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Sunday 7th January 2018 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor Lesser Scaup still at Dozmary Pool. Scaup (ad fem) still at Siblyback lake at north end at 1430hrs

St Austell Surf Scoter (3) still off Lower Porthpean. Also Velvet Scoter and Long-tailed Duck

Newtown-in-St MartinCattle Egret still in cattle field (Thanks G.Willets)

Cattle Egret (G.Willets)

NewquayRing-billed Gull still at Newquay Boating Lake this morning, coming to bread (Thanks S.Rogers)

FeockHawfinch (2) still at church in yews by main gate

WadebridgeHawfinch (5) still at Egloshayle Cemetery tho mobile. Water Pipit (2) and Spoonbill at Amble Marshes. (Thanks G.Willets and D.Julian)

Hawfinch (G.Willets)

TruroHawfinch at Kenwyn in churchyard at 1120hrs

MarazionIceland Gull (juv)  still in car park at 1020hrs

DriftGlaucous Gull at Drift Reservoir today. Also Pink-footed Goose

FalmouthBlack Redstart (3) still at castle beach

RameFirecrest near Penlee Point at 1310hrs

HayleSpoonbill still on estuary

West Looe – Firecrest in private garden, West Looe Hill (Thanks Paul Wakelin)

Spoonbill, Amble Marshes (D.Julian)

Thursday 14th November 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

St Austell – possible RING-BILLED GULL (1w) at Par beach pool at 1315hrs

St IvesLITTLE AUK flew past St Ives Island between 0740-1020hrs. Also Balearic Shearwater (4), Great Skua (5) and Manx Shearwater. Snow Bunting still on Island

PorthgwarraLeach’s Petrel, Pom Skua, Balearic Shearwater (4), Arctic Skua (3), Puffin and Great Skua (13) past Gwennap Head between 0815-0945hrs

FalmouthRed Kite flew low over Melvill Road at 1200hrs (Thanks R.Matias)

Tuesday 12th February 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Penzance *PACIFIC DIVER* reported from Chyandour  before it flew off strongly to the east at 1600hrs. Great Northern Diver (2), Slavonian Grebe and Common Scoter off Chyandour. Also Black Redstart (2m, 5f), Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail (15) and Rock Pipit (6) on beach boulders annex railway. Also Eider offshore (Thanks L.Williams, D.Flumm and P.St Pierre)

Black Redstart, Penzance Railway Station 120213 (M.Rouncefield)

BudeRING-BILLED GULL still on the river by the Lock Gates this afternoon. Also Pink-footed Goose (4) and Greenland White-fronted Goose at Bude Marshes

Bodmin Moor LESSER SCAUP (ad drk) still at Colliford Lake at orth end of Loveny Arm this afternoon. RING-NECKED DUCK (fem) still at Siblyback Lake on NW side.

Rinsey GLAUCOUS GULL (nr ad) flew east past Rinsey Head towards Porthleven this afternoon

Treen Lapland Bunting (5) still SW of Zennor and 1/2 mile south of B3306 west of Treen – Newmill road at Treen Common. Also Snow Bunting (3)

Carbis  Bay – Balearic Shearwater flew through bay this morning. Also Black-throated Diver (2), GN Diver (6) and Little Gull (2)

WadebridgeWater Pipit at Treraven Meadows at 1430hrs (Thanks D.Julian). Spotted Redshank at Dinham Flats

HayleWater Pipit still at Copperhouse Creek today on saltmarsh east of Black Road. Long-eared Owl in Hayle Town centre, taken into care

Rosenannon Merlin, Woodcock, Reed Bunting (80+), Yellowhammer (6) and Meadow Pipit (50+) (Thanks C.Selway)

TruroBrambling (fem) in garden still (Thanks D.Jenkins). Black Redstart at Truro station yard at 1000hrs (Thanks J.Rowe)

St IvesBlack Redstart (2) at St Ives.

FalmouthSlav Grebe (2) off Swanpool. Purple Sandpiper (6) at Pendennis Point (Thanks D.Chaney) Also Black Redstart at Gyllyngvase Beach (Thanks S.Perfect)

RedruthFirecrest (2) at Gwennap Sewage works at 1100hrs (Thanks B.Toms)

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe and GN Diver (2) outside of harbour at low tide. Med Gull (ad) and Shelduck (2) also. Little Egret, Grey Heron and Common Scoter (c10) off Tolcarne Beach near Gear Pole. (Thanks G.Hobin). Brambling (fem) at Chyenhal with Chaffinch flock, present c3 months (Thanks C P Davies)

NewquayCorn Bunting (3), Yellowhammer (5+) with (300+) Chaffinch, Linnet and Reed Bunting at Park Head. Also Sparrowhawk (Thanks D. Mays)

MarazionBlack-throated Diver (9+) off Marazion. Also Red-throated Diver (3) and GN Diver east of St Micheals Mount viewed from cemetery (Thanks D.Jenkins) Bittern (2+) still at Marazion Marsh RSPB.

TorpointPale-bellied Brent Goose (9), Dark-bellied Brent Goose (5), Dunlin (c1500) and Wigeon (240). Greenshank, Redshank (35), Black-tailed Godwit (25) and Teal (55) at Millbrook Creek (Thanks P.Kemp)

CamborneBlack Redstart singing at New Connexion Street at 1450hrs

Trevone -  Black Redstart and a Rock Pipit in the old slate pit just north of Trevone bay (Thanks D.Julian)

Carnon Cross Merlin hunting over fields adjacent to A30 near Carnon Cross roundabout

RoselandSiskin on feeders in garden at Ruan Lanihorne (Thanks D.Hall)

Carnon DownsSiberian Chiffchaff (3+) and Firecrest (4+) at sewage works.

Saturday 2nd February 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bude*GREEN-WINGED TEAL* still at Bude Marshes. Also Pink-footed Goose (4), Water Pipit and White-fronted Goose. RING-BILLED GULL still on canal. Med Gull at Maer lake (Thanks A.Roberts)

Helston - RING-NECKED DUCK (drk) at Loe Pool. Common Scoter (fem) also

Bodmin MoorRING-NECKED DUCK (fem) still at Siblyback Lake at 1300hrs (Thanks P.Kemp). Short-eared Owl at Ninestones layby by double bridge at 1000hrs (Thanks M.Hughes)

Short-eared Owl, Bolventor, 020213 (M.Hughes)

HayleICELAND GULL flew over Hayle Estuary this morning

SaltashAvocet (77), Spotted Redshank (3) and Greenshank (13) at Kingsmill Lake at 1030hrs (Thanks P.Kemp)

PenzanceBlack Redstart (3. 1 male) on coast path 200 yards east of railway Station

NewquayCommon Scoter (2) past Towan Head. Med Gull (1w) on Gannel Estuary (Thanks D.Mays)

FalmouthGreat-crested Grebe, Slavonian Grebe and GN Diver in Falmouth Bay from Pendennis Point. Purple Sandpiper (2) on Pendennis point. (Thanks D.Chaney, S.Perfect and G.Wills)

Carrick RoadsBlack-necked Grebe (11+), Slav Grebe, BT Diver, GN Diver (2+), Common Scoter (9) and Red-breasted Merganser (10+) in roads. (Thanks D.Chaney, S.Perfect and G.Wills)

Devoran  – Common Gull (13+), Dunlin (150), Bar-tailed Godwit (15) and Black-tailed Godwit (7) (Thanks D.Chaney, S.Perfect and G.Wills)

Carnon Downs – probable Siberian Chiffchaff (1 ringed), Chiffchaff (40) and Firecrest at sewage works (Thanks D.Chaney, S.Perfect and G.Wills)

Porthpean Velvet Scoter (m) with Common Scoter flock this morning (Thanks R.Wilkins)

StithiansBittern at Stithians reservoir at southern end opposite hide at 1500hrs. Goldeneye (5) and Lapwing (180) (Thanks D.Payne)

St IvesEider (fem) off island at 1230hrs (Thanks M.Jones)

St Just –. Siberian Chiffchaff (2) still at Kenidjack Valley at Sewage works

RedruthYellow-browed Warbler still at Gwennap sewage works

StithiansLong-tailed Duck (1w drk) still at stithians reservoir at south end

MarazionBittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB. BT Diver (4) and Slav Grebe off Marazion

St AustellFirecrest at sewage works. Firecrest at Par Beach Pool on back path behind reed beds. Goosander (drk) at St Andrews pool this afternoon (Thanks A.Bond)

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe still in harbour

TreenLapland Bunting (10+), Yellowhammer (2) and Snow Bunting still west of Treen – Newmill road at Treen Common near white house (Thanks T.Walters)

HayleCommon Tern (ad) still at Hayle Estuary at Carnsew Basin this afternoon tho mobile. Yellow-legged Gull (ad) still on estuary

Monday 28th January 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor – LESSER SCAUP (ad drk) at Colliford lake at north end of Loveny Arm

Bude RING-BILLED GULL (1w) still on Bude Canal this morning. Also GLAUCOUS GULL flew over beach (Thanks B.Bryne)

FalmouthMed Gull (3) flew past Gyllyngvase beach this morning. Also Med Gull, GN Diver (3) offshore at Pendennis and Med Gull (2) and Red-throated Diver flew west there (Thanks D.Chaney). Dipper on river at north edge of Tremough Campus (Thanks S.Perfect)

Mount HawkeBlackcap (m) again in garden at Mount Hawke (Thanks R.B.Girling)

StithiansLong-tailed Duck (1w drk) at Stithians reservoir still at south end

HelstonSiberian Chiffchaff at Helston Sewage works still

TreenLapland Bunting (4+) at Treen Common tho mobile

WadebridgeSpotted Redshank at Amble Marshes. Report of Green-winged Teal at Walmsley on 25th Jan 2013 was erroneous

HayleNordic Jackdaw (race monedula) at Copperhouse  (Thanks P J Smale and J.Swift)

St AustellShoveler (8) at Par Beach pool at 1430hrs (Thanks C.Jewels). Black Redstart at Par this morning (Thanks P.Wakelin)

HayleCommon Tern (ad) and Yellow-legged Gull (2) at Hayle Estuary tho mobile

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe and GN Diver still on Newlyn Harbour. Slav Grebe at Sandy Cove

MouseholeWhimbrel at Mousehole

Rosenannon Lapland Bunting at Rosenanon Downs

Sunday 27th January 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings


Black-necked Grebe, Newlyn Harbour 270113 (G.Hobin)

Bodmin moor *LESSER SCAUP* (ad drk) still at Colliford Lake in Loveny Arm at 1455hrs (Thanks D.Julian). RING-NECKED DUCK (fem) still on NE side of Siblyback lake at 1230hrs

Bude - RING-BILLED GULL (1w) again on Bude Canal and showing well. GLAUCOUS GULL still on Bude beach this morning. Also Great Skua offshore.

RedruthYellow-browed Warbler still at Gwennap Sewerage works. Also Green Sandpiper (2) (Thanks I.Maclean)

Looe Slav Grebe (2), Eider (m), Red-throated Diver, GN Diver (4), Ringed Plover, Dunlin (4), Med Gull (10) and Common Gull at Hannafore Point (Thanks M.Hughes)

Carrick RoadsBlack-necked Grebe (7+), GN Diver (5), Black-throated Diver and Red-breasted Merganser (4) from Mylor Churchtown (Thanks D.Chaney)

HayleGoosander (4) on Carnsew Pool this morning, Common Tern still at Hayle Harbour (Thanks S.Rogers) Leucistic Starling with flock over Canonstown towards St Erth roost at 1655hrs (Thanks J.Munday)

Common Tern, Hayle (M.Curtis)

WadebridgeGoosander (pr) on estuary from Camel Trail (Thanks Edward,Colin & Jenny). Green Sandpiper (2) at Treraven Meadows (Thanks D.Mays) Siberian Chiffchaff at Clapper Marshes (Thanks D.Julian per Camel Estuary Birds)

StithiansLong-tailed Duck (1w drk) still at south end of reservoir

TreenLapland Bunting (10) still at Treen Common at 1225hrs

Devoran Sandwich Tern still at Devoran (Thanks I.Maclean)

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe still in harbour. Slav Grebe off Sandy Cove and Common Gull at Tolcarne (Thanks G.Hobin)

Rosenannon Hen Harrier (m) and Woodcock at Rosenannon Downs this evening. Also Roe Deer (m) (Thanks D.Mays)

MarazionBittern stll at Marazion Marsh RSPB

Carbis BayBalearic Shearwater (1+) in bay

Falmouth Med Gull at Swanpool this afternoon. Also Water Rail (Thanks R B Girling)

Roseland Brambling in private garden at Ruan Lanihorne today (Thanks D.Hall)

AntonyAvocet (70) at Wacker Quay (Thanks G.Williams)

Wednesday 23rd January 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings


Lapland Bunting, Treen Common 230113 (A.McKechnie)

Bodmin Moor *LESSER SCAUP* still at Colliford Lake at north end of Loveny arm this morning

Bude GREEN-WINGED TEAL (drk) still at Rodds Bridge. Pink Footed Goose (4) and White-fronted Goose also still at Bude Marshes (Thanks A.Davey)

Green Winged Teal, Bude 230113 (A.Davey)

St Just - WESTERN SUBALPINE WARBLER (1w) in garden on Pleasant Terrace. TR19 7JG. Siberian Chiffchaff (2) still at Kenidjack Valley at sewage works

The LizardRING-BILLED GULL at Mullion Cove flew from quay across to island at 1600hrs (Thanks M.Hill). Short-eared Owl at Lizard Downs. Black Redstart (fem) at Kynance Cove (Thanks K.Dalziel)

RedruthYellow-browed Warbler (2) at Gwennap sewerage works early afternoon. Also Siberian Chiffchaff (3)

HayleIceland Gull (juv) and Yellow-legged Gull (2 1w+ad) on Hayle est. viewed from car wash on causeway at 1045hrs. Also Med Gull (3), Common Gull (3), Lesser Black-backed Gull (250+), Black-headed Gull (85), Grey Plover (5), Dunlin (270+) and Goosander. Common Tern (ad) still in Carnsew Basin this afternoon tho mobile

Zennor Lapland Bunting (15) still 1.5m SW of Zennor south of B3306 west of Treen – Newmill road at Treen Common tho mobile. Also Snow Bunting (12+) and Hen Harrier (male)

Padstow Lapland Bunting (5) and Brambling NW of Padstow at Crugmeer this morning. (Thanks D. Julian)

Rosenannon – Lapland Bunting (15+) still at Rosenannon Downs this morning. Merlin (fem), Snipe and Woodcock (7) this evening (Thanks D.Mays)

NewquayGrey Plover, Black Redstart, Dunlin (2), Bar-tailed Godwit (2), Curlew (30+), Redshank (10+), Sanderling, Blackcap (3 fem), Redwing (20+) and Wigeon (30+) at Gannel Estuary (Thanks D.Mays)

Carrick RoadsGN Diver (8), Black-necked Grebe (15), Great Crested Grebe (3), Slav Grebe (4), Little Grebe (12), Red-breasted Merganser (2), Greenshank (4), Common Sandpiper, Purple Sandpiper (2) and Kingfisher (Thanks R.Kirkwood)

Marazion Bittern (2) at Marazion Marsh RSPB this morning. Also Pink-footed Goose. GN Diver (2) offshore  (Thanks D.Flumm)

HelstonWhooper Swan (juv) still at Helston boating lake late morning then flew towards Loe Pool. Siberian Chiffchaff (2), Black Redstart and Firecrest (6) at sewerage works and three others along path to Nansloe farm. Also Firecrest at Loe Pool and Goosander (2m and 2f). Firecrest (6) at Ponsanooth sewerage works this morning (Thanks D.King and J.St Ledger)

PenzanceShort Eared Owl (4) hunting over Men-An-Tol this evening (Thanks A.Holmes). Also Scaup (drk) still at Drift Reservoir

Porthgwarra Balearic Shearwater (6), Manx Shearwater (2), GN Diver, Black-throated Diver, Red-throated Diver (4), Great Skua and Med Gull (ad)

Falmouth Slav Grebe and Med Gull off Gyllyngvase. Firecrest west of Treverva (Thanks D.Chaney)

Stithians Long-tailed Duck (1w drk) still at south end of reservoir

DriftScaup (drk) still at Drift reservoir

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe still in Harbour

WadebridgeBlackcap (3f and 1m) in garden at end of Westerlands Road (Thanks J.Brookes)

Marazion Pink-footed Goose on Marazion Marsh this evening. Also GN Diver (2) offshore