Monthly Archives: October 2017

Tuesday 31st October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

MouseholeOlive-backed Pipit on path right of Love Lane

GwithianWhite-rumped Sandpiper still at St Gothian Sands LNR on small pool by beach at 0715hrs. Also Firecrest. Cattle Egret (5) flew from Red River mouth and landed in fields behind Churchtown farm

Bodmin Moor Ring-necked Duck (drk) still at Dozmary Pool at 0800hrs

PendeenGreat White Egret flew over Pendeen at 0830hrs

St LevanGreat White Egret at reedbed pool at 0935hrs. (Thanks M.Wallace)

Lands EndGreat White Egret flew west over at 0954hrs. Also Short-eared Owl early morning

ConstantineAmerican Golden Plover flew NE overover field at NW of Constantine village calling at 0730hrs. Also Merlin (juv) and Brambling over SW. Black Redstart (2) at Trebarvah Court (Thanks J.Chapman)

Penzance – probable Cattle Egret (5) flew over Morrab Road at 1005hrs

St JustRed-breasted Flycatcher at Kenidjack Valley still. Also Hawfinch (9) mid morning and Yellow-browed Warbler still

SancreedHawfinch (2) flew south over at 0810hrs

HayleSpoonbill (4) still at Hayle Estuary RSPB from Old Quay House this afternoon

MarazionBittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB opposite Cheshire Homes

SennenLapland Bunting still in stubble field behind school

St BuryanBlack Redstart (3) at Tower meadows

St IvesBlack Redstart still at Consols

PorthgwarraRing Ouzel at Porthgwarra (Thanks M.Wallace)

Monday 30th October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

GwithianWhite-rumped Sandpiper still at St Gothian Sands LNR on small pool by beach, showing well

DevoranGreat White Egret at Devoran this morning. Also Spoonbill (2)

MarazionRose-coloured Starling still at Marazion Marsh RSPB at Long Rock pool at dusk

WadebridgeGlossy Ibis still at Walmsley Sanctuary at 1640hrs then flew towards Camel estuary

SennenRichard’s Pipit still in field behind school at 1325hrs

St JustRed-breasted Flycatcher at Kenidjack Valley. Yellow-browed Warbler at Cot valley

NanjizalHawfinch (2) flew over Nanjizal Valley. Yellow-browed Warbler (2) and Firecrest (6) trapped and ringed. Please keep to public rights of way

AlletHawfinch (2) flew north over at 0740hrs

Falmouth – Hawfinch flew over this morning

PenrynHawfinch flew over

Lands End Woodlark flew over. Black Redstart (3) at complex entrance. Black Redstart at cycle path

St IvesSabine’s Gull flew past St Ives Island. Black Redstart (male) at Consols

HayleSpoonbill (juv) still on Ryans field at 1125hrs

FeockBlack-necked Grebe (13) off Loe Beach (Thanks J.St Ledger)

PendeenHooded Crow at Bosullow. Black Redstart by lighthouse on building with foghorns at 1455hrs

PolgiggaTurtle Dove on Bosistow Lane

DriftGreenland White-fronted Goose at Drift reservoir in field opposite hide this morning with Canada Geese. Also Whooper Swan (2)

ConstantineFirecrest (2) in wet woods at NW of village. Black Redstart (2) at Trebarvah Court  (Thanks J.Chapman)

Sunday 29th October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

White-rumped Sandpiper (P.Freestone)

GwithianWhite-rumped Sandpiper still at St Gothian Sands LNR on small pool by beach, showing well

MarazionRose-coloured Starling (juv) at Morrisons car park at 0800hrs

WadebridgeWater Pipit at Wlamlsey Sanctuary

Lands EndYellow-browed Warbler at west end of Swingates Garden

Saturday 28th October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

GwithianWhite-rumped Sandpiper still at St Gothian Sands LNR 100 yards south of car park at 0910hrs, still present this afternoon (Thanks J.St Ledger)

Video: J.Chapple

PolgiggaRed-throated Pipit at Lower Bosisitow Farm then flew north towards Skewjack Farm at 0800hrs

Bodmin MoorRing-necked Duck still at Dozmary Pool this morning. Also Long-tailed Duck. Great Northern Diver still at Colliford Lake

WadebridgeGlossy Ibis at Amble Marshes

PorthgwarraRichard’s Pipit still on north wall tho mobile. Short-eared Owl on moor. Yellow-browed Warbler still at Porthgwarra. Also Black Redstart (2) (Thanks M.Wallace)

SennenRichard’s Pipit still in long grass behind school at 1030hrs tho elusive

The LizardGreat White Egret (2) flew over clifftop in direction of Kynance from Lizard (Thanks M.Parker). Little Bunting at Lizard Point in stubble fields at 1625hrs tho mobile

St Just in RoselandGreat White Egret flew east from Carrick roads towards St Anthony head at 1030hrs

DevoranHawfinch (25) flew over

SancreedHawfinch (2) flew east over. Black Redstart also at Sancreed (Thanks. D.Flumm)

PorthgwarraYellow-browed Warbler and Black Redstart (3) at Porthgwarra (Thanks D.Flumm)

PaulYellow-browed Warbler in trees along Mousehole Lane opposite King’s Arms Hotel at 0820hrs

St Just – Yellow-browed Warbler at Kenidjack. Short-eared Owl at Cot Valley

TorpointGreat Northern Diver at Torpoint

Praa SandsBlack Redstart

HayleSpoonbill (2) still at Hayle Estuary RSPB

LelantSnow Bunting at West Cornwall Golf course

Friday 27th October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

The LizardOlive-backed Pipit at Lizard village in youth hostel garden at 0830hrs but no sign since. Black Redstart and Whinchat in village. Yellow-browed Warbler at Caethillian. Ring Ouzel (2) at Housel bay

GwithianWhite-rumped Sandpiper still at St Gothian Sands LNR 100 yards south of car park at 0800hrs

Bodmin MoorRing-necked Duck (drk) still at Dozmary Pool. Also Long-tailed Duck still. Great Northern Diver at Colliford Lake

SennenRichard’s Pipit (3) in long grass behind school at 1440hrs. Short-toed Lark still in tilled field on west side of track to Trevorian Farm in SW corner of field near road sign at 1300hrs

PorthgwarraRichard’s Pipit (2) at Gwennap Head at 0915hrs then flew to cattle fields on opposite side of valley. Yellow-browed Warbler and Black Redstart (4) at Porthgwarra.

NanjizalCommon Rosefinch flew over Nanjizal Valley this morning. Also Hawfinch, Yellow-browed Warbler (4), Siberian Chiffchaff, probable Siberian Lesser Whitethroat (form blythi), Firecrest (8) and Ring Ouzel. Please keep to public rights of way

DevoranHawfinch (25) flew over this morning

PenrynHawfinch (4) flew over

St Just – Hawfinch (2) flew over Cot Valley at 0840hrs

WadebridgeHawfinch at Clapper Marshes

PolgiggaYellow-browed Warbler on Bosistow Lane

RameYellow-browed Warbler, Ring Ouzel, Black Redstart (3+) still at Rame Head

HayleSpoonbill (2) still at Ryan’s Field

St LevanRing Ouzel at St Levan

Thursday 26th October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

GwithianWhite-rumped Sandpiper (juv) at St Gothian Sands LNR, showing well at 1605hrs

NanjizalRadde’s Warbler at Nanjizal Valley. possible Blyth’s Pipit flew over towards Lands End. Also Hawfinch (10). Ring Ouzel and Firecrest also at Nanjizal. Yellow-browed Warbler (3) trapped and ringed at Nanjizal Valley. Please keep to public rights of way (Thanks K.Wilson)

Bodmin MoorRing-necked Duck (drk) still at Dozmary Pool at 1130hrs, showing well. No sign of Long-tailed Duck

Cape CornwallOrtolan Bunting (1+) flew over garden at Cape Cornwall

St IvesWryneck at Clodgy Point on rocks by coastal path NWN of town and NW of Trevalgan Holiday Farm at 1130hrs

NanquidnoWryneck on coast path at Trevalgan cliff. Great White Egret flew north over this morning. Hawfinch (2) flew over. Also Ring Ouzel

MarazionRose-coloured Starling (juv) again at Marazion Marsh RSPB landed in reeds at c1820hrs

Lands EndGreat White Egret at Lands End at 0945hrs. Also Yellow-browed Warbler (3+) and Black Redstart

BudeGlossy Ibis over golf club course at 1100hrs then flew west

FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler at Maenporth. Great Northern Diver offshore. Yellow-browed Warbler at University of Exeter Campus. Hawfinch (5) flew over and Firecrest trapped and ringed

Porthgwarra – Ring Ouzel, Black Redstart, Wheatear and Merlin (2) at Porthgwarra this morning. Also a few Brambling over (Thanks M.Wallace)

RameBlack Redstart (2) at Rame Head at 1655hrs, 1 at coastguard cottages and 1 at church

Wednesday 25th October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

St AgnesTwite reported at Chapel Porth Beach on coast path at 1300hrs

Bodmin MoorRing-necked Duck still at Dozmary Pool. Also Long-tailed Duck

SennenShort-toed Lark still in tilled field just west of Escalls Chapel, west of track to farm in SW corner of field near road sign at 1110hrs

MarazionGreat White Egret flew over this evening. Garganey still at Marazion Marsh RSPB from main viewpoint at 1405hrs

FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler at Swanvale NR at 1530hrs

SancreedYellow-browed Warbler at Sancreed

St JustYellow-browed Warbler at Kenidjack Valley. Hawfinch (2) at Cot Valley  at 1008hrs then flew south.

PorthgwarraLapland Bunting (5) flew over. Firecrest (5) at Porthgwarra

The LizardBlack Redstart on Green Field Close (Thanks James)

RameBlack Redstart at Rame Head still

Cape CornwallBalearic Shearwater (9) and Pom Skua flew past by 1005hrs. Balearic Shearwater flew past this afternoon

HayleSpoonbill (2) still at Hayle Estuary RSPB

TruroSpoonbill (2) still at Malpas at entrance to Calenick Creek