Sunday 25th September 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel still at Boat Cove at 1435hrs. Park in Perranuthnoe & take coastal path west to view

Camel Estuary – Dalmatian Pelican still on Camel Estuary from Camel Trail at 1845hrs but distant

Newquay – Baird’s Sandpiper (juv) at Gannel Estuary below Hotel California this evening

Gwithian – Rose-coloured Starling still in fields west of Towan Chalets at 1215hrs tho elusive

Saturday 24th September 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Camel EstuaryDalmatian Pelican still at Dinham Flats this morning, still present this evening midway between Padstow & Wadebridge near Edmonton (Thanks W.Delacour per D.Julian)

PerranuthnoeHudsonian Whimbrel still in Boat Cove NT at 1100hrs. Park in Perranuthnoe & take coastal path west to view

Gwithian – Rose-coloured Starling (juv) still at Gwithian between Churchtown Campsite and Towan Chalets this morning

DavidstowRose-coloured Starling still at Davidstow Airfield near plantation

PorthgwarraYellow-browed Warbler in sallows by car park this morning

The LizardGreat Shearwater (2), Balearic Shearwater (200), Probable Long-tailed Skua, Sooty Shearwater (40) and Storm Petrel flew past Lizard Point. Pied Flycatcher by lifeboat station

Devoran – Spotted Redshank still at Devoran

Truro – Spoonbill at Calenick Creek

Saltash – Curlew Sandpiper and Osprey at Kingsmill Lake on saltmarsh

Carrick Roads – Black-necked Grebe at Carrick Roads this afternoon. Osprey at Fal Estuary

Marazion Curlew Sandpiper at Trenow Cove late morning

Friday 23rd September 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

RockDalmatian Pelican on Camel Estuary south of Rock off Porthilly Point at 1900hrs (Thanks D.Julian)

Gwithian – Rose-coloured Starling at Gwithian between campsite & Towan Chalets at 10:30 showing well

DavidstowRose-coloured Starling (juv) still at Davidstow Airfield showing well

NewquayHoopoe at Porth Joke flew along valley towards field between Treago Mill & West Pentire late afternoon

Porthgwarra – Red-backed Shrike (1w) at Porth Loe at 1220hrs

Nanjizal –  Melodious Warbler and Wryneck at Nanjizal Valley trapped & ringed

SaltashCurlew Sandpiper at Kingsmill Lake this morning

Rame – Ring Ouzel at Rame Farm


Wednesday 21st September 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

RestronguetDalmatian Pelican at Restronguet Creek off Point Quay at 0915hrs, still present at 1400hrs in tree viewable from Regatta Cottage

Davidstow – American Golden Plover still at Davidstow Airfield. Also Buff-breasted Sandpiper (juv) and Rose-coloured Starling (juv) on wires by entrance at 1400hrs. No sign of Pectoral Sandpiper.

Bodmin MoorPectoral Sandpiper at Siblyback Reservoir. Also Curlew Sandpiper (2) and Turnstone. Yellow-legged Gull also at Siblyback Reservoir this afternoon. Also Greenshank, Dunlin (10), Ringed Plover (8), Wigeon and Wheater. (Thanks D.Cleal)

NanjizalTawny Pipit at Carn Boel before flying North of costal path at Nanjizal Valley at 0810hrs. Wryneck and Firecrest trapped and ringed

Wryneck at Nanjizal (P.Freestone)

PorthgwarraRed-backed Shrike still at Porth Loe late morning, still present at 1730hrs

Lands EndWryneck at Trinity Loop

St JustWryneck still at Kenidjack Valley at west end

Gerrans – Balearic Shearwater (10) and Storm Petrel in Gerrans Bay showing well

Polgigga – Whinchat (2) at Polgigga this afternoon

Cape Cornwall Lapland Bunting still by costal track

Firecrest, Nanjizal (P.Freestone)

Tuesday 20th September 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

TruroDalmatian Pelican still at Malpas on Truro River opposite The Heron Inn until 1515hrs then flew off

PerranuthnoeHudsonian Whimbrel in Boat Cove NT. Park in Perranuthnoe and take coastal path west to view

Davidstow – Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Pectoral Sandpiper still at Davidstow Airfield by main runway. Also Rose-coloured Starling still rose-colored-starling-davidstow-m-halliday

PorthgwarraRed-backed Shrike (1w) still at Porth Loe