Tuesday 27th September 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PadstowDalmatian Pelican (ad) on sand bar off Padstow at 1040hrs

PerranuthnoeHudsonian Whimbrel still in Boat Cove

NewquayBaird’s Sandpiper (juv) still on north side of Gannel Estuary early afternoon

NanquidnoSubalpine Warbler sp. (fem/imm) at Nanquidno Valley 400 yards along main track in pine belt on right at 1220hrs

SennenRichard’s Pipit in fields south of school at 1400hrs tho mobile

PorthgwarraBalearic Shearwater (8) flew past Gwennap head between 1000-1100hrs

Monday 26th September 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Camel Estuary – Dalmatian Pelican still on Camel Estuary off Old Town Bay at 1230hrs, off Porthilly beach, Rock between 1300-1500hrs (Thanks S.Grose)

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel still in Boat Cove NT. Park in Perranuthnoe and take coastal path west to view

Newquay – Baird’s Sandpiper (juv) still on north side of Gannel estuary by footbridge between Hotel California and Penpol Creek

The Lizard Icterine Warbler at Church Cove in trees by church. Also Pied Flycatcher

DavidstowRose coloured Starling still at Davidstow Airfield in small flock of Starlings at start of runway. Also Pectoral Sandpiper with Ringed Plover (2)  c.200-300m along main runway on left. No sign of Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Thanks R.Fenner)

Truro – Spoonbill and Osprey on Truro River from Sunny Corner

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 off Porthilly Point at 1845hrs but distant (Thanks M.Grigg)

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

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

The LizardWryneck at Soapy Cove

Porthgwarra – Corncrake and Wryneck briefly

Davidstow – Pectoral Sandpiper (juv) at Davidstow Airfield showing well this a/noon

PendeenLong-tailed Skua, Sabine’s Gull (2) and Balearic Shearwater (40) flew past Pendeen Watch by midday

StithiansLittle Stint and Osprey Stithians Reservoir

St Erth – Osprey flew west over St Erth at 1130hrs

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 (Thanks T.Phelps)

Devoran – Spotted Redshank still at Devoran

Truro – Spoonbill at Calenick Creek

Bodmin MoorCurlew Sandpiper (2) at Siblyback Lake (Thanks Adrian Dawson)

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

Newquay – Firecrest at Newquay boating lake/ trenance riding stables (Thanks S.Grose)

Friday 23rd September 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

RockDalmatian Pelican on Camel Estuary south of Rock off Porthilly Point at 1900hrs (Thanks D.Julian, T.Barrett and C.Allen)

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 (Thanks J.Rowe)

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

RedruthWryneck in private garden at sandy lane (Thanks W.Chegwidden)

SaltashCurlew Sandpiper at Kingsmill Lake this morning

Rame – Ring Ouzel at Rame Farm


Thursday 22nd September 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Restronguet CreekDalmatian Pelican opposite Point this morning then flew off south after being disturbed by paddle boarder (Thanks P.Sproston)

DavidstowAmerican Golden Plover (ad) still at Davidstow Airfield at 0955hrs by main runway near control tower showing well. Rose-coloured Starling (juv) still Davidstow Airfield on mast at 1010hrs. Also Grey Plover near control tower, Little Ringed Plover (9) and Dunlin near windsock, showing well. (Thanks J.Eames)

RedruthWryneck in private garden (Thank W.Chegwidden)