Once common across Farmland in the County, the entire breeding population of Corn Buntings in Cornwall is now only to be found between Newquay and Pentire near Polzeath. There are less than 50 breeding males. The breeding season so far has not been good as it has been so wet, plus being ground nesting, corn buntings are very vulnerable to farm machinery cutting crops, disturbance by people and all manner of predators. Many of the corn buntings are now colour ringed so again any sightings are very much appreciated. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any sightings or report them to Cornwall Birding and we will be happy to pass your sightings on.
Corn bunting work is part of the Action for Birds in England programme a joint RSPB/ Natural England Project.
Corn Bunting (photo:P.Freestone)