Sunday 13th October 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings


Turtle Dove, The Lizard, 131013 (I.Maclean)

Porthgwarra - WRYNECK still on track to Three Chimney. WOODLARK flew over this morning. Firecrest (7) at Porthgwarra

Marazion – ROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) at Marazion Marsh RSPB in roost at 1809hrs. Bittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB this morning

Penzance – ROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) at Long Rock at Morrison’s car park. Also COMMON ROSEFINCH (juv) at Morrisons Car Park at 09.55hrs (on same wores as Rose-coloured Starling for 3/4 minutes then flew towards Marazion (Thanks K.Reeves) No further sign of Common Rosefinch at Morrison’s car park this evening

St Just – Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest (2) in Cot Valley still at top end. Firecrest at Kenidjack Valley

Land’s End – Yellow-browed Warbler in sallows south of car park

Nanquidno – Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest (6) at Nanquidno Valley still

St Ives – Arctic Tern flew past St Ives

Bude – Little Stint at Maer Lake at 1310hrs

Hayle – Osprey still at Hayle Estuary RSPB at 1205hrs. Guillemot from Lelant station (Thanks PJ Smale). Pale-bellied Brent Goose and Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Med Gull (3), Common gull (2), Wigeon (700+), Teal (400+), Shelduck (2), Pintail (3), Bar-tailed Godwit (21), Common Redshank (35), Greenshank (2) (Thanks V.Stratton)

NewquayYellow-browed Warbler still at Porth Joke (Thanks S.Rowe)

RameShort-eared Owl at Rame between 0930-1000hrs. Merlin (fem) at Military Road at 1115hrs. Barn Owl roosting in trees at Penlee Battery (Thanks J.Mitchell)

St Breock DownsHen Harrier (ringtail) on St Breock Downs this morning (Thanks T.Potterton)

The LizardTurtle Dove (Thanks I.Maclean)

Roseland PeninsulaCuckoo on coastal path 300m SW of Towan Beach (Thanks P.Miles)

FalmouthWhimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit (4), Dunlin (4) and Greenshank (2) on Penryn River. (Thanks D.Chaney and S.Perfect)

StithiansRuff, Wheatear, Dunlin, Ringed Plover and Lapwing (3) at Stithians reservoir (Thanks D.Chaney and S.Perfect)

HelstonWhooper Swan still at Boating Lake. Jack Snipe (2), Merlin, Wheatear (3), Dunlin (3), Cetti’s Warbler and White Wagtail at Loe Pool. Tree Pipit flew over. Common Dolphin (10+) offshore (Thanks D.Chaney and S.Perfect)

St IvesWheatears (5), Golden Plover (2) and Meadow Pipit (20) at Buttermilk Hill (Thanks V.Stratton)

Zennor - Hen Harrier (ringtail) hunting the fields at Trewey Downs. Also Merlin (ad fem). Golden Plover (387) in field, Snipe also (Thanks V.Stratton)

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