Sunday 21st October 2012 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Sennen*GLOSSY IBIS*(3 1w) still in stubble field just east of Seaview Holiday Park viewable from B3315 just east of Trevescan from layby just west of Trevilley Farm entrance track this afternoon

Red-Breasted Flycatcher, Kenidjack (B.Rankine)

St Just – RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER (1w) still at top end of Kenidjack valley in copse by engine shed this morning. Also Yellow-browed Warbler, Redwing (2) and Chiffchaff (3) (Thanks V.Stratton). RICHARD’S PIPIT flew south over Carn Gloose at 1100hrs. Yellow-browed Warbler still at top end of Cot valley

Red-breasted Flycatcher, Kenidjack Valley, 20.10.12 J.Chapple

SennenRICHARD’S PIPIT flew east over Sennen Cove at 0830hrs

Lands EndRICHARD’S PIPIT flew south over at 0845hrs. Long-eared Owl in sallows south of car park. Dartford Warbler along cycle track. Snow Bunting flew south at 0920hrs (Thanks J.Chapple et al)

Long-eared Owl, Lands End, 20.10.12 J.Chapple

The Lizard – RED-BACKED SHRIKE (1w) still 200 yards along road to Housel bay by pond (Thanks P.Hill and B.Dallas). Yellow-browed Warbler at seaward end of Mullion cove mid morning. Also Firecrest (1+). Chough (11) at Kynance Cove (Thanks B.Dallas)

Saltash – probable GREAT-WHITE EGRET at River Tamar/Kingsmill Lake confluence at low tide. Firecrest at Kingsmill Lake near 2nd hide. Avocet (3) at Kingsmill Lake (Thanks R.Taylor)

Falmouth PURPLE HERON (juv) still at College reservoir on island

Sancreed – possible TUNDRA PEREGRINE (calidus or tundrius) in ploughed field at Sancreed. Also probable RED KITE over. no sign of Glossy Ibis at Carn Euny car park (Thanks D.Flumm)

Lands EndWRYNECK still along cycle track 500 yards north of boarded up white house, tho elusive. Also Swift sp. flew out to sea.

Porthgwarra - Woodlark flew over Porthgwarra. Also Tree Pipit. Pom Skua past Gwennap Head. Black Redstart at Roskestal Farm. Fieldfare, Chaffinch (800+), Goldfinch (30+), Brambling and Linnet (30+) all flew out to sea. Also Meadow Pipit (100+), Skylark (60+), Jackdaw (800+) and Great Spotted Woodpecker (4) at Porthgwarra (Thanks V.Stratton et al)

PolgiggaSnow Bunting and Whinchat (2) at Bosistow

Men-An-TolShort-eared Owl (2) this evening

Wadebridge - Hen Harrier (6) at Rosenannon this evening (Thanks D.Julian)

StithiansRedwing (100’s) calling over between 2000-2100hrs (Thanks J.Shutt)

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