Incomplete County Bird Records 2018

We have now begun work on Birds in Cornwall 2018. There are a number of records where a description is needed before they can be accepted into the County Record and feature in BiC 2018. Details of these records are provided via the link to the file. If you have submitted one of these records you may already have been contacted by the County Recorder about providing more information or a description. If you have not yet been contacted and you recognise one of these incomplete records as being yours please do get in touch via email recorder@cbwps.org.uk or by filling out the rarity form on the CBWPS website and sending it in. Please help to keep the County Record as complete as possible!

Thanks very much,

Hilary & Phil, Editors Birds in Cornwall (BiC)

There are many records of birds requiring a description either for BBRC or at county level where more information is needed, ideally from the finder. Many are unattributed sightings (sometimes of well-watched birds) where a named observer for the dates given below would be very helpful. Please send any supporting details for the sightings on the dates specified to the County Recorder as soon as possible. Accepted records will then appear in the Systematic List of Birds in Cornwall 2018 and will be published in the County Bird Report.

Rarity Submission Forms –

National Rarity (.doc)
County Rarity (.doc)

The complete xlsx spreadsheet file can also be downloaded here – >Incomplete Records 2018<

(Please see Here for a request and file of records from 2017 requiring further information).

The full table of incomplete records in date order –

Species Site Obs Date Count
Caspian Gull Lizard Point 01/01/2018 1
Rose-coloured Starling Mullion 02/01/2018 1
Little Owl Stithians Reservoir 02/01/2018 1
Caspian Gull Gannel Estuary 03/01/2018 1
Caspian Gull Dozmary Pool 05/01/2018 1
Caspian Gull Dozmary Pool 05/01/2018 1
Chiffchaff (Siberian – tristis) Hannafore 06/01/2018 1
Bonaparte’s Gull Main beach, Looe 06/01/2018 1
Caspian Gull Dozmary Pool 08/01/2018 1
Hume’s Warbler Penzance 08/01/2018 1
Caspian Gull Dozmary Pool 14/01/2018 1
Ring-billed Gull Hayle Estuary 14/01/2018 1
Ring-billed Gull Millbrook 14/01/2018 1
Cattle Egret Tregenna 18/01/2018 9
Black Guillemot Porthpean Beach Road,Porthpean 21/01/2018 1
Ring-billed Gull Rumps Point 25/01/2018 1
Iceland Gull (Kumlien’s) Sennen Cove 26/01/2018 1
Iceland Gull (Kumlien’s) Mevagissey 28/01/2018 2
Black Guillemot Mount’s Bay 28/01/2018 1
Ring-billed Gull Newlyn 30/01/2018 1
Caspian Gull Millbrook 02/02/2018 1
American Herring Gull Newlyn 04/02/2018 1
Iceland Gull (Kumlien’s) Mousehole 11/02/2018 1
Iceland Gull (Kumlien’s) Mevagissey 15/02/2018 1
Ring-billed Gull Hayle Estuary 17/02/2018 1
Ring-billed Gull Penzance 17/02/2018 1
Iceland Gull (Kumlien’s) Sennen Cove 17/02/2018 1
American Herring Gull Hayle Estuary 18/02/2018 1
Ring-billed Gull Hayle Estuary 02/03/2018 1
Little Bunting Nanjizal 03/03/2018 1
Ring-billed Gull Hayle Estuary 06/03/2018 1
Little Bunting Nanjizal 09/03/2018 1
Iceland Gull (Kumlien’s) Mousehole 10/03/2018 1
Pacific Diver Marazion 24/03/2018 1
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Lanhydrock 25/03/2018 1
Hooded Crow Gwithian 30/03/2018 1
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Cotehele 31/03/2018 1
       
Hawfinch Nanjizal 01/04/2018 1
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Camel Trail (Treraven Woods) 04/04/2018 1
Hawfinch Poldhu Cove 05/04/2018 1
Iceland Gull (Kumlien’s) Escalls 09/04/2018 1
Iceland Gull (Kumlien’s) Escalls 10/04/2018 1
Alpine Swift Lizard (village) 10/04/2018 3
Hawfinch Nanjizal 12/04/2018 1
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Camel Trail (Grogley Halt to Nanstallon) 14/04/2018 1
Alpine Swift Porthleven 14/04/2018 1
Montagu’s Harrier SE Cornwall 14/04/2018 1
Ring-necked Duck Par Beach Pool 17/04/2018 1
Surf Scoter Porthpean 19/04/2018 2
Hawfinch Boscundle 20/04/2018 1
Caspian Gull Polgigga 20/04/2018 1
Hawfinch Boscundle Tregrehan 21/04/2018 1
Alpine Swift Trewithick Road,Breage 21/04/2018 1
Wood Warbler Windmill Farm 21/04/2018 1
Bonaparte’s Gull Hayle (SW53 N) 23/04/2018 1
Wood Warbler Nanjizal Valley 23/04/2018 1
Black Kite Tehidy 26/04/2018 1
Golden Oriole Nanjizal Valley 01/05/2018 1
Ring-necked Parakeet Par 01/05/2018 1
Pacific Diver Mount’s Bay 05/05/2018 1
Wood Warbler Rame Head 06/05/2018 1
Nightingale Treveal Cove 06/05/2018 1
Bee-eater Croft Pascoe 07/05/2018 1
Ortolan Bunting Nanjizal 07/05/2018 1
Red-rumped Swallow Nanjizal 08/05/2018 1
Dotterel Davidstow Airfield 09/05/2018 4
Tree Sparrow Falmouth area 09/05/2018 1
Tree Sparrow St Mawes Cornwall 10/05/2018 1
Tree Sparrow Port Dennis Cornwall 11/05/2018 1
Wood Warbler Cornwall: Heligan (polygon) 14/05/2018 1
Black Kite Carbis Bay 16/05/2018 1
Wood Warbler Nanjizal 17/05/2018 1
Bee-eater Old Lizard Head 18/05/2018 2
Alpine Swift Skewjack 18/05/2018 1
Alpine Swift Skewjack 19/05/2018 1
Nightingale Stithians 19/05/2018 2
Bee-eater kenidjack 20/05/2018 1
Bee-eater Wadebridge 20/05/2018 1
Bee-eater Wadebridge (Dunveth Road) 20/05/2018 1
Honey Buzzard St Ives 21/05/2018 1
Purple Heron Swanpool 21/05/2018 1
Honey Buzzard Camelford 22/05/2018 1
Hawfinch Croft Pascoe 23/05/2018 1
Bee-eater Croft Pascoe 23/05/2018 1
Hawfinch Nanjizal 23/05/2018 1
Honey Buzzard Nanjizal 24/05/2018 1
Honey Buzzard Nanjizal 25/05/2018 1
Golden Oriole Nanjizal 25/05/2018 1
Black Kite Goonhavern 27/05/2018 1
Iberian Chiffchaff Nanjizal 27/05/2018 1
Black Kite St. Columb Major 27/05/2018 1
Black Kite Drift Reservoir 29/05/2018 1
Long-tailed Skua Coverack 30/05/2018 1
Hawfinch Redruth 30/05/2018 1
Rose-coloured Starling Polgigga 01/06/2018 1
Long-tailed Skua Lizard Point 02/06/2018 1
Baird’s Sandpiper Marazion 02/06/2018 1
Subalpine Warbler (Eastern) Nanjizal 02/06/2018 1
Golden Oriole Nancledra 03/06/2018 1
Rose-coloured Starling St Just 03/06/2018 2
Cattle Egret Allet Common 04/06/2018 1
Baird’s Sandpiper Marazion Beach 06/06/2018 1
Baird’s Sandpiper Marazion Beach 07/06/2018 1
Great White Egret Marazion Marsh 07/06/2018 1
Rose-coloured Starling Porthtowan 10/06/2018 1
Black Kite Longrock 12/06/2018 1
Gyr Falcon Goonhilly 14/06/2018 1
Rose-coloured Starling Ashton 16/06/2018 1
Honey Buzzard Buttermilk Hill 23/06/2018 1
       
Iberian Chiffchaff Marazion Marsh 07/07/2018 1
Rose-coloured Starling St Just 15/07/2018 1
Long-tailed Skua Porthgwarra 26/07/2018 1
Hawfinch Grumbla 27/07/2018 1
Sabine’s Gull Porthgwarra 27/07/2018 1
Roseate Tern Ryan’s Field 27/07/2018 1
Long-tailed Skua Pendeen 08/08/2018 1
Pectoral Sandpiper Upper Tamar Lake 13/08/2018 1
Long-tailed Skua Gwennap Head 15/08/2018 1
Great White Egret Perranuthnoe 18/08/2018 3
Long-tailed Skua Porthgwarra 18/08/2018 1
Sabine’s Gull Pendeen 19/08/2018 1
Nightingale Porthgwarra 20/08/2018 1
Honey Buzzard Cooksland 22/08/2018 1
Little Owl Lamorna Pottery 23/08/2018 1
Ortolan Bunting Little Treleaver 27/08/2018 1
Leach’s Petrel Towan Head 27/08/2018 1
Sabine’s Gull Porthgwarra 28/08/2018 1
Ring-necked Duck Devoran 30/08/2018 1
Sabine’s Gull Porthgwarra 30/08/2018 1
Ortolan Bunting Lizard Village 31/08/2018 1
Honey Buzzard Nanjizal Valley 31/08/2018 1
Caspian Gull Davidstow Airfield 01/09/2018 1
Corncrake Caerthillian 02/09/2018 1
Pectoral Sandpiper Polbathic Creek 03/09/2018 1
Ortolan Bunting Rame Head 03/09/2018 1
Red-breasted Flycatcher Pendeen 04/09/2018 1
Red-breasted Flycatcher Pendeen 04/09/2018 1
Citrine Wagtail St Just 04/09/2018 1
Wood Warbler Polgigga 05/09/2018 1
Ortolan Bunting Nanjizal Valley 07/09/2018 1
Spotted Crake Nanjizal 08/09/2018 1
Red-rumped Swallow Caerthillian 09/09/2018 1
Honey Buzzard Levant 09/09/2018 1
Ortolan Bunting Sancreed 10/09/2018 1
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Watch Croft 10/09/2018 1
Golden Oriole Manaccan 12/09/2018 1
Long-tailed Skua Porth Chapel 13/09/2018 1
Stone Curlew Trethewey 17/09/2018 1
Long-tailed Skua Pendeen 18/09/2018 1
Sabine’s Gull Lizard Point 19/09/2018 1
Red-eyed Vireo Nanjizal 20/09/2018 1
Melodious Warbler Nanquidno 22/09/2018 1
Common Crane Helston Loe Pool 24/09/2018 1
Ortolan Bunting Nanjizal 24/09/2018 1
Tawny Pipit Nanjizal 24/09/2018 1
Red-rumped Swallow Nanjizal 24/09/2018 1
Tawny Pipit Porthgwarra 24/09/2018 1
Cattle Egret Maer Lake NR 26/09/2018 2
Great White Egret Nanjizal 27/09/2018 1
Common Rosefinch Bosistow 28/09/2018 1
Pectoral Sandpiper Stithian’s Reservoir, Cornwall 28/09/2018 1
Great White Egret St Germans 29/09/2018 1
       
Spotted Crake Marazion NR 01/10/2018 1
Spotted Crake Cot Valley/ Bosorne, St Just (SW3630) 02/10/2018 1
Baird’s Sandpiper Kingsmill Lake 05/10/2018 1
Brown Shrike Soapy Cove 05/10/2018 1
Pectoral Sandpiper Davidstow Airfield 06/10/2018 1
Lesser Yellowlegs Feock, UK, null 07/10/2018 1
Rose-coloured Starling National Trust Mounts Bay – Perranuthnoe 09/10/2018 1
Hawfinch Nanquidno Valley 10/10/2018 1
Wilson’s Petrel Mousehole 12/10/2018 1
Leach’s Petrel Porthgwarra 12/10/2018 1
Long-tailed Skua Coverack 13/10/2018 1
Roseate Tern Hayle Estuary 13/10/2018 1
Chiffchaff (Siberian – tristis) Pendeen 14/10/2018 1
Brown Shrike Predannack Head 14/10/2018 1
Hooded Crow Lizard point 15/10/2018 1
Olive-backed Pipit Nanjizal 15/10/2018 1
Penduline Tit Nanjizal 15/10/2018 1
Little Bunting Polgigga 16/10/2018 1
Chiffchaff (Siberian – tristis) St. Levan 16/10/2018 1
Common Rosefinch Crows-an-Wra 18/10/2018 2
Common Rosefinch Nanjizal 18/10/2018 2
Red-breasted Flycatcher Porthgwarra 18/10/2018 1
Barred Warbler Porthgwarra 18/10/2018 1
Common Rosefinch Cot Valley 19/10/2018 1
Little Bunting Polgigga 19/10/2018 1
Little Bunting Porthgwarra 19/10/2018 1
Black Kite Adams Hill 20/10/2018 1
Red-eyed Vireo Lizard Village 20/10/2018 1
Little Bunting Nanjizal 20/10/2018 1
Pallas’s Warbler Penlee Point 20/10/2018 1
Rose-coloured Starling Carbis Bay 21/10/2018 1
Common Rosefinch Land’s End 21/10/2018 1
Chiffchaff (Siberian – tristis) Porthgwarra 21/10/2018 1
Spotted Crake Porthgwarra 23/10/2018 1
Chiffchaff (Siberian – tristis) Porthgwarra 23/10/2018 1
Chiffchaff (Siberian – tristis) Polgigga 24/10/2018 1
Caspian Gull Hayle Estuary 28/10/2018 1
Olive-backed Pipit Lizard Point 28/10/2018 1
Barred Warbler Kynance Cove 29/10/2018 1
Barred Warbler Caerthillian 30/10/2018 1
Little Bunting Nanjizal 30/10/2018 1
Buff-bellied Pipit Nanjizal 30/10/2018 1
Buff-bellied Pipit Nanjizal 31/10/2018 1
Little Bunting Nanjizal Valley 31/10/2018 1
Pectoral Sandpiper Walmsley Sanctuary 31/10/2018 1
Pectoral Sandpiper Walmsley Sanctuary (MEMBERS ONLY) 31/10/2018 1
Rose-coloured Starling Lizard Village 03/11/2018 1
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Land’s End & Sennen 08/11/2018 1
Hooded Crow Gwithian 15/11/2018 1
Bonaparte’s Gull Millbrook 18/11/2018 1
Chiffchaff (Siberian – tristis) Penzance 20/11/2018 1
Dusky Warbler Nanjizal 21/11/2018 1
Long-eared Owl Caerhayes 22/11/2018 1
Chiffchaff (Siberian – tristis) Helston 26/11/2018 1
American Herring Gull Sennen 07/12/2018 1
Leach’s Petrel St Ives Island 09/12/2018 1
Chiffchaff (Siberian – tristis) Germoe 26/12/2018 1
Chiffchaff (Siberian – tristis) Constantine 29/12/2018 1
Chiffchaff (Siberian – tristis) Helston 29/12/2018 1

 

If you were birding in the County in 2018 and saw any of these birds please get in touch. Even if you were not the original finder it would still be very useful to receive a description, or in some cases appropriate photographic evidence in order to not lose these records from the County Record. If in doubt please contact the County Recorder as above.

Now is also a good time to check back over 2019 and get your records for this year in too. Thank you in advance.

>Full list of County Description Species<

As a quick reminder, the full list of species for which details are still required for 2018:-

Pink-footed GooseRing-necked DuckSurf ScoterLeach's Petrel
Wilson's Petrel
Pacific DiverCattle Egret
Great White Egret
Purple HeronBlack Kite
Honey BuzzardMontagu's HarrierCorncrakeSpotted Crake
Common Crane
Lesser Yellowlegs
Pectoral Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Dotterel
Stone Curlew
Long-tailed Skua
Roseate Tern
American Herring GullBonaparte's Gull
Caspian Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Sabine's Gull
Iceland Gull (Kumlien's)Black GuillemotLittle Owl
Long-eared Owl
Alpine Swift
Pallid Swift
Bee-eaterLesser Spotted Woodpecker
Gyr FalconRing-necked Parakeet
Golden OrioleBrown ShrikeHooded Crow
Penduline Tit
Red-rumped SwallowMelodious WarblerSubalpine Warbler (Eastern)
Pallas's Warbler
Barred Warbler
Chiffchaff (Siberian - tristis)Dusky WarblerEastern Olivaceous Warbler
Wood Warbler
Hume's Warbler
Iberian Chiffchaff
Nightingale
Red-breasted Flycatcher
Rose-coloured Starling
Citrine Wagtail
Buff-bellied Pipit
Olive-backed Pipit
Tawny Pipit
Tree Sparrow
Common Rosefinch
HawfinchLittle BuntingOrtolan BuntingRed-eyed Vireo

 

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