Tag Archives: Cattle Egrets in Cornwall

Tuesday 31st October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

MouseholeOlive-backed Pipit on path right of Love Lane

GwithianWhite-rumped Sandpiper still at St Gothian Sands LNR on small pool by beach at 0715hrs. Also Firecrest. Cattle Egret (5) flew from Red River mouth and landed in fields behind Churchtown farm

Bodmin Moor Ring-necked Duck (drk) still at Dozmary Pool at 0800hrs

PendeenGreat White Egret flew over Pendeen at 0830hrs

St LevanGreat White Egret at reedbed pool at 0935hrs. (Thanks M.Wallace)

Lands EndGreat White Egret flew west over at 0954hrs. Also Short-eared Owl early morning

ConstantineAmerican Golden Plover flew NE overover field at NW of Constantine village calling at 0730hrs. Also Merlin (juv) and Brambling over SW. Black Redstart (2) at Trebarvah Court (Thanks J.Chapman)

Penzance – probable Cattle Egret (5) flew over Morrab Road at 1005hrs

St JustRed-breasted Flycatcher at Kenidjack Valley still. Also Hawfinch (9) mid morning and Yellow-browed Warbler still

SancreedHawfinch (2) flew south over at 0810hrs

HayleSpoonbill (4) still at Hayle Estuary RSPB from Old Quay House this afternoon

MarazionBittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB opposite Cheshire Homes

SennenLapland Bunting still in stubble field behind school

St BuryanBlack Redstart (3) at Tower meadows

St IvesBlack Redstart still at Consols

PorthgwarraRing Ouzel at Porthgwarra (Thanks M.Wallace)

Saturday 21st October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

MouseholeTawny Pipit flew over west shore late morning

Bodmin MoorRing-necked Duck (drk) still at Dozmary Pool at 0955hrs

SennenShort-toed Lark still in tilled field west of track to farm this morning

TruroCattle Egret (2) still at St Clement at Menadews Farm in left field before entrance to farm

St LevanYellow-browed Warbler still at St Levan. Also Firecrest (4)

PenbethYellow-browed Warbler by truning cirlce area

PendeenLeach’s Petrel (10), Pom Skua (2), Balearic Shearwater (38) and Sooty Shearwater (4) flew past Pendeen Watch between 1330-1600hrs

SennenLeach’s Petrel in Sennen Cove from car park at 1645hrs

NewquayPom Skua, Arctic Skua (18), Great Skua (13), Balearic Shearwater (8), Great Northern Diver, Red-throated Diver and Arctic Tern at Towan Head. Also Snow Bunting. (cbwps)

MarazionGarganey (fem) still at Marazion Marsh RSPB at east at 1330hrs

TruroSpoonbill (2) still at Malpas opposite Heron inn at 1230hrs

HayleSpoonbill still at Hayle Estuary RSPB. Also Spotted Redshank. Arctic Skua flew over Old Quay House

FalmouthCommon Scoter at Argal Reservoir from car park at 1625hrs

St IvesMerlin at St Ives Island at 1700hrs (Thanks P.Sharpe)

Image: P.Sharpe

Sancreed- Firecrest (2) at Sancreed (Thanks D.Flumm)

NewlynFirecrest at Sandy Cove (cbwps)

St MerrynSwallow (6, 2 ad + 4 young ready to fledge) (cbwps)

Friday 13th October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

NewquayCattle Egret (2) still at at Penpol Creek roost this evening

The LizardRose-coloured Starling (juv) at lizard village still on wires at Henry’s Croft at 1515hrs

NanquidnoHawfinch in pines above Byways Lodge then flew north

PendeenSnow Bunting flew over lighthouse

no sign of Red-eyed Vireo at Porthgwarra

Wednesday 11th October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Lost on Sat 7th Oct – Manfrotto tripod with dark green carrying harness, left probably at Hayle Estuary RSPB, may have been left in the car park or the hide at Ryans Field. If found please    contact us via the website, Thank you!

St IvesHoopoe in garden

Newquay Cattle Egret (2) at Gannel Estuary late afternoon

St JustYellow-browed Warbler (2), 1 at Cot Valley in sycamore along top track from cot valley cottage to first house at 1655hrs and 1 at middle of valley

St LevanYellow-browed Warbler still in sallows near church at 1000hrs

Porthgwarra – Long-tailed Skua,Sabine’s Gull, Balearic Shearwater (73) and Sooty Shearwater (2) flew past

St Dennis Firecrest in garden at 1300hrs

Mounts BayLittle Stint

St IvesSnow Bunting at Buttermilk Hill

Tuesday 10th October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Wadebridge Glossy Ibis flew over Wadebridge towards Walmsley.  Cattle Egret (8) still at Pinkson Creek this afternoon. Hawfinch over Egloshayle and Bittern and Wood Sandpiper at Walmsley Sanctuary (Thanks P.Roseveare and D.Julian)

The LizardRose-coloured Starling (juv) still on wires at Lizard Village (Thanks I.Maclean)

NanquidnoBarred Warbler (juv) at Nanquidno in brambles opposite Nanjulian farm

St JustHawfinch and Firecrest (2) at Kelynack. Also Merlin at Cot Valley (Thanks D.Flumm and S.Woolfries)

NanjizalYellow-browed Warbler (3) and Lesser Whitethroat (possibly eastern form) trapped and ringed at Nanjizal Valley. Please keep to public rights of way

FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler at Swanvale NR

PorthwarraSpoonbill flew west over Porthgwarra at 0855hrs (Thanks M.Wallace). Pom Skua, Sooty Shearwater, Great Skua and Balearic Shearwater (103) flew past between 1530-1825hrs (Thanks S.Woolfries)

SancreedFirecrest (2) this morning (Thanks D.Flumm)

SaltashPink-footed Goose at Kingmill Lake

Pendennis Point – Gannet (350+) flew west 8am-1025am (Thanks C.Lovatt)

Friday 6th October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

DavidstowBuff-breasted Sandpiper at Davidstow Airifeld on runway near windsock at 1400hrs

DriftCattle Egret (2) still at Sellan Farm this afternoon

Marazion Cattle Egret at Marazion Marsh RSPB on Long Rock Pool at 1420hrs. Firecrest at Marazion Marsh RSPB

St JustYellow-browed Warbler (2) at Kenidjack Valley by sewage works at 1645hrs

St Levan Yellow-browed Warbler in sycamores by turning circle this morning (Thanks M.Wallace)

PorthgwarraYellow-browed Warbler still being toilet block at 1045hrs. Also Hawfinch eary morning

PenrynYellow-browed Warbler at University of Exeter campus

NewquayYellow-browed Warbler at Porth Joke

NanquidnpYellow-browed Warbler at Nanquidno

DevoranOsprey at Devoran Quay still this evening

FalmouthBalearic Shearwater (11) flew past pendeennis Point early morning

DownderryBalearic Shearwater (21) flew past Downderry by 0820hrs

Connor Downs Firecrest (2) in private garden on Treeve Lane this morning (Thanks P.Freestone)

Firecrest, Connor Downs (P.Freestone)

Carbis BayFirecrest (2) in private garden this morning

BreageFirecrest (2) in private garden (Thanks J.Rogers)

HayleBlack-necked Grebe still on Hayle Estuary RSPB from B3301 causeway late afternoon

RameShort-eared Owl at Rame Head at 1700hrs

Wednesday 4th October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

HayleCattle Egret (17) on Hayle estuary RSPB from causeway until 1545hrs then flew off. Black-necked Grebe still at Casnew Basin at 1014hrs (Cornwall Bird Tours)

St JustWryneck still at Nanquidno at Boscregan Farm in hedge. Firecrest (4+) at Cot Valley. Firecrest (2) at Kenidjack Valley

PendeenYellow-browed Warbler at Geevor Tin Mine at 1010hrs

Lands End – Turtle Dove on wires behind Treeve Moor House at 0940hrs

St LevanPied Flycatcher (2), Firecrest (4) and Whinchat at St Levan

MarazionFirecrest by footpath to Marazion Marsh RSPB at 1225hrs

No sign of American Golden Plover at Sennen this morning