Tag Archives: Iberian Chiffchaff in Cornwall

Thursday 18th May 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Prussia Cove – Iberian Chiffchaff singing at Prussia Cove this morning. From car park follow lane, at stream go left through woods to pines 100 yards beyond field. Recording of bird below.(Thanks N.Bayly)


ProbusPurple Heron still present in private garden.

Monday 18th April 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PerranuthnoeHudsonian Whimbrel still at Boat Cove

The Lizard – Iberian Chiffchaff (male) still at Little Treleaver from Ponsongath road 150yds beyond Heath Farm at 1045hrs

NanjizalSerin flew NW over early morning

Penryn – Osprey on pole in field just past busy stop on A39 west of Treluswell (Thanks H.Fryer)

St Ives Ring Ouzel (2) at Buttermilk Hill this afternoon. Also Cuckoo (Thanks B.Dallas)

Bodmin Moor Redstart (2 male) at Cheesewring (cbwps)

ZennorCuckoo at Foage Valley

Marazion Siberian Chiffchaff at Marazion Marsh RSPB

Iberian Chiffchaff, Coverack, 16.04.16 (M.Halliday)

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

Thursday 16th May 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings


1st Sum drake Long-tailed Duck, Stithians 160513 (J.St Ledger)

Stithians *BONAPARTE’S GULL* (imm) at Stithians reservoir in bare field opposite Stuart Hutchings hide at 1845hrs tho mobile. Long-tailed Duck (male) still at Stithians Lake with Tufted Ducks near Stuart Hutchings hide this morning (Thanks J.St Ledger)

St LoyIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF (male) singing 100yards south of B3315 in wood by public footpath

PadstowWOODCHAT SHRIKE at Trevose Head today (Thanks A.Maskery)

Record shot of Woodchat Shrike at Trevose Head 160513 (A.Maskery)

WadebridgeGarganey (drk) at Clapper Marshes at 1305hrs then chased off by a Shelduck  (Thanks D.Julian)

Marazion Marsh RSPB - Little Egret (2) , Grey Herons (with 3 young in one nest and a fledged individual elsewhere), Greylag (10 incl. broods 2 &4), Canada Geese (6 incl brood 2), Mallard (29 incl. broods 9,9 & 5), Dunlin (1), Swift and Wheatear. (Thanks D.Flumm) Plenty of Sedge and Reed Warblers at Longrock Pool at Dawn. Garganey (drk) at marazion Marsh RSPB from road this evening.

PenzanceWhimbrel (12) flew over Eastern Green towards beach at 0500hrs

Mount’s Bay Great Northern Diver in Bay viewed from Marazion. Also Whimbrel (10) and Oystercatcher (4) (Thanks D.Flumm)

Saturday 20th April 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

The LizardIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF (male) singing just west of Lower Predannack Downs at Soap Rock at Jolly Town Farm at 1430hrs SW.680.145 (Thanks M.Grantham)

Bodmin Moor*LESSER SCAUP* (drk) at Siblyback Lake with Tufted Duck (4) at western section of northern end between 0800-1000hrs. Grasshopper Warbler reeling at north end. Redstart (male) 100 meters north of bridge on fence posts. Cuckoo (2) calling (Thanks P.Kemp, A.Dawson and CJK)

St JustWOODCHAT SHRIKE at east end of Cot Valley north of road to youth hostel around donkey paddock. Siberian Chiffchaff at Kenidjack Valley at sewage works this afternoon

PorthgwarraRED-RUMPED SWALLOW flew north over Gwennap Head at 1234hrs

MarazionCOMMON CRANE (2) reported, flew over Marazion Marsh RSPB this morning. Also Marsh Harrier (fem) and Bittern

New PolzeathArctic Tern (11) and Red-throated Diver (sum plum) off New Polzeath (Thanks D.Julian)

RameWhitethroat at Penlee NR. Common Scoter (100), Whitethroat, Wheatear (4), Swallow (5) and Sand Martin (2) at Rame (Thanks M.Hughes)

StithiansLong-tailed Duck (fem) at Stithians reservoir at southern early afternoon (Thanks R.Loader)

Bude Little Gull, Common Sandpiper, Whimbrel (5+), Dunlin (2) and White Wagtail (2) at Maer Lake (Thanks H.Kendall)

Sennen Cove –  Whimbrel and Sandwich Tern (6) this morning (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

ZennorCuckoo at Bosullow (Sennen Cove Birdwatching). Grasshopper Warbler (2), Wheatear (8+) and Swallow small passage at Zennor Hill (Thanks V.Stratton)

MarazionSedge Warbler (6), Willow Warbler (2), Swallow (2), House Martin, Sand Martin,  Whimbrel (6), Dunlin, White Wagtail several at Marazion. Gannet (2) and GN Diver offshore. (Thanks A.Mason)

HayleWheatear (male) on Ryans field (Thanks A.Mason)

GwithianWheatear (8 male), Sand Martin (6), Swallow (6), Pintail (drk), Gadwall (drk) and Dunlin (2) at St Gothian Sands LNR. Arctic Tern (3) offshore (Thanks A.Mason)

St IvesRedstart (male), Cuckoo, Wheatear (20+), Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs and Swallow (20+) at Buttermilk Hill. Cuckoo at Towednack Valley, Cuckoo at Tredrine (Thanks V.Stratton)

Sunday 17th June 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

St Just*IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF* still in copse by engine shed at top end of Kenidjack Valley at 0735hrs (CB Reports)

The Lizard – possible *LITTLE SWIFT* flew south over Lizard village at 2130hrs. Pom Skua (3), Balearic Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater (2), Great Skua (4) and Med Gull past Lizard Point. Wheatear (male) on near Pigeon Ogo cliff near Kynance Cove(Thanks D.Hall and M.Grantham)

PorthgwarraBalearic Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater (3), Storm Petrel (22), Great Skua (2), Arctic Skua (2) and Risso’s Dolphin (2) past Gwennap head between 0730-midday

St IvesCuckoo and Peregrine (2) at Rosewall Hill this morning (CB Reports)

Monday 11th June 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

St Just*IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF* again at top end of Kenidjack Valley in copse by engine shed. Access west off B3306 opposite Tregeseal Gallery

WadebridgeGarganey (drk) at Walmsey Sanctuary still

Bodmin MoorWheatear (12), Whinchat (2) and Cuckoo (2) at Garrow (Thanks H.Kendall)