Tag Archives: Little Bunting in Cornwall

Monday 24th April 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Avocet, Ryan’s Field 24042017 (J.Hicks)

Lands EndWestern Subalpine Warbler (male) singing still south of east end of car park in scrub west of footpath

Goss MoorLittle Bunting still at Goss Moor NNR at Toads Hole by Pylons by Marsh Fritillary info board

Bodmin Moor Lesser Scaup (ad drk) still at Siblyback Lake at 1730hrs

HayleSpoonbill and Avocet on Ryan’s field this morning (Thanks J.Morgan)

MarazionGarganey (drk) still at Marazion Marsh RSPB viewed from road

St Ives – Ring Ouzel (2+) still at Buttermilk Hill

Saturday 15th April 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

TruroCattle Egret (12) at St Clements at Menadews Farm in cattle field

BudeCattle Egret (5) still at Bude Marshes

Goss MoorLittle Bunting (2) at Goss Moor NNR near Enniscavern by pylons at Toads Hole. Take track to Toads Hole by cattle grid on road to Enniscaven then take path right towards pylons and view area around Marsh Fritillary info board

HayleIceland Gull (juv) on estuary. Glaucous Gull (juv) on Copperhouse Creek and Spoonbill (imm) on Ryans Field

DriftIceland Gull (imm) at Drift reservoir (Thanks D.Flumm)

St IvesRing Ouzel at Buttermilk Hill still

HelstonPintail (drk) still at boating lake

Pintail at Helston (F.Trewin)

Sunday 12th February 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel (ad) on east side of Trenow Cove. Also Whimbrel (2)

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup (ad drk) still at Dozmary Pool

Hayle – Green-winged Teal (1w drk) still at Hayle Estuary RSPB off B3301 causeway. Also Spoonbill. Black Redstart at North Quay, Hayle at the electric works

Ruan Lanihorne – Cattle Egret (10) south of Tregunna Farm in cattle field by road

Torpoint – Cattle Egret (2) at Millbrook in cattle field on Withnoe Lane at 11:50

St Erth – Cattle Egret still by Treloweth Lane viewed from gate 1/2 mile from railway bridge

Nanjizal – Little Bunting at Nanjizal Valley in hedge just east of footpath to Trevilley. Also Lapland Bunting (4)

Looe – Iceland Gull (juv) at Hannafore Point on rocks at 1000hrs

Newquay – Iceland Gull (juv) at Porth Reservoir at 1245hrs

Helston Iceland Gull (juv) still at Helston Boating Lake

PorthlevenYellow-browed Warbler in garden

Bedruthan StepsLapland Bunting (3) at Bedruthan Steps

Camborne – Lapland Bunting at North Cliffs. Also Black Redstart

Drift – Black-necked Grebe (2) at Drift Reservoir

Bodmin Moor – Black-necked Grebe and Great Northern Diver at Colliford lake

MarazionVelvet Scoter (2) again offshore

Monday 10th October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Wadebridge – Dalmatian Pelican (ad) again on River Camel this afternoon viewed from Camel Trail

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel (ad) still in Boat Cove NT. Park in Perranuthnoe and take coastal path west to view

FalmouthPectoral Sandpiper still at College Reservoir at 0735hrs on island, showing well, still present at 1130hrs (Thanks J.St Ledger and B.Porter). Common Tern (juv) still at Argal Reservoir

Porthgwarra – possible Little Bunting flew over Porthgwarra. Also Woodlark.  Richard’s Pipit in fields between Trevean Pool & derelict buildings at 1415hrs. Yellow-browed Warbler (3) at Roskestal Farm. Lapland Bunting (2) flew over Roskestal Farm

Mullion – Richard’s Pipit south of Mullion Cove at Lower Predannack

RosecraddocGreat White Egret in marshy field off footpath near woods at 0845hrs (Thanks T.Bryant)

Lands End – Wryneck still at Lands End along cycle path from car park mid afternoon. Also Richard’s Pipit and Brambling. Balearic Shearwater offshore

ZennorDotterel in cut field by Trewey Hill late morning but no further sign this afternoon

RocheRose-coloured Starling (juv) in garden (cbwps)

Nanjizal – Yellow-browed Warbler (9) at Nanjizal Valley trapped & ringed

Rame Yellow-browed Warbler (3) at Rame Head

The Lizard Yellow-browed Warbler (2) in gardens at Trelowarren (cbwps)

PortreathYellow-browed Warbler (2) at Portreath

Pendeen – Yellow-browed Warbler still in Calartha Copse

FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler in garden in Marborough Road

St Just – Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest at Kelynack (cbwps)

SennenYellow-browed Warbler still at Esther’s Field on south side of Maria’s Lane

PorthcurnoYellow-browed Warbler by car park

Liskeard – Yellow-browed Warbler calling from trees at Liskeard cattle market this morning (Thanks D.Julian)

Hayle –  Spoonbill still at Hayle Estuary from Old Quay House Inn  at 0745hrs

Mullion – Spoonbill flew south along Angrouse Cliff (Thanks P.Fenn)

PolgiggaBlack Redstart at Arden-Sawah

DriftMandarin (2) srill at Drift reservoir. Also Pintail (2) (cbwps)

Rock – Med Gull (119) roosting off Porthilly Point (Thanks S.Grose)

Saturday 8th October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel in Boat Cove NT at 0855hrs. Park in Perranuthnoe & take coastal path west to view

The Lizard Pallas’s Warbler east of Housal Bay along lane to Bass Point. Red-throated Pipit at Pistil Meadows then just south of village at Man-of-War view then flew north with Meadow Pipits. Yellow-browed Warbler (2) and Firecrest (3) at Church Cove. Ring Ouzel (2) at Kynance, (1) at Housel Bay (cbwps)

DavidstowBaird’s Sandpiper still at Davidstow airfield near control tower. Also Merlin and Ring Ouzel (Thanks D.Julian)

St JustRed-breasted Flycatcher still in Kenidjack Valley left of green garage at 0930hrs, still at top end in copse by shed this evening. Also Yellow-browed Warbler (3+), Firecrest (2) and Spotted Flycatcher (Thanks B.Dallas) Yellow-browed Warbler at Kenidjack Valley opposite Tregeseal Gallery. Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest (2) at Cot Valley

Nanquidno – Little Bunting nearby between Boscregan & Little Hendra in scrub field but elusive and no further sign this afternoon. Yellow-browed Warbler at Nanquidno Valley in elms near pine belt. Yellow-browed Warbler in bushes at Nanjulian Farm. Also Hobby and Brambling (2)

NanjizalLittle Bunting at Nanjizal Valley trapped & ringed. Also Yellow-browed Warbler (4). Please keep to public right of ways

Porth Mear Rose-coloured Starling (juv) at Porth Mear in valley at dusk (cbwps)

Pendeen – Wryneck at Pendeen this morning. Also Tree Pipit, Yellow-browed Warbler and Ring OuzelHooded Crow at Pendeen Lighthouse

Lands End – Wryneck at Lands End still. Also Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest and Tree Pipit (cbwps)

Porthgwarra – Richard’s Pipit (2) in paddocks behind toilets 1215hrs but no further sign at 1500hrs. Yellow-browed Warbler (2) by dry pool

Marazion – Yellow-browed Warbler by stone bridge

Mousehole – Yellow-browed Warbler along footpath to Reginis this afternoon

RameYellow-browed Warbler at Rame Head by churchyard at 1205hrs. Ring Ouzel (2) at Rame Head

Truro – Yellow-browed Warbler at St Clements Church feeding in Larch tree behind church. Also Firecrest, Green Woodpecker and Redwing (19) feeding on yew berries. (Thanks Shaun grose)

MorvahOsprey and Marsh Harrier  (cbwps)

St Merryn Turtle Dove at 1715hrs (Thanks M.Bruton)


Monday 3rd October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel (ad) still in Boat Cove NT. Park in Perranuthnoe and take coastal path west to view

DavidstowBaird’s Sandpiper (juv) still at Davidstow Airfield by large pool near control tower at 1400hrs

PendeenLittle Bunting along lighthouse road between Manor Farm and row of cottages then flew south

PorthgwarraYellow-browed Warbler (2) between Porthgwarra and St Levan. Also Lapland Bunting, Firecrest (5), Whinchat (5) and Ring Ouzel (2)

Lands End Yellow-browed Warbler by path near Swingates house

PortreathYellow-browed Warbler at Portreath

StithiansBaltic Gull from stuart hatchlings Hide at Stithians reservoir (Thanks S.Taylor)

Saltash – Osprey at Kingsmill Lake at 1015hrs

Scillonian Crossing – Grey Phalarope and Great Skua (8) from Scillonian III crossing

PolgiggaRing Ouzel at Higher Bosistow

PenrynRedwing flew over University campus this morning (Thanks B.Porter)


Thursday 15th September 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

HelstonDalmatian Pelican still at west end of Loe Pool viewable from footpath through Degibna Wood

PerranuthnoeHudsonian Whimbrel still this morning in Boat Cove NT. Park in Perranuthnoe & take coastal path west to view

Falmouth – Whiskered Tern (juv) still at Argal Reservoir early morning, still present this afternoon

Polgigga – Little Bunting reported west of Polgigga in stubble field at Lower Bosistow Farm this afternoon.  Ortolan Bunting in bulb fields NW of Higher Bosistow Farm mid afternoon

Davistow – Rose-coloured Starling (juv) at Davidstow Airfield at west end by old farm buildings. American Golden Plover still at Davidstow Airfield on pool near control tower this morning then flushed and no further sign. Buff-breasted Sandpiper still on airfield by old control tower at 1000hrs

Lands EndWryneck (3) still between Land’s End and Sennen Cove along cycle track

St Just – Birds seen between Cot Valley and Nanquidno – Wryneck at Boscregan Farm, also RedstartTree PipitWheatear (12), Whinchat (7) and Spotted Flycatcher (2) (Thanks N.Wheatley via Twitter)

Portscatho – Wryneck south of Portscatho on coastal path

Porthgwarra – Red-backed Shrike by halfway wall near dry pool. Wryneck near dry pond. Dotterel on moor. Also Lapland Bunting (2) and Whinchat (25)

The Lizard – Icterine Warbler at Parn Voose Cove. Also Wryneck

Zennor Turtle Dove north of Gurnard’s Head at 1330hrs in cottage garden then flew west