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Monday 10th October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Wadebridge – Dalmatian Pelican (ad) again on River Camel this afternoon viewed from Camel Trail

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel (ad) still in Boat Cove NT. Park in Perranuthnoe and take coastal path west to view

FalmouthPectoral Sandpiper still at College Reservoir at 0735hrs on island, showing well, still present at 1130hrs (Thanks J.St Ledger and B.Porter). Common Tern (juv) still at Argal Reservoir

Porthgwarra – possible Little Bunting flew over Porthgwarra. Also Woodlark.  Richard’s Pipit in fields between Trevean Pool & derelict buildings at 1415hrs. Yellow-browed Warbler (3) at Roskestal Farm. Lapland Bunting (2) flew over Roskestal Farm

Mullion – Richard’s Pipit south of Mullion Cove at Lower Predannack

RosecraddocGreat White Egret in marshy field off footpath near woods at 0845hrs (Thanks T.Bryant)

Lands End – Wryneck still at Lands End along cycle path from car park mid afternoon. Also Richard’s Pipit and Brambling. Balearic Shearwater offshore

ZennorDotterel in cut field by Trewey Hill late morning but no further sign this afternoon

RocheRose-coloured Starling (juv) in garden (cbwps)

Nanjizal – Yellow-browed Warbler (9) at Nanjizal Valley trapped & ringed

Rame Yellow-browed Warbler (3) at Rame Head

The Lizard Yellow-browed Warbler (2) in gardens at Trelowarren (cbwps)

PortreathYellow-browed Warbler (2) at Portreath

Pendeen – Yellow-browed Warbler still in Calartha Copse

FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler in garden in Marborough Road

St Just – Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest at Kelynack (cbwps)

SennenYellow-browed Warbler still at Esther’s Field on south side of Maria’s Lane

PorthcurnoYellow-browed Warbler by car park

Liskeard – Yellow-browed Warbler calling from trees at Liskeard cattle market this morning (Thanks D.Julian)

Hayle –  Spoonbill still at Hayle Estuary from Old Quay House Inn  at 0745hrs

Mullion – Spoonbill flew south along Angrouse Cliff (Thanks P.Fenn)

PolgiggaBlack Redstart at Arden-Sawah

DriftMandarin (2) srill at Drift reservoir. Also Pintail (2) (cbwps)

Rock – Med Gull (119) roosting off Porthilly Point (Thanks S.Grose)

Sunday 9th October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel (ad) still in Boat Cove NT at 0755hrs. Park in Perranuthnoe and take coastal path west to view

NanjizalBlack-throated Thrush at Nanjizal Valley briefly at 0800hrs then flew North & no further sign. Keep to public right of ways. Dusky Warbler trapped & ringed. Also Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler (10)

Porthgwarra – Wholly unconfirmed report of Blyth’s Pipit reported to land in fields to east of Porthgwarra. Richard’s Pipit (2) in meadow below Doctor’s Garden. Also Yellow-browed Warbler (5)

DavidstowBaird’s Sandpiper still at Davidstow Airfield near control tower this morning, still present at 1155hrs near control tower. Buff-breasted Sandpiper also still at 1710hrs. Also Merlin and Ring Ouzel 

The LizardPallas’s Warbler east of Housel Bay along lane to Bass Point

Falmouth – Pectoral Sandpiper at College Reservoir. Also Bittern. Common Tern (juv) still at Argal Reservoir

SennenRichard’s Pipit in field by Mayon Farm from footpath at 1135hrs. Siberian Chiffchaff by Esther’s Field Holiday Cottage mid morning, Wryneck Sennen opposite school

PendeenWryneck still at Pendeen this evening. Also Whinchat and Hooded Crow still at Lighthouse. Yellow-browed Warbler still in churchyard, in pines by graves just south of car park at 1630hrs. Also Redstart. Ring Ouzel nearby at Levant

Yellow-browed Warbler, Pendeen Churchyard, A.Hugo

Yellow-browed Warbler, Pendeen Churchyard, A.Hugo

SaltashGreat White Egret at Kingsmil Lake early evening then flew down Tamar (cbwps)

Lands End – Yellow-browed Warbler (3) still at Land’s End. Also Whinchat (5) and Tree Pipit

Porthgwarra –  Yellow-browed Warbler (2), 1 at Trevean and 1 at 60 Foot Cover. Also Ring Ouzel

Padstow – Yellow-browed Warbler (2) at Hawker’s Cove in willows opposite Mariners friend. Park at Lellizzick and walk to view (Thanks S.Grose)

BudeYellow-browed Warbler (2) in trees along road on right just before NT car park at 0945hrs (Thanks A.Roberts)

Polgigga – Yellow-browed Warbler at Polgigga, Yellow-browed Warbler at Raftra Farm

Nanquidno – Yellow-browed Warbler still in Nanquidno Valley in sycamores below Nanjulian Farm. Also Whinchat (4), Hobby and Merlin

Plain-an-GwarryYellow-browed Warbler (cbwps)

MarazionYellow-browed Warbler still by standing stone at Marazion Marsh RSPB

St Just – Yellow-browed Warbler still in Kenidjack Valley in 2nd donkey paddock at 1240hrs. Firecrest (3) in Cot Valley (Thanks N.Beasley)

RameShort-eared Owl and Pied Flycatcher at Rame Head (Thanks D.Allan)

Pied Flycatcher, Rame, D.Allan

Pied Flycatcher, Rame, D.Allan

Zennor – Hen Harrier (ringtail) on White’s Down

RockMed Gull (52) over sand dunes (Thanks D.Julian)

Kennack SandsBrent Goose this evening (cbwps)

LiskeardRing Ouzel flew over (Thanks D.Julian)


Thursday 6th October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel in Boat Cove NT at 1300hrs. Park in Perranuthnoe & take coastal path west to view

PenzanceCaspian Tern over Jubilee Pool until 1735hrs then flew towards St.Michaels Mount & lost to view

Davidstow – Baird’s Sandpiper still at Davidstow Airfield on pool near control tower at 1455hrs. Buff-breasted Sandpiper still at Davidstow Airfield at 0930hrs by pools on central runway near control tower

St Just – Red-breasted Flycatcher at Kenidjack Valley in trees beyond large green shed with no parking sign. Also Firecrest (2). Yellow-browed Warbler at Cot Valley

NanjizalGreat White Egret (7) NW of Nanjizal Valley in field. View from Higher Bosistow to Trevilley footpath

Lands EndWryneck (2) at Land’s End

NanquidnoWryneck still at Nanquidno Valley. Yellow-browed Warbler & Pied Flycatcher also

Botallack – Wryneck at Botallack Head by coastal path 20 yards south of trig point

Gwithian – Rose-coloured Starling (juv) on wires at campsite at 0845hrs

Pendeen – Possible Icterine or Melodious Warbler in cottage garden briefly this afternoon . Also Wryneck, Yellow-browed Warbler (2) and Ring OuzelRichard’s Pipit in field right of white cottages on road to lighthouse

Sennen – Yellow-browed Warbler (2) at Sennen

The Lizard Yellow-browed Warbler in trees by bridleway to Kynance Road. Ring Ouzel (2) and Yellow-browed Warbler at Kynanace Cove

St Ives – Balearic Shearwater (12) flew past St.Ives Island between 07:30-08:30

Marazion Little Stint on beach at Red River mouth this evening


Thursday 12th May 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

St BuryanDalmatian Pelican circling over Alsia Mill at 10:52 but no further sign

Lands EndSerin (male) still at Lands End

Drift – Great White Egret still at Drift Reservoir this evening

Pendeen – Woodchat Shrike on coast path between Levant Mine and Geevor at 1530hrs (Thanks K.Jarvis)

The Lizard – Turtle Dove (2) at Lizard Point north of Wavecrest cafe car park this afternoon (Thanks S.Jones)

HayleSpoonbill (imm) Hayle Estuary RSPB on Ryan’s Field

PenzanceGreat Northern Diver and Eider off Chyandour

WadebridgeLittle Ringed Plover at Walmsley Sanctuary

Bedruthan  StepsRed Kite (tagged) flew out to sea after being mobbed (Thanks S.Grose)

Monday 5th January 2015 Cornwall Bird Sightings

MarazionPACIFIC DIVER (ad) still off Marazion between Longrock and St Michael’s Mount this morning. Bittern (2) at Marazion Marsh RSPB (Thanks D.Flumm)

Bodmin MoorLESSER SCAUP (drk) at Dozmary Pool

NewquayAMERICAN WIGEON (fem) still on Gannel Estuary at 12:15hrs

Helston – RING-BILLED GULL (ad) still at Helston Boating Lake at 14:00hrs. Yellow-browed Warbler still at Loe Pool 100yds west of Lower Nansloe Farm south of path

AntonyGREAT WHITE EGRET west of Antony at Wacker Quay 1/2ml up new track from car park at 14:20hrs. Also Spoonbill (2)

NewlynSiberian Chiffchaff still at Sandy Cove by tarmac track

FalmouthLong-tailed Duck (1w drk) still at Swanpool at Swanpool at 11:30hrs. Slavonian Grebe (3) off Castle Beach at 13:35hrs

HaylePintail (2) at Hayle Estuary RSPB late afternoon. Also Goosander (7) (Thanks P.Freestone)

GwithianSnow Bunting (2) still at St Gothian Sands this morning (Thanks G.Willetts


Monday 29th September 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Lands EndORTOLAN BUNTING north of A30/B3315 junction at Treeve Common late morning then flew towards fields at Trevescan

CubertSHORT-TOED LARK 300yds SE of church in stubble field by footpath but mobile

The LizardRED-BACKED SHRIKE at Windmill Farm CBWPS in willows near large pond. Balearic Shearwater (9) past Lizard Point

St JustGREAT WHITE EGRET flew north over Carn Goose at 09:50hrs

SennenTurtle Dove at Trevedra this evening

LamornaFirecrest (2) at Lamorna Cove 600yds west along bridleway at Castalack near gate before houses by junction with B3315

PorthgwarraHooded Crow still at Roskestal Farm on wires

St StephenSpoonbill at Shillingham Point at 14:00hrs. Also Osprey in tree at 14:30hrs

HayleLittle Stint (3), Black-tailed Godwit (2) and Kingfisher (2) on Ryan’s Field. Curlew Sandpiper, Ruff (2) and Med Gull (2) at morning high tide (Thanks J.St Ledger)

Truro – Curlew Sandpiper (2), Spotted Redshank (2) and Snipe (2) at Tresemple Pool. Greenshank (9) on river (Thanks A.Nicholson)

River FalBT Diver at ferry point at Trelissick Gardens at 1500hrs (Thanks L&G.Emery)