Tag Archives: Cattle Egrets in Cornwall

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.

Sunday 12th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup still on Dozmary Pool.

Helston Bonaparte’s Gull again at Helston Boating lake and showing well (Thanks D.Flumm and M.Halliday)

Helford RiverCattle Egret (25) reported this morning at Frenchman’s Creek (Thanks A&C Chatfield)

NewquayCattle Egret (6) and Ring-billed Gull (1w) again on Gannel estuary

SancreedCattle Egret (2) at Sellen Farm (Thanks D.Flumm)

NanjizalLittle Bunting (2) still at Nanjizal (Thanks K.Wilson)

Hayle Iceland Gull (juv) on estuary today. Also Spoonbill (imm) and Yellow-legged Gull (3cy)

GwithianIceland Gull (2w) on island of main pool at St Gothian Sands this afternoon (cbwps)

St JustIceland Gull (juv) at Hailglower Farm (cbwps)

Marazion Little Gull still on Long Rock Pool. Also Sand Martin (20+), House Martin and Bittern at RSPB Marazion Marsh. Also Velvet Scoter (2) again offshore. (Thanks J.Eaton B.Dodd, M.Jasper et al)

Sunday 26th February 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup again at Dozmary Pool

St ClementCattle Egret (12) in field by road at Menadews Farm

NewquayCattle Egret (7) at Gannel Estuary this morning viewed from car park

Helford Cattle Egret (15) in Trees at Frenchman’s Creek, Helford River late morning

Coverack Glaucous Gull (juv) again at Coverack harbour at midday. Also Iceland Gull present (T.Phelps)

HayleIceland Gull at Hayle estuary again this morning. Spoonbill at Copperhouse Creek

Mounts Bay Pomarine Skua (2) viewed from Jubilee pool this morning. No sign of adult Pacific Diver