Sunday 3rd November 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Hayle*WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER* (2 juv) still at Copperhouse Creek this afternoon. Arctic Tern still at Carnsew Basin. Yellow-legged Gull (ad) and Barnacle Goose (7) on estuary

St Just*DUSKY WARBLER* at Kenidjack Valley by bridge halfway down valley. Also Yellow-browed Warbler briefly and Firecrest (Thanks A.Mackintosh). No sign of Red-breasted Flycatcher at Tregeseal

TorpointGREAT-WHITE EGRET just west of Jupiter Point then flew towards Wacker Quay at 0815hrs

St IvesSURF SCOTER (juv) flew past St Ives Island at c0815hrs. Also LITTLE AUK, Balearic Shearwater (67), Pom SkuaSooty ShearwaterGrey Phalarope (4), Purple Sandpiper, Med Gull (10), Arctic Skua (8), Great Skua (43), Manx Shearwater (13), Arctic Tern and GN Diver (10) past by midday. Black Redstart on coastguard lookout

PendeenSURF SCOTER (juv) flew west past Pendeen watch at 0848hrs with Common Scoter (2 drk). Also Balearic Shearwater (62), Grey Phalarope (4), Manx Shearwater (8), Arctic Skua (4), Great Skua (28), GN Diver (6) and Purple Sandpiper flew past by midday

PolzeathSURF SCOTER (juv) flew past Rumps Point early morning

PenzanceROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) still at Morrison’s car park at 1110hrs

SennenBalearic Shearwater flew past Sennen Cove. Black Redstart on beach by lifeboat slipway. Water Pipit and Purple Sandpiper (7) also in cove

Falmouth – Snow Bunting at Pendennis Point at 0855hrs (Thanks J. St Ledger)

NanquidnoFirecrest (2) and Yellow-browed Warbler at Nanquidno Valley.

Friday 1st November 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Porthgwarra***HERMIT THRUSH*** (1w) still at 0815hrs just east of car park in trees by toilet block, showing well, still present at 1110hrs in garden opposite wood but no further sign by dusk. Please do not enter woods, view only from path or road. Drive carefully along access road

The Lizard**AMERICAN ROBIN** in area with no general access

Hayle*WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER* (3) at Hayle Estuary RSPB on Copperhouse Creek. Water Pipit at Copperhouse Creek. Arctic Tern (juv) still at Carnsew Basin. Barnacle Goose (7) and Med Gull (22) from B3301 causeway.

St Just – probable *DUSKY WARBLER* still in Kenidjack Valley at seaward end near wooden bridge over stream. Also Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest (2). Access west off B3306 opposite Tregeseal Gallery SW.369.319

LelantGREAT-WHITE EGRET flew over West Cornwall Golf Club this afternoon

Penzance – ROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) still at Morrison’s car park at 0840hrs then mid morning on lamppost by Sainsbury’s roundabout (Thanks D.King)

St Levan RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER still north of church at 1105hrs tho elusive
Turtle Dove by church at 0925hrs. Yellow-browed Warbler in willows by stream north of car park

St Austell - RICHARD’S PIPIT at Par on beach near car park at 1400hrs. Med Gull (2) on Par Beach Pool at 1300hrs (Thanks D.King)

St JustYellow-browed Warbler at Kelynack near B3306

NanquidnoYellow-browed Warbler at Nanquidno Valley at Nanjulian Farm

PenberthYellow-browed Warbler still at seaward end of Penberth Cove

Ruan Minor - Yellow-browed Warbler in sallows at Kennack Sands

ZennorWhooper Swan (4. 2ad+2juv) by small pool near new mill

St Agnes - Snow Bunting at St Agnes Head car park at 1055hrs (Thanks J.Julian)

NewquayBalearic Shearwater (2) and GN Diver flew past Pentire Headland (Thanks D.Mays)

Scillonian crossingBalearic Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Great Skua, Little Gull and Puffin from Scillonian III this afternoon. Eider (drk) in Mounts Bay. Also Common Dolphins.

Wadebridge - Green Woodpecker at end of Westerlands road (Thanks J.Brookes)

No sign of White-rumped Sandpiper at Longrock this morning (Thanks T.Pope)

Sunday 21st October 2012 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Sennen*GLOSSY IBIS*(3 1w) still in stubble field just east of Seaview Holiday Park viewable from B3315 just east of Trevescan from layby just west of Trevilley Farm entrance track this afternoon

Red-Breasted Flycatcher, Kenidjack (B.Rankine)

St Just – RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER (1w) still at top end of Kenidjack valley in copse by engine shed this morning. Also Yellow-browed Warbler, Redwing (2) and Chiffchaff (3) (Thanks V.Stratton). RICHARD’S PIPIT flew south over Carn Gloose at 1100hrs. Yellow-browed Warbler still at top end of Cot valley

Red-breasted Flycatcher, Kenidjack Valley, 20.10.12 J.Chapple

SennenRICHARD’S PIPIT flew east over Sennen Cove at 0830hrs

Lands EndRICHARD’S PIPIT flew south over at 0845hrs. Long-eared Owl in sallows south of car park. Dartford Warbler along cycle track. Snow Bunting flew south at 0920hrs (Thanks J.Chapple et al)

Long-eared Owl, Lands End, 20.10.12 J.Chapple

The Lizard – RED-BACKED SHRIKE (1w) still 200 yards along road to Housel bay by pond (Thanks P.Hill and B.Dallas). Yellow-browed Warbler at seaward end of Mullion cove mid morning. Also Firecrest (1+). Chough (11) at Kynance Cove (Thanks B.Dallas)

Saltash – probable GREAT-WHITE EGRET at River Tamar/Kingsmill Lake confluence at low tide. Firecrest at Kingsmill Lake near 2nd hide. Avocet (3) at Kingsmill Lake (Thanks R.Taylor)

Falmouth - PURPLE HERON (juv) still at College reservoir on island

Sancreed – possible TUNDRA PEREGRINE (calidus or tundrius) in ploughed field at Sancreed. Also probable RED KITE over. no sign of Glossy Ibis at Carn Euny car park (Thanks D.Flumm)

Lands EndWRYNECK still along cycle track 500 yards north of boarded up white house, tho elusive. Also Swift sp. flew out to sea.

Porthgwarra - Woodlark flew over Porthgwarra. Also Tree PipitPom Skua past Gwennap Head. Black Redstart at Roskestal Farm. Fieldfare, Chaffinch (800+), Goldfinch (30+), Brambling and Linnet (30+) all flew out to sea. Also Meadow Pipit (100+), Skylark (60+), Jackdaw (800+) and Great Spotted Woodpecker (4) at Porthgwarra (Thanks V.Stratton et al)

PolgiggaSnow Bunting and Whinchat (2) at Bosistow

Men-An-TolShort-eared Owl (2) this evening

WadebridgeHen Harrier (6) at Rosenannon this evening (Thanks D.Julian)

StithiansRedwing (100′s) calling over between 2000-2100hrs (Thanks J.Shutt)

Friday 12th October 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

The Lizard – **PADDYFIELD WARBLER** still on east side of Lizard village at Church cove. Use car park then walk towards sea, take footpath north to view small quarry 100yards north of bottom of valley

Paddyfield Warbler, Church Cove 121012 (J.Rowe)

Sennen*GLOSSY IBIS* (4 1w) still in wet field just east of B3315 until 1110hrs then flew off north. Also *RED-THROATED PIPIT* briefly, heard only. Snow Bunting flew north over Trevorian Farm late morning, no sign of Hooded Crow

Pendeen*OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT* still bt coastal footpath 1/2ml west of coastguard cottages in gorse before small stream mid afternoon. (Thanks B.Rankine) Also Balearic Shearwater and Great Skua past Pendeen Watch and ‘Continental’ Coal Tit in Church Yard.

Olive-backed Pipit, Pendeen 121012 (B.Rankine)

HelstonGREAT WHITE EGRET still at Loe Pool at north end

HayleWRYNECK flew from path between causeway bridge and Ryan’s Field at 1730hrs but could not be relocated (Thanks C.Beazley)

PenzancePale-bellied Brent Goose on Eastern Green Beach, for 3rd day

St Levan - Yellow-browed Warbler in hedge inland of car park. Also Firecrest (3+)

St JustYellow-browed Warbler (2), 1 still at top of Cot Valley 100 yards east of youth hostel at Bosvern Mill and 1 by main road. Also Firecrest (6). Firecrest at Kelynack (Thanks P.Antrobus)

SancreedFirecrest, Crossbill and Wheatear at Sancreed today (Thanks D.Flumm)

NanquidnoFirecrest in valley

PendeenPied Flycatcher still in copse opposite Boscaswell Store at 1045hrs

PenberthFirecrest (2) at Penberth Cove

St IvesRing Ouzel (2 males) at Buttermilk Hill. Also Wheatear (2), Sparrowhawk and Meadow Pipit (60+)

PorthgwarraBalearic Shearwater and Common Scoter past Gwennap Head today (Thanks R.Hill)

FalmouthRedwing over Tremough Campus (Thanks L.Cox)

Port QuinLapland Bunting (2) in stubble field just south of Varley Head this morning

Thursday 11th October 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Paddyfield Warbler, Church Cove (A.McKechnie)

The Lizard**PADDYFIELD WARBLER** still on east side of Lizard village at Church cove at 1017hrs. Use car park then walk towards sea, take footpath north to view small quarry 100yards north of bottom of valley. ORTOLAN BUNTING (1w) still at The Lizard midway between Lizard and Lighthouse in stubble field west of Lighthouse Road. RED-BACKED SHRIKE (juv) still from footpath in valley to House Bay SW.705.120. Yellow-browed Warbler (2), 1 in Lizard Village and 1 at Pistil Meadow sign of probable Tawny Pipit at Lizard Head in stubble field

Pendeen - *OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT* still by coastal path 1/2 mile west of coastguard cottages this afternoon tho mobile. Balearic Shearwater (44), Sooty Shearwater (9) and Great Skua (5) past Pendeen late afternoon.

HelstonGREAT WHITE EGRET still a Loe Pool at north end viewable from east bank at Degibna at 1140hrs

NanquidnoRED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER in Nanquidno Valley at Nanjulian Farm at 1100hrs. Also Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher (2)

St JustRedstart (1w male) still at Tregeseal still by bridge at 1245hrs. Yellow-browed Warbler in trees by road up valley at 1300hrs. Yellow-browed Warbler in Cot Valley this afternoon still.

FalmouthMed Gull (1st w) flew past Pendennis Point this morning. Also Whimbrel. Med Gull (ad) at Gyllyngvase beach. Black Redstart near Golf Course (Thanks D.Chaney)