Tag Archives: Hoopoe in Cornwall

Friday 31st March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

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Perranuthnoe Hudsonian Whimbrel again at Boat Cove today

NewquayCattle Egret (6) again at Gannel estuary on south side of Penpol Creek.

St ErthCattle Egret (2) again in fields at Tregrea Lane this evening

HayleRing-billed Gull (sub-ad) again on estuary this afternoon. Also Iceland Gull (2), Spoonbill and Little Ringed Plover (Thanks M.Halliday)

The LizardHoopoe still at Manaccan at 0955hrs on verge by the entrance to Minster Meadow (Thanks L.Langley) Still present this afternoon tho mobile

LiskeardOsprey flew north-east over Liskeard at 1030hrs (Thanks D.Julian)

Saturday 18th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Todays bird sighting highlights from Cornwall include:

HelstonBonaparte’s Gull still at Helston Boating lake this morning. Cattle Egret (16) on south side of Loe Pool.

St ClementCattle Egret (10+) distantly in field with cattle at Menadews Farm at 1330 (Thanks T. O’Leary)

Newquay Cattle Egret by airfield at St Mawgan. Iceland Gull (3cy) and Yellow-legged Gull on Gannel Estuary

Gorran HavenHoopoe again this morning at Boswinger (Thanks R.Castillo-Nicholls)

Hoopoe, Boswinger - (Rowena Castillo-Nicholls)

Hoopoe, Boswinger – (Rowena Castillo-Nicholls)

Hayle Iceland Gull (juv) on estuary from B3301 causeway. Also two £cy Yellow-legged Gulls (Thanks C.Urquhart)

Coverack Iceland Gull at Coverack at 1130hrs

Gwithian Iceland Gull (2w) at St Gothian Sands NR (cbwps)

MullionIceland Gull (2) on sea between harbour and island (cbwps)

FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler (2) still at Swanvale (Thanks B.Porter)

Camborne Yellow-browed Warbler still at Tehidy CP by café.

Marazion Pomarine Skua again offshore this morning

Ruan LanihorneDipper at Set Bridge this morning (Thanks R.Andrew)

Thursday 26th May 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

DriftDalmatian Pelican (ad) still at Drift Reservoir this morning until 0925hrs then flew NW then returned to reservoir at midday. Black Kite also at Drift Reservoir at 06:50

The Lizard – Hoopoe at Coverack, 1 at Penhallick & 1 at Crousa Downs

TruroOsprey again at 0810hrs cicling over Truro River in front of Heron Inn then flew SSE. Also Red Kite (Thanks M.Salter)

PerranporthCuckoo (Male) in scrub around Cligga Head (Thanks J.Julian)

Helston – Black-throated Diver (2.adult and 1 juv.) off Loe Bar  (Thanks C.Mabon)

Saturday 14th May 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

SennenDalmatian Pelican circling over Skewjack pools at 0858hrs then over fields between Polgigga and Skewjack Farm between 1050-1100hrs then flew west (Thanks R.Veal)

Sancreed AreaDalmatian Pelican over A30 at Catchall between 1105-1120hrs then circling over Drift reservoir between 1120-1126hrs, over Sancreed between 1128-1130hrs. Still over Drift area view from Sancreed until 1540hrs when flew SW towards St Buryan. Bird did not land at Drift reservoir possibly due to fishing competition but spent between 1120-1540hrs soaring over reservoir or within nearby area (Thanks D.Flumm). Still this evening viewed at Lamorna Cove this evening from the Scillonian III. No sign of Great White Egret at north end of Drift Reservoir

Dalmatian Pelican, Catchall, D.Flumm

Lands EndSerin still at Lands End singing this morning in horse paddock between car park and Swingates House. Also Turtle Dove (Thanks Bob). Whooper Swan flew over Treeve Common this afternoon. Black Redstart (female) foraging amongst boulders near Aire Point. Also Cuckoo (3) 2 chasing each other and 1 calling (Thanks R.Butterfield)

The Lizard – Hoopoe at Pentreath Beach in field with horses by white pump house in valley west of Henry’s Campsite

GodolphinHoopoe in fields north of village

Crows-An-WraShort-eared Owl hunting at Bartinney Downs late afternoon

HayleSpoonbill still at Hayle Estuary RSPB at Copperhouse Creek. Ruff (sum plum) on estuary

Rame – Lesser Whitethroat singing at Rame, showing well (Thanks C.Buckland)

Monday 25th April 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Lands EndHoopoe in horse paddock between car park and Swingates House this afternoon

Hayle Iceland Gull (juv) at Hayle Estuary RSPB from Lelant platform early afternoon. Also Spoonbill (imm)

DriftIceland Gull (juv) at Drift reservoir at North end

St Buryan Iceland Gull on plough at Treverven Campsite

Sancreed – probable Hen Harrier flew over road near radio station at 1635hrs

Friday 15th April 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

St Just – Snowy Owl below Carn Kenidjack 1/4 mile west of Boslow Farm, still present below Carn Kenidjack viewable form mast at 1700hrs

The Lizard – Iberian Chiffchaff (male) still at Little Treleaver from Ponsongath road 150yds beyond Heath Farm at 1210hrs

Nanquidno – Hoopoe south of Nanquidno Valley by road to Gurland Farm

HelstonWhooper Swan (ad) still at Boating Lake at 1530hrs

No sign of American Herring Gull at Drift Reservoir by early afternoon but Iceland Gull present