Tag Archives: Lesser Scaup in Cornwall

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup still at Dozmary Pool. Also Water Pipit

HelstonBonaparte’s Gull still at Helston Boating Lake today and showing well

Helford Cattle Egret (20) in field on west side of Frenchnman’s Creek. Also Iceland Gull (juv)

NewquayCattle Egret (6) at roost on Gannel Estuary this evening

The LizardCattle Egret (2) flew over Ruan Pool late afternoon. Also Jack Snipe (2), Shoveler and Little Grebe (Thanks F.Trewin)

Hayle – Cattle Egret on estuary at 1250hrs then flew towards St Erth. Iceland Gull also flew off in same direction. Spoonbill (2), Black-tailed Godwit (2), Sandwich Tern (20+) and Med Gull.

St ErthYellow-browed Warbler in willows by lake

ParCaspian Gull (1w) again at Par Beach Pool (cbwps)

Marazion Siberian Chiffchaff still at RSPB Marazion Marsh

St JustHen Harrier (male) at Bartinney Downs

PendeenBlack-throated Diver flew past

Sunday 12th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup still on Dozmary Pool.

Helston Bonaparte’s Gull again at Helston Boating lake and showing well (Thanks D.Flumm and M.Halliday)

Helford RiverCattle Egret (25) reported this morning at Frenchman’s Creek (Thanks A&C Chatfield)

NewquayCattle Egret (6) and Ring-billed Gull (1w) again on Gannel estuary

SancreedCattle Egret (2) at Sellen Farm (Thanks D.Flumm)

NanjizalLittle Bunting (2) still at Nanjizal (Thanks K.Wilson)

Hayle Iceland Gull (juv) on estuary today. Also Spoonbill (imm) and Yellow-legged Gull (3cy)

GwithianIceland Gull (2w) on island of main pool at St Gothian Sands this afternoon (cbwps)

St JustIceland Gull (juv) at Hailglower Farm (cbwps)

Marazion Little Gull still on Long Rock Pool. Also Sand Martin (20+), House Martin and Bittern at RSPB Marazion Marsh. Also Velvet Scoter (2) again offshore. (Thanks J.Eaton B.Dodd, M.Jasper et al)

Saturday 11th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bonaparte's Gull (M.Curtis)

Bonaparte’s Gull (M.Curtis)

HelstonBONAPARTE’S GULL again at Helston boating lake and showing well.

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup (drk) again on Dozmary Pool

Hayle Iceland Gull (juv) and Spoonbill still on Hayle estuary in main channel (Thanks D.Morgan)

PolgiggaIceland Gull (juv) and adult Little Gull in field along Bosistow Lane today (Thanks M.Wallace)

MouseholeIceland Gull (juv) on St Clements Isle this evening

CamborneYellow-browed Warbler still at Tehidy CP by café

FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler again at Swanvale. Great Skua (2) and Puffin from AK Wildlife Cruise trip off Falmouth today. Also GN Diver and Peregrine. Sandwich Tern off Gyllyngvase beach  (Thanks  C.Urquhart and J.Beaumont)

Marazion Little Gull again at Long Rock Pool. Also Sand Martin (21) (Thanks D.Flumm and M.Curtis)

PorthgwarraWhite Wagtail on moor by stonewall  (Thanks M.Wallace)

WadebridgeSand Martin (30) at Walmsley Sanctuary (A.Langdon)

Thursday 9th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Helston – Bonaparte’s Gull at Helston Boating Lake at 1515hrs then flew SW

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup still at Dozmary Pool. Iceland Gull and Great Northern Diver (2) at Colliford Lake at South end at 1330hrs

CamborneCattle Egret in trees by pond at Tehidy CP, then later in adjacent fields. Also Yellow-browed Warbler still by café (Thanks M.Lenney)

Hayle – Spoonbill (imm) and Iceland Gull at Hayle Estuary from B3301 causeway

Mylor – Black-necked Grebe (16) at Carrick Roads off Messack Point from Mylor Churchtown at 1345hrs

Marazion – Little Gull (1w) at Longrock Pool late morning, then at Newlyn Green at 1500hrs (Thanks M.Phillips)

Falmouth – Red-necked Grebe at Castle Beach. Yellow-browed Warbler (2) at Swanpool, 1 on West side and 1 on North Side

DriftBlack-necked Grebe still at reservoir. Also Gadwall (7), Mandarin, Chiffchaff and Otter. (Thanks D.Flumm)

The Lizard Short-eared Owl at Predannack Airfield in area with no public access

Short-eared Owl, Predannack, 090317 (A.Hugo)



Monday 6th March 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Helston – 1w BONAPARTE’S GULL showing well again at Helston Boating Lake. Also Yellow-browed Warbler at sewage works

Bodmin Moor – Lesser Scaup (ad drk) still at Dozmary Pool at 1230hrs

Hayle – Iceland Gull and Spoonbill still on Hayle Estuary RSPB from Old Quay House Car Park. Also Yellow-legged Gull, Red-breasted Merganser (pair), Med Gull (6), Grey Plover (11), Bar-tailed Godwit (19) and Peregrine.


MarazionLittle Gull at Marazion

Sunday 26th February 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup again at Dozmary Pool

St ClementCattle Egret (12) in field by road at Menadews Farm

NewquayCattle Egret (7) at Gannel Estuary this morning viewed from car park

Helford Cattle Egret (15) in Trees at Frenchman’s Creek, Helford River late morning

Coverack Glaucous Gull (juv) again at Coverack harbour at midday. Also Iceland Gull present (T.Phelps)

HayleIceland Gull at Hayle estuary again this morning. Spoonbill at Copperhouse Creek

Mounts Bay Pomarine Skua (2) viewed from Jubilee pool this morning. No sign of adult Pacific Diver