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Tuesday 10th May 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Lands End – Dalmatian Pelican (ad) relocated at 11:55 circling over car park & Swingate’s House gradually drifting towards Trevilley, then at 1205hrs over Trevilley then flew towards Nanjizal at 1208hrs and lost to view, over Polgigga between 1300-1335hrs, then at 13:54 viewed from Swingate’s House but distant, again in flight from pools by Skewjack at 1530hrs towards Lands end and no further sign by 2000hrs in heavy fog at Lands End. Serin (male) still at Land’s End singing at 0820hrs south of A30 in horse paddock between Swingates House and car park, still at 10:43 singing in garden at Swingates House and still present this evening in horse paddock. Also Turtle Dove (4), Spotted Flycatcher (2), Redpoll. Yellow wagtail, Bar Owl & Redwing (Thanks P.Freestone and K.Nethercoat).

The LizardSubalpine Warbler (fem) still at Kynance Cove. Bee-eater near Coverack over Little Treleaver at 19:55

Drift – Great White Egret still at Drift Reservoir at north end

PolgiggaWoodchat Shrike nearby just south of Arden-Sawah in 1st field on path to St levan church (Thanks M.Wallace)

Marazion – Woodchat Shrike (1s male) still at Marazion Marsh RSPB at 07:35, still showing well at 1352hrs. Report of Hudsonian Whimbrel was a Whimbrel (Thanks K.Nethercoat)

North Cliffs – Hoopoe no further information(cbwps)

Hayle – Spoonbill still at Hayle Estuary at 10:35 from B3301 causeway

PenzanceOsprey flew over this morning

Penryn – Osprey flew over Penryn Campus about 1515hrs (Thanks S.Bearhop)

RameTurtle Dove (3) and Redwing (2) at Rame Barton

St Just – Pied Flycatcher (fem) still in Cot Valley. Also Hobby over and Lesser Whitethroat (male) near donley field at east end (cbwps)

DownderryGreat Northern Diver (25) and Arctic Skua past Downderry this morning (cbwps)

Saturday 26th January 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor*LESSER SCAUP* (ad drk) at Colliford Lake at north end of Loveny Arm. RING-NECKED DUCK (fem) still on NE side of Siblyback Lake. ICELAND GULL (ad) at Crowdy Reservoir then flew north 

BudeGREEN-WINGED TEAL (drk) still at Bude marshes south of Rodds Bridge in field, showing well. RING-BILLED GULL (1w) still on Bude canal, showing wellGreenland White Fronted Goose and Pink footed Goose (4) NE of Rodds Bridge. Also Water Pipit. GLAUCOUS GULL (juv) and Yellow-legged Gull (ad) at Maer Lake. Great Skua offshore (Thanks D.Julian)

Looe ICELAND GULL (3w) at Hannafore Point at 1045hrs. Little Gull (1w) also. Balearic Shearwater (2) past Hannafore Point this afternoon. Slav Grebe (4), GN Diver (2), Black Redstart, FIrecrest and Whimbrel also

Hayle ICELAND GULL (juv) on Hayle Estuary RSPB still off B3301 causeway mid afternoon. Common Tern (ad) still on Hayle Estuary at north quay viewable from PWC trainging UK Building at 1515hrs

TreenLapland Bunting (15+) at Treen Common tho mobile SW.446.364

St AustellGoosander (drk) still at St Andrews pool (Thanks R.Davey)

MarazionBittern at Marazion marsh RSPB.

NewlynMarsh Harrier (male) over Gwavas Lake between 1015-1050hrs then flew NW. Black-necked Grebe and GN Diver still in harbour (Thanks T.Fletcher). Scaup (drk) and GN Diver off Sandy Cove

Carbis BayBalearic Shearwater (3+) and GN Diver off Carbis Bay

PenzanceBT Diver (2) and GN Diver off Penzance Prom at 1130hrs (Thanks T.Fletcher). Black Redstart at Chyandour. BT Diver (2) and GN Diver offshore

Mylor ChurchtownRed-Breasted Merganser (5. 2 males) and Razorbill (Thanks S. Van Hear)

Falmouth Water Rail at Swanpool NR (Thanks A.Williams)

St JustSiberian Chiffchaff still at Kenidjack vally at sewage works at 1500hrs (Thanks T.Fletcher)

AntonySpoonbill (3) at Wacker Quay at 1215hrs. Also Yellow-legged Gull

Carbis BayBalearic Shearwater (2+) still in bay at 1600hrs

LelantBrambling with small flock of Chaffinch in garden at Lelant Station (Thanks P.Jeggo)

Men-An-TolHen Harrier (3. 1 ad male) and Marsh Harrier at Men-An-Tol late afternoon (Thanks J.St Ledger)

SennenSanderling in Sennen Cove (Thanks R.Baker). Siberian Chiffchaff at Brew sewage works this afternoon

HelstonBittern and Firecrest (2) at Loe Pool  

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

RedruthYellow-browed Warbler at Gwennap sewage works

no sign of Western Subalpine Warbler at St Just

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

Tuesday 22nd January 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

BudeGREEN-WINGED TEAL (drk) at Rodds Bridge this morning

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

TreenSnow Bunting (c15) and Lapland Bunting (c8) west of Treen – Newmill Road at Treen Common tho mobile

DriftScaup (drk) still at Drift Reservoir (Thanks M.Curtis and B.Toms)

NewlynSlav Grebe still at Sandy Cove

NewquayLesser Whitethroat again in tree to right of Asda, tho mobile (Thanks D.Grose)

FalmouthSlavonian Grebe from Gyllynvase beach and GN Diver distantly from Swanpool. Also Purple Sandpiper (2), Whimbrel (2+) flew north past Pendennis and Black-necked/Slavonian Grebe (c20), probable GN Diver and Red-breasted Merganser (7) viewed distantly in the Carrick Roads from above Falmouth docks. Med Gull, Black Redstart (male by toilet block) and Little Egret at Castle Beach (Thanks D.Chaney)

WadebridgeWater Pipit at Treraven Meadows this morning (Thanks D.Julian)

St AustellGoosander (drk) at St Andrews Pool

HelstonWhooper Swan at Helston Boating Lake (Thanks K.White)

HayleRT Diver on Copperhouse Creek from library car park at 1545hrs. (Thanks M.Jasper) Goosander (male) on Hayle Estuary RSPB at 1100hrs (Thanks B.Toms)

Mount HawkeBlackcap (male) in garden this morning (Thanks R B Girling)

Monday 21st January 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Common Tern, Hayle 200113 (P.Smale)

Bodmin moor*LESSER SCAUP* (drk) still at Colliford Lake at north end of Loveny arm

BudeGREEN-WINGED TEAL (drk) still at Bude Marshes at Rodds Bridge at 1435hrs. RING-BILLED GULL (1w) on Canal. Greenland White-fronted Goose and Pink Footed Goose (4) at Bude Marshes still

Ring-billed Gull, Bude 210113 (C.Selway)

St JustWESTERN SUBALPINE WARBLER (1w) still in garden on Pleasant Terrace and Princess Street tho mobile TR19 7JG. Siberian Chiffchaff (2) at Kenidjack Valley at sewage works

Camelford – unconfirmed report of Red Kite (2) over fields at valley truckle near Camelford (Per R.Davey)

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe still in harbour

DriftScaup (drk) at Drift reservoir in NW arm

TreenLapland Bunting (c20) and Snow Bunting (c20) with Reed Bunting (100+) south of B3306 along Treen – Newmill Road at Treen Common SSW 446 364

WadebridgeLapland Bunting (19) at Rosenannon Downs late afternoon (Thanks D.Julian). Scaup (drk) at Clapper Marshes

Carnon Downs Siberian Ciffchaff (12+, 7 trapped and ringed). Also Firecrest (5)

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

St IvesBalearic Shearwater (4), Slav Grebe (3) and GN Diver (13) flew west past bay

HayleCommon Tern still at Copperhouse Creek and Carnsew Basin. Goosander (4) in Carnsew Basin and (4) on Main estuary from Lelant Platform (Thanks J.Lander and P.Jeggo)

MarazionBittern (2) at Marazion Marsh RSPB still

PenzancePurple Sandpiper (18). Firecrest in garden in Penare Terrace (Thanks M.Jasper)

Mount HawkeBlackcap (male) on fatballs in garden at 1520hrs (Thanks R B Girling)

HelstonWhooper Swan still at Helston Boating Lake at 1000hrs. Photo’s here. Siberian Chiffchaff at sewage works (Thanks J.Lander)

Mylor – Black-necked Grebe (3) and Slavonian Grebe at Mylor Harbour at 1400hrs. Sandwich Tern in Carrick Roads towards Loe Beach. Red-breasted Merganser (3 1m 2f) and Kingfisher in Restronguet Creek (Thanks M.Hill)

Spotted Redshank, St Clement 200113 (J.Rowe)

TruroSpotted Redshank at St Clement at 1530hrs. Also Common Gull and Greenshank (2) (Thanks M.Hill). Firecrest and Black Redstart (2) at Treliske Hospital (Thanks A.Mason)

Falmouth – no sign of Velvet Scoter off Meanporth but Slav Grebe (6+), Wigeon (4) and Gadwall. Slav Grebe (1+) off Castle Beach (Thanks G.Wills)

Sunday 20th January 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Bodmin Moor *LESSER SCAUP* (ad drk) still at Colliford lake at north end of Loveny arm. RING-NECKED DUCK (fem) Siblyback lake on NE side this morning but no sign of GN Diver

BudeGREEN-WINGED TEAL (drk) at Bude Marshes at Rodds Bridge. (Thanks P.Barlow). Pink-footed Goose, Greenland White-footed Goose and Barnacle Goose at Bude Marshes (Thanks R.Davey and T.Marlow). RT Diver (14+), Gannet (8) and Peregrine at Widemouth Bay (Thanks T.Marlow)

St JustWESTERN SUBALPINE WARBLER (1w) still in garden on Pleasant Terrace and Princess Street. TR19 7JG. Siberian Chiffchaff still in Kenidjack Valley at Sewage works. Hen Harrier (ringtail) at Bartinney Downs

Men-An-TolHen Harrier (male) and Short-eared Owl (3) this afternoon

FalmouthVelvet Scoter (2 1drk) at Meanporth off East coast path at 1530hrs tho distant. Slav Grebe (3), GN Diver, Med Gull (2w) and Whimbrel (2) between Pendennis Point and Castle Beach (Thanks J.St Ledger)

HayleCommon Tern still at Hayle Estuary RSPB ranging between Main Estuary, Carnsew Basin and Hayle Harbour (Thanks Tim O)

DevoranBlack-necked Grebe (19) off Restronguet Weir

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe at Newlyn harbour still by lifeboat. Also Black Redstart (2)

Whooper Swan, Helston 200113 (T.Walters)

HelstonWhooper Swan at Helston Boating lake. Siberian Chiffchaff still at sewage works this afternoon. Firecrest (2+) also at Sewage works (Thanks P.Jeggo)

MarazionBittern (3+) at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Slav Grebe offshore (Thanks S.Rogers)

TruroSpotted Redshank at St Clement at 1330hrs

Connor Downs – Turtle Dove in garden (Thanks L.Spence)

St DayFirecrest (2) at United Downs (Thanks W.Chegwidden)

SaltashSpoonbill (3) off Churchtown Farm. Brambling (fem) with Chaffinches (Thanks J.Mitchell)

WadebridgeHen Harrier (male) at Rosenannon Downs (Thanks R.Davey)

Carbis BayBalearic Shearwater offshore stil

StithiansSiberian Chiffchaff (2) at Stithians reservoir at southern cutoff near feeding station still

Carnon DownsSiberian Chiffchaff at sewage works

PadstowLapland Bunting (10) at Trevose Head in stubble fields near white house

PenzancePurple Sandpiper (2) at jubilee Pool. Eider off bus station

no sign of probable Pacific Diver off Penzance.

Saturday 19th January 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Penzance – probable **PACIFIC DIVER** (ad) off Jubilee Pool late afternoon tho distant. GN Diver (2). Black Redstart on rocks east of railway station

St Just - WESTERN SUBALPINE WARBLER (1w) in garden on Pleasant Terrace and Princess Street. TR19 7JG. Also Siberian Chiffchaff (1+) and Firecrest at sewage works in Kenidjack Valley

St IvesBalearic Shearwater (3) in bay still

HayleCommon Tern on Carnsew Basin and at west end of Copperhouse Creek viewed from Philps Pasties between midday and 1245hrs (Thanks P.Smale & J.Swift) Goosander (3), Shoveler and Gadwall on Hayle estuary (Thanks G.Wills, S.Perfect and D. Chaney)

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe in habour still near lifeboat. Black Redstart at Sandy Cove

Connor Downs Turtle Dove in garden still

BudePink-footed Goose (4) and White-fronted Goose at Bude Marshes at 1330hrs

HelstonWhooper Swan still at Helston boating lake (Thanks R.Davey)

St Just Coal Tit in hedge by football pitch (Thanks K.Bealing)

Mount Hawke – Blackcap (male) feeding on fatballs in garden at 0830hrs. (Thanks R B Girling)

Carbis Bay - Arctic Tern in Carbis Bay at 1200hrs (Thanks G.Wills, S.Perfect and D. Chaney)

TreenYellowhammer (12) and Reed Bunting (100+) at Treen Common (Thanks G.Wills, S.Perfect and D. Chaney)

MarazionBittern (2) at Marazion Marsh RSPB. Grey Plover (6), Purple Sandpiper, Common Gull (3) and Med Gull on beach. Great Northern Diver and prob Black Throated Diver offshore (Thanks G.Wills, S.Perfect and D. Chaney)

NewquayPurple Sandpiper (6) at Towan Head this morning. Dark-bellied Brent Goose on Gannel Estuary  (Thanks D.Grose and S.Rowe)

SaltashSpotted Redshank, Avocet (28), Dunlin (65), Teal (112), Wigeon (22), Lapwing (35) and Peregrine (imm) chasing waders at Kingsmill Creek (Thanks S.Cox)

FeockBlack-necked Grebe (8+) off Loe Beach

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

no sign of Ring-necked Duck (drk) at Par Beach Pool