Monday 8th September 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Nanquidno – probable **EASTERN PHOEBE**  at seaward end of valley at 0855hrs for c3mins then flew west, no sign since. (Thanks M.Halliday) Bird is thought by some to be a Spotted Flycatcher. Finder states bird was much bigger than a Spotted Flycatcher, showing yellow belly, white throat and flicking tail

prob. Eastern Phoebe, Nanquidno,08.09.14 (M.Halliday)

prob. Eastern Phoebe, Nanquidno, 08.09.14 (M.Halliday)

Nanjizal – BARRED WARBLER trapped and ringed at Nanjizal Valley

Marazion – PECTORAL SANDPIPER (juv) still at Marazion Marsh RSPB this afternoon. SPOTTED CRAKE on east scape at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Little Stint (2) on beach

Land’s End – WRYNECK at Trinity Loop at 14:10. Also Whinchat (6) and Yellow Wagtail (2)

The LizardWRYNECK (2) near The Lizard at Soapy Cove. Also Yellow Wagtail (4+), Whinchat (6) and White Wagtail (7). WRYNECK at Church Cove at 1800hrs (Thanks B.Dallas)

Penzance –  ROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) in Morrison’s car park

StithiansLittle Stint at Stithians reservoir from hide

DriftLittle Ringed Plover still at Drift reservoir

LauncestonWhinchat (2) near Launceston at Laneast Down this afternoon. Also Lapwing (3) (Thanks L.Sampson)

Upper Tamar Lake Osprey (3) at 11:30hrs (cbwps)

TruroOsprey over Tresemple Pool at 12.10hrs landed in trees on far side of estuary then flew off towards Tregothnan at 1220hrs. Also Water Rail (2), Kingfisher, Black Tailed Godwit and Greenshank (5). (Thanks A.Nicholson)

Osprey, Tresillian River, A.Nicholson

2 thoughts on “Monday 8th September 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

  1. Michael

    Agree with Spotted Flycatcher. The bird is perched in a Sitka Spruce (not a ‘pine’ as given!); by comparison with the size of Sitka Spruce foliage, the bird better fits Spotted Flycatcher size – too small for E Phoebe.

  2. Lawrence

    Personally I don’t agree with Spotted Flycatcher. For a second I thought the bird was backlit in the first photo, which made me think SF, but actually the bird is pretty much in full sun, yet the contrast between the dark back and pale flank and throat is huge. Hopefully it might be refound if it is Eastern Phoebe!

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