Tuesday 16th October 2012 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Falmouth – Possible DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT (small looking Cormorant sp., Yellowish lower mandible and deep yellow-orange gular patch with no white surround) on Swanpool this afternoon and again at 1700hrs on sea off Swanpool (Thanks M.Silk and S.Bearhop)

Sennen*GLOSSY IBIS* (4 1w) still between Skewjack Farm and Brew Farm in field 1/2 mile east of A30, 200 yards east of Brew Sewage Works at 1005hrs. Walk along road to sewage works and take muddy track on left for c200 yards to view cattle field SW.365.253

Sancreed*GLOSSY IBIS* (2 1w) still in flooded field west of Carn Euny car park at 1215hrs, still present at 1750hrs

Marazion*GLOSSY IBIS* at Marazion Marsh RSPB viewable from road at 1540hrs then flew to field out of view. Also Bittern. (Thanks D.Flumm)

The LizardRED-BACKED SHRIKE (1w) still south of Lizard village in hedge on east side of 1st field east of Lighthouse Road along track to Housel Bay, 50 yards west of Pond. Med Gull (2) at Housel Bay this morning (Thanks M.Pamphilon)

Lands EndWRYNECK between Lands End and Sennen in flight briefly along cycle track at 1445hrs. No sign since.

St IvesSabine’s Gull (2 ads) past St Ives Island mid morning. Also Pom Skua, Balearic Shearwater (9+), Great Skua (3) and Manx Shearwater (5)

FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler still at Swanvale, tho elusive. Also Firecrest (2). Yellow-Browed Warbler in woods around Pendennis Castle and Firecrest (2) at Pendennis Head (Thanks H.Cook and S.Ogden)

PorthgwarraYellow-browed Warbler by Trevean Pool still this morning but no sign this afternoon. Balearic Shearwater (14), Sooty Shearwater (5) and Chough (2) past Gwenneap Head. Black Redstart in cove and Wheatear (8) on moor. Firecrest in garden opposite toilet block. (Thanks E L Wisty)

Padstow - Long-tailed Skua in field at Stepper Point at 1100hrs then flew west (Thanks D.Julian). Balearic Shearwater past Stepper Point. Med Gull (60) between Stepper Point and Tregirls beach. Woodlark (4) with Skylarks at Trevose Head this morning and Corn Bunting (3). Whinchat along footpath at Constantine Bay and Med Gull on Golf Course (Thanks M.Knights)

Polzeath Pom Skua (ad) and Great Skua (2) past Rumps Point (Thanks C.Selway)

Redruth Green Sandpiper and Firecrest (2) at Gwennap Sewage Works at 1130hrs (Thanks B.Toms)

St JustYellow-browed Warbler in Cot Valley still near garage door with palm tree painting on

HelstonFirecrest (2) at boating lake

One thought on “Tuesday 16th October 2012 Cornwall Bird Sightings

  1. Samuel

    Hello again,

    Sorry to be bothering you again. I was just wondering whether anyone knew the exact location of the Yellow-browed Warbler in Swanvale, Falmouth, as I tried to find the bird on Sunday and failed and was wondering whether I was looking in the wrong place. I was looking for it from the path that leads along the western edge of the nature reserve, was I in the right place?

    Many thanks,

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