe at Land’s End radio station (SW366312) (Birdnet)

FalmouthGlaucous Gull at 08:45 off Pendennis Point, also  Bonxie (7), Whimbrel (25) past & Great Northern Diver offshore. Also Black-throated Diver off Swanpool this mrng (TR11 4WZ; SW826315) (Birdnet)

Drift – Drake Garganey still at Drift Resv (SW436288) (Birdnet)

St Ives - Ring Ouzel (6) still at Buttermilk Hill (SW521409) (Birdnet)

Looe - Siskin (pr) in garden at East Looe (Thanks D.Bath)

Saltash – Whimbrel (6) at Kingsmill Lake (Thanks P.Kemp)

Penzance – Willow Warbler (2) singing at Trereife Business Park, Penzance today (Thanks M.Jasper)

 

Tuesday 22nd April 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Praa Sands -  RED-RUMPED SWALLOW with c.20 Swallows from coastal path between Praa Sands and Prussia Cove at 15:40hrs (Birdnet)

The Lizard - GLOSSY IBIS still at Gillan Creek this morning (TR12 7NT; SW703116) (Birdnet)

Land’s EndHoopoe St.Just at Lands End Radio Station at midday (TR19 7LE SW366312) (Birdnet)

St IvesRing Ouzel (4m and 2f) on south side of buttermilk Hill this morning. (Walk to large rocks at top of hill and view rocky field with sheep/cows). Also Wheatear (20+), Willow Warbler (3) and Cuckoo. (P.Freestone)

FalmouthOsprey from AK Wildlife Cruise from Falmouth this morning. Also Eider, Great Northern Diver (4) and Whimbrel (5) (Thanks R.Hollis). Black Guillemot seen from AK wildlife cruise trip and also off Swanpool point. Whimbrel (11) in flight off Swanpool Point. possible Sabine’s Gull, Puffin, Manx Shearwater (22), Common Scoter (3), Whimbrel (15), BT Diver (2), GN Diver (15) and Sandwich Tern (2) off Pendennis Point between 0800-0900hrs. Garden Warbler at Argal Reservoir (Thanks D.Chaney)

Drift – Drake Garganey still at Drift Resv in NW/arm from hide (SW436288) (Thanks J.Swann)

HayleCetti’s Warbler singing in scrub to left of hide at Ryan’s Field at 1300hrs. Also Whimbrel (4), Reed Warbler (2), Willow Warbler and Blackcap. Common Sandpiper and Greenshank on Lelant Saltings (P.Freestone)

Marazion - Great Northern Diver offshore this morning.

Monday 21st April 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Hayle – possible AMERICAN HERRING GULL (1st Cal) at Copperhouse Creek from Library car park at 1130hrs but no sign at midday. GLAUCOUS GULL (1st Cal) also at Copperhouse Creek at 1230hrs.

Glaucous Gull, Copperhouse Creek, 21.04.14 A.Hugo

Port IsaacRed Kite being mobbed by Raven over Pedogget towards Port Issac at 1015hrs (Thanks S.Grose)

Newquay - Iceland Gull (1w) on Gannel Estuary early afternoon (Thanks S.Rowe)

BudeAvocet (2) at Maer Lake this morning. Also Redshank, Dunlin (4) and Shelduck (2) (Thanks T.Marlow)

ParLittle Tern off Par beach this morning (Thanks R.Davey)

DriftGarganey (drk) at Drift reservoir in NW arm

St Ives Ring Ouzel (5. 3m and 2f) on the lower slopes of Buttermilk Hill towards Towednack, 3 present this evening at rocky outcrops on top of Hill (Thanks V.Stratton)

WadebridgeBlack-tailed Godwit (38), Wigeon (2 drk) and Common Sandpiper (2) at the Walmsley Sanctuary. Greenshank (3) and Whimbrel West of A39 bridge on the Camel Trail. (@Ticesbirder via Twitter)

St Just - Redstart at Botallack today. Also Wheatear (10+), Whitethroat, Raven (3+) and Razorbill offshore (Thanks J.Rowe)

BlackwaterCuckoo heard at 0850hrs from Stanley Farm, Blackwater (thanks J.Stuart)

Sunday 20th April 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

GillanGLOSSY IBIS still in Gillan Creek

SaltashYellow-browed Warbler in private garden at Saltash 1800 – dusk (Thanks G and L Carr)

St JustRedstart (male) at bottom of Kenidjack Valley this afternoon.  Wheatear (6) at Bartinney (Thanks D.Flumm)

NewquayRing Ouzel (m), Wheatear (9), Merlin (1), Grey Partridge (2), Swallow (42), Buzzard (7) and Stonechat (16) at St Newlyn East Downs between 0600 and 0800hrs (Thanks S.Grose)

WadebridgeBlack-tailed Godwit (41) and Spotted Redshank at Walmsley Sanctuary (@Ticesbirder via Twitter)

MarazionGreat Northern Diver (2) off Long Rock car park

FalmouthBlack-throated Diver off Gyllyngvase beach (Thanks J.St Ledger)

ParWhimbrel (17) at Par flew in off sea heading east at 08:30hrs (Thanks R.Davey)

LooeSandwich Tern (c6) at Talland Bay. Also Whimbrel (2) at Hannafore (Thanks J.Bowkett)

SancreedWheatear (11) at Sancreed (Thanks D.Flumm)

Gwithian - Whimbrel (6) at Godrevy Head early evening. Also Wheatear, Swallows, Sand Martins and House Martin at St Gothian Sands (P.Freestone)

St IvesRing Ouzel (7. 4m + 3f) at Buttermilk Hill. Also Cuckoo, House Martin, Swallow (4), Wheatear (12), Linnet (12+) and Buzzard. Whimbrel (2), Curlew (8), Swallow (40+), Wheatear (6) and Sparrowhawk (fem) at Wicca Valley  (Thanks V.Stratton)