Tag Archives: Bonaparte’s Gull

Saturday 6th January 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Pink-footed Goose (M.Halliday)

Marazion – probable Bonaparte’s Gull briefly at Marazion. Iceland Gull (juv) in overflow car park

NewquayRing-billed Gull (1w) again on Trenance Pool at 1100hrs

HelfordCattle Egret (13) still at Newtown-in-St Martin in cattle field between Tretharrup Farm and Trewince Farm

SaltashGlossy Ibis still at Kingsmill lake this afternoon. Also Spotted Redshank

Bodmin Moor Lesser Scaup still at Dozmary pool. Hawfinch (2) at Bowithick

The LizardRichard’s Pipit (2) between Kynance Cove and Caethillian Cove. Also Lapland Bunting. Pom Skua flew past Lizard Point.

WadebridgeHawfinch (5) still at Egloshayle cemetery

St MerrynHawfinch (2) at church

Mounts BayIceland Gull, Glaucous Gull, Pom Skua and Great Northern Diver (8) in bay at 1655hrs

LooeGlaucous Gull (2w) on fish market roof. Siberian Chiffchaff and Black Redstart at Hannafore Point

HayleSpoonbill still on Hayle Estuary RSPB on Ryans Field at 0950hrs

HelstonFirecrest at Sewage Works. Black Redstart at Gunwalloe Cove

RoselandLong-tailed Duck, Slav Grebe and Great Northern Diver in Pendower Bay

Men-An-TolHen Harrier (2) this evening

SennenSiberian Chiffchaff at Brew Pool


RameWoodlark (2+) in fields north of military road at 1035hrs

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

Friday 10th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

St Levan BAILLON’S or LITTLE CRAKE –  at Porthchapel beach this morning then flew towards Porthgwarra

Helston – Bonaparte’s Gull still at Helston Boating Lake at 1120hrs. Also Yellow-browed Warbler at sewage works

Newquay –  Cattle Egret (6) on Gannel Estuary late afternoon. Also  Ring-billed Gull again

Bodmin Moor Lesser Scaup (drk) still on Dozmary Pool

Cape Cornwall – Glaucous Gull (imm) flew south over Cape Cornwall at 1040hrs

HayleIceland Gull (2 juvs) late afternoon on Hayle Estuary. Also Yellow-legged Gull, Argentatus Herring Gull, Med Gull (11), Spoonbill and drake Red-breasted Merganser at 1630hrs (Thanks B.Dallas)

TehidyYellow-browed Warbler still at Tehidy Woods by pond near café

FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler again at Swanpool

ParGarganey (6) at Par Beach Pool this afternoon

MarazionLittle Gull again this afternoon at Long Rock Pool. Also Sand Martin (3) (Thanks B.Dallas and M.Halliday)Little Gull (M.Halliday)

St Ives Cuckoo reported at Treloyhan (heard only). Also Green Woodpecker and Jay in private garden at Treloyhan (Thanks S.Frost)

Thursday 9th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Helston – Bonaparte’s Gull at Helston Boating Lake at 1515hrs then flew SW

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup still at Dozmary Pool. Iceland Gull and Great Northern Diver (2) at Colliford Lake at South end at 1330hrs

CamborneCattle Egret in trees by pond at Tehidy CP, then later in adjacent fields. Also Yellow-browed Warbler still by café (Thanks M.Lenney)

Hayle – Spoonbill (imm) and Iceland Gull at Hayle Estuary from B3301 causeway

Mylor – Black-necked Grebe (16) at Carrick Roads off Messack Point from Mylor Churchtown at 1345hrs

Marazion – Little Gull (1w) at Longrock Pool late morning, then at Newlyn Green at 1500hrs (Thanks M.Phillips)

Falmouth – Red-necked Grebe at Castle Beach. Yellow-browed Warbler (2) at Swanpool, 1 on West side and 1 on North Side

DriftBlack-necked Grebe still at reservoir. Also Gadwall (7), Mandarin, Chiffchaff and Otter. (Thanks D.Flumm)

The Lizard Short-eared Owl at Predannack Airfield in area with no public access

Short-eared Owl, Predannack, 090317 (A.Hugo)



Monday 6th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Helston – 1w BONAPARTE’S GULL showing well again at Helston Boating Lake. Also Yellow-browed Warbler at sewage works

Bodmin Moor – Lesser Scaup (ad drk) still at Dozmary Pool at 1230hrs

Hayle – Iceland Gull and Spoonbill still on Hayle Estuary RSPB from Old Quay House Car Park. Also Yellow-legged Gull, Red-breasted Merganser (pair), Med Gull (6), Grey Plover (11), Bar-tailed Godwit (19) and Peregrine.


MarazionLittle Gull at Marazion