Daily Archives: September 16, 2017

Monthly Round-up – August 2017

Paul Freestone reports on rare seabirds, early migrants and successful breeding firsts.

The Glossy Ibis flock increased by one at Walmsley on the first, bringing the total to fourteen birds. Seawatching conditions remained favourable and despite poor visibility on the 2nd, a Fea’s Petrel was seen briefly from Gwennap Head. Wilson’s Petrels were reported at Gwennap Head (4), Mousehole and Mevagissey. The following day three Wilson’s were seen from the returning Scillonian III and a possible Fea’s Petrel was reported early morning off Mousehole. Seven of the fourteen Glossy Ibis were seen to depart from Walmsley and were later reported in Devon. On the 5th a Purple Heron was seen to fly out to sea at Porthgwarra and a Wood Sandpiper was at Stithians.

Glossy Ibises (A.Langdon

Continue reading

Saturday 16th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

DavidstowBuff-breasted Sandpiper at Davidstow Airfield still late afternoon, also Yellow-legged Gull (Thanks D.Julian)

PendeenCattle Egret (4) in fields with cows at Pendeen Watch. Also Great Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater (3), Sabine’s Gull (2) and Chough (2) (Thanks C.Buckland)

Penberth Barred Warbler at allotments tho mobile

Helston – Grey Phalarope still at Helston Boating lake this morning, showing well (Thanks L.Langley, T.Phelps, S.Cox et al)