Friday 5th April 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor*LESSER SCAUP* (ad drk) and DOTTEREL (4) at Siblyback Lake. Also Crossbill (20+) and Red-necked Grebe at 1300hrs (Thanks P.Barlow)

WadebridgeLittle Ringed Plover and Green Sandpiper (3) at Walmsley Sanctuary between 1100-1145hrs, showing well. Little Ringed Plover (6, Water Pipit and Swallow (4) at Treraven Meadows at 1230hrs (Thanks J.Lander)

St LoyFirecrest in woodland this morning. Red Kite flew over at 1140hrs (Thanks P.Taylor)

St MabynYellow Wagtail in ploughed field opposite old garage along B3266 (Thanks R.Davey)

St Just - Siberian Chiffchaff at Kenidjack Valley at sewage works still at 0900hrs (Thanks A.Whitehouse). Red Kite flew over Lands End Airfield

NewquayLittle Ringed Plover (2) with Ringed Plover (5) on Gannel Estuary this morning (Thanks S.Rowe)

TruroBrambling (3 fem) in garden this morning (Thanks D.Jenkins)

NewlynBlackcap (2 male) in garden at Chyenhal this morning (Thanks C. Page-Davies)

Men-An-TolRing Ouzel (male) in field on left hand side of footpath that leads to Men-An-Tol, c150m along path from road at 1330hrs. Also Wheatear on track (Thanks A.Whitehouse and T.Fletcher)

HelstonRT Diver (sum plum), GN Diver, Sandwich Tern (3) and Wheatear (3) off Loe Bar

PolzeathBlack Redstart (2. 1 male & 1 female), Wheatear (2 male) and Grey Seal (3) at Rumps Point (Thanks H & O. Mears)

FalmouthCommon Scoter (drk) still at Swanpool. Sandwich Tern (6+), (2+) at entrance to Carrick Roads and (4) off Gyllyngvase beach. Also Med Gull (2nd S). Sandwich Tern at Gorrangorras (Thanks D.Chaney)

The Common Scoter hassled by a Herring Gull! (M.Rouncefield)

The LizardRing Ouzel on cliff west of Kynance Cove at 1545hrs

TruroBlackcap (6. 3f 3m) in garden at Gloweth. Blackcap (male) singing at Gloweth Barton. Little Egret feeding in leats at entrance to Victoria Gardens, showing well (Thanks A.Mason

GwithianBuzzard with missing central tail feathers showing forked tail at St Gothian Sands LNR at 1500hrs (Thanks T.Fletcher)

2 thoughts on “Friday 5th April 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

  1. Gary Lewis

    Do we actually know where these Dotterel are around Siblyback. This group is possibly only the 2nd record of Dotterel for Caradon and I have looked the last 2 days without joy. Grateful for any info.

  2. Phil Barlow

    They were first in the field on the opposite side of the lake to the hide ,I stood on the bench to watch them. I watched them for approx
    10 mins. I went into the woods down the path to look for cross bills. I WA in the woods for about 20 mins. As you come out of the woods there is a ploughed field. While watching some mistle thrush the 4 Birds flew in and landed in the furrows. I waited but did not connect again.
    Hope this helps

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