Tuesday 23rd August 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Porthgwarra  – *BOOTED WARBLER* between 60ft cover and Stonewall Pool at 1545hrs (M.Wallace via Twitter). No further sign this evening but *Greenish Warbler* at top end of 60 foot cover

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel (1s) still in Boat Cove at 15:35

Restronguet – Dalmatian Pelican still at Restronguet Creek opposite Point Quay at 10:55

TruroSPOONBILL with Little Egrets along Truro River at high tide this morning (Thanks S.Trevena)

Lands EndTURTLE DOVE flew SE over Treeve Moor at 10.50hrs (Thanks P&H Taylor)

Hayle EstuaryGreen Sandpiper briefly at Lelant Saltings this morning. Also Knot, Ringed Plover, Dunlin and Common Sandpiper. Black-tailed Godwit (1) and Bar-tailed Godwit (2) on Ryan’s Field. Also Kingfisher (2) and Common Sandpiper (2).

Gwithian Ruff (juv) and Dunlin (ad and 3 juv) at St Gothian Sands early morning. Also Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear (4) and Yellow Wagtail.

Wadebridge – Merlin from Burniere Hide this morning (Thanks S Grose)

Scillonian crossing – Balearic Shearwater and Storm Petrel (3) from Scillonian III this morning

 

Monday 22nd August 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Restronguet – Dalmatian Pelican (ad) still at Restronguet Creek from Point Quay at 0810hrs, still present opposite Point Quay at 1710hrs

PerranuthnoeHudsonian Whimbrel (1s) still at Boat Cove NT at 0730hrs. Park in Perranuthnoe and take costal path west

PorthgwarraCory’s Shearwater (6), Sooty Shearwater (26+), Balearic Shearwater (11), Great Skua (4), Arctic Tern (6), ‘Commic’ Tern (4), Common Tern (1), Common Scoter (2) and Storm Petrel (30) flew past Gwennap Head in 4.5 hours this morning

Scillonian CrossingCory’s Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater (2) and Storm Petrel (2) from Scillonian III this evening

St Levan – Quail on road near St Levan at 05:55 (Thanks P.Freestone)

Sunday 21st August 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Restronguet – Dalmatian Pelican (ad) still at Restronguet Creek from Point Quay late afternoon

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel still at Boat Cove NT at 16:21. Park in and take costal path west

Pendeen Wilson’s Petrel (3), Sabine’s GullStorm Petrel (53), Cory’s Shearwater, Great Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater (4), Long-tailed SkuaGreat Skua (22) and Arctic Skua (14) flew past Pendeen Watch between 06:00 & 10:30.

PorthgwarraGreat Shearwater (7), Cory’s Shearwater (6), Balearic Shearwater (15), Sooty Shearwater (33), Storm Petrel (44), Arctic Skua (4) and Great Skua (3) flew past Gwennap Head between 13:15 & 20:00

Penzance – Curlew Sandpiper (juv) on Eastern Green Beach

SaltashCurlew Sandpiper at Kingsmill Lake at 11:00

Trevose HeadPomarine Skua (ad. pale morph) off Trevose Head at 07:00

StithiansWood Sandpiper still at Stithians Reservoir

Saturday 20th August 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel still in Boat Cove NT at 16:00. Park in Perranuthnoe & take coastal path west to view

Restronguet – Dalmatian Pelican still at Restronguet Creek off Point Quay at 10:50

Porthgwarra – Cory’s Shearwater (137), Great Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater (3), Arctic Tern and Storm Petrel (4) flew past Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra by 11:15

Lamorna – Cory’s Shearwater (93), Great Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater (5), Sooty Shearwater (3) and Storm Petrel (14) flew past Lamorna Cove from Tater-du-Lighthouse between 06:35 & 12:05

Pendeen  – Cory’s Shearwater (30+), Great Shearwater (10+), Balearic Shearwater (100+), Pomarine Skua (3), Sooty Shearwater (40+), Great Skua (5), Arctic Skua (5) and Storm Petrel (200+) flew past Pendeen Watch

The LizardCory’s Shearwater (30), Great Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater (4), Sooty Shearwater (14) and Storm Petrel (4) flew past Lizard Point

Falmouth – Cory’s Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater and Storm Petrel offshore from pelagic at 14:00

Rame – Balearic Shearwater (116) flew west past Rame Head 06:30-14:30

Torpoint – Long-tailed Duck at St John’s Lake by jetty

Friday 19th August 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

RestronguetDalmatian Pelican still at Restronguet Creek at 08:20 west of Point Quay

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel (1s) still in Boat Cove NT.Park in Perranuthnoe & take coastal path west to view

Porthgwarra Cory’s Shearwater (25+), Great Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater (30+), Storm Petrel (3), Black Tern (3), Great Skua and Sooty Shearwater (10+) flew past Gwennap Head

SennenCory’s Shearwater and Sooty Shearwater (4) flew SW past Aire Point at 14:05

Pendeen – Balearic Shearwater flew past Pendeen Watch between 09:45-11:00

Hayle – Little Stint (juv) on Hayle Estuary RSPB at Lelant Saltings

Bude – Curlew Sandpiper and Wood Sandpiper at Maer Lake

Thursday 18th August 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel still in Boat Cove NT at 1650hrs. Park in Perranuthnoe and take coastal path west to view

Restronguet – Dalmatian Pelican (ad) still at Restronguet Creek off Point Quay at 14:04

The LizardIcterine Warbler in a garden

Scillonian Crossing – Great Shearwater (4), Cory’s Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater (3), Sooty Shearwater, Manx Shearwater (60) and Storm Petrel (40+) from Scillonian III

Pendeen – Great Shearwater, Cory’s Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater (7), Sooty Shearwater (38), Arctic Skua, Great Skua and Storm Petrel (8) flew past Pendeen Watch between 0630-0930hrs

Porthgwarra – Pied Flycatcher (2) at Porthgwarra

Ruan LanihorneOsprey from Ruan Quay at 17:40

Marazion – Little Stint at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Also Little Tern (2) on beach (Thanks A.Nicholson)Little Terns Marazion 18 August (A.Nicholson)

Downderry – Balearic Shearwater and Sooty Shearwater (4) flew past Downderry between 18:30-19:30

Nanquidno – Sooty Shearwater SW of Nanquidno flew past Aire Point

Porthcurno – Balearic Shearwater flew south past Porthcurno. Also Common Dolphin (3) and Ocean Sunfish

Scillonian III sailing tomorrow leaves Penzance at 07:45, Saturday sailing cancelled, 2 sailings Sunday if booked.