Saturday 15th October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

RockDalmatian Pelican still on Camel Estuary at Rock from car park at 1350hrs. Curlew Sandpiper (2) on Camel Estuary

PorthgwarraRed-eyed Vireo at Porthgwarra in car park at 1215hrs, still present at 1700hrs along road near car park (Thanks S.Cox et al.)

St Ives – probable Black-throated Thrush briefly feeding on berries of Cotoneaster bush at Buttermilk Hill this morning. Also Ring Ouzel (7), Blackbird (14), Continental Song Thrush (18) between 1030-1130hrs (Thanks V.Stratton and J.Thomas)

Polgigga – Probable Pallid Harrier at Trevilley at 0830hrs

Cape CornwallRed-throated Pipit at golf course around 15th/16th holes in front of Nanpean Holiday Flats with flock of Meadow Pipit (c20) . Also Rose-coloured Starling (juv) with flock of Starling (c10). Black Redstart in Nanpean Holiday Flats car park. All seen between 0830-0930hrs (Thanks A.Jones)

St Agnes Dusky Warbler at Chapel Porth calling and showing at 1730hrs. From car park walk 300 yards up valley to view scrub between path and mining wheel. Short-toed Lark still at St Agnes head in car park west of New Downs

Short-toed Lark, St Agnes, 14.10.16 (S.Rogers)

Short-toed Lark, St Agnes, 14.10.16 (S.Rogers)

FalmouthPectoral Sandpiper still at College reservoir

The LizardRed-breasted Flycatcher in plantation at Church Cove

St Just – Yellow-browed Warbler (2) in Cot Valley. Yellow-browed Warbler (3), 2 in donkey paddock by last house and 1 at Kenidjack Valley in copse by engine shed (Thanks D.Helliar)

HelstonYellow-browed Warbler at Loe Pool

Porth – Chough (4) feeding in field ajcent to Sands Resort Hotel. Also Wheatear on coastal footpath (Thanks S.Grose)

Penryn – Chough at Penryn Harbour this evening

Scillonian CrossingBalearic Shearwater and Sooty Shearwater at Scillonian III this morning

Washaway – Firecrest (2) feeding high in monkey puzzle trees near entrance gate at Pencarrow House. Also Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Thanks S.Grose)

HayleSpoonbill (imm) on Carnsew Basin

NewlynBlack Redstart (2) at Sandy Cove mid afternoon

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