Monthly Archives: January 2018

Wednesday 31st January 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

TorpointGreen-winged Teal (drk) still at Wilcove.

TruroCattle Egret (8) at St Clement Lane in field by gate 200 yards beyond Penarth Farm at 1100hrs

NewlynKumlien’s Gull (ad), Glaucous Gull (2. ad juv) and Iceland Gull (juv) still in Newlyn Harbour

SaltashGlossy Ibis still at Kingsmill Lake. Hawfinch still at China Fleet Club this morning

WadebridgeHawfinch (1+) still at Egloshayle old cemetery

GwithianGlaucous Gull (3. ad, 2w and juv) at St Gothian Sands LNR

HayleGlaucous Gull (2 juv) at Hayle Estuary RSPB

Cape Cornwall Glaucous Gull (juv) at Cape Cornwall this morning

PendeenIceland Gull (juv) at Pendeen Watch this morning. Manx Shearwater flew west

CoverackIceland Gull still

Tuesday 30th January 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

TorpointGreen-winged Teal (drk) still at Wilcove. Also Whimbrel

TruroCattle Egret (6) still at St Clement at Nance farm entrance

St Austell Surf Scoter (3 ad fem, juv fem and juv drk) still off Lower Porthpean. Also Velvet Scoter (fem) and Long-tailed Duck

NewlynRing-billed Gull (ad) at Newlyn. Also Iceland Gull (ad) and Glaucous Gull (juv)

BudeGlaucous Gull (juv) on beach

PadstowGlaucous Gull (juv) still at Tregirls Beach

GwithianGlaucous Gull (2 juv) and Scaup (1w drk) still at St Gothian Sands

Glaucous Gull, Gwithian (P.Freestone)

Camel EstuaryWhooper Swan (2) at Burniere Point this afternoon

WadebridgeWater Pipit (2) at Chapel Amble in field opposite The Malsters Arms

FeockBlack-necked Grebe (17), Slav Grebe, Black-throated Diver and Great Northern Diver (3) off Loe Beach

Monday 29th January 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

TorpointGreen-winged Teal (drk) still at Wilcove

SaltashHawfinch still at China Fleet Club

Cape CornwallGlaucous Gull (juv) at Porth Ledden this morning

NewlynIceland Gull and Glaucous Gull still in harbour

Sunday 28th January 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

MarazionPacific Diver (ad) off Red River mouth.  Also Great Northern Diver (6+). possible Ring-billed Gull at Long Rock Pool then flew south. Firecrest (2) at Marazion Marsh RSPB in tree by railway crossing at 1640hrs

Pendower – probable Pacific Diver off Pendower beach. Also Red-necked Grebe (2), Velvet Scoter, Slav Grebe (2), Black-throated Diver (2) and Great Northern Diver (3).

TorpointGreen-winged Teal (drk) still at Wilcove

St AustellSurf Scoter (3 ad fem, juv fem and juv drk) still off Lower Porthpean. Also Velvet Scoter (fem), Red-necked Grebe and Long-tailed Duck

FeockCattle Egret at Fowey Estuary

MevagisseyKumlien’s Gull (2. ad + juv) at Mevagissey. Also Glaucous Gull (3) and Iceland Gull (2w)

NewlynKumlien’s Gull (ad), Glaucous Gull (2. ad + juv) and Iceland Gull (2. ad+juv) at Nelwyn harbour

FeockHawfinch (2) in yews at St Feock Church

PenzanceHawfinch nearby, in garden at New Mill. Glaucous Gull at Tolcarne Beach. Iceland Gull on rugby stand roof. Black Redstart (4) at Battery Rocks

HayleGlaucous Gull (ad) and Spoonbill still on estuary

Helston Glaucous Gull (juv) at Loe Pool

Coverack Iceland Gull and Black Redstart still

Sennen Iceland Gull (sub ad) flew west past Sennen Cove

StithiansScaup at Stithians reservoir from Stuart Hutchings hide

Falmouth Black Redstart (2) still at Castle beach, Great Northern Diver offshore

PortscathoLong-tailed Duck offshore

St AustellSiberian Chiffchaff at sewage works

Saturday 27th January 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

MarazionPacific Diver (ad) still in bay opposite Station inn at 1030hrs

NewquayRing-billed Gull (1w) still on Trenance Pool

GwithianGlaucous Gull (3. ad + 2 juv) south of beach this afternoon

PenzanceGlaucous Gull (juv) still from harbour. Also Great Northern Diver (12)

PendowerVelvet Scoter, Red-necked Grebe and Great Northern Diver (7)

PortscathoLong-tailed Duck and Great Northern Diver (5)

Ruan LanihorneSpoonbill (2) still

HayleSpoonbill still at Hayle Estuary RSPB

Friday 26th January 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PenzancePacific Diver (ad) off harbour still this afternoon. Great Northern Diver (25+)

AntonyGreen-winged Teal (drk) still at Wacker Quay from lay-by this afternoon

NewquayRing-billed Gull (1w) still on Trenance Pool

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup (ad drk) still at Dozmary Pool

NewlynKumlien’s Gull (ad), Iceland Gull (ad) and Glaucous Gull (ad+ juv) in harbour still

HayleCaspian Gull (2w) and Glaucous Gull (2. 1ad) on Hayle Estuary RSPB

FeockHawfinch still at St Feock Church. Black-necked Grebe (5+), Black-throated Diver (3) and Great Northern Diver (3) off Loe Beach

MevagisseyIceland Gull (juv) in harbour at 1640hrs

WadebridgeSpoonbill at Walmsley Sanctuary

DriftBlack-necked Grebe still at Drift reservoir

Pendower Black-throaed Diver (25+), Red-necked Grebe and Slav Grebe (8) off Pendower beach

Gerrans BayBlack-thoated Diver (c30), Great Northern Diver (3+) and Slav Grebe in Gerrans Bay

St JustBlack Redstart (2) at Cot valley

FalmouthBlack Redstart (2) at Castle Beach

Thursday 25th January 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Pendeen – unconfirmed report of *Audouin’s Gull* between Pendeen Watch and Boat Cove at 1300hrs.  Iceland Gull (juv) below lighthouse at 1550hrs. Also Glaucous Gull

PolzeathWhite-billed Diver off Rumps Point. Also Ring-billed Gull

Gerrans BayPacific Diver off Pendower this afternoon

TorpointGreen-winged Teal (drk) at Wilcove. Spoonbill (2) at Wacker Quay

Camel EstuaryCattle Egret (42) at Pinkson Creek then flew off

TruroCattle Egret (7) still at St Clement at Menadews Farm

NewquayRing-billed Gull (1w) still on Trenance Pool

St AustellSurf Scoter (3), Velvet Scoter (fem), Long-tailed Duck (fem), Black-throated Diver (2), Red-necked Grebe and Great Northern Diver (28) off Lower Porthpean

GwithianGlaucous Gull (4. ad, 2w and 2 juv) at St Gothian Sands LNR

Coverack – Iceland Gull (2) and Glaucous Gull at Coverack

NewlynIceland Gull (2) and Glaucous Gull (2) still in harbour

StithiansScaup at Stithians reservoir north of dam

LooeSlav Greve and Great Northern Diver (2) at Hannafore Point

MousheoleBlack Redstart in car park at 1100hrs