Tag Archives: Cattle Egrets in Cornwall

Thursday 23rd March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Newquay  – Cattle Egret (6) again in roost on Gannel Estuary in Penpol Creek

Marazion Iceland Gull (2 juvs) at Red River mouth this morning (Thanks J. Eaton)

PolgiggaIceland Gull in fields at Polgigga (Thanks M.Wallace)

FalmouthIceland Gull at Meanporth this afternoon (Thanks G.Wills).  Cetti’s Warbler again at Swanpool this morning and showing well on occasion (Thanks J.Irvine and D.Chaney)

Hayle Spoonbill (2) still on Ryan’s Field this morning (Thanks B.Dallas) Also Iceland Gull and Kittiwake on estuary this afternoon. (Not Bonaparte’s Gull as first reported)

Lanreath – Garganey at Lethytep

Sennen – White Wagtail at Sennen Village

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

Monday 20th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

NewquayCattle Egret (6) at Gannel Estuary this evening.

HayleIceland Gull (2 juvs) again from the causeway. Also Spoonbill and Yellow-legged Gull (2w) still. (Thanks B.Dallas and A.Langdon)

Par – Caspian Gull and Yellow legged Gull (1w) on buildings by Spit Beach beach. European White-fronted Goose feeding on factory roof near Spit Beach. (cbwps)

Mevagissey – Glaucous Gull (2w) at Portholland on rocks

Bissoe – Osprey in tree between Bissoe and Cross Lanes. (cbwps)

AmalveorHen Harrier (2. male + ringtail) this evening (cbwps)

FalmouthBlack-throated Diver (2) off Rosemullion Head

The Lizard Black Redstart (male) at Old Lizard Head

Men-An-TolHen Harrier (ringtail) at 1810hrs

FalmouthSand Martin (25) and a Swallow at College Reservoir.

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)

Thursday 16th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

HelstonBonaparte’s Gull (1w) still at Helston Boating Lake and showing well (Thanks S.Rogers)

St Erth Cattle Egret (3) early morning in field at Treloweth Lane, then in field with cattle north of St Erth village on Tredrea Lane at 1100rs then flushed by cyclist and flew south (Thanks B.Dallas)

HayleCattle Egret on main estuary at 0920hrs. Three Birds on Lelant slatings later, probably the ones from St Erth. Also Iceland Gull (2) again at 1200hrs (Thanks M.Halliday and S.Rogers)

Iceland Gull, Hayle 16032017 (P.Freestone)

Record shot of Iceland Gull, Hayle (P.Freestone)

Gorren Haven Hoopoe this afternoon at Boswinger (Thanks T.Pinto)

Falmouth Iceland Gull (ad) at Argal Reservoir this afternoon then flew towards the coast (Thanks D.Chaney)

WadebridgeGarganey (3) at Walmsley Sanctuary this evening

Marazion Garganey (2) on sea off Old Station House (cbwps)

Gwithian Little Ringed Plover at St Gothian Sands NR this afternoon, also Iceland Gull (juv). No sign late evening but Sand Martin (3) (Thanks S.Rogers)

St Ives Black Redstart at St Ives Island. Great Crested Grebe on sea, also Common Dolphin (20+) headed west and Harbour Porpoise (50+) (Thanks J.Brodie-Good)

Seaton Slav Grebe offshore. Also Common Scoter (7) and GN Diver (6) (Thanks C.Buckland)

KendijackChiffchaff (8) at Kendijack this morning

SancreedFieldfare (9) and Chiffchaff (2). Also Red-legged Partridge at Sancreed Beacon (first in area for over 20 years) (Thanks D.Flumm)

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.