Category Archives: Daily Sightings

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

Monday 24th October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Wadebridge – Dalmatian Pelican still 1/2 mile north of Wadebridge viewable from Camel Trail

PorthgwarraPallas’s Warbler in 60 foot cover at dusk. Also Yellow-browed Warbler (2) and Ring Ouzel (4)

PortscathoPallas’s Warbler behind cafe at Porthcurnick Beach

Pendeen – Cattle Egret in field between Manor Farm & lighthouse Road at 1500hrs. Yellow-browed Warbler at Calartha Farm

St JustYellow-browed Warbler still in Kenidjack Valley in sycamores by sewage works. Also Ring Ouzel. Short-eared Owl at Cot Valley flushed from coast path just south of Cot Valley (SW357 307). House Martin (2) and Swallow over Bosorne Farm (Thanks C.Corrigan)

Lands End Yellow-browed Warbler (3) and Snow Bunting at Land’s End

St JustYellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest at Cot Valley

Porthcurno – Yellow-browed Warbler at Porthcurno

St Levan – Yellow-browed Warbler north of church. Also Black Redstart. Lapland Bunting (4) north of church

Sennen – Short-eared Owl (2) at Sennen Cove this afternoon over coastal path to Land’s End

Cargenwen – Ring Ouzel (3) at Cargenwen flew east this morning

Sunday 23rd October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Camel EstuaryDalmatian Pelican (ad) still on Estuary from Camel Trail at 1025hrs

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel (ad) still at Boat Cove at 1630hrs

Rame – Richard’s Pipit flew over Rame Head appeared to land in 1st stubble field on left past Military Road at 1545hrs but no sign since.  Yellow-browed Warbler at Penlee Point in CWT reserve at 1050hrs but mobile

Porthgwarra Water Pipit reported between Porthgwarra & Lands End. Also Short-eared Owl (2) on Moor late morning (Thanks D.Rimes). Also Black Redstart (3)

Godrevy – Sabine’s Gull flew past Godrevy Point this morning. Snow Bunting (4) at Godrevy Point at 1400hrs on west side

Sennen – Yellow-browed Warbler (2) at Mayon Farmhouse

Marazion – Yellow-browed Warbler at Marazion. Firecrest (2) on Plain an Gwarry

Hayle – Spoonbill still at Hayle Estuary RSPB

TreveanRing Ouzel at Trevean

St JustSiberian Chiffchaff and possible Lesser Whitethroat (eastern form) in Kenidjack Valley

NanjizalRing Ouzel at Nanjizal. Short-eared Owl flew in off sea mid afternoon. Also Chough (2) (Thanks D.Rimes).

Saturday 22nd October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Rock – Dalmatian Pelican (ad) still on Camel Estuary at Rock viewed from Camel Trail, still present this afternoon

St Just – Wryneck, Yellow-browed Warbler (2) and Siberian Chiffchaff at Kenidjack Valley. Yellow-browed Warbler (2)and Firecrest (2) in Cot Valley. Ring Ouzel (2) at Lands End Airfield (Thanks P.Freestone)

Polgigga – Rose-colored Starling at Polgigga. Short-eared Owl west of Faraway Cottage along coast path

Stithians – Spoonbill (2) at Stithians Reservoir from Stuart Hutchings Hide at 1535hrs

Gwithian – Spoonbill (2) at St Gothian Sands LNR near cafe showing well at 1225hrs. Also Pink-footed Goose, Canada Goose (230+), Wigeon (12), Teal (12), Mallard (4) and Tufted Duck (21) (Thanks V.Stratton and J.St Ledger)

Hayle – Spoonbill still at Hayle Estuary from causeway at 1020hrs. Goosander (2), Goldeneye, 3 Grey Plover (3) and Great Crested Grebe at  Carnsew pool. Med Gull (33) on Hayle estuary. (Thanks S.Grose)

Sennen – Yellow-browed Warbler at Vellandreath

Nanquidno – Yellow-browed Warbler still at Nanquidno Valley opposite Nanjulian Farm

Scillonian Crossing – Sooty Shearwater from Scillonian III

Bedruthan StepsBlack Redstart (2) on one of ‘steps’ nearest Carnwas (Thanks T.Hill)

Pendeen – Black Redstart at coastguard cottages at 1745hrs

Fal EstuaryBlack-necked Grebe (11) from AK Wildlife Cuises trip (Thanks B.Porter)

Bodmin Moor Black-necked Grebe at Colliford Lake at 1340hrs on west side

St IvesRing Ouzel (3) at Buttermilk Hill. Also Redwing (3), Golden Plover (27), Meadow Pipit (35) (Thanks V.Stratton and J.St Ledger)

Godrevy Point – Snow Bunting (4) and Purple Sandpiper at Godrevy Head. Also Skylark (8), Oystercatcher (84),  35 Turnstone (35), Grey Plover (2) and 3 Ringed Plover (3) (Thanks V.Stratton and J.St Ledger)

No sign of Hudsonian Whimbrel (ad) at Perranuthnoe by 1415hrs

No sign of Siberian Stonechat at Cape Cornwall

Friday 21st October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Rock DALMATIAN PELICAN still off Porthilly Beach stood on floating cage off Porthilly Point (Thanks S.Grose and W.Innes)

PerranuthnoeHudsonian Whimbrel still in Boat Cove NT at 1620hrs. Park in Perranuthnoe and take coastal path west to view. Bird present this afternoon though east of Perranuthnoe.

Cape CornwallSiberian Stonechat on golf course inland of car park at Cape Cornwall, still present at 1820hrs on wall east of car park (Thanks A.Harris)

Godrevy – No sign of Isabelline Wheatear at Godrevy head this morning but possible sighting reported at 1400hrs on beach below bottom car park, but Lapland Bunting (4) on grassy area near coastal footpath (Thanks R.Treeby)

Nanjizal – Probable Great Grey Shrike at Faraway Cottage then flew south.

PolgiggaRose-coloured Starling (juv) on Bosistow Lane at Higher/Lower Bosistow at 0810hrs (Thanks M.Wallace)

NewquayBarred Warbler at Porth Joke in scrubs just beyond last trees late afternoon. Also Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest (Thanks S.Rowe)

Land’s End Serin flew south early morning. Also Lapland Bunting and Yellow-browed Warbler (2)

St Just Lapland Bunting south of Cot Valley in bulb field. Also Woodlark (2) at Boscreggan Farm

Falmouth – Firecrest (2) at Swanvale NR at 1400hrs at start of track leading up side of reserve (Thanks R.Treeby)

HayleSpoonbill (imm) still on Hayle Estuary RSPB on Ryans Field viewed from Causeway at 1635hrs showing well

Thursday 20th October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Rock – DALMATIAN PELICAN still on Camel Estuary near Pinkson Creek viewed from Canel Trail at 0900hrs (Thanks W.Innes)

Godrevy – ISABELLINE WHEATEAR at Godrevy Point at 1000hrs but currently lost to view. Relocated at 1320hrs but then lost to view, again showing well mid afternoon (P.Freestone, R. Treeby et al)isabelline-wheatear-godrevy-20102016

Isabelline Wheatear (M.Halliday)

Isabelline Wheatear (M.Halliday)

NanjizalPADDYFIELD WARBLER trapped and Ringed at Nanjizal Valley. Also 11 Yellow-browed Warblers (K.Wilson via Twitter)

Perranuthnoe HUDSONIAN WHIMBREL still present at Boat Cove

St Agnes SHORT-TOED LARK still at St Agnes Head today and showing well. Also DUSKY WARBLER again at Chapel Porth in sycamores opposite engine house and Yellow-browed Warbler

Land’s EndWryneck, Yellow Browed Warbler (2), Firecrest and Woodcock

KenidjackSnow Bunting at Carn Kenidjack. Also Wryneck on coast path to Botallack. Lesser Whitethroat still by Lower House and Yellow-browed Warbler (4) in area.

Cape CornwallWoodlark flew east over golf course at 1030hrs (Thanks A.Collins)






Wednesday 19th October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Rock –  Dalmatian Pelican still south of Rock at Porthilly this morning viewable near Pinkson Creek but no further sign of Red-crested Pochard (2)

St Agnes Dusky Warbler still at Chapel Porth but elusive at 1030hrs. Also Firecrest (2). Short-toed Lark still in car park west of New Downs (Thanks D.Julian)

Falmouth – Pectoral Sandpiper still at College Reservoir showing well at 1245hrs

GodrevySnow Bunting (5) still at Godrevy Point at 1550hrs

St Just – Snow Bunting at Carn Gloose at 1820hrs

Cape Cornwall – Balearic Shearwater (3) and Great Skua flew past Cape Cornwall this morning. Also Bottle-nosed Dolphin (c10) (Thanks N.Wheatley)

PendeenPied Flycatcher at Calartha Farm

Lands End – Black Redstart near Lands End complex mid afternoon

HayleSpoonbill still at Hayle Estuary RSPB at 1650hrs viewed from B3301 causeway

Laneast Downs Grey Phalarope on small pool in roadside field at Laneast Downs SX238847. Also Lapwing (23) (Thanks Nick Page)

Truro – Kingfisher, Curlew (30+), Black-tailed Godwit (2) and Little Grebe (3)at St Clement (Thanks Christine Winfield)