Tag Archives: Desert Wheatear in Cornwall

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

TowednackHen 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)

Friday 11th November 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Helston - **BUFFLEHEAD** (fem/juv) still at Loe Pool tho elusive. Access west off A394 on Degibna Lane from just north of A3083 roundabout then walk north from NT car park. Firecrest (5) at Sewage works

AntonyGLOSSY IBIS at Wacker Quay briefly at 1300hrs then flew down river. Spotted Redshank and Spoonbill also

MarazionSnow Bunting still on beach

HayleYellow-legged Gull (ad) on Hayle estuary RSPB from causeway at 1600hrs

NanquidnoWoodlark (3) at Little Hendra this afternoon

SennenLong-tailed Duck in Sennen Cove

PenzanceSnow Bunting on Lighthouse Pier. Purple Sandpiper (16) on Battery rocks

St MinverLong-eared Owl reported at St Minver this morning (Per A.Langdon)

No sign of Desert Wheatear at Nanjizal

Thursday 10th November 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Helston - **BUFFLEHEAD**(fem/juv) still at Loe Pool at 1455hrs then flew down river. Access west off A394 on Degibna Lane from just north of A3083 roundabout then walk north from NT car park (Thanks D.King)

Nanjizal*DESERT WHEATEAR* (male) still at 1610hrs at seaward end of Nanjizal valley near Mill Bay in Bulb field 200 yards beyond Faraway cottage. Access along footpath opposite Raftra Farm. Also Lapland Bunting (7) and Short-eared Owl, showing well (CB Reports et al)

Torpoint*GLOSSY IBIS* again in Plymouth Sound then flew from Drake’s Island towards St Johns Lake at 0700hrs, still this afternoon

WadebridgeCOMMON CRANE (c20) flew SW over Wadebridge (Thanks Neil)

PolgiggaCOMMON CRANE flew south over Bosistow Lane at 1155hrs (Thanks C.Selway)

MarazionSnow Bunting still on beach. Bittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB in flight over reeds at midday (Thanks W.Renshaw). Brent Goose (5) off Long Rock then flew off

FalmouthMed Gull (5) and Black Redstart at Castle beach this morning (Thanks J. St Ledger)

SennenLong-tailed Duck, Med Gull (3 ad) and GN Diver offshore

PenzancePurple Sandpiper (13) on Battery rocks. Firecrest nearby (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

AntonySpoonbill (ad) on River Lynher at 1400hrs

HayleYellow-legged Gull and Med Gull (12) (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

no sign of Great-White Egret at Walmsley Sanctuary this morning