Category Archives: Daily Sightings

Up-to-date bird sightings from Cornwall. All info courtesy of BIRDNET unless Stated otherwise. (http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/)

Friday 28th August 2015 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Porthgwarra**Red-billed Tropicbird** off Gwennap Head circling and drifting west between 0800-0805hrs. Also Cory’s Shearwater (70), Great Shearwater (2), Balearic Shearwater (29), Sooty Shearwater (5), Pomarine Skua (2), Arctic Skua (3), Great Skua (9) and Storm Petrel (37). Humpback Whale breached offshore this afternoon (Thanks D.Langston). Wryneck by Rosevale Cottage at 1555hrs

Scillonian Crossing – possible *Wilson’s Petrel* from Scillonian III near Runnelstone this evening. Also Cory’s Shearwater (8), Grey Phalarope, Storm Petrel (10), Sooty Shearwater and Arctic Tern (8) from Scillonian III on Cornwall side of Wolf Rock

Helford – Osprey at Tremayne Quay at 1110hrs

PenzanceRed Kite by A30 between Penzance and Marazion at c11.30hrs (Thanks M.Jasper)

 

Thursday 27th August 2015 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PendeenWryneck on large granite marker stone close to turning to Pendeen from main Penzance and St Just road at 1600hrs (Thanks M.Jasper)

PadstowRing-billed Gull at Padstow Harbour at 19:00hrs

Porthgwarra – Cory’s Shearwater (36), Balearic Shearwater (18), Pomarine Skua (2), Sooty Shearwater (2), Arctic Skua, Great Skua (7) and Storm Petrel (32) past Gwennap Head, Porthgwarra by 1330hrs

GwithianLittle Stint (2) at St Gothian Sands LNR

Wednesday 26th August 2015 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Porthgwarra –  Cory’s Shearwater (57), Great Shearwater (3), Balearic Shearwater (103), Long-tailed Skua, Sooty Shearwater (6), Storm Petrel (32), Pom Skua (imm), Arctic Skua (2) and Arctic Tern (32) flew past Gwennap Head between 06:15-20:30. No Sign of Rose-coloured Starling at Roskestal Farm

The LizardCory’s Shearwater (53), Balearic Shearwater and Sooty Shearwater flew past Kynance Cove between 11:30-12:30. Cory’s Shearwater (9), Great Shearwater (6), Balearic Shearwater (9) and Sooty Shearwater (6) flew past Lizard Point between 16:30 & 18:00

Scillonian CrossingCory’s Shearwater (10), Sabine’s Gull (2) and Storm Petrel (10) from Scillonian III this afternoon

HayleOsprey at Hayle Estuary RSPB this afternoon. Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint (2 juv) at Hayle Estuary RSPB from Lelant Saltings

LelantBlack Tern (8), Little Tern (24) and Arctic Tern (5) at Porth Kidney Sands

Saltash Black Tern (ad) and Spotted Redshank at Kingsmill Lake from 2nd Hide at China Fleet Club

RameBalearic Shearwater (177) past Rame Head between 07:00-12:30hrs

Gorran HavenSooty Shearwater (8), Balearic Shearwater (14), Manx Shearwater (25), Pomarine Skua, Great skua and Sandwich Tern flew past between 0915-1045hrs (Thanks D.Payne)

NewquayBalearic Shearwater flew  past Towan Head

PadstowBarn Owl (3) near Padstow farm shop this evening (Thanks S.Grose)

St Columb MajorSwift flew over (Thanks D.Dennis)

Tuesday 25th August 2015 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Porthgwarra – possible Yelkouan Shearwater flew past at 1935hrs. Also Possible Barolo Little Shearwater Rose-coloured Starling (juv) at Roskestal Farm at 1015hrs. Cory’s Shearwater (130), Great Shearwater (32), Balearic Shearwater (50) and Sooty Shearwater (14) past Porthgwarra between 08:30 & 20:10

The Lizard – Cory’s Shearwater (21), Great Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater (27) and Sooty Shearwater past Lizard Point between 18:00-19:50hrs. Cory’s Shearwater west past Bass Point mid morning.

PenzanceVelvet Scoter (2) off yacht club

Scillonian Crossing – Cory’s Shearwater (2), Great Shearwater and Storm Petrel (3) from Scillonian III this morning

Marazion –  Garganey (drk) still at Marazion Marsh RSPB

HayleRing-billed Gull (1s) still at Hayle Estuary north of B3301 causeway. Also Little Stint (2 juv) and Spotted Redshank

Porthleven – Black Tern (8) at Porthleven early morning

Saltash – Black Tern at Kingsmill Lake at 18:00 then flew to estuary. Also Spotted Redshank