Category Archives: Daily Sightings

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

Friday 24th October 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Porthgwarra**YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO** still in area around dried up pool. From car park take path west towards Coastguards then head northwest towards Lands end. Pool is at north end of the stone wall that runs across the moor. Lapland Bunting flew over. Hooded Crow still at Roskestal farm on farm buildings. Please do not block passing places.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Porthgwarra, 24.10.14 A.Hugo

HayleLESSER YELLOWLEGS still at Hayle Estuary at Copperhouse Creek from library car park at 1545hrs

Davidstow - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER at Davidstow Airfield by pool near windsock at 16:53hrs

Drift - RING-NECKED DUCK still at Drift Reservoir at north end from hide

PenzanceROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) by A30 in Morrisons car park this afternoon

Scillonian Crossing - Balearic Shearwater (6), Sooty Shearwater and Great Skua (2) from Scillonian III this afternoon. Also Minke Whale (2)

St JustYellow-browed Warbler at Cot Valley by water treatment works at 17:30. Also Firecrest (2) opposite Cot Valley Cottage. Firecrest at Kenidjack valley in blackthorn near last house

PenrynFirecrest (4) outside Penryn campus

Treen - Firecrest by path between Treen car park & Penberth Cove at 11:30hrs. Firecrest at Penberth Cove by western path at 13:30hrs

NewquayBlack Redstart at Trevose Avenue by Longbeach Hotel opposite golf course at 1020hrs

Thursday 23rd October 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

MEGA – Porthgwarra**YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO** in scrub just east of Doctor’s House viewed from approach road c500yds before toilet block at 15:10 but mobile, still present at dusk in willows above 60 foot cover tho very elusive. Also Yellow-browed Warbler.  Please do not block passing places

Yellow-billed Cuckoo (S.Rogers)

HayleLESSER YELLOWLEGS at Hayle Estuary RSPB at Copperhouse Creek showing well. Also Med Gull (105). Firecrest (2) at Ryan’s Field near hide by A30 bridge and railway line (Thanks D.Flumm)

Lesser Yellowlegs, Copperhouse Creek (D.Flumm)

DriftRING-NECKED DUCK (fem) at Drift Reservoir in NW arm from Hide

PenzanceROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) at Eastern Green at 10:55 by A30 opposite KFC car park

DavidstowAMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER (juv) at Davidstow Airfield until 09:00 with Golden Plover then flew off

Kenneggy CoveWRYNECK at Kenneggy Cove at 1415hrs flew from side of road from Prussia Cove 300 yds south of farm buildings then flew towards Acton Castle hotel

Rame - Yellow-browed Warbler at Rame Church with tit flock near church at c1100hrs

St Just – Firecrest (2) at Cot Valley (Thanks N.Truby)

Penberth Cove – Firecrest at Penberth Cove midway between turning circle and quay this afternoon

NanquidnoFirecrest at Nanquidno Valley

StithiansWhinchat at Stithians reservoir at rear of sailing club (Thanks J.St Ledger)


Wednesday 22nd October 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Cape CornwallFORSTER’S TERN flew south past Cape Cornwallat 1510hrs

HayleLESSER YELLOWLEGS at Hayle Estuary RSPB at east end of Copperhouse Creek from Library car park at 10:55hrs. Also Whooper Swan (6 ad) still and Med Gull (42). Hen Harrier flew though

DavidstowAMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER still at Davidstow Airfield at 12:25hrs by pool c100yds from windsock

American Golden Plover, Davidstow, 19.10.14 (S.Rogers)

PenzanceEider (drk) and Common Scoter in Penzance harbour from Scillonian III (Thanks S.Cox and B.Rankine)

PendeenBalearic Shearwater (32), Sooty Shearwater, Grey Phalarope, Pomarine Skua (2), Arctic Skua (5) and Great Skua (35) flew past Pendeen Watch 07:00 – midday 

Camel EstuaryCurlew Sandpiper, Grey Plover (11), Common Sandpiper and Ruff. (Thanks D.Mays)

NewquayChough (2) flew over Holywell Beach towards Kelsey Head at 1115hrs. Corn Bunting (2) at Holywell bay golf club (Thanks S.Grose)

Tuesday 21st October 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PendeenBRIDLED TERN flew west past Pendeen Watch at 0945hrs. Leach’s Petrel (3), Sabine’s Gull (3), Long-tailed Skua (3), Grey Phalarope (6), Pomarine Skua (19), Balearic Shearwater (420), Sooty Shearwater (16), Arctic Skua (67), Great Skua (260), Sandwich Tern (2), Arctic Tern (4), Little Gull (1w), Common Scoter (37) and Manx Shearwater (170) past Pendeen Watch (Thanks M.Darlaston)

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

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

St IvesLeach’s Petrel (7), Sabine’s Gull (3), Grey Phalarope (36), Long-tailed Skua (5), Pom Skua (50), Balearic Shearwater (400), Arctic Skua (72), Great Skua (305), Sooty Shearwater (20) and Manx Shearwater (250) flew past St.Ives Island by 17:30hrs

Lands EndYellow-browed Warbler between Land’s End & Sennen Cove by cycle track at Trinity Pool. Ring Ouzel at Lands End

Cape Cornwall - Sabine’s Gull (juv), Pomarine Skua, Balearic Shearwater (89), Sooty Shearwater (2), Arctic Skua (49) and Great Skua (79) past Cape Cornwall between 08:40-11:20hrs

Penberth Cove Yellow-browed Warbler at Penberth Cove by footpath on west side of valley by allotments (Thanks N.Truby)