Tag Archives: Glaucous Gull in Cornwall

Saturday 15th April 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

TruroCattle Egret (12) at St Clements at Menadews Farm in cattle field

BudeCattle Egret (5) still at Bude Marshes

Goss MoorLittle Bunting (2) at Goss Moor NNR near Enniscavern by pylons at Toads Hole. Take track to Toads Hole by cattle grid on road to Enniscaven then take path right towards pylons and view area around Marsh Fritillary info board

HayleIceland Gull (juv) on estuary. Glaucous Gull (juv) on Copperhouse Creek and Spoonbill (imm) on Ryans Field

DriftIceland Gull (imm) at Drift reservoir (Thanks D.Flumm)

St IvesRing Ouzel at Buttermilk Hill still

HelstonPintail (drk) still at boating lake

Pintail at Helston (F.Trewin)

Saturday 25th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

NewquayCattle Egret (6) by Gannel Estuary again on south side at Penpol Creek this evening

St ErthCattle Egret (3) flew north east from Tredrea Lane at 0930hrs

Fowey EstuaryCattle Egret (11+) at Fowey Estuary today. Also Osprey this morning (Thanks B.Borter)

Marazion – Siberian Chiffchaff at RSPB Marazion Marsh. Also Velvet Scoter offshore

Falmouth Iceland Gull (1cy) at Swanpool on rocks on west side. Also Yellow-browed Warbler at University on Exeter Campus, Penryn. Also Cetti’s Warbler still at Swanpool and Yellow-browed Warbler in gardens on west side (D.Chaney)

HayleIceland Gull and Spoonbill again on estuary

GwithianIceland Gull (imm) flew over St Gothian Sands NR this morning (Thanks L.Rowe)

Mevagissey – Glaucous Gull (2w) on rocks by beach at Portholland

St Ives Ring Ouzel at Buttermilk Hill. Also Short-eared Owl in off the sea and Merlin in area (Thanks V.Stratton)

PolgiggaBlack Redstart at midday

No sign of Lesser Scaup at Dozmary Pool

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.

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


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)

Wednesday 23rd April 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

The LizardMONTAGU’S HARRIER (fem) at Croft Pascoe

Land’s EndHoopoe at Land’s End radio station (SW366312) (Birdnet)

FalmouthGlaucous Gull at 08:45 off Pendennis Point, also Puffin Bonxie (7), RT Diver, Whimbrel (25) past & Great Northern Diver offshore. Also Black-throated Diver off Swanpool this mrng (TR11 4WZ; SW826315) (Birdnet). Iceland Gull (1s) off Pendennis Point this morning (Thanks B.Dallas)

Drift – Drake Garganey still at Drift Resv (SW436288) (Birdnet)

St Ives Ring Ouzel (6) still at Buttermilk Hill (SW521409) (Birdnet)

Looe – Siskin (pr) in garden at East Looe (Thanks D.Bath)

Saltash – Whimbrel (6) at Kingsmill Lake (Thanks P.Kemp)

Penzance – Willow Warbler (2) singing at Trereife Business Park, Penzance today (Thanks M.Jasper)


Friday 18th April 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

GillanGLOSSY IBIS still in Gillan Creek

Falmouth – Black Guillemot still off Swanpool. Glaucous Gull (2w) flew in off sea at Stack Point early morning. Also Blackcap (3), Whitethroat (2), Chiffchaff (5), Skylark and Kestrel (2) at golf course (Thanks J.Drage Hubert)

St Just – Red Kite flew over Tregeseal (Thanks S.Williams). Siberian Chiffchaff at Kenidjack Valley by sewage works

Zennor - Red Kite flew over Eagles Nest towards St Ives at 1330hrs. Whitethroat (2) and House Martin (3) also at Eagles Nest (Thanks J.St Ledger)

WadebridgeRedstart at Walmsley Sanctuary

The Lizard - Cuckoo (2), Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler (7), Whitethroat (4), Wheatear (7) and Blackcap (4) at Windmill Farm (cbwps)

Sennen - Yellow Wagtail (3) and White Wagtail in field opposite quarry. (cbwps)

GwithianCommon Sandpiper (2), Willow Warbler and Wheatear (2) at St Gothian Sands this morning (P.Freestone)

St Merryn - Snow Bunting in private garden, for 3rd day

St IvesRing Ouzel (9) at Buttermilk Hill, (8. 4m+4f) in field on lower slopes on Towednack side viewable from rocks at top of hill. (c.SW486389) and (1f) feeding on slop of hill towards Trevalgan Hill, group of 8 then flew NW out to sea at 1940hrs. Wheatear (12) also at Buttermilk Hill. Wheatear (9) at Clodgy Point at 2000hrs (Thanks V.Stratton and A.Whitehouse)

Davidstow Willow Warbler, Mistle Thrush (3) and Goldcrest at Davidstow wood. Wheatear (11), Golden Plover (17) and Linnet (20+) on Davidstow airfield. (Thanks J.Drage Hubert)

Penzance - Eider (drk) still offshore

Marazion - BT Diver and GN Diver (3) off Long Rock car park

PolzeathWheatear (2) and Swallow (30+) at Rumps Point (Thanks L.Whitley)