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Wednesday 12th July 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Cattle Egret (C.Selway)

WalmsleyCattle Egret (3) still this evening at Walmsley, plus 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover. 1 Dunlin. 1 Black-Tailed Godwit, 6 Common Teal and two Gadwall broods (6 and 3 ducklings) (Thanks C.Selway) I

CreanBee-eater on telephone wire above woods. Clearly visible, then flew toward St. Buryan. (Thanks N.Milligan)

Saturday 30th August 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

The LizardLESSER YELLOWLEGS (juv) at Croft Pascoe Pool this morning, still present late afternoon. Wood Sandpiper also at Croft Pascoe Pool

WadebridgeBEE-EATER (2) flew north over Wadebridge this morning

Pendeen – Great Shearwater (7), Cory’s Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater (20), Balearic Shearwater (4), Arctic Skua (4), Pom Skua, Whimbrel (3), Sandwich Tern (30), ‘Comic’ Tern (259), Black Tern (10) and Storm Petrel flew past Pendeen Watch between 0645-1015hrs (Thanks D.Flumm)

PorthgwarraHooded Crow at Roskestal Farm. Sooty Shearwater (4), Manx Shearwater (20,000) and Black Tern past Porthgwarra

Carbis Bay – unconfirmed report of Sabine’s Gull (juv) flew west past Carbis Bay

Bodmin MoorYellow Wagtail at Siblyback Lake. Swift (2) flew high SW. Also White Wagtail (3) with Pied Wagtail flock. (Thanks A.Robinson)

Friday 16th May 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

WadebridgeTEREK SANDPIPER at Walmsley Sanctuary at 1130hrs, still present this evening, for 2nd day. Parking recommended donation £2, in field (with banner on gate) by bridge. Park to right on higher ground. Close gates as sheep are in the fields.

PolgiggaBEE-EATER flew east over Polgigga at 1805hrs. BLACK KITE (4) near Polgigga this morning. Also HONEY BUZZARD (2) and Red Kite (71). COMMON CRANE flew north over at 1530hrs. GREAT WHITE EGRET flew North over Polgigga

SennenBLACK KITE near Brew Pool at 0820hrs. Also Red Kite

PendeenBLACK KITE flew over Pendeen at 0915hrs. Also Red Kite (44). Osprey flew east over North Inn campsite at 0900hrs being mobbed by gulls (Thanks C.Morter)

St Buryan - BLACK KITE in field early morning. Also Red Kite (18)

St JustBLACK KITE flew east over Kelynack at 1300hrs. Red Kite (12) drited north over to the west of the village at 0910hrs, then at 0938hrs (71) flew south towards Lands End (Thanks D.Flumm)

PenzanceBLACK KITE flew over town. Also Red Kite (4) (cbwps)

HayleCOMMON CRANE circled over Hayle Estuary RSPB at c1630hrs then flew towards Hayle (Thanks B.Dallas)

VentonleagueCOMMON CRANE flew NE over at 1635hrs. Also Red Kite (3) over (Thanks J Rutter)

Falmouth - Red Kite (8) flew north over Messack Close (Thanks A.Williams). Red Kite (7) drifted east over Falmouth Police Station between 1330-1400hrs (P.Freestone). Red Kite (2) flew in off sea (Thanks AK Wildlife Cruises). Red Kite (4) over College/Argal reservoirs area viewed from Tremough Campus (Thanks M.Silk). Black-throated Diver (2) off Pendennis Point. Also Wheatear (fem). Bottlenose Dolphin (5)  in Carrick Roads. Black-throated Diver (2) and Diver sp. (7+) off Maenporth (Thanks D.Chaney)

GulvalRed Kite (7) near Gulval over Polkinghorne farm (Thanks D.Robinson)

FeockRed Kite (7) flew over Feock at 1415hrs (Thanks K.Dalziel)

St LevanRed Kite (3) at Raftra at 0830hrs (Thanks A.Hickley)

Godolphin - Red Kite (2) flew over Godolphin Hill at 1230hrs. Also Cuckoo (Thanks J.St Ledger)

IlloganRed Kite (2) flew over at 1000hrs (cbwps)

Saltash – Red Kite flew west over Trematon at  c1115hrs (Thanks T.Bryant)

Sancreed - Red Kite over Sancreed between 17:10-17:20hrs (Thanks D.Flumm)

St Erth - Red Kite flew north over at 1700hrs (Thanks K.Bannister))

St IvesRed Kite and Cuckoo (3) at Buttermilk Hill. Red Kite over St Ives town. Buzzard (14) at Trendrine Hill (Thanks V.Stratton)

ZennorNightjar (2) (Thanks V.Stratton)

Nanjizal -  Little Ringed Plover flew over Faraway Cottage (cbwps)

Antony - Turtle Dove at Anthony Passage by quarry at Churchtown NR at 0715hrs

Thursday 5th July 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

WadebridgeGREAT-WHITE EGRET at Amble Marshes (Thanks D.Julian). Common Sandpiper at Clapper Pools this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

PorthgwarraBEE-EATER reported between Porthgwarra and Roskestal Farm in morning

FoweyOsprey at Golant again at 0500hrs (Per D.Julian)

RosudgeonBarn Owl flew through garden at 2115hrs (Thanks I.Webster)

Tuesday 29th May 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

St Just*IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF* (male) singing at top end of Kenidjack valley in copse by engine shed this morning. Access west off B3306 opposite Tregeseal Gallery. Also HAWFINCH briefly

CamelfordBEE-EATER heard only in Mount Camel area at 1250hrs briefly (Thanks A.Bond)

Newquay – Osprey fishing still at Porth reservoir at far end Nature Reserve this morning, search in dead trees at this end. Also Spotted Redshank (sum plum) this afternoon (Thanks D.Mays, T.Carson and D.Grose)

DavidstowRedstart (2 male), Spotted Flycatcher (3) and Cuckoo heard distantly at Boswithick (Thanks H.Kendall)

HayleRedshank on Hayle Estuary RSPB this morning. Also Shelduck (5 ducklings) (Thanks P.Jeggo)

LanhydrockWhimbrel (5) on 18th Green at Lanhydrock golf club this morning (Thanks P.McVey)

WadebridgeGarganey (drk) at Walmsley Sanctuary this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

Saturday 26th May 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

The Lizard – possible **PALLID HARRIER** flew east up valley at Poldhu Cove at 1040hrs then continued NE. (Thanks D.Smallshire). Short-eared Owl at Goonhilly downs at 1930hrs (Thanks R.Davey)

Hayle*BLACK KITE* flew east over Connor Downs at 1510hrs. Also Red Kite flew east over Connor Downs at 1610hrs and another at 1748hrs. (P.Freestone)

St Just*BLACK KITE* flew over east end of Kelynack Valley this afternoon. Red Kite flew over Airfield at 1005hrs. Red Kite flew east over Chapel Carn Brea at 0950hrs. Red Kite over airport at 1400hrs and Red Kite (3) between St Just and airfield at 1500hrs (Thanks J.Swann, S.Sargeant and D.Jenkins)

Carbis BayBEE-EATER over Knill’s Monument at 1805hrs heading east then at 1812hrs flying around houses at Carminney Lane, viewed from Polwithen Drive. No sign since (A.Hugo and S.Rowe)

Bee-eater, Carbis Bay, 260512, (A.Hugo)

PorthgwarraBEE-EATER around village this morning tho elusive, no sign this afternoon. Red Kite over at 1120 hrs, Quail along road at 1130hrs then in field north of car park. Also Hobby (Thanks D.Flumm)

NewquayRed Kite flew west over Porth Joke at 0720hrs then East at 0910hrs. Also Spotted Flycatcher (2). Red Kite (2) flew west over Gwinear Fishing Ponds at 1120hrs, then another at 1130hrs.(Thanks S.Rowe)

Truro - Red Kite flew west over at 1645hrs (cbwps)

SancreedRed Kite over village at 0945 hrs (Thanks D.Flumm)

Drift - Red Kite (2) over west of Drift reservoir at 1510hrs (cbwps)

TrevilleyRed Kite over Trevillley, south of B3315 at 1015hrs (Thanks J.Swann). Red Kite (5) over freshly cut silage field between Bosistow Farm/Trevilley (cbwps)

Ruan LanihorneRed Kite flew low NW up Fal valley between church and quay at 1100hrs (Thanks D.Hall)

Morvah - Red Kite (2) flew east over through Morvah at 1130hrs. (cbwps)

Crows-an-wraRed Kite (3) flew north at 1230hrs (Thanks F.Currie)

St IvesRed Kite over Steeple Woods at 1430hrs (Thanks S.Rowe)

HelstonRed Kite (4) over Helston Boating Lake at 1500hrs (Thanks A.Holmes)

CamborneRed Kite over Camborne at 1655hrs (Thanks T.Twiggs)

Wadebridge - Red Kite around Polmorla this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

Catchall - Red Kite over the A30 west of the junction with B3283 (cbwps)

SaltashRed Kite flew over Waitrose at 1400hrs (per M.Beer)

Bodmin - Red Kite and Cuckoo at Cabilla and Redrice Woods this morning (Thanks J.Shutt and C.Young)

View Red Kite Influx – 26.05.12 in a larger map

PenzancePurple Sandpiper (6) on rocks next to Jubilee Pool (Thanks P.Jeggo), (10) this afternoon (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Marazion - Whimbrel (4) on Marazion Beach this morning. Also Dunlin (30+), Sanderling (8), Turnstone (4), Ringed Plover (6+) and Curlew (2) (Thanks D.May)