Wednesday 23rd October 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Rosudgeon - *RED-EYED VIREO* until 1530hrs 1ml south of Rosudgeon at Prussia Cove, no further sign by 1700hrs. Use car park and follow track to Kenneggy Sands, view trees by stream after 100yds. Take Prussia Cove turning by chip shop in Rosudgeon, park in car park at end of lane. Take track from between car park and obvious conifers towards Kenneggy. Almost at bottom of hill there is a stream. Turn left into wooded valley and the bird was seen after about 250 yards in open glade. (Thanks M.Bishop). WRYNECK along coastpath near Prussia Cove

PenzanceROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) at Morrison’s car park

Madron – unconfirmed report of GOLDEN ORIOLE at Madron

PorthcurnoYellow-browed Warbler in main car park by waste bins

DavidstowWhooper Swan in field 100 yards beyond Davidstow garage this evening

GwithianSnow Bunting at Hells Mouth 300 yards west of top car park on coast path to Godrevy point at 1225hrs

PendeenPom Skua (6), Balearic Shearwater (30), Sooty Shearwater (11), Manx Shearwater (14), Great Skua (8), Arctic Skua (14) and Puffin flew past Pendeen watch between 1000-1230hrs

PadstowBalearic Shearwater (10) and Sooty Shearwater (7) at sea between Boscastle and Padstow from RV Endeavour this morning

MarazionGreat Northern Diver still at Long Rock Pool this morning and showing well (Thanks M.Curtis)

The Lizard - Black Redstart at Kynance Cove by Café. Also Ring Ouzel

HayleMed Gull (11) at Lelant Saltings this morning. Also Sandwich Tern (2), Greenshank (6), Knot (6), Bar-tailed Godwit (4) and good numbers of Wigeon and Teal. Greenshank (3), Redshank (38), Dunlin and Bar-tailed Godwit (8) at Copperhouse Creek (Thanks P.Freestone). Osprey and Brent Goose (2) also at Hayle Estuary RSPB. Arctic Tern at Carnsew Basin

RameYellow-browed Warbler in sycamores right of Old rectory. Black Redstart at Penmillard Farm. Also Great Skua (Thanks M.Beer)

GerransYellow-browed Warbler just west of Gerrans (Thanks L.Sampson)

Men-an-TolHen Harrier (ringtail) and Short-eared Owl

TruroMandarin, Canada Goose (40+), Sanderling (30), Gadwall and Bar-tailed Godwit at Tresemple Pool. Curlew, Shelduck (10) and Redshank (6) on Tresillian river (Thanks C.Matta)

PorthcothanHen Harrier (ringtail) at Porthmeor at 1530hrs (Thanks D.Hodd)

LauncestonSwallow and Grey Wagtail at Coads Green (Thanks P.Mallet)

Bodmin Moor - Wheatear at Siblyback Lake. Golden Plover (200+) over (Thanks D.Dennis)

WadebridgeCurlew Sandpiper (2) at Walmsley Sanctuary

Thursday 6th June 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

LudgvanGOLDEN ORIOLE (male) singing at Ludgvan Church this evening

WadebridgeCORNCRAKE (2) seen and heard at Royal Cornwall Showground early morning (Thanks A.Johnson)

Falmouth - RED KITE flew east over Tremough Campus at 0742 (Thanks S.Perfect)

Men-an-TolRED KITE, Cuckoo (2) and Kestrel at 0915hrs (Thanks J.St Ledger)

Probus - RED KITE over Probus area at 1700-1720hrs (Thanks A.Woodburn, P.Miles and M.Jones)

Bodmin Moor - RED KITE over Breney Common towards Helman Tor at 0830hrs (Thanks P.Fenn)

St ErthRED KITE flew east over

Mount HawkeRED KITE flew over

The LizardMarsh Harrier (male) and Cuckoo at Windmill Farm

Sunday 27th May 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

PorthgwarraGOLDEN ORIOLE (male) singing at north end in trees by Trevean Pool, tho elusive, still this afternoon in scrub between 60 foot cover and first pool

Lands EndsWOODCHAT SHRIKE north of A30/B3315 Junction at Treve Common this morning, still at 1430hrs. Also Wheatear (2) at Land’s End (Thanks C.Winfield)

Newquay - Osprey at Porth reservoir at Nature Reserve end at 1145hrs, still present this afternoon (Thanks W.Lowery and S.Rowe). Spotted Flycatcher (2+) at Polly Joke (Thanks D.Mays)

The LizardRed Kite at Goonhilly this morning (Thanks I. Griffiths)

Wadebridge - Red Kite and Hobby over Guineaport this morning (Thanks W.Delacour)

Gwennap - Red Kite over Trevince Manor at 1005hrs (Thanks L.Cox)

Camborne - Red Kite circling over Troon at c1030hrs (Thanks D.Wheeler)

SaltashRed Kite flew north over Tamar Bridge at 1125hrs (Per M.Beer)

The LizardNightjar (3+) and Cuckoo (2) at Goonhilly Downs this evening (Thanks W.Jones). Marsh Harrier circling high over Gwenter late morning (cbwps)

NanquidnoWhimbrel (10) at Nanquidno at 1600hrs


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Sunday 20th May 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Downderry*BLACK KITE* flew in off sea at Downderry.

The LizardBEE-EATER (1+) flew over Lizard village late afternoon, heard only

Hayle - ICELAND GULL (juv) on estuary this afternoon

DriftGOLDEN ORIOLE between Drift and Sancreed in woodland at 1715hrs

WadebridgeSpoonbill (2) and Garganey (2) at Walmsley Sanctuary

FalmouthBlack Tern at Argal reservoir on bouy at northern end of reservoir. Also Great-crested Grebe (m+f) at southern end (Thanks P.Bredin)