Tag Archives: American Golden Plover in Cornwall

Saturday 9th December 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup (drk) still at Dozmary Pool. Also Ring-necked Duck still

St ErthCattle Egret still today in field off Tredrea Lane

Hayle –  Caspian Gull (1w) on Estuary tis morning. Also American Golden Plover (juv) still on estuary. (Thanks M.Halliday)

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Saltash Glossy Ibis still at Kingsmill Lake in field opposite 2nd hide at 1210hrs. Hawfinch still at China Fleet Club (Thanks C.Buckland)

IlloganYellow-browed Warbler at Illogan woods near Avery Court Hotel

PenzanceLapland Bunting (6) near Madron at Ding Dong Moor.

MarazionWater Pipit still on beach. Great Northern Diver (8+) offshore

FalmouthSlav Grebe (2) still off Swanpool

St IvesBlack-throated Diver offshore

Carbis BayGreat Northern Diver (3) offshore

CrowlasSwallow at 1050hrs

Thursday 7th December 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

St ErthCattle Egret (2) still in fields off Tredrea Lane (Thanks B.Dallas)

Hayle – probable Ring-billed Gull (1w) on Hayle Estuary today. Also Agentatus Herring Gull and Spoonbill (Thanks B.Dallas and M.Halliday). American Golden Plover still

FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler at south end of Swanpool. Slav Grebe (2) and Great Northern Diver offshore

LamornaWater Pipit at Lamorna Cove

Tuesday 31st October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

MouseholeOlive-backed Pipit on path right of Love Lane

GwithianWhite-rumped Sandpiper still at St Gothian Sands LNR on small pool by beach at 0715hrs. Also Firecrest. Cattle Egret (5) flew from Red River mouth and landed in fields behind Churchtown farm

Bodmin Moor Ring-necked Duck (drk) still at Dozmary Pool at 0800hrs

PendeenGreat White Egret flew over Pendeen at 0830hrs

St LevanGreat White Egret at reedbed pool at 0935hrs. (Thanks M.Wallace)

Lands EndGreat White Egret flew west over at 0954hrs. Also Short-eared Owl early morning

ConstantineAmerican Golden Plover flew NE overover field at NW of Constantine village calling at 0730hrs. Also Merlin (juv) and Brambling over SW. Black Redstart (2) at Trebarvah Court (Thanks J.Chapman)

Penzance – probable Cattle Egret (5) flew over Morrab Road at 1005hrs

St JustRed-breasted Flycatcher at Kenidjack Valley still. Also Hawfinch (9) mid morning and Yellow-browed Warbler still

SancreedHawfinch (2) flew south over at 0810hrs

HayleSpoonbill (4) still at Hayle Estuary RSPB from Old Quay House this afternoon

MarazionBittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB opposite Cheshire Homes

SennenLapland Bunting still in stubble field behind school

St BuryanBlack Redstart (3) at Tower meadows

St IvesBlack Redstart still at Consols

PorthgwarraRing Ouzel at Porthgwarra (Thanks M.Wallace)

Sunday 1st October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

SennenAmerican Golden Plover and Dotterel still in ploughed field SE of Escalls Chapel at 1100hrs. Also Dotterel still.

DavidstowBuff-breasted Sandpiper (3) still on Davidstow Airfield. Also colour ringed Ringed Plover originally ringed at Giske Ornithological Station Norway 6th Sept 2017 which is 1,464Km away!

Ringed Plover (C.Selway)

HayleCattle Egret (2) still at Hayle Estuary RSPB at Ryans Field at 1145hrs. Also Ruff (3), Knot (2), Black-tailed Godwit (1) Also Spoonbill (2) on estuary.  (Cornwall Bird Tours and R Castillo Nicholls)

MarazionGrey Phalarope still at Marazion Marsh RSPB on Long Rock Pool at 0820hrs (Cornwall Bird Tours)

PendeenBalearic Shearwater (12), Great Skua (9), Arctic Skua, Common Scoter (7) and Kittiwake (139+) off Pendeen Watch (1400-1630hrs) (Cornwall Bird Tours)

Porthgwarra Balearic Shearwater flew past Porthgwarra 1430-1545pm. Also Firecrest in 60. foot cover

NanquidnoFirecrest (2) near Nanjulian Farm this morning. (Cornwall Bird Tours)

WadebridgeFirecrest at Treraven Meadows this evening behind the bird hide. (Thanks D.Julian)

Saturday 30th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

CamelfordSpotted Sandpiper still at Crowdy Reservoir

DavidstowBuff-breasted Sandpiper (3) still at Davidstow Airfield.

SennenAmerican Golden Plover and Dotterel still in field SE of Escalls Chapel (Cornwall Bird Tours)

HayleCattle Egret (2) on Ryans Field this afternoon. Also Ruff (5), Spoonbill and Knot (2) (Cornwall Bird Tours, R. Costella-Nichols)

PorthgwarraMelodious Warbler in bracken south of 60ft Cover, tho elusive Also Firecrest. (Thanks T.McGowan and Cornwall Bird Tours)

Ruan LanihornePurple Heron still at Sett Bridge. Also Spoonbill (2)

Gorran HavenWryneck in scrub on east side of Dodman Point at 1220hrs

NewquayLittle Stint still at gannet Estuary

St Levan Pied Flycatcher at St Levan

St JustPied Flycatcher at Cot Valley

Porthgwarra – Pied Flycatcher at Porthgwarra

MevagisseyBalearic Shearwater (6) flew past Chapel point

The Lizard Osprey flew south over Kynance Road at 1030hrs

PolgiggaTurtle Dove still on wires near Bosistow Farm at 1500hrs

MarazionGrey Phalarope still at Marazion Marsh RSPB on Long Rock Pool this afternoon

RameShort-eared Owl at Rame Head still

Friday 29th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

CamelfordSpotted Sandpiper still at Crowdy Reservoir on north shore at 1430hrs then flew to south shore

SennenAmerican Golden Plover in ploughed field SE of Escalls Chapel at 0815hrs, still present this afternoon. Also Dotterel

DavdistowBuff-breasted Sandpiper (3) still at Davidstow Airfield at 1045hrs

Ruan LanihornePurple Heron still at Sett Bridge today. Also Spoonbill (2) (Thanks C.Hughes)

Purple Heron (C.Hughes)

St JustOsprey at Nanquidno, flew south over Nanjulian at 0725hrs. Also Firecrest (2) by last cottage. (Thanks P.Bright-Thomas). Pied Flycatcher at Cot Valley

WadebridgeLittle Stint (3), Black-Tailed Godwit (6), Water Rail, Pintail, Shoveler (4), Grey Heron (16) and Teal (150+) at Walmsley this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

HayleLittle Stint (2) at Hayle Estuary RSPB

MevagisseyLong-tailed and Balearic Shearwater (4) past Chapel Porth between 1000-1115hrs

RameShort-eared Owl flew over Penlee NR at 1500hrs

Thursday 28th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Wryneck, St Gothian Sands (T.Lovelock)

NanjizalEastern Stonechat sp. (probably Siberian) at Nanjizal Valley. Also Hobby. Please keep to public rights of way (Thanks K.Wilson)

DavdistowBuff-breasted Sandpiper (3) still at Davidstow Airfield

SennenAmerican Golden Plover in ploughed field SE of Escalls Chapel at 1540hrs. Also Dotterel still

HayleCattle Egret at Hayle Estuary still at 1540hrs. Little Stint (6), Ruff (5) and Curlew Sandpiper (2) at Hayle Estuary RSPB at 0950hrs (Thanks B.Dallas and P.Freestone)

Gwithian Wryneck at St Gothian Sands NR this afternoon along track between main pool and ditch at east side of reserve then flew to reeds (Thank T.Lovelock)

RameShort-eared Owl flew west over Rame Head at 0950hrs. Also Pied Flycatcher 

ConstantineFirecrest and Marsh Tit at Constantine (Thanks J.Chapman)