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Time to Purchase your Bird Boxes!

HandyKam Camera Bird BoxIt doesn’t seem two minutes since we were saying goodbye to our summer visitors and breeding birds, but in in a couple of months the early migrants and visitors will start to return from their wintering grounds to breed again. Our resident birds will already be looking for suitable nesting places, so now is the time to get those bird boxes up! Our friends at HandyKam provide a huge range of specialist camera boxes in all sizes from tit and sparrow to Barn Owl. They also have a great Camera Traps and feeding station cameras, bringing the wildlife and birdlife of your garden onto your TV screen! Like having your own Springwatch! For a look at their full range and to contact Mike and the team for expert advice, please click on the link on the right.

Saturday 21st January 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PerranuthnoeHudsonian Whimbrel at Boat Cove NT at 1230hrs

Penzance Pacific Diver off Jubilee Pool at 0900hrs

Bodmin Moor Lesser Scaup at Dozmary Pool at 0805hrs. Also Goldeneye (3). Goosander (4) and Merlin at Colliford Lake (Thanks C.Buckland)

Hayle – Green-winged Teal (drk) Hayle Estuary RSPB off B3301 causeway. Also Iceland Gull and Spoonbill again. Water Pipit at Ryan’s Field this morning (Thanks C.Urquhart)

Mousehole – Eastern Black Redstart (1w male) on rocks below Rock Pool Cafe.  Black Redstart north of harbour along sea wall

Falmouth – Scaup at College Reservoir. Yellow-browed Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff at Swanvale NR 

St AgnesShort-eared Owl at St Agnes Head late afternoon

Newquay Iceland Gull (juv) at Porth Reservoir

The Lizard – Hen Harrier (male) at Lizard Point

Friday 20th January 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor Lesser Scaup still at Dozmary Pool

Perranuthnoe Hudsonian Godwit again at Boat Cove (CBWPS)

MouseholeEastern Black Redstart still on rocks between Rockpool Café and harbour car park this morning

Hayle – 1w drake Green-winged Teal on estuary again this morning. Also Iceland Gull (briefly at 1110hrs then flew off), Water Pipit and Goosander (2 drk +2 redhead). Spoonbill on Copperhouse Creek. (Thanks P.Freestone and M.Halliday)

NewquayRing-billed Gull (1w) still on Gannel Estuary

Saltash Waxwing (3) in a private garden briefly this morning (CBWPS)

TrevoseLapland Bunting (3) in fields at Trevose Head, also Hooded Crow

Falmouth Yellow-browed Warbler again at Swanvale. Also Siberian Chiffchaff

CamborneYellow-browed Warbler again at Tehidy Country Park

Marazion Bittern and Marsh Harrier at Marazion Marsh RSPB (Thanks D.Flumm)

Sennen Cove  – Hooded Crow on outer rocks east of bay (CBWPS)

SeatonRed-throated Diver (7), GN Diver and Black Redstart (2) at Seaton today (Thanks C Buckland)

Thursday 19th January 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor – drake Lesser Scaup still on Dozmary Pool today

PerranuthnoeHudsonian Whimbrel reported again (no exact location) (CBWPS)

Hayle – 1w drake Green-winged Teal still on estuary from causeway. Also Spoonbill and juvenile Iceland Gull.

LauncestonWaxwing in upper tier of garden entre at Tremaine (CBWPS)

Newquay American Wigeon again at Gannel Estuary this afternoon. Also 1w Ring-billed Gull still present

CamborneYellow-browed Warbler reported at Tehidy Country Park

Mousehole – 1w male Eastern Black Redstart again on rocks between Rockpool Café and harbor car park

MarazionBittern at RSPB Marazion Marsh today (Thanks D.Flumm)

Truro Avocet (2) from Sunny Corner (CBWPS)

Gwithian – Purple Sandpiper (3) on rocks at Godrevy Head. Also Shoveler (drk), Kingfisher and Snipe (5) at St Gothians Sands. Flock of 56+ Skylark in fields opposite St Gothian Sands (Thanks P.Freestone)


Wednesday 18th January 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

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

Bodmin Moor Lesser Scaup still on Dozmary Pool

Newquay – Cattle Egret (11) on Gannel Estuary this evening. Also Ring-billed Gull again

The LizardCattle Egret flew over Lizard downs towards Poltesco valley (CBWPS)

Drift – Glaucous Gull at Drift Reservoir briefly

St Austell Yellow-browed Warbler at sewage works. Also Siberian Chiffchaff (Thanks D.Julian)

Mousehole – Eastern Black Redstart (male) still on rocks below Rock Pool Café

Lamorna – Black Redstart (2) at Lamorna Cove late morning

Roseland – Red-necked Grebe, Black-throated Diver (14) and Great Northern Diver (6) off Pendower Beach (Thanks D.Julian)

Truro Avocet (2) still on river at Tresillian (CBWPS)

CamborneKingfisher at Tehidy Country park today (Thanks A.Neil)

Tuesday 17th January 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

MarazionPacific Diver again off Longrock car park at 0950hrs though distant

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel (ad) in Boat Cove NT at 1120hrs. Park in Perranuthnoe & take coastal path west to view

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup (drk) still at Dozmary Pool today

HayleGreen-winged Teal and Spoonbill still present today. Also Yellow-legged Gull (sub-ad) (Thanks B.Dallas)

Saltash – Waxwing (3) in trees on Pilmere Housing Estate again

FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler at Swanvale NR at north end this morning

TrevoseLapland Bunting (2) with large Linnet flock at Trevose Head

Penzance – 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest at Chyandour (Thanks D Flumm, P St Pierre)

Trevose HeadLapland Bunting (4) at Trevose Head with large Linnet flock

Stithians Black-necked Grebe at Stithians Reservoir