Tag Archives: Woodchat Shrike in Cornwall

Monday 17th April 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

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The Lizard – Woodchat Shrike still in fields behind Old Lizard Point at 1215hrs. Also Green Woodpecker at St Ruan (Thanks M.Parker and F.Trewin). Hooded Crow flew over Lizard

Goss Moor NNR – Little Bunting (2) still at Toads Hole. Park near green shed on Toad’s Hole Lane and walk right to view near pylons before the Marsh Fritillary sign.

Sancreed Iceland Gull (imm) at Sancreed (Thanks D.Flumm)

MouseholeIceland Gull still on St Clement Isle

NewquayLapland Bunting flew west over East Pentire early afternoon

HayleSpoonbill (imm) still on Ryan’s Field. (Thanks D.Pierrepont)

TintagelPeregrine circling over Bossiney this afternoon (Thanks P.Smith)

Recently – Hoopoe (2) on 11th April and Squacco Heron on 14th April, photographed in Cornwall, no other information given

Monday 3rd April 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

Spoonbills, Hayle (M.Halliday)

NewquayCattle Egret (5) in roost this evening at Penpol Creek on the Gannel estuary

Hayle Ring-billed Gull (sub-ad) again on Hayle Estuary today. Also Iceland Gull, Spoonbill (2), Yellow-legged Gull and 1w Little Gull. Iceland Gull on Copperhouse Creek this afternoon (Thanks M.Halliday)

St JustWoodchat Shrike again this morning around bulb fields just south of Cot Valley (Thanks N.Wheatley)

The Lizard Woodchat Shrike still NW of Lizard Village north of Kynanace Cove early afternoon though mobile.

NanquidnoGlaucous Gull in ploughed fields this morning (Thanks A.Harris)

Mousehole Iceland Gull (3 juvs) in roost on St Clement’s Isle this evening

GwithianIceland Gull (2w) again at St Gothian Sands NR today

Coverack – Iceland Gull reported at Coverack

FalmouthYellow-browed Warbler in private garden (Thanks G.Wills)

WadebridgeWater Pipit (sum.plum.) at Clapper Marsh this morning. Also Common (2) and Green Sandpiper (Thanks D.Julian)

Saturday 1st April 2017 Cornwall Bird Sightings

The LizardWoodchat Shrike (male) at Kynance cove in bushes north of Kynance Cove Road at 1500hrs. Hoopoe still in gardens of farmhouse near Minster Meadow, Manaccan. Purple Sandpiper (8) and Puffin (10) at Lizard Point and drake Goosander on Croft Pascoe Pool (Thanks F.Trewin)

NewquayCattle Egret (6) at Colan flew south past Church. Brent Goose (4) on Gannel Estuary. Purple Sandpiper (5) at Towan Head (cbwps)

HayleCattle Egret (3) on Ryans Field. Iceland Gull (juv) and Spoonbill at Hayle Estuary RSPB.

St ErthCattle Egret (3) in field on Tregea Lane this morning

Bodmin MoorLesser Scaup (male) still at Dozmary Pool

St AnthonyGreat White Egret on estuary at St Anthony (Thanks F.Trewin)

PendeenIceland Gull (juv) flew over B3318 this evening

GwithianIceland Gull (2w) at St Gothian Sands LNR

WadebridgeWater PIpit (8 sum plum) at Walmsley Sanctuary

CrowlasHouse Martin flew over (cbwps)


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)

Tuesday 18th June 2013 Cornwall Bird Sightings

SennenWOODCHAT SHRIKE along coast path west of western car park at 1500hrs

WadebridgeCuckoo (male) calling still at Rosennanon Downs this afternoon (Thanks C.Selway)

HayleScaup (drk) still at Hayle Estuary

PorthgwarraPuffin (2), Sandwich Tern (2), Kittiwake (13), Manx Shearwater (2100+) and Harbour Porpoise (2+) off Gwennap Head between 1630-1910hrs. Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Painted Lady (1+) at Gwennap Head (Thanks S.Jones)

Saturday 11th May 2013 Cornwall Bird Reports

WadebridgeSPOTTED SANDPIPER by A39 bridge on Camel Estuary this morning. Also Common Sandpiper (5) and Little Egret (7). Short-eared Owl and Little Ringed Plover at Amble Marshes. Hobby (2) at Clapper Marsh (Thanks D.Julian and S.Rogers) Goosander (3) off Old Town Cove and Knot in summer plumage from Tony Soper Hide along Camel Trail. Also Hobby near Iron Bridge (Thanks M.Jones)

The LizardWOODCHAT SHRIKE still west of Gwenter on heather

Padstow Roseate Tern (2) and Arctic Tern (2) off Padstow again. Lesser Whitethroat singing on Camel Trail at Dennis Hill  (Thanks D.Julian)

LooeArctic Skua, GN Diver (2) and Whimbrel (7) flew past Hannafore

SancreedWhimbrel (32) in fields. Also Swift (4) and Garden Warbler (Thanks D.Flumm)

PenzanceRoseate Tern still offshore between Penzance and Marazion tho mobile