Tuesday 30th October 2012 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Coverack – *OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT* still at Coverack in field at Little Treleaver at 1630hrs

Rame – SERIN along road to Penlee NR with finch flock this morning tho mobile. Firecrest at Rame Head in sycamores by church at 1150hrs

Porthgwarra – RICHARD’S PIPIT in flight near coastguards at 0830hrs heard only, still present this afternoon. Black Redstart on cliffs west of coastguards. White-fronted Goose flew in off sea (5) early morning then (10) at 1030hrs then flew north

Sancreed – HAWFINCH flew over Sancreed

WadebridgeROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) at Walmsley Sanctuary early afternoon with Starling (60+). Also Merlin (Thanks C.Selway)

The Lizard – Black Redstart also. White-fronted Goose (3) flew over. Black Redstart (4) at Lizard village. Black Redstart at Kynance cove

St Just – Firecrest at Cot Valley

Portreath – Lapland Bunting at North Cliffs in stubble field

Helston – Black Redstart at Culdrose

Zennor – Hen Harrier (male) flew over moors above Gurnards Head (Thanks R.Levine)

Penzance – Kingfisher in harbour (Thanks B.Way)

Tintagel – Snow Bunting at Tintagel Castle at 1300hrs, showing well (Thanks S.Clement-Large)

Marazion – Bittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB

Hayle – Spoonbill (2) still on Hayle Estuary RSPB from B3301 causeway. Also Dark-bellied Brent Goose (16)

Cape Cornwall – Black Redstart at Cape Cornwall still late afternoon. Dark-bellied Brent Goose still on golf course

St Levan – Lapland Bunting (6+) and Ring Ouzel in fields just west of St Levan

Porthcurno – White-fronted Goose (5) flew north over at 1220hrs

Bodmin MoorWhite-fronted Goose (4) flew east over Crowdy reservoir late afternoon (Thanks B.Craven)

Falmouth – Med Gull (4, 1 ringed), Whimbrel (2), Ringed Plover (5) and Turnstone (6) on rocks at Gyllyngvase Beach (Thanks J.St Ledger). GN Diver (4, 1 sum plum) off Swanpool Beach. Also Ringed Plover (4) (Thanks G.Wills)

St Agnes – Brambling (male) in garden at Durning Road this morning (Thanks M.Barker)

4 thoughts on “Tuesday 30th October 2012 Cornwall Bird Sightings

  1. Steve Clement-Large

    2 Snow Buntings at Tintagel Castle – within English Heritage site today at 13.00 – both quite confiding. Have got photos – will email when I’ve uploaded.

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