Category Archives: Daily Sightings

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

Wednesday 28th January 2015 Cornwall Bird Sightings

FalmouthKING EIDER (1w drk) at Maenporth opposite Meudon Hotel mid afternoon. Long-tailed Duck still at Swanpool.  Slavonian Grebe off Nansidwel Beach. Yellow-browed Warbler still on west side of College Reservoir. Also Scaup (2. 1w drk)

TorpointSpoonbill (2) still on Rat Island. Whimbrel at Wilcove. Whimbrel and Common Sandpiper at Millbrook

Glaucous Gulls, Coverack, J.Chapple

Tuesday 27th January 2015 Cornwall Bird Sightings

MarazionPACIFIC DIVER (ad) off Longrock car park at 09:20hrs

FalmouthKING EIDER (1w drk) south of Maenporth. Long-tailed Duck (1w drk) still at Swanpool

Bodmin MoorLESSER SCAUP (drk) still at Dozmary Pool at 13:30hrs

The Lizard - Glaucous Gull (2) still at Coverack

HelstonSiberian Chiffchaff still at Helston sewage works

GwithianSnow Bunting (2) at St Gothian Sands LNR at 1230hrs (Thanks D.Dennis)

Wadebridge - Merlin at Royal Cornwall showground at 1640hrs (Thanks S.Grose)

LooeEider (drk) off Hannafore this morning. Also Black Redstart (Thanks J.Eames)

Rock – Mistle Thrush (3) in private garden early morning (Thanks S.Grose)

Monday 26th January 2015 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor - LESSER SCAUP (drk) still at Dozmary Pool

SaltashAMERICAN WIGEON (drk) still at Kingsmill Lake. Also Spotted Redshank

NewquayAMERICAN WIGEON (fem) still on Gannel Estuary from car park

HayleRING-BILLED GULL (1w) at Hayle Estuary RSPB from Lelant Saltings this morning then flew off. Water Pipit still at Copperhouse Creek

StithiansSlavonian Grebe still at Stithians Reservoir at south end from Carmenellis Causeway

NewlynSlavonian Grebe at Sandy Cove

The Lizard - Glaucous Gull (5) at Coverack this afternoon. Also Firecrest

GwithianSnow Bunting (2) still at St.Gothian Sands LNR

Carbis Bay - Red-necked Grebe still off Carbis Bay

FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler still at College Reservoir on west side. Also Scaup (2)

Sunday 25th January 2015 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Penzance - PACIFIC DIVER (ad) between Penzance and Long Rock at 0945hrs. Also Slav Grebe (2).  Black Redstart (2) still on rocks near railway station

Bodmin MoorLESSER SCAUP (ad drk) still at Dozmary Pool

The LizardGlaucous Gull (4) at Coverack. no sign of Kumlien’s Gull

Carbis Bay - Glaucous Gull off Carbis bay. Also Red-necked Grebe and Black-throated Diver (2)

NewlynSlav Grebe still in harbour

StithiansSlav Grebe still at Stithians reservoir at south end

FalmouthLong-tailed Duck (1w drk) still at Swanpool. Scaup (2 1w drk) still at Colleger reservoir this morning. Yellow-browed Warbler still at College reservoir south of boardwalk

St Austell - Black Redstart (male) at Spit Beach

SaltashBlack Redstart at sailing club at 0930hrs (Thanks A.Robinson)

DownderryBlack Redstart (fem) on house on Trerose Coombe c1500hrs (Thanks M.Jordan)

Saturday 24th January 2015 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PenzancePACIFIC DIVER (ad) east of harbour. Also Slavonian Grebe, Black-throated Diver and Great Northern Diver (4)

Bodmin MoorLESSER SCAUP (drk) still at Dozmary Pool. Great Northern Diver at Colliford Lake

HayleCASPIAN GULL (3w) at Hayle Estuary RSPB from Lelant Saltings this afternoon. Reported probable Azorean Yellow-legged Gull (ad) reported at Hayle Estuary now considered to be Herring Gull x Lesser Black-backed Gull. Water Pipit at Copperhouse Creek

The LizardKUMLIEN’S GULL at Coverack. Also Glaucous Gull (3+)

NewquayAMERICAN WIGEON (2 fem) still on Gannel Estuary. Chough at West Pentire over Crantock Beach at 1330hrs (Thanks S.Grose)

SaltashAMERICAN WIGEON (drk) at Kingsmill Lake mid afternoon

FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler at College Reservoir south of boardwalk. Also Scaup (2.1w). Yellow-browed Warbler near Falmouth at Polwheveral Creek. Also Firecrest. Black Redstart at Berkeley Cottages. Also Whimbrel (2) at Pendennis Point. Slavonian Grebe (3) and Great Northern Diver (2) off Castle Beach this morning. Long-tailed Duck (1w drk) still at Swanpool

NewlynSlavonian Grebe at Sandy Cove. Also Black Redstart & Firecrest at Creeping Lane

Stithians - Slavonian Grebe at Stithians Reservoir

Truro - Slavonian Grebe on Truro River.  Spotted Redshank at Tresillian mid morning

Carbis BayRed-necked Grebe and Black-throated Diver still off Carbis Bay

MarazionBittern and Siberian Chiffchaff at Marazion Marsh RSPB

PadstowBarn Owl (3) between Hawkers cove and Padstow farm shop from main road at 1950hrs (Thanks S.Grose).