Tag Archives: Purple Heron in Cornwall

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

Monday 30th May 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

DriftDalmatian Pelican still at Drift Reservoir at 0735hrs in NE arm, still present this evening. Also Green Sandpiper and Mandarin (Thanks A.Appleton and D.Hutchison)

PolgiggaDalmatian Pelican over Polgigga/Skewjack area between 1045-1128hrs then flew north (Thanks D.Flumm)

Crows-An-WraDalmatian Pelican flew east over at 1140hrs

Grampound – probable Gyrfalcon on telegraph post next to A390 (Thanks N.Rich)

Bodmin MoorPurple Heron between Colliford Lake & Siblyback Lake on small pool opposite car park near Ninestones Farm entrance track this afternoon

HalsetownRed Kite (2) over B3311 between Cripplesease and Halsetown at 1810hrs (Thanks D.Robinson)

GulvalRed Kite (2) over (cbwps)

St JustRed Kite at Kenidjack valley (Thanks G.Rogers)

SancreedHobby over (Thansk D.Flumm)

Thursday 9th April 2015 Cornwall Bird Sightings

St JustAMERICAN HERRING GULL (2w) still north of A3071, west of B3318 juncton in field at Jericho Farm early afternoon. WRYNECK at Kenidjack Valley early morning

Marazion – Probable BLACK KITE distantly towards Penzance at 1145hrs. Great Northern Diver & Sandwich Tern off Marazion. Bar-tailed Godwit on beach. (Thanks G.Metcalf)

Nanquidnopossible PURPLE HERON at Nanquidno Downs appeared to land near pool at 11:30. Ring Ouzel (male). White Wagtail at Tregiffian. White Wagtail at Gurland

St Erth  HOOPOE in garden this morning then flew south

Sennen – HOOPOE at Trinity Pool at 0845hrs then flew to Treeve Moor. Also Ring Ouzel (10) in Trinity Pool/Treeve Moor area

St Levan – HOOPOE in fields SW of Grey Gables

PolgiggaHOOPOE between Polgigga & Porthgwarra over road by Arden-Sawa Farm at 13:20, HOOPOE on west side of wash site at 18:20. Also Redstart, Ring Ouzel and Tree Pipit (4)

RedruthHOOPOE in garden off Park Road at 1900hrs

St Ives – WRYNECK (2) at Rosewall Hill at 1400hrs. One in gorse by pool at top and another flew to bottom of seaward slope. Also Ring Ouzel (5) at Buttermilk Hill at 17:00. Ring Ouzel (3) at Amalveor Downs in fields at top of valley at Amalveor/Foage (Thanks M.Halliday)

Hayle – Osprey flew over Hayle Estuary towards Copperhouse Creek at 1339hrs

PorthgwarraRedstart (2 fem) at Gwennap head

WadebridgeLittle Ringed Plover within the Amble Marshes/valley this evening. Also Green Sandpiper and White Wagtail (Thanks D.Julian)

Stithians – Slavonian Grebe at Stithians Reservoir at south end from Carnmenellis Causeway

FalmouthLong-tailed Duck (1w fem) still at Swanpool

DelaboleRing Ouzel (male) at Dannonchapel ruins

The LizardRing Ouzel (male) at Soapy Cove. Sandwich Tern (3) off Church Cove, Gunwallow at c10:30 (Thanks A.Clark)

Connor Downs – House Martin flew north over Treeve Lane, also Swallow, Jay and Cormorant (4).

Saturday 7th June 2014 Cornwall Bird Sightings

MarazionPURPLE HERON (ad) still at Marazion Marsh RSPB

East Looe ROSE-COLOURED STARLING (ad) again in garden (Thanks J.Eames)

LelantTurtle Dove in garden at Brunnion, Lelant Downs briefly this morning (Thanks P.Geddes)

St IvesGreat Northern Diver (sum plum) in bay. Also Bottlenose Dolphin (6) (cbwps)

Pendeen - Great Northern Diver on sea swimming SW off Pendeen watch early evening at c1745hrs (Thanks M.Jasper)

Newlyn - Great Northern Diver off Penlee lifeboat station (Thanks S.Grose)

Downderry – Great Northern Diver and Common Scoter off Downderry

RameCuckoo at Penlee point (Thanks P.Kemp)