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General Location: Trevose Head is a rocky headland.on the exposed north coast The Southwest Coast Path closely follows the coastline and allows for good general access to the area. Constantine Bay is a sandy beach situated south of Trevose Head and under Trevose Golf Club, and Mother Ivey’s Bay and Harlyn Bay are sandy beaches to the east of the head.

Directions and Access: Drive west from Padstow along the B3276 etc etc The Trevose Head car park is at FD43 56F

General resume of habitat and typical birds: The area behind the coast is rough grassland with occasional low gorse bushes, turning to fields of cereal further inland. The lighthouse of Trevose Head attracts migrants in spring and autumn in appropriate weather.

(Then the birds, either in a written passage or as below:)

Year round: Corn Bunting, Stonechat
Winter: Red-throated Diver, Lapwing +
Summer: Guillemot, +
Spring and autumn: Migrants and vagrants (list half dozen typical including Wheatear),seabirds as above.
Rare birds: (BBRC) seen in the area include Little Shearwater, Gyr Falcon, Tawny Pipit, Siberian Stonechat, Sardinian Warbler, Pied Wheatear (Nov 2018) and Red-eyed Vireo in addition to a good list of the scarcer passage migrants.

Specific birding tips/more detailed information (based on the map above):
Historically, the best months for seawatching from Trevose Head have been August and September for Great, Cory’s, Balearic and Sooty Shearwater. Leach’s Petrels and Sabine’s Gulls are to be found later in September and into October. However any time of year can be productive given the right conditions. Seawatching is best in or immediately following westerly or northwest winds.

Possible route including known hot spots: The coastal path and immediate scrub and fields can be explored, with certain hotspots, notably the Lighthouse and the blah blah (point A) on the map. The blah bah (another paragraph or two)

 

(Nearby Sites: if there are any.)

Trevose Head draft 1

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(Introduction:) Trevose Head is a rocky headland.on the exposed north coast The area behind the coast is rough grassland with occasional low gorse bushes, turning to fields of cereal further inland. The lighthouse of Trevose Head attracts migrants in spring and autumn in appropriate weather. The SouthWest Coast Path closely follows the coastline and allows for good general access to the area. Constantine Bay is a sandy beach situated south of Trevose Head and under Trevose Golf Club, and Mother Ivey’s Bay and Harlyn Bay are sandy beaches to the east of the head.

 

Specific birding tips/more detailed information (based on the map above):
Historically, the best months for seawatching from Trevose Head have been August and September for Great, Cory’s, Balearic and Sooty Shearwater. Leach’s Petrels and Sabine’s Gulls are to be found later in September and into October. However any time of year can be productive given the right conditions. Seawatching is best in or immediately following westerly or northwest winds.

The coastal path and immediate scrub and fields can be explored, with certain hotspots, notably the Lighthouse and the blah blah (point A) on the map. The blah bah (another paragraph or two)

Year round: Corn Bunting, Stonechat
Winter: Red-throated Diver, Lapwing +
Summer: Guillemot, +
Spring and autumn: Migrants and vagrants (list half dozen typical including Wheatear),seabirds as above.
Rare birds: (BBRC) seen in the area include Little Shearwater, Gyr Falcon, Tawny Pipit, Siberian Stonechat, Sardinian Warbler, Pied Wheatear (Nov 2018) and Red-eyed Vireo in addition to a good list of the scarcer passage migrants.

Access: Drive west from Padstow along the B3276 etc etc The Trevose Head car park is at FD43 56F

Nearby Sites: if there are any.

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Wednesday 20th November 2019

Lizard Point: 1 Little Auk, 6912 Guillemot, 4608 Razorbill, 2016 Gannet, 624 Kittiwake, 2 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Skua and 1 Arctic Skua. (T Blunden)

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Lelant Saltings: 3 (2 ad, 1 subad) Caspian Gull, 10 (3 ad, 2 3w, 5 2w) Yellow-legged Gull, ad Lesser Black-backed Gull x Herring Gull hybrid, 3 ad argentatus Herring Gull, 1 f-type Marsh Harrier (flew South), 4 Pink-footed Goose, 1 juv dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 redhead Red-breasted Merganser, c40 Common Gull, 8 Grey Plover, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, Black Redstart. (M Halliday, R Veal, DK Parker) 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Cormorant, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew. (M Webb) Female Marsh Harrier crossed the Hayle Estuary then Ryan’s Field heading east at 12:10. (S Murnan) 1st winter Iceland Gull off Tempest. (R Menari)

Carnsew Pool: 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 ad Great Northern Diver. (R Veal) 1 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Little
Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 3 Curlew, 1 Redshank 11.40 – 13.30. (M Webb)

Caspian Gull – M Halliday

Caspian Gull – M Halliday

Marsh Harrier – Steve Murnan

Great Northern Diver – Martin Webb

Great Northern Diver – Martin Webb

Curlew – Martin Webb

Crowlas: 1 ad Great Northern Diver over to SW. (R Veal)

Chapel Amble: 24 Cattle Egret in flooded fields opp “The Olde House”, 1 Black tailed Godwit, 6 Curlew, 1 Water Pipit, 12 Teal, 38 Wigeon, 3 Bullfinch. (S Grose) 24 Cattle Egret, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Cetti’s Warbler late pm. (D Julian)

Crowdy Reservoir: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Goosander, (redhead) 1 m Kingfisher, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull , 19 Black-headed Gull, 28 Mallard, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Firecrest, 16 Goldcrest, 9 m Bullfinch, 11 Raven, 2 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Newlyn: 1 Great Skua and c80 Curlew off Sandy Cove. (L Proctor)

Walmsley Reserve: 81 Canada Goose, 1 Pintail,  21 Mallard, 15 Wigeon, 4 Shoveler, 11 Gadwall, 45 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Greater Scaup, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 6 Cattle Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Moorhen, 32 Black-tailed Godwit, 25 Curlew, 6 Snipe, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Wren, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Magpie, 5 Carrion Crow, 1 Raven, 25 Starling, 2 Chaffinch and 4 Goldfinch. (M Scawen et al)

Penrose: Green Woodpecker, 2 Firecrests, 8 Goldcrests, 2 Nuthatches and 15 Long Tailed Tits. (J Witheywood)

St. Blazey: 150 plus  Starlings over Middleway – 0800. (R. Barlow)

Tredrizzisk: 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Woodcock, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (at peanut feeder), 9 Greenfinch, 3 Goldcrest from private garden. (S Grose)

Wadebridge Area: 11 Woodcock, 8 Snipe, 2 Mallard on an evening survey. (P Roseveare)

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