Tag Archives: Cattle Egrets in Cornwall

Friday 16th December 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Drift – Ring-necked Duck (2 drk), Cattle Egret (2) and Black-necked Grebe at Drift Reservoir this afternoon

NewquayCattle Egret (2) on Gannel Estuary this evening

Nanjizal – Yellow-browed Warbler (3) at Nanjizal Valley. Lapland Bunting (3) flew over. Keep to public rights of way

St Just – Yellow-browed Warbler at Kenidjack Valley in bushes behind sewage works at midday

Penzance – Black Redstart (male) near railway station

Sunday 11th December 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Hayle – Green-winged Teal still at Hayle Estuary RSPB from B3301 Causeway at 1130hrs. Spoonbill at Carnsew Basin

Polgigga – Yellow-browed Warbler at Bosistow Lane. Lapland Bunting (2) at Arden-Sawah.

Newquay – No sign of Cattle Egrets at Gannel Estuary but Corn Bunting early afternoon. Little Gull and Manx Shearwater off Towan Head early afternoon (Thanks D.Julian)

Feock – Black-necked Grebe (12) and Great Northern Diver (3) in Carrick Roads off Loe Beach (Thanks D.Julian)

Thursday 8th December 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Hayle – 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull this afternoon on Lelant Saltings (Thanks M.Halliday) Also Spoonbill still.

Caspian Gull (M.Halliday)

Yellow-legged 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)