Category Archives: Daily Sightings

Up-to-date bird sightings from Cornwall. All info courtesy of BIRDNET unless Stated otherwise. (

Tuesday 21st October 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

HayleLESSER YELLOWLEGS at Hayle Estuary RSPB at east end of Copperhouse Creek at 1700hrs. Whopper Swan (6ad) and Med Gull (53)

DavidstowAMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER still at Davidstow Airfield on pool near control tower

DriftRING-NECKED DUCK still in NE corner of drift reservoir

PenzanceROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) by A30 in field opposite KFC at 17:15hrs

Lands EndRing Ouzel at Lands End

Sunday 19th October 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

DavidstowAMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER still at Davidstow Airfield by main runway late morning

American Golden Plover, A.Davey

PenzanceROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) still at KFC car park

St JustYellow-browed Warbler at Kenidjack Valley

SennenYellow-browed Warbler between Sennen and Lands End at Trinity Pool this morning

St Buryan - Yellow-browed Warbler in willows at Treverven House

HayleFirecrest (2) at Hayle Estuary RSPB by hide at Ryan’s Field. Whooper Swan (6 ad) on Hayle Estuary RSPB

PendeenBalearic Shearwater (33) and Sooty Shearwater (119) flew past. Lapland Bunting briefly

PenrynFirecrest (2) in hedgerow towards cemetery by path to Gorrangorras Creek this morning

PorthgwarraYellow-browed Warbler by toilet block. Hooded Crow still at Roskestal Farm. Balearic Shearwater past Gwennap Head

The LizardBalearic Shearwater (10) past Lizard Point this morning

MevagisseyRing Ouzel (2) at Dodman Point on coastal path this afternoon

Saturday 18th October 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

RamePALLAS’S WARBLER at Rame Head in trees at back of overgrown lane opposite Penmillard Farm at 1230hrs. Yellow-browed Warbler at Penlee Point in NE corner of Penlee CWT this morning. Also Firecrest, Ring Ouzel and Woodlark over

DriftRING-NECKED DUCK at Drift Reservoir at midday from hide

Davidstow - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER at Davidstow Airfield at west end of main runway late afternoon.

PenzanceROSE-COLOURED STARLING on wires opposite KFC

St JustYellow-browed Warbler at Kenidjack Valley. Also Firecrest

PorthgwarraYellow-browed Warbler near the toilet block. Balearic Shearwater (19) flew past Gwennap Head. No Sign of Male Moltoni’s or Eastern Subalpine Warbler by mid afternoon

Scillonian CrossingBalearic Shearwater (10), Sooty Shearwater and Great Skua from Scillonian III

HayleFirecrest (2) at Hayle Estuary RSPB along track to Ryan’s Field car park

MarazionFirecrest (2) at Marazion Marsh RSPB

MouseholeBalearic Shearwater past Mousehole late afternoon

Friday 17th October 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Porthgwarra – MOLTONI’S or EASTERN SUBALPINE WARBLER (male) still just north Doctors garden in scrub but elusive this afternoon

PenzanceROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) at Eastern Green in KFC car park this afternoon

DavidstowAMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER at Davidstow Airfield at midday at south end showing well

DriftRING-NECKED DUCK (fem/imm) at Drift Reservoir late afternoon in NW arm

HayleIceland Gull (2w) at Hayle Estuary RSPB from B3301 causeway this afternoon. Whooper Swan (6 ad) at Hayle Estuary RSPB this afternoon

St JustYellow-browed Warbler at Cot Valley. Yellow-browed Warbler at Kenidjack Valley at 10:45hrs in sallows beyond last cottage

PolgiggaYellow-browed Warbler by B3315 at duckpond

RameYellow-browed Warbler at Rame Head at 10:55hrs at Penlee NR

AntonySpoonbill on Lynher Estuary at Rat Island (Thanks D.Julian)

LooeMerlin and Arctic Skua off Hannafore this afternoon (Thanks A.Payne)

NanquidnoHouse Martin flew over valley at c1135hrs (Thanks L.Hopkins)

MarazionFirecrest at Marazion Marsh RSPB in bushes along path towards railway line  (Thanks L.Hopkins)

Thursday 16th October 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PorthgwarraMOLTONI’S or EASTERN SUBALPINE WARBLER (male) still just past Doctors garden this afternoon. Yellow-browed Warbler north of car park along lane to coastguards in sallows above doctor’s garden. Black Redstart on rocks at cove. Balearic Shearwater (7) and Sooty Shearwater past Gwennap Head between 14:30 & 17:00hrs. Hooded Crow at Roskestal Farm

DavidstowAMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER at Davidstow Airfield at 12:52hrs on pool at south end of main runway

DriftRING-NECKED DUCK (fem/imm) at Drift Reservoir in NW arm at 10:15

HayleWhooper Swan (6), Little Stint and Med Gull (66+) on Hayle Estuary RSPB (P.Freestone and D.Flumm)

St Erth – Whooper Swan (6) flew SW over railway station from Hayle Estuary at 0743 hrs (Thanks D.King)

MarazionBittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB

RameYellow-browed Warbler (2) in churchyard. Also Firecrest

PolgiggaYellow-browed Warbler off B3315 by duckpond

St JustYellow-browed Warbler in Cot Valley at top end near Daisy Cottage

PenberthYellow-browed Warbler at Penberth Cove on west side this morning

Penzance – Sparrowhawk flew over Rosevean gardens (Thanks M.Jasper)

PerranporthMerlin (male) at Perran Sands nr Lost Church at 1230hrs (Thanks J.Julian)