Tag Archives: Cattle Egrets in Cornwall

Thursday 8th December 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Hayle – 2nd winter CASPIAN GULL this afternoon on Lelant Saltings (Thanks M.Halliday) Also Spoonbill still.

Caspian Gull (M.Halliday)

Caspian Gull (M.Halliday)


Newquay –  Cattle Egret (3) at Gannel Estuary roosted in Penpol Creek this evening


FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler (2+) at Swanvale. Also Firecrest (Thanks G.Wills)

Wadebridge – Black Redstart on Bridge View on bungalows at top of hill

Sunday 20th November 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Lizard Point – possible PACIFIC DIVER flew past with two BT Divers

Point Dalmatian Pelican at Restronguet Creek from Point Quay then seen to fly off high to west.

Botallack – presumed Dalmatian Pelican flew over Bottallack in direction of Pendeen.

Hayle – Green-winged Teal still at Hayle Estuary RSPB. Also Water Pipit, Spoonbill (2) and Yellow-legged Gull (ad) (Thanks L.Langley)

The Lizard Great Grey Shrike at Windmill Farm NR, in car park at 1130-1150hrs. Also Hen Harrier (2) and Marsh Harrier (1) (CBWPS).

Newquay – American Wigeon (drk) still at Gannel Estuary. Also Cattle Egret with Little Egrets in Penpol Creek.

Padstow – juvenile Glaucous Gull at Porthscothan Bay

BudeYellow-browed Warbler at Bude Marsh from canal footpath before Truscott Bridge (Thanks A.Roberts)

Polgigga – Siberian Chiffchaff at Bosistow Lane

MarazionJack Snipe (3) at Marazion Marsh from roadside viewpoint. Also Bittern.

St AgnesShort-eared Owl at St Agnes Head

Men-an-Tol Hen Harrier (male and ringtail)

SennenBlack Redstart at Sennen Cove (Thanks E.Whitley)

Tuesday 15th November 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Perranuthnoe –  Hudsonian Whimbrel still at Boat cove with Curlew and Whimbrel (Thanks A.Hayward)

Hayle Green-winged Teal (1w drk) still on Hayle estuary viewed from causeway this morning and showing well. Also Spoonbill (2) and Arctic Tern in Carnsew basin early afternoon. Black Redstart on rooftops at foundry, Hayle and another again on houses at Saltings Reach estate, Lelant. (Thanks M.Halliday)

Long RockRose-coloured Starling (juv) still at Morrisons Car Park  (Thanks A.Hayward)

SennenCattle Egret still in fields at Brew farm south of road (SW357256)

Sunday 13th November 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PerranuthnoeHudsonian Whimbrel in Boat Cove NT at 1125hrs. Park in Perranuthnoe & take coastal path west to view

Restronguet – Dalmatian Pelican still at Restronguet Creek again from Point Quay

Hayle Green-winged Teal (drk) still on Hayle Estuary from causeway this morning. Also Garganey (fem) still. Black Redstart on Lelant Salting housing estate (Thanks M.Halliday)

Newquay American Wigeon again with Wigeon flock on sea off Fistral Beach at 1245hrs. Also Water Pipit (2) on Gannel Estuary (Thanks L.Langley and T.Phelps)

Sennen – Cattle Egret still in fields at Brew Farm. Also Richards Pipit in field south of School (SW357256)

Lands End Lapland Bunting (2) at Land’s End. Also Bearded Tit again and Yellow-browed Warbler (2), Firecrest (2) and Siberian Chiffchaff

Marazion Yellow-browed Warbler at RSPB Marazion Marsh on east side along river. Snow Bunting on beach at Red river mouth

Drift Pink-footed Goose still at Drift reservoir. Also Scaup and Firecrest

St WinnowRed-brested Merganser (10) (Thanks P.Wakelin)

Monday 31st October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PerranuthnoeHudsonian Whimbrel (ad) still in Boat Cove NT then flew towards Trenow Cove. Park in Perranuthnoe and take coastal path west to view

Wadebridge – Dalmatian Pelican at Camel Estuary still on north bank 1.5 miles west of Wadebridge at 1530hrs (Thanks J.Weatherhead)

Hayle – Franklin’s Gull still at Hayle Estuary at 1555hrs. Cattle Egret on Hayle Estuary RSPB from causeway then on saltmash from new cycle path at 1655hrs. Also Spoonbill still feeding in main channel and Curlew Sandpiper (Thanks M.Halliday)

Curlew sandpiper (M.Halliday)

Curlew sandpiper (M.Halliday)

St Tudy – Cattle Egret (2) at Tinton Manor Farm at 0815hrs

St Just – Pallid Swift at Kenidjack Valley. Red-breasted Flycatcher still at Cot Valley in copse by engine shed. Also  Yellow-browed Warbler. Crossbill (male) flew SE over Cot Valley

PendeenBarred Warbler at Manor Farm

Nanjizal – Yellow-browed Warbler (4) and Siberian Chiffchaff at Nanjizal Valley trapped & ringed this morning. Please keep to public rights of way

Saltash – Spoonbill (3) on Rat Island on River Lynher early morning

Sancreed – Black Redstart at Sancreed

PortscathoBlack Redstart (male) in Gwarak Gwel An Mor (Thanks S.Jackson)

TruroBlack Redstart at Kirby Road on Malabar Estate

SennenCommon Swift over Sennen Cove

Friday 14th October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Rock – Dalmatian Pelican (ad) still on Camel Estuary at Rock. Also Black-necked Grebe

Sennen – Possible Pied Wheatear at Sennen by road to St Buryan briefly mid afternoon then flew towards Brew Pool. Iberian Chiffchaff at Brew Pool late afternoon. Access east of A30 along path to Sea View Caravan Park. Cattle Egret (2) in fields by radar station at 1110hrs

Rame – Pallas’s Warbler at Penlee Point in centre of dell at 1300hrs. Lapland Bunting at Rame Head in 1st stubble field along military road on left at 1415hrs. Firecrest also at Rame Head in triangle by church at 1135hrs

TorpointBonaparte’s Gull (1w) reported at MIllbrook Lake

St Agnes – Short-toed Lark still at St Agnes Head in car park west of New Downs showing well mid afternoon (Thanks S.Rogers)

Short-toed Lark (S.Rogers)

Short-toed Lark (S.Rogers)

Camel TrailCattle Egret 1 mile west along the Camel Trail at midday (Thanks R.Copeland)

Land’s EndWryneck still along cycle track. Yellow-browed Warbler (3), 1 at Treeve Moor and 2 at back of Swingates. Also Black Redstart, Whinchat (6), Wheatear and Bullfinch (2) (Thanks L.Thomson)

NanquidnoWryneck in scurb between Airfield and turning to Gurland Farm

FalmouthPectoral Sandpiper still at College reservoir. Yellow-browed Warbler at Swanpool in willows by car park. Also Firecrest

Mousehole – Caspian Gull (1w) on St Clement’s Isle this evening in roost

NanjizalYellow-browed Warbler (4) trapped and ringed

St Just Yellow-browed Warbler (2) at Kenidjack Valley in Donkey paddocks by last house.  Lesser Whitethroat also briefly in Donkey paddocks by last house. (Thanks D.Hillier). Black Redstart at Porth Nanven

Porthgwarra – Yellow-browed Warbler (2) in Doctors Garden & sallows by stone wall

GwithianYellow-browed Warbler at back of Gwithian Churchyard

Bodmin Moor – Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest at Goss Moor. Litte Stint (juv) at Siblyback Reservoir

Porthcurno – Firecrest (2) by track up hill from car park

The LizardBrent Goose at Kennack Sands still on East Kennack, drinking from freshwater stream and on tideline (Thanks M. & A. Lord)