Saturday 22nd October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Rock – Dalmatian Pelican (ad) still on Camel Estuary at Rock viewed from Camel Trail, still present this afternoon

St Just – Wryneck, Yellow-browed Warbler (2) and Siberian Chiffchaff at Kenidjack Valley. Yellow-browed Warbler (2)and Firecrest (2) in Cot Valley. Ring Ouzel (2) at Lands End Airfield (Thanks P.Freestone)

Polgigga – Rose-colored Starling at Polgigga. Short-eared Owl west of Faraway Cottage along coast path

Stithians – Spoonbill (2) at Stithians Reservoir from Stuart Hutchings Hide at 1535hrs

Gwithian – Spoonbill (2) at St Gothian Sands LNR near cafe showing well at 1225hrs. Also Pink-footed Goose, Canada Goose (230+), Wigeon (12), Teal (12), Mallard (4) and Tufted Duck (21) (Thanks V.Stratton and J.St Ledger)

Hayle – Spoonbill still at Hayle Estuary from causeway at 1020hrs. Goosander (2), Goldeneye, 3 Grey Plover (3) and Great Crested Grebe at  Carnsew pool. Med Gull (33) on Hayle estuary. (Thanks S.Grose)

Sennen – Yellow-browed Warbler at Vellandreath

Nanquidno – Yellow-browed Warbler still at Nanquidno Valley opposite Nanjulian Farm

Scillonian Crossing – Sooty Shearwater from Scillonian III

Bedruthan StepsBlack Redstart (2) on one of ‘steps’ nearest Carnwas (Thanks T.Hill)

Pendeen – Black Redstart at coastguard cottages at 1745hrs

Fal EstuaryBlack-necked Grebe (11) from AK Wildlife Cuises trip (Thanks B.Porter)

Bodmin Moor Black-necked Grebe at Colliford Lake at 1340hrs on west side

St IvesRing Ouzel (3) at Buttermilk Hill. Also Redwing (3), Golden Plover (27), Meadow Pipit (35) (Thanks V.Stratton and J.St Ledger)

Godrevy Point – Snow Bunting (4) and Purple Sandpiper at Godrevy Head. Also Skylark (8), Oystercatcher (84),  35 Turnstone (35), Grey Plover (2) and 3 Ringed Plover (3) (Thanks V.Stratton and J.St Ledger)

No sign of Hudsonian Whimbrel (ad) at Perranuthnoe by 1415hrs

No sign of Siberian Stonechat at Cape Cornwall

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