Daily Archives: July 2, 2017

Sunday 2nd July 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

BoscastleWoodchat Shrike still 8.09pm Boscastle above Paradise Road in hedge between fields right of wood stile (Thanks D.Julian, C.Selway, A.Bond et al)

Woodchat Shrike (A.Davey)

PorthgwarraSooty Shearwater (14), Storm Petrel (2), Puffin (2), Sandwich Tern (10) and Common Tern (2) past Gwennap Head today (Thanks T.Fletcher and S.Rogers)

Monthly Round up – June 2017

Historically quiet? June produces the goods with a twitchable Red-footed Falcon, out of season scarcities and early seabirds. Paul Freestone reviews the months highlights.

As ever, June is historically a quiet month in the ornithological calendar, but it is often a case of quality over quantity. The month started well with two first-summer male Red-footed Falcons flying NE over Nanjizal on the 1st. Elsewhere, a Great White Egret was at Loe Pool late evening. The bird was still there the next morning but what was possibly the same bird was reported flying over Stithians Lake the following day. On the 3rd it was back at Loe Pool. On the 4th, an obliging Red-footed Falcon was at Hayle Kimbro, The Lizard and an interesting report was received of a Hoopoe flying over the road at Goss Moor. A Saker (of unkown origin) flew over Carn Trevean near Nanjizal and two Yellow-legged Gulls were on the Hayle Estuary. With the lack of land birds, birders attentions focussed on early sea watches and Porthgwarra produced Sooty Shearwater, Storm Petrel and Pomarine and Great Skuas. Storm Petrels were evident the following day with seventeen off Towan Head, Newquay and another off Porthgwarra. Two Pomarine Skuas and a Great Northern Diver flew past Downderry.

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