Tag Archives: Purple Heron in Cornwall

Saturday 23rd September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Camelford – Spotted Sandpiper still east of Camelford at Crowdy Reservoir on north shore east of dam with Common Sandpiper at 1240hrs

Davidstow – Buff-breasted Sandpiper (2 juv) still at Davidstow Airfield east of old control tower at 1240hrs, showing well

SennenBuff-breasted Sandpiper still on ploughed field SE of chapel at 1040hrs. Wryneck at Skewjack by Brew Road by Porthissick House

Ruan Lanihorne Purple Heron (juv) still at Sett Bridge at 1500hrs

HayleLittle Stint (3) at Hayle Estuary RSPB still. Also Curlew Sandpiper (3)

GwithianCurlew Sandpiper still at St Gothian Sands LNR

TorpointOsprey still at 1230hrs

SaltashOsprey at Kingsmill Lake then flew south at 1030hrs

Tuesday 19th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

DavidstowBuff-breasted Sandpiper still at Davidstow Airfield on central runway 100 yards west of control tower at 0715hrs

Sennen – Buff-breasted Sandpiper in field by A30 100 yards west church this evening

St LevanOrtolan Bunting in field north of Grey Gables then at 1300hrs flew towards Roskestal Farm

WadebridgeCattle Egret (7) still at Walmsley Sanctuary at 1130hrs

Ruan Lanihorne Purple Heron (juv) at Sett Bridge

St Just – Yellow-browed Warbler (2+) at Kenidjack Valley

NanjizalYellow-browed Warbler (2) at Nanjizal Valley. Please keep to public rights of way

HelstonGrey Phalarope (4) reported at Loe Bar off Sluice briefly

PendeenGrey Phalarope on sea off Pendeen Watch late afternoon

TorpointOsprey (3) at St Johns Lake from Chapeldown road at 1325hrs


Saturday 5th August 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

WadebridgeGlossy Ibis (7) and Cattle Egret (3) at Walmsley Sanctuary still

NewquayCattle Egret by Gannel Estuary near moored boats at 0640hrs

PorthgwarraPurple Heron flew out to sea at 0927hrs

Penzance – Great Shearwater (4+), Balearic Shearwater (3+), Sooty Shearwater (c5) and Storm Petrel (60+) from pelagic off Penzance

Pendeen – Cory’s Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater (7), Sooty Shearwater (9) and Storm Petrel (2) flew past Pendeen 7am-midday

TintagelCory’s Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater and Storm Petrel (4) flew past between 0800-1100hrs

Stithians – Wood Sandpiper at Stithians Reservoir

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

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 14th May 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

SennenKentish Plover at Sennen Cove on beach this morning then flew towards Lands End

PolgiggaBee-eater (2+) flew over this morning

ProbusPurple Heron (ad) still in garden by Tresillian River

PorthgwarraIceland Gull (juv) at Porthgwarra Cove

no sign of Red-rumped Swallow at Marazion

Sunday 23rd April 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

The LizardRed-footed Falcon (fem) still in field west of Lizard village this morning. Purple Heron (ad) at Crousa Downs. Wryneck at Caethillian Cove. Also Ring Ouzel. Little Stint (2) at Lizard Point

Lands EndWestern Subalpine Warbler (male) south of car park in scrub by track at SW corner of Swingates House tho elusive

Nanjizal – Red-rumped Swallow at Nanjizal early afternoon. Also Blue Headed Wagtail. Keep to public rights of way

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup (ad drk) at Siblyback Lake

WadebridgeOsprey at Dinham Flats

St IvesRing Ouzel (5) at Buttermilk Hill. Also Cuckoo (Thanks V.Stratton)

MarazionGarganey (drk) stilata Marazion Marsh RSPB

SennenIceland Gull flew over church to ploughed field

St Agnes – Iceland Gull (imm) at St Agnes head

HayleSpoonbill still on estuary from causeway