Sunday 28th April 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

 

Iceland Gull, Helford from AK Widlife Cruise 280413 (S.White)

St Austell - RING-NECKED DUCK (drk) at Par Beach Pool. Whimbrel (19) on beach. Swift (5) over (Thanks R.Davey)

At Sea - GOLDEN ORIOLE died after landing on a Newlyn trawler off the Cornish coast today (Thanks F.Harris)

Land’s EndWOODCHAT SHRIKE (m) at Trevilley farm in field on left 100m before farm buildings. SW358246. Also Redstart (f) and Wheatear (12) at Land’s End.

Helford - Iceland Gull (1w) near Helford today seen from AK Wildlife Cruise.

St JustRed Kite flew over Bollowall Farm at 0730hrs. Also a number of Wheatear (Thanks K.Bealing)

Gwithian - Yellow Wagtail (2), Pied Wagtail (12), Wheatear, Swallow (120+), Sand Martin (30+), House Martin (1), Whimbrel (25), Dunlin (21) and Bar-tailed Godwit at St Gothian Sands NR 0700-0900hrs

The Lizard - Tree Pipit, Lesser Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler (2), Wheatear (4+), Sedge Warbler (3+), Common Whitethroat, Golden Plover, GS Woodpecker and Willow Warbler (4+) at Windmill Farm (Thanks D.Mays)

Tree Pipit, Windmill Farm 280413 (D.Mays)

PenzanceSiskin (m+f) at Trewidden Gardens (Thanks S.Kerton)

Bodmin MoorSwift flew over Siblyback dam at c0830hrs. Also Swallow (20+), Sand Martin (2) and House Martin (10+). Whimbrel on small sandy beach at southern end (Thanks A.Scales) Cuckoo, Redstart (2) near visito centre and Sedge Warbler (5) at Siblyback (Thanks M.Hughes)

Port GaverneGrasshopper Warbler (2) on The Main at 1000hrs (Thanks T.Potterton)

HayleOsprey at Hayle Estuary RSPB this morning then flew south. Pink-footed Goose with Greylag Geese then flew off. Also Whimbrel (6) on estuary this afternoon (Thanks P.Jeggo)

MarazionMarsh Harrier (fem) at Marazion Marsh RSPB at 0830hrs. GN Diver (5) offshore

SaltashBlack-tailed Godwit (27), Greenshank (9) and Whimbrel (5) at Kingsmill Creek (Thanks S.Cox)

FalmouthSedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Blackcap (3+ m), Swift (11) and Swallow (3) at Swanpool. White Wagtail on Gyllyngvase Beach. Whimbrel (2), 1 on seawall nr Gyllyngvase beach, 1 near near Castle Beach. Wheatear and Swift also near Castle Beach. GN Diver (17 inc some sum plum) in Falmouth Bay. Wheatear (2) at Pendennis Point (Thanks D.Chaney and S.Perfect) Red-necked Grebe and Sandwich Tern (2) in Falmouth Bay early evening (Thanks R.Matias)

DevoranSwift (2) flew over at 1300hrs (Thanks J.Lander)

DownderryGN Diver (26), Whimbrel (44) and Common Scoter (30) this morning (Thanks A.Payne)

Newlyn - Whimbrel (6) at Tolcarne, mid afternoon (Thanks G.Hobin)

PendowerWhimbrel (33) this afternoon at Pendower beach (Thanks P.Miles)

Sancreed - Whimbrel (3), Cuckoo, Wheatear (29 on east side Bartinney), Blackcap (4) and Whitethroat (6) (Thanks D.Flumm)

Newquay - Whimbrel (6), Whitethroat (3), Wheatear (2), Stonechat (8+), Skylark (20+) and Linnet (10+) at Pentire Headland (Thanks W.Lowery)

Launceston - Woodcock mid-afternoon flushed by pheasant naer Penhole Farm. Also Blackcap in garden at Coads Green (Thanks P.Mallett)

Sunday 14th April 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

 

White Stork, Portscatho (J.Harris)

PortscathoWHITE STORK flew over Parc-an-Dillon at 1535hrs (Thanks J.Harris)

Roseland - WHITE STORK flew west over Rosevine at 1530hrs (Thanks P.Marsden)

FalmouthWHITE STORK over Falmouth Hotel at 1600hrs, circled over Wood Lane at 1615hrs then flew south (Thanks J D Hubert and L.Talbot). Purple Sandpiper (10) and Wheatear at Pendennis Point at 1100hrs (Thanks J.St Ledger). Diver flock past Pendennis, (8) birds including RT Diver (1+) and probable BT Divers. Also Sandwich Tern (41), Eider (5), Common Scoter (3), GN Diver (1+) and Swallow (Thanks D.Chaney)

St AustellRING-NECKED DUCK (ad drk) at Par Beach Pool this morning (Thanks R.Davey)

NewlynBLACK GUILLEMOT (1w) off Sandy Cove late morning then drifted south. Also Arctic Skua 

Wadebridge - ICELAND GULL at Dinham Flats. Also Spotted Redshank (sum plum). (Thanks D.Julian). Osprey at Gaff Woods this afternoon (Thanks W.Delacour). Sedge Warbler (3+), Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail (7), Green SandpiperCommon Sandpiper, Willow Warbler (8+), House Martin (2), Sand Martin (60+) and Swallow (50+) at Walmsley Sanctuary this morning (Thanks C.Selway). Spotted Redshank from hide on Camel Trail

Bodmin MoorGarganey (drk) at on south side of Dozmary Pool. Osprey at Temple Fishery this afternoon.

St JustRing Ouzel at Tregeseal in garden

Ring Ouzel, Tregaseal, 140313 (S.Williams)

PorthgwarraBalearic Shearwater, Manx Shearwater (1800), Arctic Skua (2), Great Skua (6), Arctic Tern (3) and BT Diver past Gwennap Head between 0830-1230hrs

PadstowWhimbrel (6) and Common Tern at Tregirls Beach this morning. Whimbrel (7) off Padstow (Thanks D.Julian)

GwithianPintail (drk) still at St Gothian Sands LNR (Thanks J.Pascoe). Swallow flew over Upton Towans (Thanks B.Hampshire)

HayleCommon Sandpiper, Bar-tailed Godwit (11), Knot, Chiffchaff (3), Swallow (30+), Sand Martin (8), Cetti’s Warbler and Stock Dove (2) at Ryans Field (Thanks V.Stratton)

RameSnow Bunting still at Rame Head in last ploughed field on left before NR

PendeenSwallow at Boscaswell at 1730hrs (Thanks M.Jasper)

CamelfordRed Kite flew over Bowood gof course at 1430hrs (Thanks P.Hatto)

LelantHouse Martin (4+) and Swallow (10+) around dunes at Porthkidney Sands. Sandwich Tern (2) around estuary mouth

MarazionYellow Wagtail (male) at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Also Swallow (80+), Sand Martin (12), Snipe, Teal (2), Greylag Goose (2) and Canada Goose (4) (Thanks V.Stratton)

Yellow Wagtail, Marazion Marsh,14.04.13 (V.Stratton)

157 dead seabirds on beach at Downderry and Seaton this afternoon. Mostly Guillemots but including Puffin (4+) and Gannet (A.Payne)

Thursday 11th April 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

ParRING-NECKED DUCK (drk) still at Par Beach Pool this morning

PortscathoSlav Grebe (11) and GN Diver offshore.

St GermansBlack Redstart (2 fem)

St BuryanGarganey (drk) in area with no general access

MarazionBittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB this morning

Connor DownsWillow Warbler in garden this morning. Also Blackcap (male) (Thanks B.Hampshire)

Penzance - Willow Warbler singing from garden hedge next to St Johns Hall car park (Thanks M.Jasper)

The LizardFirecrest (2. M+F) in valley at Housel Bay at 1100hrs. Swallow (2) over fields behind Bass Point at 1045hrs (Thanks M.Pamphilon)

FalmouthSlav Grebe off Gyllyngvase beach this morning. Whimbrel at Penryn on estuary by BMW garage. Red-breasted Merganser (6) off Pendennis Point. Water Rail (2) and Chiffchaff at Swanpool (Thanks A.Kiz)

StithiansSwallow at Stithians reservoir. Also Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff (Thanks A.Kiz)

St AustellWhimbrel at Spit beach at midday (Thanks P.Barlow)

PorthgwarraBlack Redstart (ad male) at Gwennap Head on clifftop rocks 200m West of coastguard lookout station at 1300hrs (Thanks J.Cook)

WadebridgeBullfinch (m+f) in garden on Westerlands Road. (Thanks JB). Ruff at Walmsley

St JustSwallow (2) over Bollowall Farm at 1500hrs (Thanks K.Bealing)

LauncestonLesser Redpoll in garden (Thanks M.Wright)

SennenSwallow (5) over dunes near lifeguard but at 1640hrs (Thanks J.Cook)

PolzeathPuffin (2) at Rumps Point this morning (Thanks C.Selway)

Wednesday 10th April 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor*LESSER SCAUP* still at Siblyback Lake this afternoon. Also Med Gull (ad) (Thanks D.Julian)

St AustellRING-NECKED DUCK (drk) still at Par Beach Pool today

TruroOsprey flew over city centre this morning (Thanks S.Rogers)

ZennorSwallow flew over B3306 (Thanks A.Kiz)

NewquayOsprey at Porth Reservoir this evening. (Thanks D.Julian) Sandwich Tern (5), Fulmar (20+), Kittiwake (4), Manx Shearwater (6+), Guillemot (2), Razorbill (8+) and Gannet (2) offshore between Fistral and Pentire Head (Thanks D.Mays)

St IvesRing Ouzel (1m and 1f) at Rosewall Hill late morning and Wheatear. Also Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Green Woodpecker heard (Thanks A.Kiz and V.Stratton)

Men-An-Tol - Ring Ouzel (3+) still in 2nd field beyond silage bales

St AustellRing Ouzel (2+) along Blackpool Clay Trail

MarazionWillow Warbler at Long Rock Pool

CrowlasSwallow over

Boswednack - Willow Warbler

The Lizard – No sign of yesterdays Hoopoe at Lestowder (Thanks N.Berry)

Thursday 28th March 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

 

Ring Ouzels, Buttermilk Hill 280313 (V.Stratton)

Bodmin Moor - *LESSER SCAUP* (drk) and Red-necked Grebe at Siblyback Reservoir this morning. Ring Ouzel (male) in field behind dam (Thanks S.Rogers)

Falmouth - Common Scoter (drk) at Swanpool still. Also Water Rail (3). Green Woodpecker in cemetary nearby. (Thanks J.Cripps and D.King). Sandwich Tern (4) at Gyllyngvase. Grey Plover, Whimbrel and Sandwich Tern (2) at Gorrangorras (Thanks D.Chaney et al). Bittern at College reservoir still. Goosander at Argal reservoir (Thanks D.Chaney) Black Redstart (male) opposite no.3 Trenoweth Road at 1240hrs. Purple Sandpiper (12+) on rocks at Gyllynvase and Black Redstart (f) (Thanks D.Mays)

HelstonWhooper Swan (juv) still at boating lake (Thanks J.St Legder)

HayleLittle Ringed Plover still on estuary opposite car wash. Also Common Sandpiper. Water Pipit on saltmarsh at Copperhouse Creek east of Black Road (Thank J.St Ledger)

RameRing Ouzel (m) and Wheatear (30+) at Rame Head today (Thanks J.Eames, L.Courtnell and D.Allan)

PenzanceBlack Redstart at Eastern Green Beach

MarazionBittern at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Also Wheatear (2), Swallow (5+) and House Martin (10+) (Thanks E.James)

SennenSiberian Chiffchaff and Firecrest at Brew sewage works

NewquayWheatear (6. 5m 1f)  between Pollyjoke beach and Holywell Bay  (Thanks J.Crozier)

StithiansGoldeneye and Sand Martin (c20) at Stithians reservoir (Thanks D.King)

St IvesRing Ouzel (3. 2m+1f), Golden Plover (160), Wheatear (8), Redwing and Stock Dove (2) at Buttermilk Hill (Thanks V.Stratton)