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Old Wednesday 14th February 2007, 07:46   #1
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Cornwall Birding

Before I start this thread, does anyone know if its being done already?
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Old Wednesday 14th February 2007, 15:36   #2
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Before I start this thread, does anyone know if its being done already?
I can't find anything for the whole of Cornwall so sounds like a good one to start. But it's a big area, are you sure you can cover it all?

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Old Thursday 15th February 2007, 13:54   #3
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Sightings in Cornwall

Had the Spoonbill on the Lynhar,and Spotted Redsanks at kingsmill Lake there is still a Black necked Grebe at Torpoint allong with 8 Brents.
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Old Thursday 15th February 2007, 22:09   #4
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I can't find anything for the whole of Cornwall so sounds like a good one to start. But it's a big area, are you sure you can cover it all?

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With a little help! I'm sure there are plenty of Cornwall birders and visitors who wll contribute.

Two GN Divers at Carnsew Pool yesterday, plus Iceland Gull at Polgigga.
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Old Thursday 15th February 2007, 22:56   #5
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3 Iceland Gulls (all juvs) Sennen in fields behind school, today.
8 Med gulls, Hayle Est.
SPOTTED SANDPIPER - juv still Hayle Est.
3 GN divers - st Austell bay.
AMERICAN WIGEON - still at Wadebridge, Clapper Marshes
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Old Friday 16th February 2007, 13:34   #6
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3 Iceland Gulls (all juvs) Sennen in fields behind school, today.
8 Med gulls, Hayle Est.
SPOTTED SANDPIPER - juv still Hayle Est.
3 GN divers - st Austell bay.
AMERICAN WIGEON - still at Wadebridge, Clapper Marshes
Looks like you are doing pretty well on your own!!!
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Old Friday 16th February 2007, 20:10   #7
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5 great Northern Divers, Slav grebe - porthpean
Lesser Whitethroat (form halimodendri) still at Lelant
SPOTTED SAND - again off the Causeway at Hayle est.
Great N Diver - off Long Rock, Marazion


Weather was wet and wild down here today!
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Old Saturday 17th February 2007, 19:40   #8
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Poss. PACIFIC DIVER - Penzance. General views of birders that have seen it say it looks good for this species. It is an adult so not like the others so far.
Glaucous Gull - Helston Boating Lake and one at College Res.
Red-necked Grebe - Gerrans Bay, with 8 slavs,12 BT Divers and 14 GN divers.
Tundra bean Goose, Pink Foot and Barnacle Goose at Drift Res.
Y-br. Warbler at Helston Sewage Works
Spotted Sand again and Lesser Whitethroat at Lelant.


Cornwall Yearlist - 119. With Kingfisher at Hayle est.
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Old Sunday 18th February 2007, 10:35   #9
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PACIFIC DIVER - Off Penzance. Saw this bird today. Looks good. Definate neck strap and lack of white flanks, very small compared to GND nearby. Smooth head and petit looking bill, almost grebe like.
SURF SCOTER - showing well off Blackrock.
Purple Sand - 3 nr Jubilee Pool
1st wint. Med Gull on Beach at Penzance
Y B warbler still at Penzance.
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Old Monday 19th February 2007, 20:00   #10
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Rock Pipit littoralis

Have seen this bird a few times on the beach area at West Looe.Ringed in Oland in Sweden in sep 2003 as a first year bird.Thanks for the full info from Darrel Clegg.
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2007, 11:39   #11
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Day Out.

2 slavonian grebe off Hannafore 1 Grt crested grebe 1 Razorbill.
2 Goldcrest,3 Rock Pipits ,2 Grey Wagtails3 Pied Wagtails,30+ Turnstone 30+ oystercatcher,3 Little Egret,3 Curlew,1 Grey Plover.
St Germans 2 Little grebe,7 Meadow Pipit,5 Teal 6 Curlew,1 Nuthatch,20+ Goldfinch,10+ Greenfinch 6 Yellowhammer,5 Reed Bunting,2 Goldcrest,30+ Chaffinch,1Barn Owl hunting by lake area.
River Lynhar 1 Spoonbill,20+ GBB gull 10+ BH gull 30+ Shellduck.2 Redshank,100+ Dunlin.
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2007, 17:33   #12
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Mounts Bay today:

Pacific Diver - seen only briefly today in stiff breeze and choppy seas.
10 Great Northern Diver
6+ Black Throated Diver inc. 1 in breeding plumage.
6+ Red-throated Diver inc. 1 in breeding plumage.
2 Slavonian Grebe

Penzance Harbour
Surf Scoter - looking very ill!! It had earlier been attacked by gulls

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Old Sunday 25th February 2007, 10:37   #13
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Mounts Bay today:

Pacific Diver - seen only briefly today in stiff breeze and choppy seas.
10 Great Northern Diver
6+ Black Throated Diver inc. 1 in breeding plumage.
6+ Red-throated Diver inc. 1 in breeding plumage.
2 Slavonian Grebe

Penzance Harbour
Surf Scoter - looking very ill!! It had earlier been attacked by gulls

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Hi Darrell do you know if the Pacific Diver is still in the area if so can you give the directions as i am not sure where to go.

Thanks Chris.
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Hi Darrell do you know if the Pacific Diver is still in the area if so can you give the directions as i am not sure where to go.

Thanks Chris.
Chris,

Well it's still in the Bay, but it gets anywhere from Long Rock at Marazion to Sandy Cove in Newlyn - about 5 miles. It may be best to scan from Jubilee Pool in Penzance west towards Newlyn, that's where most sightings have been, and where most of the birders are. Beware though that there are a lot of Divers in the bay at the moment.

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Old Monday 26th February 2007, 13:55   #15
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Chris,

Well it's still in the Bay, but it gets anywhere from Long Rock at Marazion to Sandy Cove in Newlyn - about 5 miles. It may be best to scan from Jubilee Pool in Penzance west towards Newlyn, that's where most sightings have been, and where most of the birders are. Beware though that there are a lot of Divers in the bay at the moment.

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Thanks for that might have look on Tuesday if the weather looks ok.
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Old Tuesday 27th February 2007, 14:09   #16
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Yellow Wagtail

Seen on 21 2 07 at St Germans. Yellow Wagtail 1st w eastern race.

Today Pacific Diver
Icland gull sandy cove first light this morning.

Penzance 3 Purple Sandpiper
2 BF Diver
2 Rock Pipit.
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Day at Hayle and Penzance.

Had a great day White billed Diver.Spotted Sandpiper,Grt Northen Divers,and lots of outher waders then over to see the Asian Lesser Whitethroat.Of to Penzance for the Yellow browed more Grt Northen Divers and a 7 Purple Sandpipers went home happy.
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Hayle and Padstow

Had another great day in Hayle loads of people there,good weather and lots of ace birds to see White billed Diver,Spotted Sandpiper,Med gull,Franklins gull Spotted redshank, Greenshanks and lots more.Went to Padstow to see the Gyr falcon had to wait till nearly dark to get a brief view as it came in to roost allso a Peregrine was seen in the same area.
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Old Thursday 8th March 2007, 20:17   #19
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Thanks for your input guys. Just had a chance to draw breath! What a great week in the county. Saturday was like October down here! Fantastic weather and superb birding. Everyone behaved superbly! Lots of positive feedback from locals and local police. Co-op did a booming trade when the WB Diver was in the Creek. There seems to be lots of talk about the health of the diver and why it isnt flying!?!? Have these people never heard of moult? And as for its health, I've never seen a diver feed so well!! Can't wait for Spring if this is winter!!
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Padstow Stepper Point Area.

Arived early no signe of the Gyr in the quarry went up to the point and viewed it over the outher side of the eastury flying up the estury.Walked along the cliiff path had a female Black-redstart on the wall by the coast gaurd and a Pergrine and two Kestrel over by the tower area,lots of Skylark and Stonechats about.Out to sea one Gn Diver and a few Fulmer on the cliff ledges.
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Female Scaup at Drift Yesterday. Iceland Gull and two Sand Martins there today. WB Diver still showing well at Copperhouse. The Gyr seems to have moved over to Pentire point.
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There's a very showy Water Pipit on the beach at Downderry at the moment, just west of the Inn on the Shore. It spends most of the time on the cliff face - perhaps it's reminded of the Alps

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There's a very showy Water Pipit on the beach at Downderry at the moment, just west of the Inn on the Shore. It spends most of the time on the cliff face - perhaps it's reminded of the Alps

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Thanks for that will go and have a look at the week end still no sign of the Yellow wagtail at St Germans have been back a few times.
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No sign of any Choughs at the Lizard in a brief look this pm, but great views of Dartford Warblers at Kynance. Will post some photos soon.
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As promised.......
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