Tag Archives: Pallas’s Warbler in Cornwall

Sunday 30th October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Camel Estuary – Dalmatian Pelican still on Camel Estuary at 1220hrs viewed from Dinham

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel (ad) still in Boat Cove NT at 0945hrs. Park in Perranuthnoe and take coastal path west to view

Carbis Bay – Franklin’s Gull in field along St Ives Road just before Carbis Bay with Black-headed Gulls at 1015hrs

Hayle – Franklin’s Gull later on Hayle Estuary RSPB by Old Quay House Inn viewed from bridge showing well. Spoonbill still off B3301 causeway

Land’s End – Dusky Warbler at SW end of Swingates House garden. Also Yellow-browed Warbler (2), Cattle Egret early morning then flew towards Sennen. Yellow-browed Warbler along cycle track at Trinity Pool

Mousehole – Dusky Warbler along Love Lane 250 yards north of wild bird hospital this afternoon. Also Yellow-browed Warbler. Possible Dusky Warbler at The Old Coastguard restaurant garden briefly at 1100hrs

Porthgwarra – Pallas’s Warbler in sallows by Stonewall Pool. Also Yellow-browed Warbler. Barred Warbler in blackthorn north of Dolphin House

Polgigga – possible Syke’s Wagtail (1w) (form beema) at Higher Bosistow Farm on roof this afternoon. Also Black Redstart (2). Short-toed Lark at Lower Bosistow/Higher Bosistow Farm in field west of footpath. Also Lapland Bunting (2)

FalmouthPectoral Sandpiper still at College Reservoir showing well

NanjizalYellow-browed Warbler (4) at Nanjizal Valley trapped & ringed this morning Also Lesser Whitethroat possible eastern form

St Just – Yellow-browed Warbler still at Kenidjack Valley. Also Lesser Whitethroat  possible eastern form

Newquay – Yellow-browed Warbler at Porth Joke

MarazionCurlew Sandpiper on Venton beach

The Lizard – Black Redstart at Lizard Point at 1230hrs

LooeBlack Redstart (male) at Looe

GodrevySnow Bunting still at 1430hrs (Thanks J.Wheeler)

Padstow Med Gull (85) feeding on Camel estuary at the Doom bar. Also Common Gull. (Thanks S.Grose)

Friday 14th October 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Rock – Dalmatian Pelican (ad) still on Camel Estuary at Rock. Also Black-necked Grebe

Sennen – Possible Pied Wheatear at Sennen by road to St Buryan briefly mid afternoon then flew towards Brew Pool. Iberian Chiffchaff at Brew Pool late afternoon. Access east of A30 along path to Sea View Caravan Park. Cattle Egret (2) in fields by radar station at 1110hrs

Rame – Pallas’s Warbler at Penlee Point in centre of dell at 1300hrs. Lapland Bunting at Rame Head in 1st stubble field along military road on left at 1415hrs. Firecrest also at Rame Head in triangle by church at 1135hrs

TorpointBonaparte’s Gull (1w) reported at MIllbrook Lake

St Agnes – Short-toed Lark still at St Agnes Head in car park west of New Downs showing well mid afternoon (Thanks S.Rogers)

Short-toed Lark (S.Rogers)

Short-toed Lark (S.Rogers)

Camel TrailCattle Egret 1 mile west along the Camel Trail at midday (Thanks R.Copeland)

Land’s EndWryneck still along cycle track. Yellow-browed Warbler (3), 1 at Treeve Moor and 2 at back of Swingates. Also Black Redstart, Whinchat (6), Wheatear and Bullfinch (2) (Thanks L.Thomson)

NanquidnoWryneck in scurb between Airfield and turning to Gurland Farm

FalmouthPectoral Sandpiper still at College reservoir. Yellow-browed Warbler at Swanpool in willows by car park. Also Firecrest

Mousehole – Caspian Gull (1w) on St Clement’s Isle this evening in roost

NanjizalYellow-browed Warbler (4) trapped and ringed

St Just Yellow-browed Warbler (2) at Kenidjack Valley in Donkey paddocks by last house.  Lesser Whitethroat also briefly in Donkey paddocks by last house. (Thanks D.Hillier). Black Redstart at Porth Nanven

Porthgwarra – Yellow-browed Warbler (2) in Doctors Garden & sallows by stone wall

GwithianYellow-browed Warbler at back of Gwithian Churchyard

Bodmin Moor – Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest at Goss Moor. Litte Stint (juv) at Siblyback Reservoir

Porthcurno – Firecrest (2) by track up hill from car park

The LizardBrent Goose at Kennack Sands still on East Kennack, drinking from freshwater stream and on tideline (Thanks M. & A. Lord)

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)


Saturday 18th October 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

RamePALLAS’S WARBLER at Rame Head in trees at back of overgrown lane opposite Penmillard Farm at 1230hrs. Yellow-browed Warbler at Penlee Point in NE corner of Penlee CWT this morning. Also Firecrest, Ring Ouzel and Woodlark over

DriftRING-NECKED DUCK at Drift Reservoir at midday from hide

Davidstow AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER at Davidstow Airfield at west end of main runway late afternoon.

PenzanceROSE-COLOURED STARLING on wires opposite KFC

St JustYellow-browed Warbler at Kenidjack Valley. Also Firecrest

PorthgwarraYellow-browed Warbler near the toilet block. Balearic Shearwater (19) flew past Gwennap Head. No Sign of Male Moltoni’s or Eastern Subalpine Warbler by mid afternoon

Scillonian CrossingBalearic Shearwater (10), Sooty Shearwater and Great Skua from Scillonian III

HayleFirecrest (2) at Hayle Estuary RSPB along track to Ryan’s Field car park

MarazionFirecrest (2) at Marazion Marsh RSPB

MouseholeBalearic Shearwater past Mousehole late afternoon

Sunday 25th December 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Helston**BUFFLEHEAD** (fem/juv) still at Loe Pool. Access west off A394 on Degibna Lane from just north of A3083 roundabout then walk north from NT car park

Padstow*PALLAS’S WARBLER* in hedgerow along perimeter of Trevose golf course near entrance of mother Ivy’s campsite (Thanks G.Woods)

PenzanceSURF SCOTER (1w drk) still off Jubilee Pool this morning. Also Med Gull (ad) and Purple Sandpiper (11) on rocks by pool

Gwithian – RING-NECKED DUCK (drk) still at St Gothian Sands LNR

NewlynBlack Redstart at Sandy Cove still (Thanks P.Jeggo)

PorthgwarraBalearic Shearwater (8) offshore this morning

CoverackGN Diver (2) in Coverack bay this afternoon

St AustellLittle Gull (ad) still at Par beach pool. GN Diver (4) in Porthpean bay

Monday 7th November 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

Helston **BUFFLEHEAD** (fem/juv) again at Loe Pool at 1250hrs tho mobile, still at 1630hrs

Nanjizal*DESERT WHEATEAR* (male) in valley 1/2ml SE of Bosistow Farm at 1400hrs, still late afternoon near mill bay in bulb field 200 yards beyond Faraway cottage. Again no sign of Rufous Turtle Dove (form orientalis) south of Nanjizal, SW of Bosistow Farm but LAPLAND BUNTING, WOODLARK (7), Snow Bunting and Whooper Swan over (Thanks V.Stratton).

Desert Wheatear, John Chapple

Porthgwarra*DESERT WHEATEAR* (male) still near coastguard lookout early morning, showing well, no sign between 0815hrs-midday. Black Redstart (3), Siberian type Chiffchaff at north end in copse by Trevean Pool this morning. Also Short-eared Owl (8), 7 on moor and 1 flew in off sea, Merlin (2). Common Dolphin (150+) offshore (Thanks V.Stratton)

St JustHAWFINCH flew south over Cot Valley at 1015hrs

Lands EndShort-eared Owl flew south over Glebe farm

St AgnesMed Gull and Peregrine at Chapel Porth at 1230hrs (Thanks P.Roberts)

FalmouthBittern at College Reservoir this afternoon (Thanks L.Sampson)

St BreockBrambling (1+) with Chaffinch (80+) at St Breock Downs this afternoon (Thanks C.Selway)

DownderryWater Pipit, Great Northern Diver and Firecrest this morning. Slav Grebe (2) offshore this afternoon (Thanks A.Payne)

St AustellGoosander (2 fem), Pale Bellied Brent Goose (2), Great Crested Grebe (2), Common Scoter (5) in Par Bay. GN Diver (4) and BT Diver (2) at Porthpean. BT Diver (5) and Great Crested Grebe (2) off Charlestown (Thanks M.Whittaker). Brent Goose (2) off Par beach at factory end (Thanks P.Barlow)

St IvesShort-eared Owl (2) at Buttermilk Hill. Redwing (150+) and Fieldfare (53) in town. Woodcock in garden at Alexandra Row (Thanks V.Stratton)

PorthcurnoFirecrest (3)

St LevanFirecrest by church

Newquay Firecrest at Benny Halt Station, Lappa Valley Steam railway at St Newlyn East this morning (Thanks P.Dinning)

The LizardFirecrest (2) and Swallow at St Ruan, Firecrest at Cadgwith, Siberian type Chiffchaff at Church Cove and Firecrest at Mullion Cove (Thanks B.Dallas)

no sign of any Long-billed Dowitchers on Hayle Estuary this afternoon

Friday 4th November 2011 Cornwall Bird Reports

The Lizard *PALLAS’S WARBLER* at north end of Cadgwith. Also Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian type Chiffchaff and Firecrest

St Austell HAWFINCH at Par St Andrews Pool then flew north. Black Redstart in garden this morning, present a few days (Thanks T.Cooper)

Hayle CASPIAN GULL (1w) on Hayle estuary RSPB off B3301 causeway this afternoon

PortscathoGreat Northern Diver (11) off Portscatho

BudeSnow Bunting at Crooklets Beach

DriftWater Pipit at Drift reservoir at north end. Also Black Redstart

FalmouthFirecrest (2) at Pendennis Head

MarazionSnow Bunting (2), Curlew Sandpiper and Water Pipit on beach. Firecrest (2) and Hobby at Plain-an-Gwarry

PenzanceBlack Redstart at Council offices

PorthgwarraFirecrest (3)

NanquidnoFirecrest in valley

St Just Crossbill (11) flew over Cape Cornwall early afternoon.

GwithianSnow Bunting at St Gothian Sands LNR in dunes

StithiansSnow Bunting (male) at Stithians reservoir on west side by watersports centre this afternoon (Thanks K.Dalziel). Slav Grebe (2) and Cirl Bunting reported (Thanks R.Hollis, W.Legg and S.Cook)

St IvesBlack Redstart on St Ives Island. Wheatear by St Ives Museum (Thanks M.Rouncefield) Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest (3) at Penbeagle behind fire station (Thanks V.Stratton et al)

MouseholeSnow Bunting on Skilly Beach

FalmouthFirecrest (2) at Pendennis Head