Tag Archives: American Bittern in Cornwall

Sunday 7th November 2010 Cornwall Bird Reports

no sign of American Bittern at Walmsley Sanctuary today. But Spoonbill and Whooper Swan (ad). LAPLAND BUNTING (2+) in parking field this morning

Mevagissey ***GREEN HERON*** (1w) still at Lost Gardens of Heligan in Lost Valley early afternoon. Gardens open at 1000hrs, last entry to gardens is 1530hrs, closes at 1730hrs Map Here. Entry £10, follow on-site instructions. Firecrest at Polsreath Cove SW.018.455

St.IvesLeach’s Petrel (3), Balearic Shearwater (5), Manx Shearwater, Pale-bellied Brent Goose, BT Diver (6) and GN Diver past St.Ives island between 0730-1005hrs

Sancreed – (08:00 – 12 noon) male Merlin, 2 Golden Plover, 8 Lapwing, 1750 Woodpigeon, 115 Stock Dove, 70 Skylark, 12 Fieldfare, 830 Chaffinch & 7 Brambling all west. Also 3 Med Gulls (2 x 1st & a 2nd wint) in fields at village and Greenland White-fronted Goose with 90 Canadas field east of reservoir. (Thanks D.Flumm)

PentireSnow Bunting (2) at Pentire point west

TrevoseSnow Bunting (4) on coastal path between Trevose Head and Constantine

Firecrests reported today from Gardens in Penzance and Camborne and at Penare Point.

Calstock Brambling in private garden this morning (Thanks J.Richings)

Saturday 6th November 2010 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge ***AMERICAN BITTERN*** still at Walmsley Sanctuary from tower hide showing well, on and off. Parking available in field on SW side of B3314 just before traffic lights at Trewornan Bridge. non CBWPS members access to the tower hide will be available until Sunday (7th) evening SW.988.742. Follow on site instructions MAP HERE. LAPLAND BUNTING flew over Tower hide this morning. Whooper Swan and Spoonbill (juv) also still present. Whitethroat in hedge by car park

Mevagissey ***GREEN HERON*** (1w) still at Lost Gardens of Heligan. Gardens open at 1000hrs, last entry to gardens is 1530hrs, closes at 1730hrs Map Here. Entry £10, follow on-site instructions

Padstow LAPLAND BUNTING (12) and Snow Bunting (3) at Trevose Head

Hayle – No sign of White-fronted Goose on estuary this morning, but OEB Greylag still present on Ryan’s Field and Ruff. Med Gull (3), Grey Plover (2), Greenshank and Bar-tailed Godwit (10) on main estuary at low tide (Thanks S.Taylor)

Nanquidno Firecrest (2) still in valley this afternoon

Stithians Barn Owl at Stithians Reservoir (Stithians Birdwatching)

Truro Mandarin (drk) still at Tresemple Pool (Thanks S.Williams)

Friday 5th November 2010 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge - ***AMERICAN BITTERN*** still at Walmsley Sanctuary from tower hide. Parking available in field on SW side of B3314 just before traffic lights at Trewornan Bridge. non CBWPS members access to the tower hide will be available until Sunday (7th) evening SW.988.742. Follow on site instructions MAP HERE. Also Spoonbill and Whooper Swan this afternoon (Thanks C.Selway)

Mevagissey ***GREEN HERON*** (1w) still at Lost Gardens of Heligan. Gardens open at 1000hrs, last entry to gardens is 1530hrs, closes at 1730hrs Map Here. Entry £10, follow on-site instructions

The LizardLong-tailed Skua (juv.dark morph) and Pom Skua off Bass point this morning. Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest (2+) still in Church Cove (Thanks I.Maclean). BT Diver at Spernic Cove close inshore late morning (Thanks T.Twiggs)

HayleGreenland White-fronted Goose and “OEB” Swedish Greylag Goose still on Hayle Estuary RSPB this afternoon

Sennen Med Gull (4) in  Sennen Cove

St.Austell GN Diver off Porthpean this afternoon. BT Diver off Charlestown (St.Austell Baywatch)

Truro Mandarin (drk) still at Tresemple Pool (CBWPS)

Ludgvan Firecrest (CBWPS)

Thursday 4th November 2010 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge ***AMERICAN BITTERN*** still at Walmsley Sanctuary from tower hide. Parking available in field on SW side of B3314 just before traffic lights at Trewornan Bridge. non CBWPS members access to the tower hide will be available until Sunday (7th) evening SW.988.742. Follow on site instructions MAP HERE. Also Whooper Swan, Spoonbill (juv) and Curlew Sandpiper (Thanks C.Selway, S.Williams et al)

Mevagissey ***GREEN HERON*** (1w) still at Lost Gardens of Heligan on top pool, showing well.Gardens open at 1000hrs, last entry to gardens is 1530hrs, closes at 1730hrs Map Here. Entry £10, follow on-site instructions. Also Firecrest (2) (Thanks S.Williams)

Hayle Greenland White-fronted Goose (juv), Whooper Swan (3) and Grey Plover still on Hayle Estuary RSPB

Pendeen Balearic Shearwater (2) and Great Skua (2) past Pendeen watch late morning

St.JustFirecrest (7) in Cot Valley this morning. Ring Ouzel (1w.fem) in private garden at Carnyorth for 4th day

Nanquidno Firecrest still in valley

Penzance GN Diver off Tolcarne beach

Truro Mandarin (drk) still on Tresemple pool (Thanks D.Jenkins)

Sennen Med Gull (4) in Sennen Cove

St.AustellCommon Scoter (11) off Porthpean (Thanks St.Austell Baywatch) Pom Skua north east past Gorran Haven (Thanks D.Payne)

Wednesday 3rd November 2010 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge ***AMERICAN BITTERN*** still at Walmsley Sanctuary from tower hide. Parking available in field on SW side of B3314 just before traffic lights at Trewornan Bridge. non CBWPS members access to the tower hide will be available until Sunday (7th) evening SW.988.742. Follow on site instructions MAP HERE. Also Whooper Swan (ad) and Spoonbill over

Mevagissey ***GREEN HERON*** (1w) still at Lost Gardens of Heligan on top pool, showing well.Gardens open at 1000hrs, last entry to gardens is 1530hrs, closes at 1730hrs Map Here. Entry £10, follow on-site instructions

CamborneLAPLAND BUNTING (4+) at North Cliffs in stubble field opposite north entrance to Tehidy Country Park

Hayle Greenland White-fronted Goose (juv) and Med Gull (c.10) on Hayle Estuary RSPB

The Lizard Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest (2) in Church Cove

Pendeen - Great Skua (2) and Balearic Shearwater (7) between 0930-1100hrs

Porthgwarra - Balearic Shearwater (2) past Gwennap Head

Sennen Med Gull (2.1w) in Sennen Cove

Nanquidno Firecrest still in valley

St.JustFirecrest in Cot valley still

Truro Mandarin (1w.drk) at Tresemple pool

St.Austell Velvet Scoter (2) and GN Diver (3) off Porthpean