Tag Archives: Lapland Bunting in Cornwall

Monday 17th April 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

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The Lizard – Woodchat Shrike still in fields behind Old Lizard Point at 1215hrs. Also Green Woodpecker at St Ruan (Thanks M.Parker and F.Trewin). Hooded Crow flew over Lizard

Goss Moor NNR – Little Bunting (2) still at Toads Hole. Park near green shed on Toad’s Hole Lane and walk right to view near pylons before the Marsh Fritillary sign.

Sancreed Iceland Gull (imm) at Sancreed (Thanks D.Flumm)

MouseholeIceland Gull still on St Clement Isle

NewquayLapland Bunting flew west over East Pentire early afternoon

HayleSpoonbill (imm) still on Ryan’s Field. (Thanks D.Pierrepont)

TintagelPeregrine circling over Bossiney this afternoon (Thanks P.Smith)

Recently – Hoopoe (2) on 11th April and Squacco Heron on 14th April, photographed in Cornwall, no other information given

Sunday 13th November 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PerranuthnoeHudsonian Whimbrel in Boat Cove NT at 1125hrs. Park in Perranuthnoe & take coastal path west to view

Restronguet – Dalmatian Pelican still at Restronguet Creek again from Point Quay

Hayle Green-winged Teal (drk) still on Hayle Estuary from causeway this morning. Also Garganey (fem) still. Black Redstart on Lelant Salting housing estate (Thanks M.Halliday)

Newquay American Wigeon again with Wigeon flock on sea off Fistral Beach at 1245hrs. Also Water Pipit (2) on Gannel Estuary (Thanks L.Langley and T.Phelps)

Sennen – Cattle Egret still in fields at Brew Farm. Also Richards Pipit in field south of School (SW357256)

Lands End Lapland Bunting (2) at Land’s End. Also Bearded Tit again and Yellow-browed Warbler (2), Firecrest (2) and Siberian Chiffchaff

Marazion Yellow-browed Warbler at RSPB Marazion Marsh on east side along river. Snow Bunting on beach at Red river mouth

Drift Pink-footed Goose still at Drift reservoir. Also Scaup and Firecrest

St WinnowRed-brested Merganser (10) (Thanks P.Wakelin)

Sunday 6th October 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Daurian Shrike, Pendeen (G.Willets)

Pendeen - *DAURIAN SHRIKE* (ad male) still at Pendeen Watch at 1000hrs 400 yards south of lighthouse, just west of road to Enys Cottages. Yellow-browed Warbler in garden at Enys Cottages. WRYNECK (3), 2 west of Enys Cottages and 1 by lower car park. Snow Bunting by fishing huts 300 yards east of lower car park. Also Whinchat (2), Blackcap (2) and Wheatear (5+). Park carefully. SW.380.355 (Thanks B.Dallas et al.)

St Levan - **WESTERN BONELLI’S WARBLER** north of church in willows along stream. Access on footpath on east side of stream. HONEY BUZZARD (ad) flew over west towards Porthgwarra at 1410hrs. Lapland Bunting still in field by car park but no sign this afternoon. Yellow-browed Warbler (2+) by Church. (Thanks B.Dallas)

Hayle*LESSER YELLOWLEGS* (juv) on Hayle Estuary RSPB from B3301 causeway then flew towards Lelant saltings. (Thanks S.Rogers) *BLACK-WINGED STILT* (1w) still at Hayle Estuary RSPB on Ryans field at 0736hrs. Osprey flew over Carnsew Basin towards estuary mouth at 1435hrs. Little Stint (2) on estuary. Ruff (4), Bar-tailed Godwit (23+), Greenshank (4), Knot and Sandwich Tern (3) on Ryans field (Thanks B.Dallas)

Wadebridge*GLOSSY IBIS* at Walmsley Sanctuary from public hide at 1250hrs (Thanks D.Julian)

RameMELODIOUS WARBLER at Rame Head in bushes along Forder Road at 0950hrs. Also TURTLE DOVE on bird table at Rame coastguard cottages at 1300hrs (Thanks J.Sleep)

MarazionHONEY BUZZARD flew SE over Marazion Marsh at 1045hrs

St BuryanRICHARD’S PIPIT at Treen in stubble field with large bales

St JustYellow-browed Warbler at Kenidjack Valley in copse by engine shed. Yellow-browed Warbler at Tregeseal along no through road past last cottage on Tregeseal Row early afternoon

GerransYellow-browed Warbler between football field car park and church

BudeBalearic Shearwater (18) off Bude (0730-0900) (Thanks R.Kirkwood)

Newquay - Greater Scaup at Trevella Park for 2nd day. (TR8 5EW) (Thanks W.Lowery and S.Rowe). Little Stint on Gannel Estuary this evening (Thanks S.Rowe)

DriftBlack-necked Grebe at Drift reservoir still

PorthcurnoSpotted Flycatcher in bushes by toilet block (Thanks B.Dallas)

Falmouth - Wheatear, Whimbrel and Med Gull at Pendennis, Peregrine at docks. Eider (3) near St Mawes, Med Gull and Sandwich Tern at Maenporth (Thanks D.Chaney and J.St Ledger). Eider, Manx Shearwater and Common Scoter from AK Wildlife cruises pelagic (Thanks R.Hollis)

SancreedMed Gull (7) (Thanks D.Flumm)

DriftMed Gull (4) and Green Sandpiper at Drift reservoir (Thanks D.Flumm)

Sunday 17th March 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Marazion*PACIFIC DIVER* (ad) again in bay just east of St Michaels mount viewed from Goldsitney Cemetery. Also BT Diver and GN Diver

Newlyn – possible sub-adult KUMLIENS GULL in Newlyn Harbour today. Also Med Gull (2) and Pale-bellied Brent Goose (4) at Tolcarne (Thanks G.Hobin)

Lesser Scaup, Siblyback 170313 (M.Hughes)

Bodmin Moor*LESSER SCAUP* (ad drk) still at Siblyback Lake at 1205hrs, showing well. Also Crossbill (3) in first wood after hide and Sand Martin (Thanks M.Hughes)

Crossbill, Siblyback 170313 (M.Hughes)

Stithians Long-tailed Duck still at Stithians Lake. Also Black-necked Grebe in front of Stuart Hutchings Hide and Tufted Duck (10+), Shoveler (4), Wigeon (2), Great-crested Grebe, Little Grebe (5) and Reed Bunting (2). Peregrine, Great -crested Grebe (6), Kingfisher, Mallard (12+), Moorhen and Grey Heron (5) at Argal Reservoir (Thanks D.Chaney and S.Perfect)

GodrevyChough still at Godrevy point

FalmouthBittern still at College Reservoir. Also Goldeneye (2), Cormorant (24), Grey Heron, Moorhen (10+), Wigeon (2), Tufted Duck (14), Coot (5), Mallard (5), Great Crested Grebe, Canada Goose (10), Mute Swan (2) and Curlew (Thanks D.Chaney and S.Perfect) Also Water Rail (3) at Swanpool NR (Thanks A.Williams)

Helston Whooper Swan (juv) still at boating lake. Goosander (4) and Common Scoter at Loe Pool and Wheatear on Loe Bar. Woodcock near Lizard Village (Thanks D.Chaney and S.Perfect)

HayleWater Pipit still at Copperhouse Creek on saltmarsh east of Black Road

Rosenannon - Lapland Bunting (41) at Rosenannon Downs this morning (Thanks C.Selway & S.Rogers)

Wadebridge - Spoonbill, Jack Snipe and Sand Martin (2) at Amble Marshes late afternoon (Thanks D.Julian)

Looe Sandwich Tern off Hannafore Point this afternoon. Also Med Gull (2w). Eider (drk) off Banjo Pier (Thanks P.Smale and F.Smale)

Mount HawkeBullfinch (male) in garden. (Thanks R B Girling)

Rame HeadWheatear in field near coastguard lookout. Firecrest (2) in bushes near Polhawn (Thanks A.Godfrey)

NewquayWheatear (2 male) at Pentire Head (Thanks D.Grose)

PadstowShort-eared Owl at Trevose Head mid afternoon (Thanks M.Grigg)

PorthgwarraGolden Plover (70+) on moor today (Thanks D.Hutchison)

Truro Bullfinch at Tresillian end of pathway from St Clements (Thanks C.Winfield)

Saturday 16th March 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Rosenannon*GREAT GREY SHRIKE* at Rosenannon Downs then flew north at 1615hrs. Also Lapland Bunting (30) (Thanks D.Julian)

WadebridgeSpoonbill at Walmsley Sanctuary. Osprey flew towards Camel Estuary at 1740hrs Water Pipit and Green Sandpiper at Treraven Meadow at 1210hrs (Thanks D.Julian)

PenzanceEider (drake) and Common Scoter (3) off Chyandour early morning. Great Northern Diver briefly off Albert Pier at 0800hrs. (Thanks D.King). Purple Sandpiper (c7) with Turnstones on rocks east of Jubilee Pool between 1600-1700hrs (Thanks Paul H)

BudeTurnstone (13) and Ringed Plover (2) on breakwater at Bude lockgates. Fieldfare (8) in stubble field at Widemouth. (Thanks T.Marlow)

St AustellWillow Warbler in garden (Thanks T.Cooper)

DownderryRT Diver (3), GN Diver (8), Common Scoter (2), Kittiwake (15), Fulmar (5) and Swallow past Downderry between 0800-1000hrs (Thanks P.Kemp)

FalmouthSandwich Tern (3) on Governor Buoy in Carrick
Roads. Purple Sandpiper (2) and Med Gull at Pendennis Point. (Thanks J.St Ledger)

MarazionBittern still at Marazion Marsh RSPB (Thanks L.Williams)

Truro Black Redstart (2) at Truro Cathedral this afternoon. Brambling (3. 2 fem 1m) in garden still (Thanks D.Julian)

Wednesday 13th March 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Rosenannon DownsLapland Bunting (35+) still at Rosenannon Downs today

TreenLapland Bunting (17) and Snow Bunting still at Treen Common SW.446.364

Mylor Churchtown Black-necked Grebe (31), Red-breasted Merganser (28) and GN Diver in Carrick Roads this morning (Thanks J.St Ledger). Sandwich Tern (1 ringed) and Med Gull (2) in Restronguet Creek. Common Scoter (18) off Restronguet Weir (Thanks T.Stuart)

WadebridgeSpoonbill (ad) still at Walmsley sanctuary. Green Sandpiper at Clapper Marshes at midday (Thanks D.Julian)

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

HayleWater Pipit and Wheatear (3) at east end of Copperhouse Creek on saltmarsh east of Black Road

FalmouthBlack Redstart (fem) at Gyllyngvase Beach. Whimbrel (2) at Castle beach then flew towards Pendennis Point. GN Diver (3) off Pendennis Point (Thanks D.Chaney)

TruroFirecrest and Chiffchaff Halbullock Nature Reserve (Thanks A.Mason)

Bude - Swallow (3) at Bude marshes this morning (Thanks D.Clayton). Black Redstart on cliffs next to storm tower (Thanks T.Marlow)

MarazionSandwich Tern offshore (Thanks B.Toms). Also White Wagtail on beach (Thanks D.Flumm) and Wheatear (3). Bittern still at Marazion Marsh RSPB

Tuesday 12th March 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

RosenannonLapland Bunting (40+) and Short-eared Owl at Rosenannon Downs this morning (C.Selway)

Gerrans BayRed-necked Grebe (2), Slavonian Grebe (3), GN Diver (4), Black-throated Diver (8), Common Scoter (8), off Pendower between Pednvadan and Carne beach late afternoon (Thanks D.Hall)

Wadebridge - Green Sandpiper at Treraven Meadows at 1415hrs (Thanks D.Julian)

Mylor ChurchtownFirecrest in quarry at Mylor Creek this afternoon (Thanks L.Hadley)

FalmouthGrey Plover and Red-breasted Merganser (fem) at Gorrangorras. Black Redstart (male) at Gyllyngvase Beach. White Wagtail at Swanpool golf course. Med Gull (sum plum) at Swanpool. Bittern and Med Gull at College reservoir. Sand Martin at Argal reservoir (Thanks D.Chaney)

Truro -  Brambling (fem) still in garden (Thanks D.Jenkins)

DownderryWheatear (2), Chiffchaff (13) and Siberian Chiffchaff along coast this morning. Blackcap in garden (Thanks A.Payne)

MarazionBittern still at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Wheatear (5) on beach