Tag Archives: Little Auk in Cornwall

Sunday 12th November 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PenzancePacific Diver (ad) still of Jubilee Pool. Also Great Northern Diver (6)

St AustellSurf Scoter (2) and Long-tailed Duck (2) off Porthpean still. Also Great Northern Diver

Bodmin Moor Ring-necked Duck (drk) still at Dozmary Pool

St IvesLittle Auk (2) reported flew past St Ives Island. Also White-fronted Goose (3) flew in off sea and over town. Purple Sandpiper (4), Arctic Skua, Great Skua (4) and Red-throated Diver. Firecrest (2+) at Consols

St JustYellow-browed Warbler at Coy Valley below pumping station

TrebahBrambling (20+) in finch flock at entrance to Trebah gardens

MarazionWater Pipit still on Marazion beach

SennenGrey Phalarope on sea in cove then flew west at 1515hrs

Penberth Cove – Black Redstart on thatched roof of cottage (Thanks B.Kings)

Friday 25th April 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

The LizardMONTAGU’S HARRIER (ringtail) still at Croft Pascoe Pool at 0845hrs (Thanks J.St Ledger and M.Bishop). LITTLE AUK just off Church Cove at 1030hrs, showing well (Thanks A.Clark). GLOSSY IBIS flew over Ruan Minor. Lesser Whitethroat and Grasshopper Warbler at Windmill Farm (cbwps)

Montagu’s Harrier, Croft Pascoe, J.St Ledger

Montagu’s Harrier, Croft Pascoe, J.St Ledger

LostwithielBean Goose and White-fronted Goose (2) in small Geese flock in fields east of Trewithen Dairy, just north of A390 to Lostwithiel at 08.30hrs (Thanks P.Jordan)

Zennor Cuckoo, Whitethroat (7), Willow Warbler (10+), Chiffchaff (12+), Blackcap (9), Wheatear (14), Swallow (6) and Buzzard (5) at Foage Valley. Cuckoo (3) in flight together at Zennor Hill. Also Wheatear (12), Buzzard (4) and Swallow (5) (Thanks V.Stratton)

Pendeen – several Whitethroats singing in scrub just east of Pendeen Watch between 1515-1545hrs (Thanks M.Jasper)

Looe - Whimbrel (45+) off Hannafore at 0930hrs (Thanks P.Kemp)

Sennen – Tree Pipit at Sennen

Coverack - Great Skua, Puffin (7), Manx Shearwater (64) and Whimbrel (11) flew past Chynhalls Point (cbwps)

Sunday 3rd November 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Hayle*WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER* (2 juv) still at Copperhouse Creek this afternoon. Arctic Tern still at Carnsew Basin. Yellow-legged Gull (ad) and Barnacle Goose (7) on estuary

St Just*DUSKY WARBLER* at Kenidjack Valley by bridge halfway down valley. Also Yellow-browed Warbler briefly and Firecrest (Thanks A.Mackintosh). No sign of Red-breasted Flycatcher at Tregeseal

TorpointGREAT-WHITE EGRET just west of Jupiter Point then flew towards Wacker Quay at 0815hrs

St IvesSURF SCOTER (juv) flew past St Ives Island at c0815hrs. Also LITTLE AUK, Balearic Shearwater (67), Pom Skua, Sooty Shearwater, Grey Phalarope (4), Purple Sandpiper, Med Gull (10), Arctic Skua (8), Great Skua (43), Manx Shearwater (13), Arctic Tern and GN Diver (10) past by midday. Black Redstart on coastguard lookout

PendeenSURF SCOTER (juv) flew west past Pendeen watch at 0848hrs with Common Scoter (2 drk). Also Balearic Shearwater (62), Grey Phalarope (4), Manx Shearwater (8), Arctic Skua (4), Great Skua (28), GN Diver (6) and Purple Sandpiper flew past by midday

PolzeathSURF SCOTER (juv) flew past Rumps Point early morning

PenzanceROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) still at Morrison’s car park at 1110hrs

SennenBalearic Shearwater flew past Sennen Cove. Black Redstart on beach by lifeboat slipway. Water Pipit and Purple Sandpiper (7) also in cove

Falmouth – Snow Bunting at Pendennis Point at 0855hrs (Thanks J. St Ledger)

NanquidnoFirecrest (2) and Yellow-browed Warbler at Nanquidno Valley.

Sunday 4th August 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Porthgwarra*FEA’S PETREL* flew past Gwennap Head at 0913hrs. Also Great Shearwater (47), Cory’s Shearwater (16), Long-tailed Skua (ad) Storm Petrel (7), Balearic Shearwater (65), Great Skua (10), Arctic Skua (4), Sooty Shearwater (15) Med Gull (2), Puffin (2), Common Scoter (8) and Chough (3) past Gwennap Head by 1800hrs

Carbis Bay*BLACK KITE* over fields north of A3074 at 1720hrs

BohorthaLITTLE AUK on sea close off Killigerran head with Razorbill. Manx Shearwater (294), Gannet (350+) and Fulmar (4) flew past between 1130-1300hrs (Thanks D.Hall)

DownderryGreat Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Great Skua, Manx Shearwater (6) and Common Scoter (17) past Downderry 1245 -1315hrs (Thanks D.Julian)

Coverack – Great Shearwater past Chynhalls Point at 1615hrs

Pendeen - Cory’s Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Manx Shearwater (300) and Whimbrel (10) flew past Pendeen Watch

The LizardCory’s Shearwater, Great Shearwater (7), Balearic Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Basking Shark (3) and Ocean Sunfish past Black head between 1500-1830hrs

Looe - Balearic Shearwater (3), Sooty Shearwater (7), Manx Shearwater (264), Storm Petrel, Whimbrel and Med Gull (5) flew past Hannafore point between 1620-1750hrs (Thanks D.Julian)

Rame - Balearic Shearwater (5) and Manx Shearwater (21) flew west past Penlee Point mid morning in a short seawatch (Thanks P.Aley)

FalmouthSooty Shearwater (8), Common Scoter (20), Med Gull (7) and Manx Shearwater (c150) flew past Pendennis Point in just over an hour this afternoon (Per S.Perfect). Med Gull (10) at Gyllyngvase Beach (Thanks D.Flumm)

SaltashWhimbrel (2), Greenshank (7), Dunlin (10), Curlew (54), Ringed Plover and Swift (11) at Millbrook creek (Thanks S.Cox)

WadebridgeGreen Sandpiper (10) and Common Sandpiper at Walmsley

Sunday 24th March 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings


Lesser Scaup, Siblyback Lake 240313 (B.Rankine)

Marazion*PACIFIC DIVER* (ad) in Mounts Bay this afternoon. Also BT Diver. Bittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Also Sand Martin (50+), Whimbrel (4), Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, White Wagtail (3) and Wheatear (4) (Thanks S.Rogers)

Bodmin Moor*LESSER SCAUP* (ad drk) still at Siblyback lake at 0930hrs. Also Red-necked Grebe, Swallow, Sand Martin (10+), Crossbill (2) and Med Gull (sum plum) (Thanks M.Hughes)

Red-necked Grebe, Siblyback 240313 (M.Hughes)

PorthgwarraSERIN (male) at Dolphin House this afternoon tho mobile. Also Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff (100+)

Crantock – LITTLE AUK (2) off Crantock Beach. Also Sandwich Tern (4). Sand Martin at Trevella Park (Thanks W.Lowery)

NewquaySand Martin (8) at Porth Reservoir this morning (Thanks D.Grose). Blackcap (fem) in gardens on Thomas Road (Thanks D.Mays)

WadebridgeSand Martin (4) over river at Guineaport. Sand Martins at Clapper Marshes this morning (Thanks P.Mcbreen & W.Delacour)

Gwithian - Sand Martin (15), Sandwich Tern (6) and Wheatear (2) this morning (Thanks S.Rogers)

FalmouthWheatear (5) on rocks at Gyllyngvase Beach. Sandwich Tern (3) also. Sandwich Tern (2) flew towards Pendennis Point. Slav Grebe off Point. Also Sand Martin and Whimbrel (2). (Thanks J.St Ledger)

TreenWheatear (14) at Trevedran Cliffs. Also Sandwich Tern (4) and GN Diver (Thanks M.Bishop)

St Columb MajorChiffchaff and Siskin (m+f) in garden (Thanks D.Dennis)

Stithians  – Sand Martin (15) and Chiffchaff at Stithians Reservoir at 1500hrs. (Thanks S.Van Hear)

St Ives – Wheatear (2) at Buttermilk Hill (Thanks P J Smale and V.Stratton)

Men-An-TolShort Eared Owl hunting just east of Men an Tol at c1500hrs (Thanks Paul H)

St Austell - Sand Martin (100+) and Swallow (4)  at Par beach pool at 1300hrs (Thanks M.Jones)

HayleWheatear (4) and Swallow at Carnsew Basin (Thanks W.Chegwidden) 

Truro - Barn Owl in Tresillian village (Thanks A.Nicholson)

Friday 1st February 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

TintagelLITTLE AUK and BT Diver flew west at 1240hrs

RosenannonLAPLAND BUNTING (6) at Rosenannon Downs today. Also Reed Bunting (50+) and Peregrine (Thanks C.Selway per Camel Estuary Birds)

RedruthYellow-browed Warbler (1+) still at Gwennap Sewage works today

WadebridgeFirecrest at Hawkes Wood (Thanks D.Julian)

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe still in Harbour this morning and showing well (Thanks J.Morgan). Also GN Diver (4) 

Hayle Common Tern (ad) again at Carnsew Pool (Thanks G.Hobin)

Marazion  . Bittern still at Marazion Marsh RSPB this morning. BT Diver (8) and GN Diver (5 offshore and 1 high over RSPB reserve), Common Scoter (2) and Sanderling (22) (Thanks D.Flumm) (No sign of any oiled birds at Marazion)

WadebridgeFirecrest at Wadebridge

FalmouthSlav Grebe (3) off Castle Beach (Thanks J.St Ledger)

St Ives Eider off Porthgwidden Beach this afternoon (Thanks R.Geddes)

HeamoorFirecrest (2) at Heamoor

St JustBalearic Shearwater (10) flew past Cape Cornwall by 1430hrs. Siberian Chiffchaff (1+) still at Kenidjack Valley at Sewage works

Carbis BayGN Diver (19) in bay. Also BT Diver (2).

Thursday 31st January 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

TorpointGREEN-WINGED TEAL (drk) still at St Johns Lake by sewage outfall. Firecrest on south side

Carrick Roads SMEW (redhead) in Restronguet Creek off Point at 1035hrs then flew further into creek, also Black-necked Grebe (15+) (Thanks T.Stuart). Possible LITTLE AUK (tho distant), Great Northern Diver (2), Black-necked Grebe (5+), Slavonian Grebe (3), Red-breasted Merganser (6), Goldeneye, Razorbill (3) and Turnstone (6) off Mylor Churchtown (Thanks J.St Ledger)

Bodmin MoorRING-NECKED DUCK (fem) still at Siblyback Lake 

PolzeathLITTLE AUK flew past Rumps Point this morning. Lapland Bunting (2) and Black Redstart also (Thanks D.Julian)

FalmouthGN Diver (2) and Red-necked Grebe from Pendennis Point (Thanks D.Chaney)

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe still in harbour near Old Quay at low tide. Also GN Diver. Common Gull (2 ad) and Ringed Plover at Tolcarne (Thanks G.Hobin)

WadebridgeSiberian Chiffchaff, Lesser Redpoll, Merlin (male) and Sparrowhawk (fem) at Amble Marshes. Also Fox (2) in courtship and copulation. Green Sandpiper (2) at Treraven meadows (Thanks D.Mays)

GwithianChough at Godrevy. Also Raven, Stonechat, Pied Wagtail and Fulmar (Thanks J.Perks) Image Here 

Hayle - Common Tern (ad) still at Carnsew Basin

St Just - Siberian Chiffchaff (2) still at Kenidjack Valley at sewage works