Tag Archives: Surf Scoter in Cornwall

Sunday 19th November 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Devoran – possible PALLAS’S WARBLER in private garden overlooking Restronguet creek at 3pm (Thanks S.Still)

SennenDUSKY WARBLER south of Sennen south of B3315 in willows west of track just north of Trevilley Farm late afternoon

The LizardLittle Bunting still in SW corner of weedy field by wall viewed from path near end of Old Lizard Head lane at 1045hrs. Park in village. Yellow-legged Gull (1cy) at Mullion Cove late morning and Dartford Warbler at Soap Cove (Thanks M.Silk)

Porthpean Surf Scoter (2) still St Austell Bay off Porthpean . Also Long-tailed Duck (2)

ParCattle Egret at Par Beach Pool

Bodmin MoorRing-necked Duck (drk) still at Dozmary Pool. Great Northern Diver at Colliford Lake

CrugmeerShort-eared Owl (2) still at Crugmeer

NanjizalShort-eared Owl at Nanjizal Valley

St BuryanShort-eared Owl between St Buryan and Crows-An-Wra along minor road this evening

TregonethaShort-eared Owl at Tregonetha downs

MarazionWater Pipit on beach still

HayleSpoonbill on Carnsew Basin still

MouseholeBlack Redstart on roof by harbour

GwithianBlack-throated Diver and Great Northern Diver (10) offshore in bay

CamborneFirecrest in garden at Tehidy at 1030hrs. Also Goldcrest (2) (Thanks A.Neil)

Mawnan SmithBrambling (several) in finch flock at Carwinion palying fields. (Thanks J.Irwin)

Gerrans Bay Red-necked Grebe, Long-tailed Duck, Slav Grebe (2), Black-throated Diver (6) and Great Northern Diver (22) off Pendower

FeockBlack-necked Grebe (18) and Great Northern Diver (2) off Loe Beach

No sign of Hume’s Warbler at Looe this afternoon

Saturday 18th November 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

LooeHume’s Warbler at hannafore Point west of sea wall beyond concrete blocks at 1330hrs with tit flock. Also Water Pipit and Black Redstart

Rinsey – possible Pacific Diver off Rinsey Head today. Also GN Diver (3)

St AustellSurf Scoter (2. ad fem + juv), Long-tailed Duck and Great Northern Diver (7) off Lower Porthpean beach still

The LizardLittle Bunting still in weedy field along track to Old Lizard Head (Thanks T.Phelps). Black Redstart (2) at Kynance Cove

Bodmin MoorRing-necked Duck (drk) still at Dozmary Pool today (Thanks D.Julian)

Carbis BayVelvet Scoter flew west. Great Northern Diver (6) in bay still

NewlynIceland Gull (1cy) flew over Tolcarne and out to sea this afternoon (Thanks G.Hobin)

PerranuthnoeFirecrest at Perranuthnoe (Thanks M.Halliday)

LooePink-footed Goose off railway station platform with Canada Geese this morning, Also Black-throated Diver, GN Diver (2), Slavonian Grebe, Eider and Kingfisher off Hannafore Point (Thanks M.Hughes)

Falmouth – Yellow-legged Gull (ad) at Gyllyngvase Baech this morning. Also Firecrest and Black Redstart at Tremough Campus, Penryn (CBWPS). Black Redstart on roof by Windsor Quarry

NewquayWater Pipit on Gannel Estuary

MarazionWater Pipit still on beach below dunes

GwithianScaup (2 fem) still at St Gothian Sands LNR

Thursday 16th November 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

SaltashGlossy Ibis on saltmarsh at Kingsmill Lake. Also Avocet (114)

St AustellSurf Scoter (2), Long-tailed Duck (2) and Great Northern Diver (3) off Porthpean still

NanjizalHawfinch and Tree Pipit at Nanjizal Valley. Also Firecrest (6) trapped and ringed (Thanks K.Wilson)

St LevanYellow-browed Warbler (2), Firecrest and Black Redstart at St Levan (Thanks D.Astin)

StithiansYellow-browed Warbler in trees at Stithians reservor by Stuart hutchings hide. Brambling  (male) in garden at 0800hrs (Thanks S.Harvey)

PorthgwarraFirecrest (2) and Black Redstart at Porthgwarra

Lands EndFirecrest, Brambling and Black Redstart at Lands End

GwithianScaup (2 fem) still at St Gothian Sands

SennenWhooper Swan flew over Skewjack (Thanks M.Wallace)

Sunday 12th November 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PenzancePacific Diver (ad) still of Jubilee Pool. Also Great Northern Diver (6)

St AustellSurf Scoter (2) and Long-tailed Duck (2) off Porthpean still. Also Great Northern Diver

Bodmin Moor Ring-necked Duck (drk) still at Dozmary Pool

St IvesLittle Auk (2) reported flew past St Ives Island. Also White-fronted Goose (3) flew in off sea and over town. Purple Sandpiper (4), Arctic Skua, Great Skua (4) and Red-throated Diver. Firecrest (2+) at Consols

St JustYellow-browed Warbler at Coy Valley below pumping station

TrebahBrambling (20+) in finch flock at entrance to Trebah gardens

MarazionWater Pipit still on Marazion beach

SennenGrey Phalarope on sea in cove then flew west at 1515hrs

Penberth Cove – Black Redstart on thatched roof of cottage (Thanks B.Kings)

Saturday 11th November 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PenzancePacific Diver (ad) still off Jubilee Pool. Also Great Northern Diver (10). Great Northern Diver in harbour

Bodmin MoorRing-necked Duck (drk) still at Dozmary Pool

St Austell Surf Scoter (2) and Long-tailed Duck (2) still off Porthpean. Also Great Northern Diver (4)

Millbrook Glaucous Gull x Herring Gull hybrid. Also Yellow-legged Gull (3w). Black Redstart (2) and Firecrest in village

NewlynRed-throated Diver and Great Northern Diver (5) off Roskilly

LiskeardFirecrest (2) at Trago Mills

HayleSpoonbill still on Hayle Estuary RSPB

GwithianHooded Crow or hybrid near Godrevy

Tuesday 7th November 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PenzancePacific Diver (ad) still in bay off bus station tho distant

Porthpean Surf Scoter (2. ad fem + juv) still offshore this afternoon

Bodmin MoorRing-necked Duck (drk) still at Dozmary Pool

Hayle – Spoonbill still on Hayle Estury RSPB from Old Quay House

Monday 6th November 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

NewlynPacific Diver (ad) off Roskilly

PorthpeanSurf Scoter (2) still off Porthpean this afternoon

Bodmin Moor Ring-necked Duck (drk) still at Dozmary Pool this afternoon. Scaup (ad fem) still at Siblyback Lake

SennenSerin flew north over

Nanjizal Yellow-browed Warbler (4) at Nanjizal valley. Hawfinch (3) flew over

PenrynYellow-browed Warbler (2) heard at Penryn Campus. Hawfinch flew over

Lands End –  Yellow-browed Warbler still at Lands End

MarazionWater Pipit and Yellow Wagtail (1w) still on beach. Bittern at long Rock Pool

NewquayBlack Redstart (2) and Firecrest (2) near Asda

FalmouthBlack Redstart (2) at Castle beach

Gerrans BayBlack-throated Diver (8) off Pendower

HayleSpoonbill still on estuary