Tag Archives: Pectoral Sandpiper in Cornwall

Tuesday 17th October 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Polgigga – Blyth’s Reed Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler (2) and Firecrest (10) trapped and ringed at Nanjizal Valley. Also Little Bunting at Nanjizal Valley. (Thanks K.Wilson)

Rame Red-breasted Flycatcher at Rame Head in churchyard (Thanks C.Buckland)

SennenShort-toed Lark still in tilled field just west of Escalls Chapel

The LizardPurple Heron flew east past Old Lizard Head at 1020hrs

St IvesHoopoe still in garden at Higher Trewidden Road at 1230hrs tho elusive

WadebridgePectoral Sandpiper at Walmsley Sanctuary this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

Pendeen – Yellow-browed Warbler (2) in Coastguard Cottage garden at 0815hrs

PorthgwarraYellow-browed Warbler in copse by park

St JustHawfinch (3) and Firecrest (4+) still at sewage works

SancreedHawfinch flew west over Sancreed

St LevanOsprey flew east over at 1150hrs

Thursday 14th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

HaylePectoral Sandpiper still on Hayle Estuary RSPB. Yellow Legged Gull (1cy) on estuary today (Thanks M.Halliday)

Yellow Legged Gull, Hayle(M.Halliday)

St JustWryneck at Lands End Airport along track at NW end at 1100hrs

DavidstowLittle Stint at Davidstow Airfield by windsock at 1035hrs

St IvesLeach’s Petrel (22), Grey Phalarope (37), Sabine’s Gull (18), Balearic Shearwater (3), Pom Skua (3), Storm Petrel (3) and Little Gull (juv) flew past St Ives Island 0645-1830hrs

Cape CornwallLeach’s Petrel (2), Sabine’s Gull (4), Grey Phalarope (10) and Pom Skua flew past Cape Cornwall between 0800-midday

PendeenLong-tailed SkuaSabine’s Gull (6), Leach’s Petrel (35) and Grey Phalarope (19) past Pendeen watch

St Columb MajorOsprey flew over Tregaswith at 1730hrs

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

Monday 22nd May 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

WadebridgePectoral Sandpiper still at Walmsley this afternoon. Also Sanderling (Thanks A.Langdon)

Land’s End Purple Heron just off A30 in pines at Swingates House late morning

Nanjizal Serin flew over Nanjizal Valley prior to 0700hrs (Thanks P.Roseveare)

SennenIceland Gull still in fields opposite Skewjack Farm in ploughed fierld by B3315 this afternoon

HelstonRed Kite over A39 mid afternoon (Thanks B.Porter)

ZennorQuail flushed from Porthmeor Point at 1200hrs (cbwps)

HayleLittle Ringed Plover from causeway this evening (cbwps)

FalmouthFirecrest singing at Penryn Campus today (Thanks C.Urquhart)

Sunday 21st May 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Connor DownsBee-eater at Treeve Lane in horse paddock on wires at 1715hrs, still present at 1825hrs showing well and feeding, then flew NE and lost to view at 1847hrs.

WadebridgePectoral Sandpiper at Amble Marshes this afternoon

Nightjar at undisclosed site in Cornwall (Thanks J.Chapple)

Kennack SandsWhimbrel with eight Oystercatchers at Kennack Sands today (Thanks F.Trewin)

Wednesday 2nd November 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PadstowDalmatian Pelican still on Camel Estuary near Iron Bridge at 1500hrs. (Thanks M.Grigg)

Sennen – 1w Isabelline Shrike, (probable Turkestan, phoenicuroides) – south of Sennen north of B3315 1/3ml east of A30 junction in hedge opposite layby to Trevilley Farm late afternoon. Whinchat at Trevilley Farm

Bude Richard’s Pipit (2) at Cleave Camp.

Cattle Egret (M.Halliday)

HayleCattle Egret still on Hayle Estuary RSPB from B3301 causeway then flew south and no further sign. Also Spoonbill near Tempest factory.

Falmouth – Pectoral Sandpiper (juv) still at College Reservoir

Porthgwarra – Yellow-browed Warbler, Whinchat and Short-eared Owl (5)

Nanquidno – Yellow-browed Warbler at Nanquidno Valley. Black Redstart in Nanquidno Valley by barn at top of footpath opposite track to Gurland Farm

St LevanYellow-browed Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff at St Levan

RameYellow-browed Warbler at Penlee Battery this afternoon

Kenidjack Lesser Whitethroat still in sallows of former donkey paddock in front of last house.

Porthcurno Yellow-browed Warbler still this morning

FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler in trees between Lidl and the maritime buildings

Rame – Black Redstart (2) on farm sheds roofs at Penmillard. (Thanks M.Beer)

St Buryan – Black Redstart still at Tower Meadows

Wadebridge – Black Redstart at Royal Showground at 1330hrs then flew south