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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

Saturday 30th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

CamelfordSpotted Sandpiper still at Crowdy Reservoir

DavidstowBuff-breasted Sandpiper (3) still at Davidstow Airfield.

SennenAmerican Golden Plover and Dotterel still in field SE of Escalls Chapel (Cornwall Bird Tours)

HayleCattle Egret (2) on Ryans Field this afternoon. Also Ruff (5), Spoonbill and Knot (2) (Cornwall Bird Tours, R. Costella-Nichols)

PorthgwarraMelodious Warbler in bracken south of 60ft Cover, tho elusive Also Firecrest. (Thanks T.McGowan and Cornwall Bird Tours)

Ruan LanihornePurple Heron still at Sett Bridge. Also Spoonbill (2)

Gorran HavenWryneck in scrub on east side of Dodman Point at 1220hrs

NewquayLittle Stint still at gannet Estuary

St Levan Pied Flycatcher at St Levan

St JustPied Flycatcher at Cot Valley

Porthgwarra – Pied Flycatcher at Porthgwarra

MevagisseyBalearic Shearwater (6) flew past Chapel point

The Lizard Osprey flew south over Kynance Road at 1030hrs

PolgiggaTurtle Dove still on wires near Bosistow Farm at 1500hrs

MarazionGrey Phalarope still at Marazion Marsh RSPB on Long Rock Pool this afternoon

RameShort-eared Owl at Rame Head still

Friday 29th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

CamelfordSpotted Sandpiper still at Crowdy Reservoir on north shore at 1430hrs then flew to south shore

SennenAmerican Golden Plover in ploughed field SE of Escalls Chapel at 0815hrs, still present this afternoon. Also Dotterel

DavdistowBuff-breasted Sandpiper (3) still at Davidstow Airfield at 1045hrs

Ruan LanihornePurple Heron still at Sett Bridge today. Also Spoonbill (2) (Thanks C.Hughes)

Purple Heron (C.Hughes)

St JustOsprey at Nanquidno, flew south over Nanjulian at 0725hrs. Also Firecrest (2) by last cottage. (Thanks P.Bright-Thomas). Pied Flycatcher at Cot Valley

WadebridgeLittle Stint (3), Black-Tailed Godwit (6), Water Rail, Pintail, Shoveler (4), Grey Heron (16) and Teal (150+) at Walmsley this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

HayleLittle Stint (2) at Hayle Estuary RSPB

MevagisseyLong-tailed and Balearic Shearwater (4) past Chapel Porth between 1000-1115hrs

RameShort-eared Owl flew over Penlee NR at 1500hrs

Tuesday 26th September 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

CamelfordSpotted Sandpiper still at Crowdy Reservoir

DavidstowBuff-breasted Sandpiper (2 juv) still at Davidstow Airfield at 1145hrs

BB Sandpiper DavidstowAirfield Cornwall UK #digiscoped #kowasystem #PanasonicGH5 @CornwallBirding @swoptics @RareBirdAlertUK @BirdGuides pic.twitter.com/yXldlauTbR

— Paul Hackett (@PaulHdigiman) September 26, 2017

RameRed-breasted Flycatcher at Rame Head. Also Pied Flycatcher

Firecrestat Rametoday @CornwallBirding @mikebeerlrv pic.twitter.com/ahIlBDXSNT

— Chris Buckland (@ChrisBuckland6) September 26, 2017

Ruan LanihornePurple Heron (juv) still at Sett Bridge this evening, showing well

HayleGreat White Egret still on Hayle Estuary at 1810hrs.

TruroCattle Egret (2) still at Menadews Farm. Osprey at heron Inn at 1230hrs

SennenDotterel near Sennen in ploughed field SE of Escalls Chapel this afternoon

St JustPied Flycatcher (1+) and Firecrest (5) at Cot Valley. Firecrest (3) at Kenidjack valley

Lands EndPied Flycatcher at Lands End

NanjizalFirecrest (2) trapped and ringed at Nanjizal Valley. Please keep to public rights of way (Thanks K.Wilson)

SaltashCurlew Sandpiper (2) at Kingsmill Lake

Camel EstuaryCurlew Sandpiper at Cant Hill

no news on Red-eyed Vireo

An amazing but rather gruesome sight from @ak_cruises off #falmouth today: a Great Skuataking out a juvenile Great Black-backed Gull! pic.twitter.com/VH5RWwtUu8

— Ben Porter (@bardseyben) September 26, 2017

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