Tag Archives: Lesser Yellowlegs in Cornwall

Wednesday 13th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Pectoral Sandpiper, Hayle (P.Freestone)

HaylePectoral Sandpiper at Hayle Estuary RSPB on Ryan’s field at 0745hrs

PendeenWilson’s Petrel flew past Pendeen Watch at 1115hrs. Gull-billed Tern flew past Pendeen Watch at 1400hrs. Also Red-necked PhalaropeGreat ShearwaterSabine’s Gull (11), Leach’s Petrel (8), Long-tailed Skua, Balearic Shearwater (9), Great Northern Diver and Storm Petrel (31) flew past Pendeen Watch

Trevose Head – Wilson’s Petrel flew past Trevose Head at 1850hrs. Also Sabine’s Gull, Leach’s Petrel (3), Pom Skua, Balearic Shearwater (3), Sooty Shearwater (3) and Storm Petrel (49)

NewquayLeach’s Petrel (7), Grey Phalarope (5), Arctic Tern (2) and Storm Petrel (2) flew west past Towan Head. Leach’s Petrel and Balearic Shearwater flew past Pentire Point between 1730-1900hrs

MarazionSabine’s Gull offshore from station cafe car park at 0830hrs

TruroOsprey at Truro River/Tresillian River confluence

Downderry – Balearic Shearwater flew west past Downderry this morning

No sign of Lesser Yellowlegs at Devoran at Tallack’s Creek by mid morning but Garganey, Spotted Redshank, Wheatear and Osprey (2) still (Thanks A.Nicholson and J.Rowe)

Tuesday 12th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

DevoranLesser Yellowlegs at Tallack’s Creek viewed from Devoran Quay at 0845hrs but no sign by late morning. Also Osprey (2), Garganey and Spotted Redshank still

WadebridgeCattle Egret (8) still at Walmsley Sanctuary

HaylePectoral Sandpiper on Hayle Estuary RSPB at Ryan’s Field at 1425hrs

Bodmin MoorGrey Phalarope at Siblyback Lake this afternoon

LamornaGreat Shearwater (2), Grey Phalarope (4), Balearic Shearwater (6), Sooty Shearwater (15) and Storm Petrel (13) flew past Tater-du lighthouse at 1525-1830hrs

PorthgwarraCory’s Shearwater (2), Sabine’s Gull (juv) and Sooty Shearwater (22) flew past by 1600hrs

TrevoseGrey Phalarope, Sooty Shearwater and Arctic Tern (2) flew past Trevose Head

NewquaySooty Shearwater (2) flew past Town Head this morning. Pale-bellied Brent Goose (8) on Gannel Estuary still

Pendeen Great Skua (8), Arctic Skua (2), Med Gull (8), Kittiwake (25) and Razorbill (c100) flew past Pendeen watch between 0700-0830hrs (Thanks D.Flumm)

The LizardBalearic Shaewrater, Sooty Shearwater and Arctic Tern flew past Lizard Point between 1545-1515hrs

SaltashCurlew Sandpiper at Kingsmill Lake

GwithianHooded Crow at Gwithian Towans at 1000hrs (Thanks K.Heaven)

MarazionSabine’s Gull flew past beach car park at 1915hrs

DavidstowRuff (4) at Davidstow Airfield still

Wednesday 25th May 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Report of Lammergeier at Helman Tor was erroneous 

DriftDalmatian Pelican still at Drift reservoir from car park tho distant at 0805hrs, flew over near Newbridge in direction away from Drift reservoir at 0830hrs (Thanks A.Payne). Then back at Drift Reservoir viewed from 1st gate Sancreed side of carpark between from 1300-1330hrs at north end of reservoir (Thanks G.Hobin), still present this evening from car park. Black Kite at Drift reservoir this morning then appeared to roost this evening (Thanks D.Stone)

Dalmatian Pelican, Drift, 24th May, D.Flumm

PolgiggaDalmatian Pelican reported over Polgigga at 11:00. Also Red Kite (8)

Hayle – reported Lesser Yellowlegs was a Greenshank

FalmouthBlack Kite over golf club at 0900hrs. Red Kite (6) flew over central Falmouth at 1345hrs (Thanks S. Van Hear). Red Kite flew over at 1300hrs (Thanks A.Williams). Red Kite (3) over southern end of Argal this morning

PenrynBlack Kite over the river at 13:00

Nanjizal – Black Kite at Nanjizal Valley at Faraway Cottage at 09:00. Also Red Kite (12)

St Just – Black Kite flew over St Just at 11:05. Red Kite (120+) in total over St Just in groups as large as 32

Truro – Black Kite flew NE over Royal Cornwall Hospital at 1345hrs. Osprey mobbed by gulls on Truro River viewed SE from Malpas at c12.30 then lost to view behind bend in river, returned c15mins later with fish and flew in Tregothnan Estate direction. Red Kite also over Truro River (Thanks M.Salter). Red Kite over Kea School at 07:20 this morning  (Thanks A.Drouet). Whimbrel (7) on Tresillian River this evening (Thanks A.Nicholson)

Connor Downs – Osprey flew NE over Connor Down at 15:20 (Thanks P.Freestone)

The Lizard – Red Kite (120+) reported mostly to North of Village. Red Kite (11) between Lizard village, Little Trethvas and Cadgwith (Thanks C.Mabon). Red Kite (5) over fields behind Lizard lighthouse at 09:45, drifting north towards the village  (Thanks M & A.Lord). Red Kite (3) south towards Cadgwith at 09:30hrs. Red Kite (2) over Caerthillian Valley at 1030hrs  (Thanks M.Pamphilon). Red Kite (2) quarteing fields between entrance to the village and Mount Hermon at 09:00  (Thanks M & A.Lord and N.George)

Lands End – Red Kite (12) between Land’s End & Crows-an-wra. Red Kite (6) over Trevescan (Thanks Brian Wilson)

PerranuthnoeRed Kite (6) over above fields around Gwallon Lane (cbwps)

PenzanceRed Kite (5+) over

Cape Cornwall Red Kte (4) over Gold Club (cbwps)

NewquayRed Kite (3) over Gannel Estuary (cbwps)

TreenRed Kite (2) over Treen

Carnon Downs Red Kite (2) flew north at 1330hrs (cbwps)

Redruth – Red Kite (2) flew west over Buller Downs at 0915hrs (Thanks M.Curtis)

KuggarRed Kite (2) flew over between Kuggar and Gwendreath between 1200-1300hrs (Thanks C.Lee)

CamborneRed Kite flew north over Cornwall College Pool

St BuryanRed Kite in field at St Buryan. Red Kite flew over at 1400hrs

VictoriaRed Kite over A30 Victoria interchange (Thanks J.Duncan)

RoseudgeonRed Kite flew over this morning

DevoranRed Kite over near Devoran

Carbis BayRed Kite flew east low over Polwithen Drive at 1555hrs

Long RockRed Kite flew over at 1500hrs

CallestickRed Kite over this morning (cbwps)

LelantRed Kite flew over (Thanks P.Freestone)

HayleSpoonbill (imm) still on Hayle Estuary RSPB. Also Red Kite flew west over

At Sea – Turtle Dove flying over sea  c40-50 miles south of Plymouth from Roscoff ferry at c1700 (Thanks T.Potterton)

Wednesday 26th November 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Marazion*PACIFIC DIVER* (ad) still between Long Rock Reef and St.Michael’s Mount this afternoon. Also Great Northern Diver (13). Bittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Firecrest (2) still at NE end by Red River

Porthgwarra DESERT WHEATEAR at Gwennap Head by coastguard lookout late morning, still present this afternoon (Birdnet)

HayleLESSER YELLOWLEGS reported this morning in creek at Lelant Saltings viewed from Old Quay House car park. (Birdnet). Goosander (4) on Ryans Field at 0845hrs (Thanks P.Jeggo). Great Northern Diver in Carnsew Basin

St Just – DUSKY WARBLER still at Kelynack near caravan on allotments again this morning at 09.30hrs (Birdnet)

Newquay AMERICAN WIGEON (2 fem) at Gannel Estuary late afternoon (Thanks S.Rowe)

NanjizalYellow-browed Warbler at Nanjizal Valley

St AustellBlack-throated Diver (13) and Great Northern Diver at Par Bay

Towednack – Hen Harrier (ringtail) at Towednack

Penzance – Black Redstart (2) from path by railway station signal box mid morning

Tuesday 25th November 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Marazion – *PACIFIC DIVER* (ad) still off St.Michael’s Mount between mount and rock island. Bittern (4) at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Also Firecrest at NE end by Red River

St Just – DUSKY WARBLER still at Kelynack near caravan on allotments

Hayle – LESSER YELLOWLEGS still at Copperhouse Creek.

Sennen – Yellow-legged Gull (2w) at Sennen Cove this morning.  Siberian Chiffchaff (2) at Brew Sewage Works this afternoon

St JustFirecrest at Cot Valley

Newlyn –  Siberian Chiffchaff at Sandy Cove by tarmac track

PenzanceBlack Redstart (3) on rocks east of bus station

St Buryan – Black Redstart at Tower Meadows

Roseland – Black-necked Grebe (51), Red-breasted Merganser (21), Great Northern Diver (4) and Great Crested Grebe off Messack/Turnaware shore at 1130hrs. Brambling (8) at Messack Farm (Thanks S.Gay)


Monday 24th November 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Marazion*PACIFIC DIVER* (ad) just west of St.Michael’s Mount mid afternoon. Also Great Northern Diver (16) and Black-throated Diver. HOUSE MARTIN over Marazion Marsh at 1630hrs (Thanks J.Marlow) and Bittern (2)

St JustDUSKY WARBLER at Kelynack just east of caravan park by path just north of cottage. Firecrest at Kelynack

Hayle – LESSER YELLOWLEGS still at Copperhouse Creek. Black Redstart at Ryan’s Field

SennenRING-BILLED GULL (1w) at Sennen Cove at 11:20 then flew east. Siberian Chiffchaff at Brew sewage works this afternoon

HeamoorRICHARD’S PIPIT just north of Heamoor at Bone in field south of path to Trevaylor tho mobile

Carrick RoadsBlack-necked Grebe (18), Black-throated Diver and Great Northern Diver (4) in Carrick Roads, also Black-necked Grebe (8) in Carrick Roads from Mylor Churchtown. Also Great Northern Diver (2)

NewlynYellow-browed Warbler at Sandy Cove by tarmac track. Siberian Chiffchaff also by tarmac track

Carnon DownsSiberian Chiffchaff (2) at Carnon Downs sewage works

PenzanceBlack Redstart (2) by coast path just east of bus station

St Austell – Black-throated Diver, 2 off Porthpean and 1 off Pentewan (Thanks M.Whittaker)

BudeHOUSE MARTIN over Bude Canal at 16.15hrs (Thanks H.Vivian)

no sign of American Wigeon at Gannel Estuary, Newquay


Sunday 23rd November 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Marazion*PACIFIC DIVER* (ad) still late morning just west of St Michael’s Mount. Bittern and Red-throated Diver at Marazion Marsh RSPB (Thanks M.Jasper)

Newquay – AMERICAN WIGEON (fem) still on Gannel Estuary viewable from car park this morning

Hayle – LESSER YELLOWLEGS (1w) still at Hayle Estuary RSPB in Copperhouse Creek

PadstowBlack Guillemot still in Padstow harbour

NewlynYellow-browed Warbler still at Sandy Cove by tarmac track. Also Siberian Chiffchaff

RoselandBlack Redstart at Nare Head at Paradoe Cove on rocks at stream mouth below John Paradoe’s ruined cottage at 1530hrs (Thanks D.Hall)

Lelant – Goosander (4) on Hayle Estuary RSPB from Lelant Station (Thanks P.Jeggo)

Heamoor – No Sign of Richard’s Pipit at Bone