Sunday 19th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Helston – Bonaparte’s Gull at Helston Boating Lake at 10:00 then flew off

Gorran HavenHoopoe still at Gorran Haven at Sea View International caravan site

Hoopoe, Boswinger, R.Nicholls

HayleIceland Gull (2) on estuary today. Also Yellow-legged Gull (2w) and Sandwich Tern  (2)(Thanks D.Julian and M.Halliday)

Newquay Iceland Gull (juv) on Gannel Estuary

Par White-fronted Goose at Par Beach this morning (Thanks S.Rogers)

Saturday 18th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Todays bird sighting highlights from Cornwall include:

HelstonBonaparte’s Gull still at Helston Boating lake this morning. Cattle Egret (16) on south side of Loe Pool.

St ClementCattle Egret (10+) distantly in field with cattle at Menadews Farm at 1330 (Thanks T. O’Leary)

Newquay Cattle Egret by airfield at St Mawgan. Iceland Gull (3cy) and Yellow-legged Gull on Gannel Estuary

Gorran HavenHoopoe again this morning at Boswinger (Thanks R.Castillo-Nicholls)

Hoopoe, Boswinger - (Rowena Castillo-Nicholls)

Hoopoe, Boswinger – (Rowena Castillo-Nicholls)

Hayle Iceland Gull (juv) on estuary from B3301 causeway. Also two £cy Yellow-legged Gulls (Thanks C.Urquhart)

Coverack Iceland Gull at Coverack at 1130hrs

Gwithian Iceland Gull (2w) at St Gothian Sands NR (cbwps)

MullionIceland Gull (2) on sea between harbour and island (cbwps)

FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler (2) still at Swanvale (Thanks B.Porter)

Camborne Yellow-browed Warbler still at Tehidy CP by café.

Marazion Pomarine Skua again offshore this morning

Ruan LanihorneDipper at Set Bridge this morning (Thanks R.Andrew)

Friday 17th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

HelstonBonaparte’s Gull still at Helston Boating lake

Hayle Cattle Egret (3) reported at Lelant Saltings this afternoon. Also Spoonbill (imm) and Iceland Gull (2 juv) still and Yellow-legged Gull (ad and 2w) (Thanks M.Halliday and B.Dallas)

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CamborneIceland Gull (1w) in ploughed field between Treswithian and Roseworthy from old A30. Yellow-browed Warbler again at Tehidy CP.

FalmouthIceland Gull (ad) again in cauliflower field at Treverva. Also Med Gull (5) (Thanks D.Chaney)

PolgiggaIceland Gull (juv) in fields by Bosistow Lane this morning (Thanks M.Wallace)

Connor DownsMerlin flew south chasing a Linnet over Treeve Lane this afternoon.

MarazionSand Martin (10) and Swallow at RSPB Marazion Marsh today (Thanks D.Flumm)

DriftSand Martin (150+) over Drift Reservoir (Thanks D.Flumm)

Gwithian Wheatear at St Gothian Sands NR today (Thanks M.Curtis)


Thursday 16th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

HelstonBonaparte’s Gull (1w) still at Helston Boating Lake and showing well (Thanks S.Rogers)

St Erth Cattle Egret (3) early morning in field at Treloweth Lane, then in field with cattle north of St Erth village on Tredrea Lane at 1100rs then flushed by cyclist and flew south (Thanks B.Dallas)

HayleCattle Egret on main estuary at 0920hrs. Three Birds on Lelant slatings later, probably the ones from St Erth. Also Iceland Gull (2) again at 1200hrs (Thanks M.Halliday and S.Rogers)

Iceland Gull, Hayle 16032017 (P.Freestone)

Record shot of Iceland Gull, Hayle (P.Freestone)

Gorren Haven Hoopoe this afternoon at Boswinger (Thanks T.Pinto)

Falmouth Iceland Gull (ad) at Argal Reservoir this afternoon then flew towards the coast (Thanks D.Chaney)

WadebridgeGarganey (3) at Walmsley Sanctuary this evening

Marazion Garganey (2) on sea off Old Station House (cbwps)

Gwithian Little Ringed Plover at St Gothian Sands NR this afternoon, also Iceland Gull (juv). No sign late evening but Sand Martin (3) (Thanks S.Rogers)

St Ives Black Redstart at St Ives Island. Great Crested Grebe on sea, also Common Dolphin (20+) headed west and Harbour Porpoise (50+) (Thanks J.Brodie-Good)

Seaton Slav Grebe offshore. Also Common Scoter (7) and GN Diver (6) (Thanks C.Buckland)

KendijackChiffchaff (8) at Kendijack this morning

SancreedFieldfare (9) and Chiffchaff (2). Also Red-legged Partridge at Sancreed Beacon (first in area for over 20 years) (Thanks D.Flumm)

Wednesday 15th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

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Helston Bonaparte’s Gull still on Helston Boating lake today and showing well. Also Med Gull (2)

CamborneCattle Egret in trees by large pond again today. From main entrance take path to the left, past picnic tables then take left path again to view inlet where Mute Swans gather. Also Yellow-browed Warbler in ivy covered trees to left of Café.

NewquayCattle Egret (6) at Gannel Estuary roost this evening. Also Iceland Gull at Porth Reservoir

HayleCaspian Gull (1w) early morning then flew off. Also Iceland Gull (2), Yellow-legged Gull  (2w), Spoonbill  and Common Gull (4) late afternoon (Thanks B.Dallas and M.Halliday)

Drift Iceland Gull (2) following plough in fields above reservoir. (Thanks D.Flumm)

Gwithian Wheatear (male) at St Gothian Sands in fenced off area by road at 1330hrs.

Tuesday 14th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

HelstonBonaparte’s Gull again at Helston boating lake

NewquayRing-billed Gull (1w) still on the Gannel Estuary

HayleCaspian Gull (1w), Iceland Gull (juv), Yellow-legged Gull ( ads and a 2w) on Hayle Estuary this fternoon Also Red-breasted Merganser (drk), Common Gull (ad) and Black-tailed Godwit (sum plum)

Falmouth Iceland Gull (Ad) at College Reservoir. Also Scaup (1w drk) still.IMG_20170314_171351~01 (2)

CamborneYellow-browed Warbler still at Tehidy CP

TruroDipper and Kingfisher on stream behind Truro Cathedral (Thanks E.Bannister)