Tag Archives: Bonaparte’s Gull in Cornwall

Monday 27th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Nanjizal Dusky Warbler at Nanjizal Valley

HayleBonaparte’s Gull flew onto estuary at c1800hrs. Cattle Egret on Ryans Field then flew SW at 1720hrs. Also Spoonbill (2) and Sand Martin (2)

HelstonCattle Egret still at Degibna

SancreedIceland Gull (imm) and Med Gull (5) in ploughed field (Thanks D.Flumm)

FalmouthSlav Grebe and Great Northern Diver offshore

Sunday 26th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Perranuthnoe Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat cove this morning

Hayle Bonaparte’s Gull reported Hayle Estuary RSPB then flew east

NewquayCattle Egret (6) at Gannel Estuary on south side at Penpol Creek this evening

Helston Cattle Egret (2+) in fields by Degibna Church this afternoon (Thanks F.Trewin)

St ErthCattle Egret again at Tredrea Lane today

MarazionGreat White Egret still in pines at Marazion Marsh RSPB at 0710hrs then flew towards St Erth. Also Red Kite (3)

HayleIceland Gull (juv) again on Hayle Estuary

NanquidnoIceland Gull (1cy) at Nanquidno. Also White Wagtail (2) (Thanks D.Flumm)

Iceland Gull, Nanquidno (D.Flumm)

Iceland Gull, Nanquidno (D.Flumm)

PorthIceland Gull at Porth Reservoir briefly this afternoon

Drift – Iceland Gull at Drift Reservoir. Also Pink-footed Goose

Bodmin Moor Red Kite over Bowithick at midday (Thanks A.Bond)

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup still at Dozmary Pool. Also Water Pipit

HelstonBonaparte’s Gull still at Helston Boating Lake today and showing well

Helford Cattle Egret (20) in field on west side of Frenchnman’s Creek. Also Iceland Gull (juv)

NewquayCattle Egret (6) at roost on Gannel Estuary this evening

The LizardCattle Egret (2) flew over Ruan Pool late afternoon. Also Jack Snipe (2), Shoveler and Little Grebe (Thanks F.Trewin)

Hayle – Cattle Egret on estuary at 1250hrs then flew towards St Erth. Iceland Gull also flew off in same direction. Spoonbill (2), Black-tailed Godwit (2), Sandwich Tern (20+) and Med Gull.

St ErthYellow-browed Warbler in willows by lake

ParCaspian Gull (1w) again at Par Beach Pool (cbwps)

Marazion Siberian Chiffchaff still at RSPB Marazion Marsh

St JustHen Harrier (male) at Bartinney Downs

PendeenBlack-throated Diver flew past

Saturday 18th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Todays bird sighting highlights from Cornwall include:

HelstonBonaparte’s Gull still at Helston Boating lake this morning. Cattle Egret (16) on south side of Loe Pool.

St ClementCattle Egret (10+) distantly in field with cattle at Menadews Farm at 1330 (Thanks T. O’Leary)

Newquay Cattle Egret by airfield at St Mawgan. Iceland Gull (3cy) and Yellow-legged Gull on Gannel Estuary

Gorran HavenHoopoe again this morning at Boswinger (Thanks R.Castillo-Nicholls)

Hoopoe, Boswinger - (Rowena Castillo-Nicholls)

Hoopoe, Boswinger – (Rowena Castillo-Nicholls)

Hayle Iceland Gull (juv) on estuary from B3301 causeway. Also two £cy Yellow-legged Gulls (Thanks C.Urquhart)

Coverack Iceland Gull at Coverack at 1130hrs

Gwithian Iceland Gull (2w) at St Gothian Sands NR (cbwps)

MullionIceland Gull (2) on sea between harbour and island (cbwps)

FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler (2) still at Swanvale (Thanks B.Porter)

Camborne Yellow-browed Warbler still at Tehidy CP by café.

Marazion Pomarine Skua again offshore this morning

Ruan LanihorneDipper at Set Bridge this morning (Thanks R.Andrew)

Wednesday 15th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

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Helston Bonaparte’s Gull still on Helston Boating lake today and showing well. Also Med Gull (2)

CamborneCattle Egret in trees by large pond again today. From main entrance take path to the left, past picnic tables then take left path again to view inlet where Mute Swans gather. Also Yellow-browed Warbler in ivy covered trees to left of Café.

NewquayCattle Egret (6) at Gannel Estuary roost this evening. Also Iceland Gull at Porth Reservoir

HayleCaspian Gull (1w) early morning then flew off. Also Iceland Gull (2), Yellow-legged Gull  (2w), Spoonbill  and Common Gull (4) late afternoon (Thanks B.Dallas and M.Halliday)

Drift Iceland Gull (2) following plough in fields above reservoir. (Thanks D.Flumm)

Gwithian Wheatear (male) at St Gothian Sands in fenced off area by road at 1330hrs.

Sunday 12th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup still on Dozmary Pool.

Helston Bonaparte’s Gull again at Helston Boating lake and showing well (Thanks D.Flumm and M.Halliday)

Helford RiverCattle Egret (25) reported this morning at Frenchman’s Creek (Thanks A&C Chatfield)

NewquayCattle Egret (6) and Ring-billed Gull (1w) again on Gannel estuary

SancreedCattle Egret (2) at Sellen Farm (Thanks D.Flumm)

NanjizalLittle Bunting (2) still at Nanjizal (Thanks K.Wilson)

Hayle Iceland Gull (juv) on estuary today. Also Spoonbill (imm) and Yellow-legged Gull (3cy)

GwithianIceland Gull (2w) on island of main pool at St Gothian Sands this afternoon (cbwps)

St JustIceland Gull (juv) at Hailglower Farm (cbwps)

Marazion Little Gull still on Long Rock Pool. Also Sand Martin (20+), House Martin and Bittern at RSPB Marazion Marsh. Also Velvet Scoter (2) again offshore. (Thanks J.Eaton B.Dodd, M.Jasper et al)

Saturday 11th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bonaparte's Gull (M.Curtis)

Bonaparte’s Gull (M.Curtis)

HelstonBONAPARTE’S GULL again at Helston boating lake and showing well.

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup (drk) again on Dozmary Pool

Hayle Iceland Gull (juv) and Spoonbill still on Hayle estuary in main channel (Thanks D.Morgan)

PolgiggaIceland Gull (juv) and adult Little Gull in field along Bosistow Lane today (Thanks M.Wallace)

MouseholeIceland Gull (juv) on St Clements Isle this evening

CamborneYellow-browed Warbler still at Tehidy CP by café

FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler again at Swanvale. Great Skua (2) and Puffin from AK Wildlife Cruise trip off Falmouth today. Also GN Diver and Peregrine. Sandwich Tern off Gyllyngvase beach  (Thanks  C.Urquhart and J.Beaumont)

Marazion Little Gull again at Long Rock Pool. Also Sand Martin (21) (Thanks D.Flumm and M.Curtis)

PorthgwarraWhite Wagtail on moor by stonewall  (Thanks M.Wallace)

WadebridgeSand Martin (30) at Walmsley Sanctuary (A.Langdon)