Daily Archives: March 2, 2017

Cornish Great-Black Back spreads its wings!

A Great-black Backed Gull ringed as a chick on 20th June 2016 at St George’s Island , Looe was identified from it’s ring recently at Goring in East Sussex, 290 km from it’s birthplace!

Thursday 2nd March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Polgigga Kumlien’s Gull (juv) in fields at Polgigga this morning. Also Iceland Gull (2 juvs), Yellow-legged Gull (2x 1w) and Water Pipit (Thanks K.Wilson)

FalmouthGlaucous Gull at Falmouth Docks today in area with no general access (Thanks S.Taylor)

Glaucous Gull, Falmouth Docks (S.Taylor)

Glaucous Gull, Falmouth Docks (S.Taylor)

CamborneCattle Egret at Tehidy CP in tree by pond. Yellow-browed Warbler still at Tehidy CP by café

Hayle Goosander (2 drakes) on Hayle Estuary. Also Grey Plover (13), Med Gull (ad), Greenshank (5). Snipe (6) and single Lapwing on Ryan’s Field. No sign of Green-winged Teal or Spoonbill today.

West LooeMed Gull on beach (Thanks C.Buckland)

Wednesday 1st March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup still at Dozmary Pool

St Clement Cattle Egret (18) in fields at Menadews Farm late afternoon

CamborneYellow-browed Warbler still in trees between pond and café at Tehidy CP.

Godrevy Iceland Gull (juv) on rocks at Godrevy Head this morning. Also Purple Sandpiper (3) and Med Gull (ad). Merlin (f) over St Gothian Sands NR and Med Gull (ad and 1w).

MarazionLittle Gull (1w) off Little London Beach with Black-headed Gulls

Pendeen Great Skua and Arctic Skua off Pendeen this morning (CBWPS)