Category Archives: Daily Sightings

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

Wednesday 1st October 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PolgiggaRICHARD’S PIPIT in fields west of Higher Bosistow

The LizardRED-BACKED SHRIKE at Windmill Farm near big pond at 1530hrs

GoonhavernCOMMON CRANE (4) flew SW over at 0822hrs (Thanks D.King)

TruroCurlew Sandpiper (2) at Tresemple Pool. Also Spotted Redshank

SaltashCurlew Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank (12), Redshank (16), Snipe (2), Dunlin (8), Bar-tailed Godwit (3), Black-tailed Godwit (16), Curlew (78), Wigeon (7), Teal (40+), Kingfisher, Little Egret (12) and Heron (3) at Kingsmill Lake (Thanks P.Kemp)

PadstowLapland Bunting at Crugmeer this morning with Skylark. Tree Pipit flew over. (Thanks D.Julian)

SennenLapland Bunting at Higher Tregiffian Farm this evening

PorthgwarraHooded Crow still at Roskestal Farm

No sign of Short-toed Lark at Cubert early morning (Thanks D.King)

Spotted Crake, Marazion Marsh, 29th Sept 14 (S.Rogers)

Tuesday 30th September 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

The Lizard*ARCTIC WARBLER* at Church Cove in roadside trees W of the pond at 09:00hrs but no sign since. Also Wood Warbler

St JustWRYNECK north side of Kenidjack Valley early afternoon

TruroRose-ringed Parakeet over Alverton Gardens, then flew north towards Bodmin Road at 0900hrs (Thanks B.Ross)

PorthgwarraBalearic Shearwater (62) and Sooty Shearwater past Gwennap Head between 16:40-17:50. Hooded Crow at Roskestal Farm

Hayle - Little Stint (2 juv) at Hayle Estuary off B3301 causeway

Boleigh - Balearic Shearwater (9) past Boleigh late afternoon

TorpointSpoonbill at Wacker Quay. Osprey over Wacker Quay late morning

Monday 29th September 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Lands EndORTOLAN BUNTING north of A30/B3315 junction at Treeve Common late morning then flew towards fields at Trevescan

CubertSHORT-TOED LARK 300yds SE of church in stubble field by footpath but mobile

The LizardRED-BACKED SHRIKE at Windmill Farm CBWPS in willows near large pond. Balearic Shearwater (9) past Lizard Point

St JustGREAT WHITE EGRET flew north over Carn Goose at 09:50hrs

SennenTurtle Dove at Trevedra this evening

LamornaFirecrest (2) at Lamorna Cove 600yds west along bridleway at Castalack near gate before houses by junction with B3315

PorthgwarraHooded Crow still at Roskestal Farm on wires

St StephenSpoonbill at Shillingham Point at 14:00hrs. Also Osprey in tree at 14:30hrs

HayleLittle Stint (3), Black-tailed Godwit (2) and Kingfisher (2) on Ryan’s Field. Curlew Sandpiper, Ruff (2) and Med Gull (2) at morning high tide (Thanks J.St Ledger)

TruroCurlew Sandpiper (2), Spotted Redshank (2) and Snipe (2) at Tresemple Pool. Greenshank (9) on river (Thanks A.Nicholson)

River FalBT Diver at ferry point at Trelissick Gardens at 1500hrs (Thanks L&G.Emery)

Sunday 28th September 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings


Glossy Ibis, Marazion (P.Freestone)

MarazionGLOSSY IBIS at Marazion Marsh RSPB at 1130hrs, then flew high west
over Mounts Bay at 1245hrs (Thanks R.Mcdonald et al) Spotted Crake again this morning from Standing stone. Hobby over pines and Garganey on Long Rock Pool (Thanks B.Dallas)

The LizardROSE-COLOURED STARLING between Lizard Point and village green at 0900hrs (Thanks S.Brown)

Rose-coloured Starling, The Lizard 28092014 (S.Brown)

StithiansRuff, Snipe (12) and Lapwing (2) at Stithians reservoir this morning. Also Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin (4) and Ringed Plover (2) at Golden Lion Cutoff (Thanks P.Freestone and R.Carter)

Bodmin Moor Crossbill (2) at Siblyback Reservoir this morning (Thanks D.Julian)

Hayle – Black-tailed Godwit (3), Kingfisher and Dunlin (4) at Ryan’s Field late morning (Thanks B.Dallas and P.Freestone)

LandulphLittle Stint, Kingfisher (2), Common Sandpiper and Canada Goose at c1400hrs (Thanks T.Bryant)

FalmouthRed Throated Diver from Pendennis Point at 1600hrs. Med Gull (4) at Castle beach (Thanks S.Grose)

Roseland – Eider off Carne Beach this afternoon. Also ringed Plover (2) on Towan Beach (Thanks D.Hall)

Saturday 27th September 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

The LizardCOMMON CRANE over The Lizard this morning tho mobile, appeared to fly west. RED-BACKED SHRIKE at Windmill Farm on heath by big pond this afternoon

Marazion – SPOTTED CRAKE still from standing stone at Marazion Marsh RSPB early morning. Garganey (juv drk) at Marazion Marsh RSPB viewed from road. Hobby also (Thanks B.Dallas)

ConstantineOSPREY at Polpenwith Creek this morning (Thanks N.Berry)

HayleSpotted Redshank (juv) at Hayle Estuary RSPB. Little Stint (2), Knot (2), Black-tailed Godwit (3) and Kingfisher (2) at Ryans field this morning. Curlew Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and Greenshank (11) on main estuary. Also Golden Plover (11) and Med Gull (17) (Thanks D.Flumm and P.Freestone)