Monthly Archives: November 2017

Wednesday 29th November 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor Lesser Scaup and Ring-necked Duck still at Dozmary pool

SaltashGlossy Ibis still at Kingsmill Lake in field opposite 2nd hide this afternoon. Also Cattle Egret (2)

StithiansGreat White Egret at Stithians Reservoir from Stuart Hutchins hide

HayleGreat White Egret at Hayle Estuary RSPB flew east over at 1330hrs. Also Spoonbill

Penryn – Hawfinch flew over ESI at university campus at c1545hrs

Cape CornwallLong-tailed Duck flew past Cape Cornwall with Common Scoter (3) at 0944hrs (Thanks N.Wheatley @wheretowatch)

The Lizard – Grey Phalarope on sea off Lizard Point

Newlyn – Slav Grebe off Sandy Cove

Helston – Of note: Mallard with two recently fledged young today at Helston Boating Lake (Thanks D.Williams)

Tuesday 28th November 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup (drk) and Ring-necked Duck (drk) still at Dozmary Pool

PorthpeanSurf Scoter (2) still of Porthpean this afternoon

SaltashGlossy Ibis still at Kingsmill Lake in field opposite 2nd hide at 1100hrs. Also Spotted Redshank

FalmouthCattle Egret (4) at Constantine in field by road at Trengilly Farm this afternoon

The Lizard Iceland Gull again in Coverack Harbour today

HayleYellow-legged Gull (3) on Estuary today (Thanks M.Halliday)

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Sunday 26th November 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Gerrans Bay Pacific Diver off Pendower Beach at 1420hrs

HayleAmerican Golden Plover (juv) still on Hayle Estuary RSPB this afternoon with Golden Plovers. Also Glaucous Gull. Spoonbill still at Ryans field

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup (drk) and Ring-necked Duck (ad drk) at Dozmary Pool. Also Scaup (f), Goosander (f) and Golden Plover (45+) at Siblyback  (Thanks M.Hughes)

SaltashGlossy Ibis 1ml north of Saltash still at Kingsmill Lake in field beyond saltmarsh viewed from China Fleet Ctry Club Nature Trail

St ErthCattle Egret still in Cattle field off Tredrea Lane

PorthpeanSurf Scoter (2, ad fem and juv) still offshore. Also Long-tailed Duck, Slav Grebe and Great Northern Diver (3)

MarazionWater Pipit still on beach west of Red River mouth

VeryanRed-necked Grebe and Black Redstart in Veryan Bay

NewlynSlav Grebe off Sandy Cove

StithiansScaup (1w drk) at Stithians reservoir still

FalmouthBlack Redstart still at Pendennis Point

FeockBlack-necked Grebe (16), Slav Grebe (2), Black-throated Diver (2) and Great Northern Diver (4) off Loe Beach

CoverackIceland Gull (2w) still in harbour

Saturday 25th November 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Mounts BayPacific Diver (ad) still off Long Rock car park this afternoon. Great Northern Diver (5)

Bodmin MoorRing-necked Duck (ad drk) still at Dozmary Pool. Hen Harrier (male) at Rough Tor this evening

SennenDusky Warbler still south of Sennen and south of B3315 in willows west of track just north of Trevilley Farm

PorthpeanSurf Scoter (2) (ad fem and Juv) off Porthpean. Long-tailed Duck, Slav Grebe and Great Northern Diver (3)

St ErthCattle Egret (2) still in cattle field off Tredea Lane

NewquayWater Pipit at Gannel Estuary still

MarazionWater Pipit still on beach west of Red River mouth

Rosenannon Downs – Short-eared Owl

StithiansScaup (1w drk) still at Stithians reservoir at south end from Stuart Hutchings Hide

HayleSpoonbill and Pale-bellied Brent Goose on Hayle Estuary RSPB

FalmouthBlack Redstart (2) on rocks near Pendennis castle

Friday 24th November 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor Ring-necked Duck still at Dozmary Pool. Also Scaup (fem). Great Northern Diver still at Colliford lake at Loveny NR. Caspian Gull (ad) at Colliford Lake off Dam this afternoon. Hawfinch (2) and Scaup (fem) at Siblyback Lake.

PenzanceSlav Grebe still off yacht club at 1430hrs

StithiansScaup (drk) at Stithians Reservoir at Golden Lion cut off. Slav Grebe viewed from dam car park

PorthgwarraRing Ouzel at 60 foot cover

PolgiggaSiberian Chiffchaff along Bosistow Lane

FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler still at Swanvale NR. Also Siberian Chiffchaff