Wednesday 20th February 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor*LESSER SCAUP* (drk) at Siblyback Lake at 1020hrs but no sign of Ring-necked Duck (fem). Crossbill (3) also (Thanks M.Beer)

Lesser Scaup, Siblyback Lake, 200213 (M.Beer)

WadebridgeHAWFINCH at Rosenannon Downs by road in morning then flew SW along edge of beech wood near top of small hill by road to Wadebridge. Lapland Bunting (45) at Rosenannon Downs tho mobile and elusive. Short eared Owl (2), Tawny Owl (2) and Woodcock (20+) also (Thanks P.Barlow). Spotted Redshank on Camel Estuary

MouseholeGLAUCOUS GULL (juv) again on St Clement Isle this evening

MarazionBittern (3) at Marazion Marsh RSPB still

HayleYellow-legged Gull (ad) still on estuary. Water Pipit at Copperhouse Creek on saltmarsh by Black Road

TruroBrambling still in garden this morning (Thanks D.Jenkins)

StithiansLong-tailed Duck and Med Gull (1 ad) at Stithians reservoir. Brambling (3) on feeders at southern cut off (Thanks J.St Ledger & G.Sanders)

TreenLapland Bunting (17) and Snow Bunting (5) at Treen Common

Connor DownsTurtle Dove still in trees by Trenawin Lane junction opposite Westwood Timber late afternoon. Do not park at Westwood Timber

Monday 31st December 2012 Cornwall Bird Sightings

St JustSUBALPINE WARBLER (1w fem) still in back garden at Princess Street tho elusive TR19 7JG. Siberian Chiffchaff still in Kenidjack Valley behind sewage works. Also Firecrest (4), Goldcrest (6) and Redwing (6) (Thanks A.Mackintosh)

TorpointGREEN-WINGED TEAL (drk) still at St Johns Lake near Ford

St AustellRING-NECKED DUCK (drk) still at Par Beach Pool this afternoon (Thanks R.Davey)

CamelfordHAWFINCH in bushes by old primary school site at Highfield industrial Estate (Thanks A.Bond)

The LizardIceland Gull (juv) in Church Cove

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe still near lifeboat. Also BT Diver and GN Diver

Mounts BaySlav Grebe, BT Diver and GN Diver (5) in Bay

StithiansLong-tailed Duck (1w drk) at Stithians Reservoir still at south end from Carnmenellis Causeway

MarazionBittern at Marazion marsh RSPB

Carbis BayBalearic Shearwater (3) and GN Diver in bay

HayleSlav Grebe still in Carnsew basin

Looe –  Kittiwake (40. 39 ad and 1 1 w), Fulmar (9), GN Diver, Dark-bellied Brent Goose and Gannet (26) flew west past Downderry between 0930-1030hrs. GN Diver off Hannafore. Med Gull (4. 3 ad + 1 2w) at Mill Pond (Thanks P.Kemp)

Tuesday 30th October 2012 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Coverack - *OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT* still at Coverack in field at Little Treleaver at 1630hrs

RameSERIN along road to Penlee NR with finch flock this morning tho mobile. Firecrest at Rame Head in sycamores by church at 1150hrs

PorthgwarraRICHARD’S PIPIT in flight near coastguards at 0830hrs heard only, still present this afternoon. Black Redstart on cliffs west of coastguards. White-fronted Goose flew in off sea (5) early morning then (10) at 1030hrs then flew north

SancreedHAWFINCH flew over Sancreed

WadebridgeROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) at Walmsley Sanctuary early afternoon with Starling (60+). Also Merlin (Thanks C.Selway)

The Lizard – Black Redstart also. White-fronted Goose (3) flew over. Black Redstart (4) at Lizard village. Black Redstart at Kynance cove

St Just – Firecrest at Cot Valley

Portreath – Lapland Bunting at North Cliffs in stubble field

Helston – Black Redstart at Culdrose

Zennor – Hen Harrier (male) flew over moors above Gurnards Head (Thanks R.Levine)

Penzance – Kingfisher in harbour (Thanks B.Way)

Tintagel – Snow Bunting at Tintagel Castle at 1300hrs, showing well (Thanks S.Clement-Large)

MarazionBittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB

HayleSpoonbill (2) still on Hayle Estuary RSPB from B3301 causeway. Also Dark-bellied Brent Goose (16)

Cape CornwallBlack Redstart at Cape Cornwall still late afternoon. Dark-bellied Brent Goose still on golf course

St LevanLapland Bunting (6+) and Ring Ouzel in fields just west of St Levan

PorthcurnoWhite-fronted Goose (5) flew north over at 1220hrs

Bodmin MoorWhite-fronted Goose (4) flew east over Crowdy reservoir late afternoon (Thanks B.Craven)

FalmouthMed Gull (4, 1 ringed), Whimbrel (2), Ringed Plover (5) and Turnstone (6) on rocks at Gyllyngvase Beach (Thanks J.St Ledger). GN Diver (4, 1 sum plum) off Swanpool Beach. Also Ringed Plover (4) (Thanks G.Wills)

St AgnesBrambling (male) in garden at Durning Road this morning (Thanks M.Barker)

Tuesday 29th May 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

St Just*IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF* (male) singing at top end of Kenidjack valley in copse by engine shed this morning. Access west off B3306 opposite Tregeseal Gallery. Also HAWFINCH briefly

CamelfordBEE-EATER heard only in Mount Camel area at 1250hrs briefly (Thanks A.Bond)

Newquay – Osprey fishing still at Porth reservoir at far end Nature Reserve this morning, search in dead trees at this end. Also Spotted Redshank (sum plum) this afternoon (Thanks D.Mays, T.Carson and D.Grose)

DavidstowRedstart (2 male), Spotted Flycatcher (3) and Cuckoo heard distantly at Boswithick (Thanks H.Kendall)

HayleRedshank on Hayle Estuary RSPB this morning. Also Shelduck (5 ducklings) (Thanks P.Jeggo)

LanhydrockWhimbrel (5) on 18th Green at Lanhydrock golf club this morning (Thanks P.McVey)

WadebridgeGarganey (drk) at Walmsley Sanctuary this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

Monday 9th March 2009 Cornwall Bird Reports

St Ives**SNOWY OWL** still SE of Zennor at Sperris Quoit today.

Helston - RING-BILLED GULL still at the boating lake.

Belventor - Hawfinch (1+) still in Upper Fowey Valley at Ninestones.

Newlyn - Iceland and Glaucous Gull still in Harbour.

Wadebridge - Hen Harrier (ringtail) and Jack Snipe at Walmsley Sanctuary

HayleGoosander (fem) still and Med Gull (2 ads) on Estuary

Gwithian - Snow Bunting reported again today at St Gothian Sands NR. Also Scaup (3) still and Med Gull (ad and 1st yr)