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

St LevanYellow-browed Warbler still at St Levan

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

MarazionGarganey still at Marazion Marsh RSPB at east at 1330hrs

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

FalmouthCommon Scoter at Argal Reservoir from car park at 1625hrs

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

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

Monday 16th October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

St Levan Purple Heron (juv) in ditch and field west of church mid afternoon

SennenShort-toed Lark still in tilled field near Escalls Chapel at 1545hrs

St Just Hawfinch at Kenidjack Valley still by sewage works at 1530hrs. Also Firecrest

WadebridgeHawfinch flew over this morning

RameFirecrest (3+) at Rame Head at Church. Pom Skua (2), Sooty Shearwater (2) and Great Skua (10) flew past between 0830-1230hrs

Cape CornwallGrey Phalarope flew past this morning