Tag Archives: Desert Wheatear in Cornwall

Saturday 29th November 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PorthgwarraDESERT WHEATEAR still Gwennap Head at coastguards station mid afternoon. Yellow-browed Warbler at 60 Foot Cover

NewquayAMERICAN WIGEON (2 fem) at Gannel Estuary this morning

St JustDUSKY WARBLER still at Kelynack in willows by garden east of cottage at 0945hrs

The LizardRICHARD’S PIPIT west of Coverack at Little Treleaver this afternoon

NewlynSiberian Chiffchaff still in willows by tarmac track near car park at Sandy Cove

Falmouth – Scaup (2. 1w) and Long-tailed Duck at Swanpool (Thanks D.Chaney)

ZennorHen Harrier (ringtail) over Zennor Hill. Black Redstart (2) by Tinners Arms pub

PorthlevenBlack Redstart (2) at Porthleven

SancreedBlack Redstart and Hen Harrier (ringtail) at Sancreed

PenzanceBlack Redstart on seafront near railway station

Carbis BayBlack Redstart (2) again around Teyla Tor road (Thanks D.Robinson)

Bude – Black Redstart (2), 1 on roofs of breakwater end of canal and 1 at duckpool around toilet block (Thanks A.Roberts)

No Sign of Adult Pacific Diver in Mount’s Bay but Black-throated Diver (3) and Great Northern Diver (8+)

No Sign of Lesser Yellowlegs at Hayle Estuary in Copperhouse Creek

Thursday 27th November 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PorthgwarraDESERT WHEATEAR (fem) at Gwennap Head by coastguard lookout. Yellow-browed Warbler at 60 Foot Cover. Snow Bunting over Trevean

Desert Wheatear, Porthgwarra (J.Chapple)

St Just – DUSKY WARBLER still at Kelynack just east of caravan park north of road in copse by footpath north of cottage. Please keep to public rights of way

HayleLESSER YELLOWLEGS (1w) still at Hayle Estuary RSPB at Copperhouse Creek. Great Northern Diver at Hayle Estuary RSPB at Carnsew Basin

NewquayAMERICAN WIGEON (2 fem) still on Gannel Estuary

WadebridgeSnow Goose at Walmesley Sanctuary with Canada Geese at 1400hrs

West Pentire – Red-throated Diver (2) off West Pentire. Also Black Redstart (Thanks D.Mays)

NewlynSiberian Chiffchaff still in willows by tarmac track at Sandy Cove

MarazionBittern (2) at Marazion Marsh RSPB

PenzanceBlack Redstart (2) on seafront near railway station

Sennen – Black Redstart in Sennen Cove by lifeboat station


No Sign of Pacific Diver in Mount’s Bay

Wednesday 26th November 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Marazion*PACIFIC DIVER* (ad) still between Long Rock Reef and St.Michael’s Mount this afternoon. Also Great Northern Diver (13). Bittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Firecrest (2) still at NE end by Red River

Porthgwarra DESERT WHEATEAR at Gwennap Head by coastguard lookout late morning, still present this afternoon (Birdnet)

HayleLESSER YELLOWLEGS reported this morning in creek at Lelant Saltings viewed from Old Quay House car park. (Birdnet). Goosander (4) on Ryans Field at 0845hrs (Thanks P.Jeggo). Great Northern Diver in Carnsew Basin

St Just – DUSKY WARBLER still at Kelynack near caravan on allotments again this morning at 09.30hrs (Birdnet)

Newquay AMERICAN WIGEON (2 fem) at Gannel Estuary late afternoon (Thanks S.Rowe)

NanjizalYellow-browed Warbler at Nanjizal Valley

St AustellBlack-throated Diver (13) and Great Northern Diver at Par Bay

Towednack – Hen Harrier (ringtail) at Towednack

Penzance – Black Redstart (2) from path by railway station signal box mid morning

Monday 21st November 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Helston – possible **CANVASBACK** (fem/1st W or Hybrid?) at north end of Loe Pool seen with Tufted Ducks in poor light and conditions. **BUFFLEHEAD** (fem/juv) still at Loe Pool at north end this afternoon. Access west off A394 on Degibna Lane from just north of A3083 roundabout then walk north from NT car park

 The Lizard – **BUFFLEHEAD** again on pond west of Housel Bay, SE of Lizard Village. Park in village and walk south along lighthouse road for 1/4 mile then take track left for 200yrds before turning left again along footpath towards Housel Bay SW.706.120. *DUSKY WARBLER* by pond west of Housel Bay late morning. Firecrest (2) also but no sign of Bufflehead at 1200hrs. *DUSKY WARBLER* in willows along footpath between Cadgwith and Ruan Minor at 1405hrs, still present late afternoon. COMMON CRANE (6 ad) still in stubble field at midday (Thanks C.Gleaves and B.Dallas)

Porthgwarra*DESERT WHEATEAR* (fem) on moor at north end south of Trevean pool. (Present since 19th) Also Wheatear

WadebridgeWater Pipit (3) and Merlin at Treraven Meadows. Black Redstart (male) still on Glen Road this afternoon. (Thanks C.Selway and D.Julian)

TruroBlack Redstart on Truro Cathedral near entrance at midday

St Austell Little Gull still at Par beach Pool

BudeSwallow at Widemouth Bay today (Thanks F.Proudfoot)