Category Archives: Daily Sightings

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

Friday 30th September 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

St LevanSerin at St Levan Churchtown/Porthchapel area. Also Firecrest by coastal path

Nanquidno – Wryneck still at Nanquidno Valley in field after Ashmore track just beyond aerodrome

Hayle – Pectoral Sandpiper at Hayle Estuary from Eric Grace Memorial Hide at 1055hrs

Porthgwarra – Red-backed Shrike (1w) along valley at 1040hrs. Balearic Shearwater (5) and Sooty Shearwater flew past

Stithians – Spoonbill at Stithians Reservoir 100 yaeds from Stuart Hutchins Hide at 0815hrs

Land’s End – Yellow-browed Warbler still at Land’s End in sallows just south of car park at 1340hrs

Scillonian Crossing Sabine’s Gull, Balearic Shearwater and Grey Phalarope from Scillonian III

Wednesday 28th September 2016 Cornwall Bird Sighting

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel still in Boat Cove NT. Park in Perranuthnoe and take coastal path west to view at 1115hrs

Camel EstuaryDalmatian Pelican still on Camel Estuary viewable from Camel Trail at 1155hrs

PorthgwarraSerin at Trevean towards Faraway Cottage at 0830hrs. Wryneck north of wall

Gwithian – Rose-coloured Starling still at Towan Chalets at 1105hrs

Hayle – Spoonbill at Hayle Estuary RSPB at 0900hrs

Tuesday 27th September 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PadstowDalmatian Pelican (ad) on sand bar off Padstow at 1040hrs

PerranuthnoeHudsonian Whimbrel still in Boat Cove

NewquayBaird’s Sandpiper (juv) still on north side of Gannel Estuary early afternoon

NanquidnoSubalpine Warbler sp. (fem/imm) at Nanquidno Valley 400 yards along main track in pine belt on right at 1220hrs

SennenRichard’s Pipit in fields south of school at 1400hrs tho mobile

PorthgwarraBalearic Shearwater (8) flew past Gwennap head between 1000-1100hrs

Monday 26th September 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Camel Estuary – Dalmatian Pelican still on Camel Estuary off Old Town Bay at 1230hrs, off Porthilly beach, Rock between 1300-1500hrs (Thanks S.Grose)

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel still in Boat Cove NT. Park in Perranuthnoe and take coastal path west to view

Newquay – Baird’s Sandpiper (juv) still on north side of Gannel estuary by footbridge between Hotel California and Penpol Creek

The Lizard Icterine Warbler at Church Cove in trees by church. Also Pied Flycatcher

DavidstowRose coloured Starling still at Davidstow Airfield in small flock of Starlings at start of runway. Also Pectoral Sandpiper with Ringed Plover (2)  c.200-300m along main runway on left. No sign of Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Thanks R.Fenner)

Truro – Spoonbill and Osprey on Truro River from Sunny Corner

Sunday 25th September 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel still at Boat Cove at 1435hrs. Park in Perranuthnoe & take coastal path west to view

Camel Estuary – Dalmatian Pelican still on Camel Estuary off Porthilly Point at 1845hrs but distant (Thanks M.Grigg)

Newquay – Baird’s Sandpiper (juv) at Gannel Estuary below Hotel California this evening (Thanks S.Rowe)

Gwithian – Rose-coloured Starling still in fields west of Towan Chalets at 1215hrs tho elusive

The LizardWryneck at Soapy Cove

Porthgwarra – Corncrake and Wryneck briefly

Davidstow – Pectoral Sandpiper (juv) at Davidstow Airfield showing well this a/noon

PendeenLong-tailed Skua, Sabine’s Gull (2) and Balearic Shearwater (40) flew past Pendeen Watch by midday

StithiansLittle Stint and Osprey Stithians Reservoir

St Erth – Osprey flew west over St Erth at 1130hrs