Tag Archives: Hoopoe in Cornwall

Tuesday 17th October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Polgigga – Blyth’s Reed Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler (2) and Firecrest (10) trapped and ringed at Nanjizal Valley. Also Little Bunting at Nanjizal Valley.

Rame Red-breasted Flycatcher at Rame Head in churchyard

SennenShort-toed Lark still in tilled field just west of Escalls Chapel

The LizardPurple Heron flew east past Old Lizard Head at 1020hrs

St IvesHoopoe still in garden at Higher Trewidden Road at 1230hrs tho elusive

Pendeen – Yellow-browed Warbler (2) in Coastguard Cottage garden at 0815hrs

PorthgwarraYellow-browed Warbler in copse by park

WadebridgeStone Curlew flew over Pencarrow early morning

St JustHawfinch (3) and Firecrest (4+) still at sewage works

SancreedHawfinch flew west over Sancreed

St LevanOsprey flew east over at 1150hrs

Wednesday 11th October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Lost on Sat 7th Oct – Manfrotto tripod with dark green carrying harness, left probably at Hayle Estuary RSPB, may have been left in the car park or the hide at Ryans Field. If found please    contact us via the website, Thank you!

St IvesHoopoe in garden

Newquay Cattle Egret (2) at Gannel Estuary late afternoon

St JustYellow-browed Warbler (2), 1 at Cot Valley in sycamore along top track from cot valley cottage to first house at 1655hrs and 1 at middle of valley

St LevanYellow-browed Warbler still in sallows near church at 1000hrs

Porthgwarra – Long-tailed Skua,Sabine’s Gull, Balearic Shearwater (73) and Sooty Shearwater (2) flew past

St Dennis Firecrest in garden at 1300hrs

Mounts BayLittle Stint

St IvesSnow Bunting at Buttermilk Hill

Sunday 4th June 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

The LizardRed-footed Falcon (1s male) between Windmill Farm and Lizard Downs this afternoon (Thanks J.Chapple for video below)

HelstonGreat White Egret again at Loe Pool in trees viewable from Degibna car park this evening

Goss Moor Hoopoe flew over road

Nanjizal – possible Saker flew over west of Carn Trevean at 1500hrs

PorthgwarraSooty Shearwater, Storm Petrel (c60), Pom Skua (2), Great Northern Diver and Great Skua (1+)

HayleYellow-legged Gull (1cy and 3 cy) at Hayle Estuary (Thanks M.Halliday)

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)