Sunday 1st May 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

MarazionGreat White Egret still at Marazion Marsh RSPB at 1315hrs

PorthgwarraPom Skua (2) and Great Skua (2) offshore this morning

Newlyn Pom Skua (2) flew past Sandy Cove

PerranuthnoeWhimbrel (25) but no sign of Hudsonian Whimbrel

HayleSpoonbill still on estuary

Troon – Firecrest in garden

HolywellSwift (3), Whimbrel (2) and Dunlin between holywell and Penhale army barracks between 0830-1100hrs (Thanks S.Grose). No sign of Woodchat Shrike at Holywell

Saturday 30th April 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PerranuthnoeHudsonian Whimbrel and Whimbrel (c80) at Boat Cove

MarazionGreat White Egret still at Marazion Marsh RSPB in flight briefly at north end but elusive at 1100hrs

NewquayWoodchat Shrike at Holywell Bay. Walk past St Pirans Inn and view scrub on left by wooden fence at MOD boundary, still present this evening

Newbridge Iceland Gull (juv) follwoing plough west of Newbridge south of A3071

The Lizard Iceland Gull at Ruan Pool then follwoing plough at Old Lizard Head

Mouts BayLittle Tern and Great Northern Diver in bay

HayleSpoonbill still on estuary

PorthgwarraRing Ouzel by stone wall by pool

CalstockPied flycatcher (male) and chiffchaff at Sequoia nurseries at 08.30am (Thanks S.Grose)

RocheCukcoo (1+) calling at Colvreath (Thanks C.Pearson)

Report of Bluethroat was erroneous