Tag Archives: Wilson’s Petrel in Cornwall

Saturday 22nd July 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Porthgwarra – possible Bulwer’s Petrel flew west past Infirmary Hill at 1248hrs. probable Scopoli’s Shearwater flew west Past Gwennap Head at 0935hrs. Wilson’s Petrel (2) flew past Gwennap Head. Also Cory’s Shearwater (147), Great Shearwater (33), Sooty Shearwater (139) and Storm Petrel (90)

The LizardGreat Shearwater (42), Cory’s Shearwater (36), Balearic Shearwater (8), Storm Petrel (63), Arctic Tern and Yellow-legged Gull (2)

Scillonian CrossingGreat Shearwater (5), Cory’s Shearwater (47), Storm Petrel (c50) and Sooty Shearwater (7) from Scillonian III

TreenCory’s Shearwater (25), Great Shearwater (2) and Sooty Shearwater (8) flew past Treen Cliff

PendeenCory’s Shearwater (2) flew west past Pendeen at 1550hrs

Sunday 16th July 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

The Lizard Wilson’s Petrel flew slowly west past Lizard Point. Also Storm Petrel (c10), Great Shearwater, Pom Skua and Yellow-legged Gull

WadebridgeCattle Egret (3) in cattle field at Walmsley Sanctuary this morning

PorthgwarraGreat Shearwater (2), Storm Petrel (15), Sooty Shearwater (12), Pom Skua, Arctic Skua (2) and Puffin (2) flew past this morning

FalmouthBalearic Shearwater, Storn Petrel (6) and Sooty Shearwater (4) in Falmouth Bay from AK Wildlife Cruise

Scillonian CrossingStorm Petrel (6+) from Scillonian III

Saturday 15th July 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

PorthgwarraWilson’s Petrel off Gwennap Head at 0910hrs feeding on and off for c3 mins. Also Great Shearwater (2), Sooty Shearwater (9), Puffin (6) and Storm Petrel (3)

MouseholeWilson’s Petrel reported from pelagic 2.5km south this morning. Also Storm Petrel (c20) and Arctic Skua

St Merryn – unconfirmed report of Gyr Falcon of unknown origin hunting rabbits at St Merryn

Pentire PointSooty Shearwater and Puffin flew past Lamorna 0 Eider (fem) offshore

Friday 12th August 2016 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Restronguet – Dalmatian Pelican (ad) still at Restronguet Creek at 15:50 just west of Point Quay

Perranuthnoe – Hudsonian Whimbrel (1s) still in Boat Cove. Park in Perranuthnoe & take coastal path west to view

Porthgwarra – Wilson’s Petrel flew past Gwennap Head at 11:10 but distant. Also Balearic Shearwater (7) and Sooty Shearwater (7)

Scillonian Crossing – Storm Petrel (41) from Scillonian III this morning

GwithianLittle Stint at St Gothian Sands LNR

RockSandwich Tern (9. 7 ad, 2 juv), Ringed Plover (2), Whimbrel and Med Gull (6). (Thanks S.Grose)

Monday 22nd July 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Wadebridge – possible SPOTTED SANDPIPER reported near Wadebridge this afternoon. Med Gull (8) and Spotted Redshank in Dinham area (Thanks D.Julian)

Falmouth - *WILSON’S PETREL* from boat (Thanks N.Bleaken)

Wilsons Petrel, off Falmouth, 220713, N.Bleaken

Padstow – possible RED-BACKED SHRIKE reported at trecerus but no sign at midday. Med Gull (28) in Padstow area (Thanks D.Julian)

StithiansWood Sandpiper still at Stithians reservoir from Stuart Hutchins Hide

NewlynBalearic Shearwater off Sandy Cove this evening

Marazion Wood Sandpiper (3) still at Marazion Marsh RSPB

LelantCrossbill (30+) at The Watermill Inn in beer garden (Thanks M.Halliday)

The Lizard Crossbill (20+) still at Croft Pascoe Woods

St Ives Balearic Shearwater flew west past St Ives Island at 0830hrs

FalmouthMed Gull (5) and Whimbrel in bay (Thanks D.Chaney)

St Ives – Med Gull (6) off St Ives island (Thanks G.Jones)

Thursday 13th June 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Porthgwarra - *WILSON’S PETREL*, Balearic Shearwater and Storm Petrel (30) flew past Gwennap Head between 0900-1030hrs

Wadebridge - PECTORAL SANDPIPER (ad) at Walmsley Sanctuary briefly this evening. Also Green Sandpiper

PolzeathPuffin (10) and Manx Shearwater (60+) around Rumps Point early morning (Thanks C.Selway)

WadebridgeCommon Sandpiper at Clapper Marshes (Thanks D.Julian)

NewlynStorm Petrel (4) and Manx Shearwater (11) offshore

St Just Red Kite flew over this evening

Thursday 2nd August 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports

Porthgwarra – unconfirmed report of *WILSON’S PETREL* flew past Gwennap Head at 1145hrs. Also Cory’s Shearwater (9), Balearic Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater and Storm Petrel (4) reported

BudeCOMMON CRANE (3) circled low, calling over Crooklets/Maer Lake at 2030hrs. (Thanks D.Read)

WadebridgePECTORAL SANDPIPER at Walmsley Sanctuary this evening. Also Curlew Sandpiper (sum plum) (Thanks C.Selway)

St IvesStorm Petrel (15), Balearic Shearwater, Manx Shearwater (898), Arctic Skua, Med Gull and Gannet (353) past St Ives Island between 0730-1130hrs (Thanks L.Langley and G.Jones)