Wednesday 23rd October 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Rosudgeon *RED-EYED VIREO* until 1530hrs 1ml south of Rosudgeon at Prussia Cove, no further sign by 1700hrs. Use car park and follow track to Kenneggy Sands, view trees by stream after 100yds. Take Prussia Cove turning by chip shop in Rosudgeon, park in car park at end of lane. Take track from between car park and obvious conifers towards Kenneggy. Almost at bottom of hill there is a stream. Turn left into wooded valley and the bird was seen after about 250 yards in open glade. (Thanks M.Bishop). WRYNECK along coastpath near Prussia Cove

PenzanceROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) at Morrison’s car park

Madron – unconfirmed report of GOLDEN ORIOLE at Madron

PorthcurnoYellow-browed Warbler in main car park by waste bins

DavidstowWhooper Swan in field 100 yards beyond Davidstow garage this evening

GwithianSnow Bunting at Hells Mouth 300 yards west of top car park on coast path to Godrevy point at 1225hrs

PendeenPom Skua (6), Balearic Shearwater (30), Sooty Shearwater (11), Manx Shearwater (14), Great Skua (8), Arctic Skua (14) and Puffin flew past Pendeen watch between 1000-1230hrs

PadstowBalearic Shearwater (10) and Sooty Shearwater (7) at sea between Boscastle and Padstow from RV Endeavour this morning

MarazionGreat Northern Diver still at Long Rock Pool this morning and showing well (Thanks M.Curtis)

The Lizard Black Redstart at Kynance Cove by Café. Also Ring Ouzel

HayleMed Gull (11) at Lelant Saltings this morning. Also Sandwich Tern (2), Greenshank (6), Knot (6), Bar-tailed Godwit (4) and good numbers of Wigeon and Teal. Greenshank (3), Redshank (38), Dunlin and Bar-tailed Godwit (8) at Copperhouse Creek (Thanks P.Freestone). Osprey and Brent Goose (2) also at Hayle Estuary RSPB. Arctic Tern at Carnsew Basin

RameYellow-browed Warbler in sycamores right of Old rectory. Black Redstart at Penmillard Farm. Also Great Skua (Thanks M.Beer)

Gerrans - Yellow-browed Warbler just west of Gerrans (Thanks L.Sampson)

Men-an-TolHen Harrier (ringtail) and Short-eared Owl

TruroMandarin, Canada Goose (40+), Sanderling (30), Gadwall and Bar-tailed Godwit at Tresemple Pool. Curlew, Shelduck (10) and Redshank (6) on Tresillian river (Thanks C.Matta)

PorthcothanHen Harrier (ringtail) at Porthmeor at 1530hrs (Thanks D.Hodd)

LauncestonSwallow and Grey Wagtail at Coads Green (Thanks P.Mallet)

Bodmin Moor Wheatear at Siblyback Lake. Golden Plover (200+) over (Thanks D.Dennis)

WadebridgeCurlew Sandpiper (2) at Walmsley Sanctuary

2 thoughts on “Wednesday 23rd October 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

  1. Mike Bishop

    Red Eyed Vireo. Found in Prussia Cove at 12;50. I left to direct first arriving birder, and re-found it after about 40 minutes. Seen by three other birders at that time. I left about 3:00 and it had not been seen again by then.
    Directions: Take Prussia Cove turning by chip shop in Rosudgeon, park in car park at end of lane. Take track from between car park and obvious conifers towards Kenneggy. Almost at bottom of hill there is a stream. Turn left into wooded valley and the bird was seen after about 250 yards in open glade.

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