Tag Archives: Great White Egret in Cornwall

Friday 16th May 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

WadebridgeTEREK SANDPIPER at Walmsley Sanctuary at 1130hrs, still present this evening, for 2nd day. Parking recommended donation £2, in field (with banner on gate) by bridge. Park to right on higher ground. Close gates as sheep are in the fields.

PolgiggaBEE-EATER flew east over Polgigga at 1805hrs. BLACK KITE (4) near Polgigga this morning. Also HONEY BUZZARD (2) and Red Kite (71). COMMON CRANE flew north over at 1530hrs. GREAT WHITE EGRET flew North over Polgigga

SennenBLACK KITE near Brew Pool at 0820hrs. Also Red Kite

PendeenBLACK KITE flew over Pendeen at 0915hrs. Also Red Kite (44). Osprey flew east over North Inn campsite at 0900hrs being mobbed by gulls (Thanks C.Morter)

St Buryan - BLACK KITE in field early morning. Also Red Kite (18)

St JustBLACK KITE flew east over Kelynack at 1300hrs. Red Kite (12) drited north over to the west of the village at 0910hrs, then at 0938hrs (71) flew south towards Lands End (Thanks D.Flumm)

PenzanceBLACK KITE flew over town. Also Red Kite (4) (cbwps)

HayleCOMMON CRANE circled over Hayle Estuary RSPB at c1630hrs then flew towards Hayle (Thanks B.Dallas)

VentonleagueCOMMON CRANE flew NE over at 1635hrs. Also Red Kite (3) over (Thanks J Rutter)

Falmouth - Red Kite (8) flew north over Messack Close (Thanks A.Williams). Red Kite (7) drifted east over Falmouth Police Station between 1330-1400hrs (P.Freestone). Red Kite (2) flew in off sea (Thanks AK Wildlife Cruises). Red Kite (4) over College/Argal reservoirs area viewed from Tremough Campus (Thanks M.Silk). Black-throated Diver (2) off Pendennis Point. Also Wheatear (fem). Bottlenose Dolphin (5)  in Carrick Roads. Black-throated Diver (2) and Diver sp. (7+) off Maenporth (Thanks D.Chaney)

GulvalRed Kite (7) near Gulval over Polkinghorne farm (Thanks D.Robinson)

FeockRed Kite (7) flew over Feock at 1415hrs (Thanks K.Dalziel)

St LevanRed Kite (3) at Raftra at 0830hrs (Thanks A.Hickley)

Godolphin - Red Kite (2) flew over Godolphin Hill at 1230hrs. Also Cuckoo (Thanks J.St Ledger)

IlloganRed Kite (2) flew over at 1000hrs (cbwps)

Saltash - Red Kite flew west over Trematon at  c1115hrs (Thanks T.Bryant)

Sancreed - Red Kite over Sancreed between 17:10-17:20hrs (Thanks D.Flumm)

St Erth - Red Kite flew north over at 1700hrs (Thanks K.Bannister))

St IvesRed Kite and Cuckoo (3) at Buttermilk Hill. Red Kite over St Ives town. Buzzard (14) at Trendrine Hill (Thanks V.Stratton)

ZennorNightjar (2) (Thanks V.Stratton)

Nanjizal -  Little Ringed Plover flew over Faraway Cottage (cbwps)

Antony - Turtle Dove at Anthony Passage by quarry at Churchtown NR at 0715hrs

Sunday 4th May 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

The LizardGREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO still along National Trust road to Kynance Cove at 0830hrs tho elusive, then opposite Carn Goon House at 1500hrs, seen in flight at 2000hrs. Please keep to footpaths. Also Cuckoo and Grasshopper Warbler. Red Kite drifted north over Polwin Manor Farm (Thanks S.Perfect, D.Chaney, S.Rowe et al)

Lands End – BLACK KITE flew over Trevilley

Marazion - GREAT WHITE EGRET at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Also Garganey (fem) still. Sedge Warbler and Cetti’s Warbler (2) at Long Rock pool (Thanks S.Grose)

St JustHOOPOE near Kenidjack Valley on rocky outcrop near 2nd battery at Kenidjack Head

DownderryVelvet Scoter flew past Downderry with Common Scoter (c40) before 0800hrs. Also Arctic Skua, Great Northern Diver (5) and Whimbrel (4) (Thanks A.Payne)

NewquayRed Kite flew over Trenance gardens towards Gannel estuary this morning (Thanks S.Grose)

CamborneRed Kite flew over A30 between West Camborne and Pool junction at midday being mobbed by Crows (Thanks A.Robinson)

IlloganRed Kite flew over at 0930hrs (cbwps)

GodolphinRed Kite flew over Godolphin Hill towards Newtown this evening

BudeRed Kite over Bude Marshes at 0745hrs and again at 1200hrs (cbwps)

Penzance - Purple Sandpiper (11) at Battery Rocks (cbwps)

Sennen - Whimbrel (20) on the Green (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Sancreed - Whinchat (male) and Swift (7) at Carn Euny (Thanks S.Grose)

Thursday 17th April 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

The LizardGREAT WHITE EGRET flew North over Lizard Village this morning

SennenHOOPOE at Brew Sewage Works along approach track this morning. Access east off A30 along track just north of Sea View Caravan Park

FalmouthBlack Guillemot still off Swanpool this morning, tho distant. Reed Warbler singing at Swanpool (Thanks D.Chaney)

PorthgwarraDotterel at Porthgwarra

St Ives - Ring Ouzel (14. 10m+4f) at Buttermilk Hill, fed on hill for an hour then (9. 5m+4f) flew west over Trendrine Hill towards Zennor. 5 males then located feeding on Buttermilk hill then flew off east over Rosewall Hill towards Trencrom Hill. (2. m+f) present at Buttermilk Hill this evening. Also Cuckoo, Wheatear (21), several Linnets, Buzzard (5), Raven (2), Kestrel and several Meadow Pipits (Thanks V.Stratton and J.Thomas)

St Just - Ring Ouzel (4) at Chapel Carn Brea

ZennorRing Ouzel (fem) 1.5 miles south of Gurnards head on coastal path. Wheatear (5. 4m+1f) at Zennor Hill this evening(Thanks V.Stratton)

Torpoint –  Spoonbill feeding with Shelduck (12) at St Johns Lake (Thanks D.Courtnell)

St JustSiberian Chiffchaff at Kenidjack Valley opposite cottages with caravan. Take path south over bridge to view bushes along path west of chimney

GwithianRuff at St Gothian Sands LNR at seaward end of main pond at 0940hrs. Also Sedge Warbler by Red River (P.Freestone)

HayleWhimbrel at Copperhouse Creek (P.Freestone)

PadstowWhitethroat at Hawkers cove in scrub behind the original lifeboat station (Thanks S.Grose)

Newquay - Purple Sandpiper (8) with Turnstones at Towan Head

Lanivet - Merlin (fem) chasing House Martins.

PenzanceEider (drk) and Sandwich Tern (13) off Chyandour (Thanks D.Flumm)

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 Skua, Sooty Shearwater, Grey 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.