Tag Archives: Melodious Warbler in Cornwall

Thursday 10th August 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

NanjizalMelodious Warbler trapped and ringed at Nanjizal Valley this morning. Please keep to public rights of way (Thanks K.Wilson)

WadebridgeCattle Egret (4) and Glossy Ibis (2) still at Walmsley Sanctuary

The LizardGreat Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater (12), Sooty Shearwater (4) and Storm Petrel (2) flew past between 0630-1015hrs

Penzance – Great Shearwater (15), Cory’s Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater (5), Sooty Shearwater (25), Storm Petrel (18), Great Skua (3), Arctic Tern (3) and Minke Whale from pelagic this evening

Porthgwarra – Great Shearwater (4), Balearic Shearwater (5) and Sooty Shearwater (20+)

Scillonian Crossing Cory’s Shearwater (3), Great Shearwater (4), Sooty Shearwater (4),  Balearic Shearwater and Storm Petrel (15+) from Scillonian III this morning. Fin Whale from afternoon crossing

Treen – Sooty Shearwater and Storm Petrel flew past between 1400-1630hrs

Siblyback Reservoir – Green Sandpiper (3)

Monday 12th June to Saturday 17th June 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Monday 12/6 birds were:

The LizardRed-footed Falcon again at Hayle Kimbro Pools and showing well

Tuesday 13/6 birds were:

The LizardRed-footed Falcon again at Hayle Kimbro Pools and showing well

Bodmin Moor Great White Egret at Colliford lake showing well at south end of lake

Mawgan PorthPurple Heron flew west over this morning (Thanks Danny)

Wednesday 14/6 birds were:

HayleGreat White Egret reported flying over the A30 this evening and appeared to drop onto the estuary

FoweyOsprey flew north-east at 0830hrs near Ninestones Farm

Godolphin –  Red Kite over Rainbows End Nursery

StithiansRed Kite over Stithians (Thanks R.Denton)

CarminellisRed Kite over, different bird to above. (Thanks R.Denton)

St AustellHobby north of St Austell at Hensbarrow Hill

Thursday 15/6 birds were:

Hobby’s reported at Ruan Highlanes and Park Head today.

Friday 16/6 birds were:

GodolphinRed Kite and Hobby over Rainbows End Nursery

Saturday 17/6 birds were:

The LizardRed-rumped Swallow at Ponsangoth at 174ohrs

Marazion Marsh – probable Melodious Warbler at Marazion Marsh RSPB in sallows at SW512313 at 1600hrs. Heard to call and seen briefly (Thanks T.Fletcher)

Bodmin – Red Kite over A30 opposite Jamaica Inn at 1300hrs

Wadebridge Red Kite (2) over Wadebridge at 1200hrs (Thanks C.Selway)

GodolphinRed Kite again over Godolphin Hill

Penzance Red Kite over Penzance this evening

Friday 26th May 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

All RED KITE sighting have now been transferred to the map. Please ‘click’ on the kite icons for more information. Thanks to the following for submitting their sightings (with apologies for any omissions!) A.Bond, C&J Keast, R.Hosken, J&P Rutter, G.Hobin, D.Flumm, R.Kirkwood, V.Walker; N.Phillips, C.Reed, A,Nicholson, S.Foster, P.Geddes, J.Holmes, J.Chapple, H.West, I.Maclean, G.Wills, J.Morgan, J.Summers, R.Bowers, L.Dudley, M.Tremewan, F.Trewin, B.Tregunna, J.Chapman, G.Eston, W.Brown, Dean, K.Hugo, C.William, T,Chatfield, B.Makin, S.Gay, D.Hall, M.Hodges, N.Miles, CBWPS, E.Owen et al.

Nanjizal Melodious Warbler trapped and ringed this morning at Nanjizal valley (please keep to public rights of way) (Thanks K.Wilson)

Sennen Quail calling north of Sennen School this morning (Thanks K.Wilson)

CamelfordBlack Kite flew over at 1810hrs. Also Red Kite (4) (Thanks A.Bond)


Friday 4th October 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Pendeen  – *ISABELLINE SHRIKE* (ad) at Pendeen Watch just SW of road to ligthhouse, showing well. Park carefully (Thanks R.Davey). WRYNECK still at Pendeen Watch on gravel track just north of lighthouse at 0750hrs. Yellow-browed Warbler in churchyard this morning. Balearic Shearwater (12+) flew past between 0745-0900hrs. Also Common Dolphins

Hayle – *BLACK-WINGED STILT* (1w) still on Hayle Estuary RSPB. Also Brent Goose. Osprey flew over Copperhouse Creek. Ruff, Knot, Wheatear, Curlew Sandpiper (3) and Lapwing (4) on Ryans Field (Thanks P.Jeggo)

Osprey at Hayle today (M.Curtis)

SennenMELODIOUS WARBLER still in quarry south of Sennen school at 1330hrs

Lands EndHONEY BUZZARD drifted east over at 1550hrs (Thanks R.Davey). MELODIOUS WARBLER south of car park by track just west of Swingates House. WRYNECK near Trinity Pool. Also Whinchat (6+)

Mylor Churchtown - Black-necked Grebe (3), Eider and Wheatear (2) viewed from beach near yacht club at 0800hrs (Thanks J.St Ledger)

DriftBlack-necked Grebe still at Drift reservoir

Crantock - Scaup at Trevella Lake (Thanks W.Lowery)

FalmouthWheatear (5) at Pendennis Point. Wheatear at Castle Beach. Bar-tailed Godwit (3), Common Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Common Gull and Wheatear at Gorrangorras. Common Sandpiper and Kingfisher (2) at Argal Reservoir (Thanks D.Chaney)

Truro - Bar Tailed Godwit (2) and Greenshank (10+) on Tresillian River (Thanks A.Nicholson)

Thursday 3rd October 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Hayle*BLACK-WINGED STILT* (1w) still on Hayle Estuary RSPB. Also Curlew Sandpiper (juv), Little Stint (juv), Med Gull (4), Sandwich Tern (17), Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Wigeon (400+), Teal (150), Little Egret (19), Grey Heron (11), Peregrine (juv), Ringed Plover (50), Grey Plover (partial sum plum), Bar-tailed Godwit (21), Knot, Greenshank (4) and Dunlin (50). Osprey reported at 0800hrs (Thanks M.Beevers)

Wadebridge*GLOSSY IBIS* still at Amble Marshes this afternoon (Thanks C.Selway)

SennenMELODIOUS WARBLER still in quarry south of Sennen School at 1330hrs

Praa SandsWRYNECK on south side of private road that runs between Hendra Lane and Pengersick Lane opposite ‘Gulls Way’ house at 1530hrs (Thanks P.Hetherington)

PorthgwarraPied Flycatcher by car park at 1100hrs

DriftBlack-necked Grebe still at Drift reservoir at north end

FalmouthSandwich Tern (17) offshore at Gyllynvase Beach. Whimbrel and Wheatear at Castle Beach, Whimbrel and Greenshank (4) at Gorrangorras (Thanks D.Chaney)

CamborneMarsh Harrier (femm/imm) at Tehidy Coutry Park flew south over Oak woods at 1645hrs

St IvesFirecrest and Spotted Flycatcher in garden (Thanks V.Stratton)

MarazionWhinchat, Wheatear (2), Grey Plover, Dunlin (2), Sanderling (11), Ringed Plover (13) and Little Egret at Marazion. (Thanks M.Beevers)

Reported Black-eared Wheatear at The Lizard yesterday has been re identified from photographs as a Wheatear

Wednesday 2nd October 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

The Lizard – reported Black-eared Wheatear was a Wheatear

Hayle*BLACK-WINGED STILT* (1w) still on Hayle Estuary RSPB from B3301 Causeway, showing well. Osprey still at Carnsew Basin and over Hayle Estuary (Thanks P.Jeggo)

PorthgwarraRED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER in doctors garden. Yellow-browed Warbler still. Pied Flycatcher in 60ft Cover. Turtle Dove at Polgigga

SennenMELODIOUS WARBLER still in quarry south of Sennen School this afternoon

RameTurtle Dove at Rame Barton and Penmillard Farms at 1100hrs

St JustPied Flycatcher and Whinchat (3) at Kenidjack Valley. Firecrest at Tregeseal

PendeenYellow-browed Warbler at Lower Boscaswell in sycamore in garden

DriftBlack-necked Grebe and Osprey at Drift Reservoir

Bude Red-necked Grebe (juv) at Lower Tamar Lake

Gorran HavenPomarine Skua, Balearic Shearwater and Sandwich Tern (4) flew past between 0930-1100hrs (Thanks D H Payne)

ZennorHen Harrier (ringtail) and Blackcap (5) at Trevail Valley (Thanks V.Stratton)

Monday 30th September 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings


Melodious Warbler, Rame (D.Allan)

HayleBLACK-WINGED STILT (1w) still this morning on Hayle estuary. Also Med Gull (10), Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Curlew Sandpiper (2), Ringed Plover (52), Greenshank, Redshank (33), Bar-tailed Godwit (22), Sanderling, Dunlin, Teal (360), Wigeon (540), Buzzard (2), Peregrine (male), Little Egret (21), Grey Heron (8) and Common Gull (2). Little Stint (2 juvs) in Carnsew Pool. (Thanks V.Stratton)

RameMELODIOUS WARBLER in hedgerow opposite Rame Church entrance and showing well (Thanks D.Allan) (note: Rame in SE Cornwall, not West Cornwall as on Birdguides!)


PorthgwarraRED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER in Doctors Garden this morning. Also YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER between 60ft Cover and Doctors Garden and Pied Flycatcher (2).

PolgiggaYELLOW-BROWED WARBLER between Higher Bosistow and Faraway Cottage. Also CORNCRAKE by pines at bottom of three chimneys track.

PendeenYELLOW-BROWED WARBLER in gardens at Lower Boscaswell briefly this morning

Sennen – No sign of Melodious Warbler in quarry on A30 south of Sennen School this morning

St IvesPied Flycatcher (2) and Spotted Flycatcher (2) in garden (Thanks V.Stratton)

NewquaySwift (3) at Towan Head. Also Wheatear (8) (Thanks D.Grose)

FalmouthOsprey in Fal estuary (Thanks R.Hollis)

Bodmin MoorLittle Stint and Curlew Sandpiper (2) at Siblyback reservoir this morning (Thanks D.Julian)

WadebridgeHobby flew over Clapper Marshes (Thanks D.Julian)