Saturday 16th March 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Rosenannon*GREAT GREY SHRIKE* at Rosenannon Downs then flew north at 1615hrs. Also Lapland Bunting (30) (Thanks D.Julian)

WadebridgeSpoonbill at Walmsley Sanctuary. Osprey flew towards Camel Estuary at 1740hrs Water Pipit and Green Sandpiper at Treraven Meadow at 1210hrs (Thanks D.Julian)

PenzanceEider (drake) and Common Scoter (3) off Chyandour early morning. Great Northern Diver briefly off Albert Pier at 0800hrs. (Thanks D.King). Purple Sandpiper (c7) with Turnstones on rocks east of Jubilee Pool between 1600-1700hrs (Thanks Paul H)

BudeTurnstone (13) and Ringed Plover (2) on breakwater at Bude lockgates. Fieldfare (8) in stubble field at Widemouth. (Thanks T.Marlow)

St AustellWillow Warbler in garden (Thanks T.Cooper)

DownderryRT Diver (3), GN Diver (8), Common Scoter (2), Kittiwake (15), Fulmar (5) and Swallow past Downderry between 0800-1000hrs (Thanks P.Kemp)

FalmouthSandwich Tern (3) on Governor Buoy in Carrick
Roads. Purple Sandpiper (2) and Med Gull at Pendennis Point. (Thanks J.St Ledger)

MarazionBittern still at Marazion Marsh RSPB (Thanks L.Williams)

Truro - Black Redstart (2) at Truro Cathedral this afternoon. Brambling (3. 2 fem 1m) in garden still (Thanks D.Julian)

Wednesday 2nd May 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge**BLACK-WINGED STILT**, **BLUE-WINGED TEAL** and CATTLE EGRET still at Walmsley Sanctuary at 1400hrs. Also Hobby, Whimbrel (4) and Swift (4). Marsh Harrier (male) flew over B3314 towards Amble at 1630hrs (Thanks C.Selway)

Lands EndRED-RUMPED SWALLOW between Lands End and Sennen Cove this morning tho mobile, then flew SE, no sign this afternoon. Also Whimbrel (231), Whitethroat (12), Cuckoo (2), Wheatear (5) and steady movement of Swallow, Sand Martin and House MartinRing Ouzel (male) at Treeve Common (Thanks P & J.Rutter)

MarazionRED RUMPED SWALLOW over reeds at Marazion Marsh RSPB at 1930hrs (Thanks J.Shutt)

Sennen – probable RED-THROATED PIPIT flew south over Brew Pool at 1340hrs. Black Redstart in gardens opposite Post Office this afternoon

Bodmin MoorGOLDEN ORIOLE at Crowdy Reservoir in dead pines near cattle grid at 1530hrs (Thanks L & D.Fletcher per C.Selway)

St JustWOODCHAT SHRIKE (male) still at Cape Cornwall in horse paddock between Golf Course entrance track and Boswedden House. Also Lesser Redpoll (2) (Thanks D.Jenkins)

The LizardGN Diver flew past Lizard Point

RameBlack Redstart (male) at Rame in Rame Barton farmyard. Also Lesser Whitethroat (singing) (Thanks M.Beer)

St IvesSiskin (M+F) on feeder in private garden. Whitethroat(4) at Burthallan Lane (Thanks M.Rouncefield). Wheatear (27), Cuckoo (3) and Whitethroat (3) at Buttermilk Hill. Wheatear (4) at Trevalgan Hill (Thanks V.Stratton)

LooeSwift and Wheatear on coastal path east of Millendreath (Thanks D. M Bath)

St AustellWhitethroat and Wheatear (7+) on Par beach. Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler heard (Thanks P.Barlow)

TruroWhimbrel (15) and Common Sandpiper at St Clement at Tresemple Pool. Wheatear on bank by path (Thanks A.Nicholson)

LelantCuckoo near church at Lelant (Thanks M.Halliday)

 

Tuesday 1st May 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

WadebridgeCATTLE EGRET still at Walmsley Sanctuary this morning (Thanks R.Davey)

The LizardBLACK KITE  between St Keverne and Coverack over Main Dale NR at 1430hrs.GN Diver (5) past Southerly Point this morning. Also Short-eared Owl at Goonhilly Downs

St JustWOODCHAT SHRIKE at Cape Cornwall in 1st field north of golf club entrance track, 100 yards before Boswedden House on left hand side, go through metal gate with adjoining stile with scaffold tubes forming a barrier (rubbish on the right hand side of the gate in the field) the bird spent a lot of time in this field and also the field further towards the coast with a brick water tower in the corner of the field. Also Wheatear (60+), Whitethroat (2), Sedge Warbler, Swift (17), Swallow (80+) and House Martin (5) (Thanks V.Stratton and S.Cox) Ring Ouzel in Nanquidno Valley

PendeenHOOPOE in fields between Pendeen Watch and Manor Farm at 1300hrs (Thanks D.Webb). Cuckoo south of Trewellard (Thanks S.Cox)

Sennen - ICELAND GULL (juv) still in field by entrance to Trevedra Farm. Whimbrel (400+) in Sennen Cove

CamelfordHarrier sp. (ringtail) flew south over at 1345hrs

PolzeathLesser Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher (3), Whitethroat (11), Willow Warbler (12+), Wheatear (100+) and Swift (2) at Rumps Point this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

St BlazeySwift (3) over (Thanks P.Barlow)

DavidstowWhinchat at Davidstow Airfield near control town. Also Wheatear (94) and Yellow Wagtail (3) (Thanks R.Davey and D.Julian)

St IvesWheatear (45), Swift (9), Swallow (40+), House Martin (3) and Cuckoo (2) at Buttermilk Hill. Cuckoo and Swift at Holmans Moors. Cuckoo and good passage of Swallow at Towednack and Amalveor. Wheatear (15) at Trevalgan Farm (Thanks v.Stratton)

Saltash – Black Tern at Bake fishing lakes at 1700hrs

St AustellWhimbrel (148) on Par Sands Beach before being flushed by dogwalkers (Thanks D.Boddy)

Newquay - Whimbrel (30) on rocks at Towan Head this evening. Also Wheatear (40) (Thanks D.Grose)

Monday 30th April 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

WadebridgeCATTLE EGRET still at Walmsley Sanctuary this morning. Also Swift (8) and Otter. Yellow Wagtail (18+) this evening. Redstart (3 male), Yellow Wagtail, Common Sandpiper (2), Whimbrel (33), Yellow-legged Gull (ad) and Swift (4) from Burniere Hide, on Camel Estuary (Thanks C.Selway)

St JustWOODCHAT SHRIKE at Cape Cornwall in 1st and 2nd field east of golf course entrance track this afternoon. WOOD WARBLER in Nanquidno Valley. Pied Flycatcher at Cot Valley

Marazion – possible GREAT WHITE EGRET flew into reed bed at Marazion Marsh RSPB at 1045hrs. Also White Wagtail, Whimbrel (50+), Sedge Warbler (3+) and Swift (10+) (Thanks R.Davey)

Newquay - ICELAND GULL (3w) on Gannel Estuary still

Land’s EndRedstart (1 male/3 1st sum), Whinchat (m&f), Wheatear (80+), Whitethroat (12), House Martin (30), Whimbrel (200+) between Treeve Common and Cycle track at Trinity Pool (Thanks M.Halliday)

St IvesHen Harrier, Cuckoo and Ring Ouzel at Eagles Nest this morning (Thanks R.Davey). Wheatear (51) and Whitethroat at Buttermilk Hill/Rosewall Hill this morning, Wheatear (18) (Thanks V.Stratton)

FalmouthWhimbrel (8) on Castle Beach. Also Common Sandpiper (2) (Thanks J.St Ledger)

Drift - Scaup still at Drift Reservoir. Also Whimbrel (40+) (Thanks R.Davey)

The Lizard - GN Diver (3) flew past Lizard point in 3 hours this morning. Also Whimbrel (51) and Manx Shearwater (5000)

St AustellSwift (10+) and House Martin (20+) over Par Beach Pool this afternoon (Thanks C.Jewels)

PerranporthSwift over A3075 west of Penhallow at 1000hrs (Thanks R.Copeland)

 

Friday 27th April 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Wadebridge**BLUE-WINGED TEAL** (fem) and CATTLE EGRET still at Walmsley Sanctuary. Also Swift (6+), Whimbrel (3) and Sedge Warbler (8+). Little Ringed Plover and Wheatear (2 male) at Treraven Meadows this afternoon. Cuckoo and Garden Warbler at Treraven Farm late afternoon (Thanks C.Selway)

Sennen – ICELAND GULL (2w) in Sennen Cove off lifeboat station this afternoon. Also Whimbrel (15).

NewquayICELAND GULL (3w) still on Gannel Estuary. Also Whimbrel (60+) at East Pentire Pitch and Putt (Thanks P.Harris)

GwithianICELAND GULL (2w) at St Gothian Sands NR this afternoon

BodminLesser Whitethroat at Bodmin Moor today (Thanks L.Sampson)

Drift - Scaup still at Drift Reservoir

New PolzeathWhitethroat (male) in car park at New Polzeath this morning (Thanks T.Davies)

Carbis BaySwift over Polwithen Drive

St IvesWheatear (32. 25 male+7 fem) and Swallow (26) at Buttermilk Hill. Wheatear (17. 13m+4f) and Cuckoo (2) at Rosewall Hill. Wheatear (9. 7m+2f) at Trevalgan Hill. Willow Warbler large numbers and Cuckoo at Holmans Moor. Cuckoo at Coal Harbour, Towednack (Thanks V.Stratton)

St JustCuckoo at Cot Valley this afternoon. Wheatear (2) in field at Bollowall Farm (Thanks K.Bealing)

Mounts Bay – GN Diver (3) in bay