Monthly Archives: September 2017

Saturday 30th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

CamelfordSpotted Sandpiper still at Crowdy Reservoir

DavidstowBuff-breasted Sandpiper (3) still at Davidstow Airfield.

SennenAmerican Golden Plover and Dotterel still in field SE of Escalls Chapel (Cornwall Bird Tours)

HayleCattle Egret (2) on Ryans Field this afternoon. Also Ruff (5), Spoonbill and Knot (2) (Cornwall Bird Tours, R. Costella-Nichols)

PorthgwarraMelodious Warbler in bracken south of 60ft Cover, tho elusive Also Firecrest. (Thanks T.McGowan and Cornwall Bird Tours)

Ruan LanihornePurple Heron still at Sett Bridge. Also Spoonbill (2)

Gorran HavenWryneck in scrub on east side of Dodman Point at 1220hrs

NewquayLittle Stint still at gannet Estuary

St Levan Pied Flycatcher at St Levan

St JustPied Flycatcher at Cot Valley

Porthgwarra – Pied Flycatcher at Porthgwarra

MevagisseyBalearic Shearwater (6) flew past Chapel point

The Lizard Osprey flew south over Kynance Road at 1030hrs

PolgiggaTurtle Dove still on wires near Bosistow Farm at 1500hrs

MarazionGrey Phalarope still at Marazion Marsh RSPB on Long Rock Pool this afternoon

RameShort-eared Owl at Rame Head still

Friday 29th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

CamelfordSpotted Sandpiper still at Crowdy Reservoir on north shore at 1430hrs then flew to south shore

SennenAmerican Golden Plover in ploughed field SE of Escalls Chapel at 0815hrs, still present this afternoon. Also Dotterel

DavdistowBuff-breasted Sandpiper (3) still at Davidstow Airfield at 1045hrs

Ruan LanihornePurple Heron still at Sett Bridge today. Also Spoonbill (2) (Thanks C.Hughes)

Purple Heron (C.Hughes)

St JustOsprey at Nanquidno, flew south over Nanjulian at 0725hrs. Also Firecrest (2) by last cottage. (Thanks P.Bright-Thomas). Pied Flycatcher at Cot Valley

WadebridgeLittle Stint (3), Black-Tailed Godwit (6), Water Rail, Pintail, Shoveler (4), Grey Heron (16) and Teal (150+) at Walmsley this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

HayleLittle Stint (2) at Hayle Estuary RSPB

MevagisseyLong-tailed and Balearic Shearwater (4) past Chapel Porth between 1000-1115hrs

RameShort-eared Owl flew over Penlee NR at 1500hrs

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Thursday 28th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Wryneck, St Gothian Sands (T.Lovelock)

NanjizalEastern Stonechat sp. (probably Siberian) at Nanjizal Valley. Also Hobby. Please keep to public rights of way (Thanks K.Wilson)

DavdistowBuff-breasted Sandpiper (3) still at Davidstow Airfield

SennenAmerican Golden Plover in ploughed field SE of Escalls Chapel at 1540hrs. Also Dotterel still

HayleCattle Egret at Hayle Estuary still at 1540hrs. Little Stint (6), Ruff (5) and Curlew Sandpiper (2) at Hayle Estuary RSPB at 0950hrs (Thanks B.Dallas and P.Freestone)

Gwithian Wryneck at St Gothian Sands NR this afternoon along track between main pool and ditch at east side of reserve then flew to reeds (Thank T.Lovelock)

RameShort-eared Owl flew west over Rame Head at 0950hrs. Also Pied Flycatcher 

ConstantineFirecrest and Marsh Tit at Constantine (Thanks J.Chapman)

Wednesday 27th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

  • Wadebridge *Solitary Sandpiper* at Walmsley Sanctuary at 0910hrs then flew off but no further sign this afternoon (Thanks C.Selway)

Davidstow Buff-breasted Sandpiper (3) at Davidstow Airfield at 1300hrs. Also Curlew Sandpiper

Ruan LanihornePurple Heron still at Sett Bridge at 0930hrs

Tuesday 26th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

CamelfordSpotted Sandpiper still at Crowdy Reservoir

DavidstowBuff-breasted Sandpiper (2 juv) still at Davidstow Airfield at 1145hrs

BB Sandpiper DavidstowAirfield Cornwall UK #digiscoped #kowasystem #PanasonicGH5 @CornwallBirding @swoptics @RareBirdAlertUK @BirdGuides pic.twitter.com/yXldlauTbR

— Paul Hackett (@PaulHdigiman) September 26, 2017

RameRed-breasted Flycatcher at Rame Head. Also Pied Flycatcher

Firecrestat Rametoday @CornwallBirding @mikebeerlrv pic.twitter.com/ahIlBDXSNT

— Chris Buckland (@ChrisBuckland6) September 26, 2017

Ruan LanihornePurple Heron (juv) still at Sett Bridge this evening, showing well

HayleGreat White Egret still on Hayle Estuary at 1810hrs.

TruroCattle Egret (2) still at Menadews Farm. Osprey at heron Inn at 1230hrs

SennenDotterel near Sennen in ploughed field SE of Escalls Chapel this afternoon

St JustPied Flycatcher (1+) and Firecrest (5) at Cot Valley. Firecrest (3) at Kenidjack valley

Lands EndPied Flycatcher at Lands End

NanjizalFirecrest (2) trapped and ringed at Nanjizal Valley. Please keep to public rights of way (Thanks K.Wilson)

SaltashCurlew Sandpiper (2) at Kingsmill Lake

Camel EstuaryCurlew Sandpiper at Cant Hill

no news on Red-eyed Vireo

An amazing but rather gruesome sight from @ak_cruises off #falmouth today: a Great Skuataking out a juvenile Great Black-backed Gull! pic.twitter.com/VH5RWwtUu8

— Ben Porter (@bardseyben) September 26, 2017

Monday 25th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Porthgwarra*Red-eyed Vireo* still mid morning by car park, no news this afternoon

CamelfordSpotted Sandpiper still at Crowdy Reservoir. Also Black Tern (juv)

SPOTTED SANDPIPER at a very wet & windswept CrowdyReservoir today, keeping between dam and hide but mobile @cwlbirds @CornwallBirding pic.twitter.com/FPp9VdkCbc

— Lee Evans (@LeeEvansBirding) September 22, 2017

Davidstow – Buff-breasted Sandpiper (2) still at Davidstow Airfield near windsock but no sign of Dotterel. Please keep off runways

Up close & personal with a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER @cwlbirds @CornwallBirding pic.twitter.com/OLCIdxN6Qb

— Lee Evans (@LeeEvansBirding) September 22, 2017

SennenBuff-breasted Sandpiper still in ploughed field SE of Escalls Chapel at 1155hrs

TruroCattle Egret (2) still at Menadews Farm

HayleGreat White Egret (3) and Cattle Egret at Hayle Estuary. Also Spoonbill