Recent Sightings

This page will be updated as often as possible, but this is not meant as news service just a reference source. For up to date bird news visit Rare Bird AlertCBWPS or Cornwall Birding.
Please forward your Crowdy/Davidstow/Roughtor sightings to camelbirder@btinternet.com;

25th June 2012
Wilsey Downs; 1 Nightjar churring , also single Grasshopper Warbler and Cuckoo (H.Kendall)

6th June 2012
Crowdy Res.; 1 Cuckoo at the dam. (Cornwall Birding).
31st May 2012
Otterham; 1 Black Kite circling, near the wind turbine being mobbed by 2 Buzzard. (A. Bond)
30th May 2012
Crowdy Res.; 1 Cuckoo and 1 Spotted Flycatcher at the dam. A pair of Redstart in the cattle grid plantation. 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 25 Carrion Crow, 28 Jackdaw, 5 Woodpigeon, 2 Linnet, 1 Blackbird, 112 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 40 Rook, 1 Swallow, 6 Goldcrest, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Robin, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (D. Julian)
Hallworthy; 6 Swift (D. Julian) 
Wilsey Downs; 2 Nightjar, 6 Grasshopper Warbler, a Tree Pipit, 2 Cuckoo, 6 Linnet, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Tawny Owl, 10 Swift, 70 Swallow roosted in conifers, 30 Carrion Crow, 20 Jackdaw, 1 Buzzard, 6 Goldcrest, 10 Meadow Pipit, 15 Wood Pigeon, 2 Blackbird, 4 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Wren, 2 Chaffinch. (D. Julian)

29th May 2012
Bowithick; Redstart (2 male), Spotted Flycatcher (3) and Cuckoo heard distantly. (H. Kendall)
Camelford; 1 Bee-eater heard over Mount Camel at 12.50.  (per Rare Bird Alert)

24th May 2012
Davidstow Airfield; 1 Wheatear, 72 Rook, 17 Jackdaw, 1 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit.
Davidstow Moor; 2 Stock Dove, 5 Swallow, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Raven, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Wheatear, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler.
Roughtor Plantation; 2 Raven, 1 Spotted Flyvcatcher, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Stonechat, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Blackbird, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Swallow, 4 Lesser Redpoll.

Very calm at the reservoir this morning. May 16th 2012. (D. Julian)
16th May 2012
Crowdy Res.; 4 Goldcrest, 6 Blackcap, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 10 Siskin, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Great Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 11 Woodpigeon, 1 Common Crossbill, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 31 Carrion Crow, 1 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 70 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Pheasant, 1 Robin, 5 Raven, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Swallow, 3 Wren, 1 Blue Tit, 7 Goldfinch, 2 Heron, 10 Wheatear, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Cormorant, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Magpie, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Linnet, 1 male Reed Bunting(D. Julian & C. Selway) 
Lower Moor Plantation; 4 Cuckoo 3 male and a female, 5 Blackcap, 4 Robin, 14 Willow Warbler, 7 Greenfinch, 7 Dunnock, 4 Blackbird, 9 Song Thrush, 9 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 3 Linnet, 7 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Raven, 3 Great Black-backed Gull flew north, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Swallow, 1 Hobby, 6 Siskin, 1 Pheasant, 3 Buzzard, 2 Wren, 1 Tree Pipit, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 2 Stonechat with 2 fledgelings, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Peregrine flew south-east, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 1 Fox(D. Julian & C. Selway)  
Roughtor Plantation; 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 1 female Cuckoo, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Wren(D. Julian & C. Selway) 

15th May 2012
Crowdy Res.; 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Cuckoo, 10 Siskin, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Chaffinch, 10 Goldcrest, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 45 Herring Gull, 2 Wren, 3 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 2 Magpie, 1 Hobby, 1 Swallow, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Blackcap, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler, 6 Coal Tit, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff(D. Julian & C. Selway)
Davidstow Airfield; 1 Swift, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 5 Wheatear, 4 Carrion Crow, 5 Herring Gull(D. Julian & C. Selway)
Davidstow Moor; 1 Golden Plover, 12 Wheatear, 4 Herring Gull, 1 Swallow, 4 Skylark, 1 Heron, 2 Carrion Crow and 2 Jackdaw(D. Julian & C. Selway) 
Valley Truckle; 1 Buzzard(D. Julian & C. Selway)

14th May 2012
Camelford; A Honey-buzzard flew over southwest at 1255hrs. (A. Bond)

13th May 2012
Crowdy Res.; 13 Siskin, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Whimbrel, 5 Wheatear, 54 Herring Gull, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Cuckoo displaying and mating, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Blackcap, 2 Robin, 2 Wren, 4 Buzzard, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Swallow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (D. Julian)
Davidstow Airfield; 6 Herring Gull, 34 Wheatear, 10 Rook, 2 Raven, 5 Carrion Crow, 8 Swallow, 6 Jackdaw, 1 Skylark(D. Julian)
Davidstow Woods; 1 Tree Pipit displaying and singing, 1 Song Thrush(D. Julian)
Valley Truckle; 1 Buzzard(D. Julian)

12th May 2012
Crowdy Res.; 2 Firecrest, 9 Whimbrel and 40+ Wheatear. (per CBWPS )

6th May 2012
Crowdy Res.;  1 Little Ringed Plover in the morning, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 9 Whimbrel, 3 Common Sandpiper and 20 Wheatear (per CBWPS ) 
Davidstow Airfield;  75 Wheatear on the airfield early morning, 49 Whimbrel and 1 Black-tailed Godwit
(per CBWPS )  

3rd May 2012
Crowdy Res.; : 1 Golden Oriole singing at dawn near the hide plus a group of 15 Lesser Redpoll. (C. Selway).  Osprey over at 11:30, Iceland Gull 15:30 flew off east, 13+ Whimbrel, 6 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 2+ Cuckoo (per CBWPS ) 
Davidstow Airfield; 50+ Wheatear, 10 Whimbrel
(per CBWPS )

2nd May 2012
Davidstow Airfield;  150+ Wheatear(per CBWPS )
Crowdy Res.; A male Golden Oriole in the dead pines near the cattle grid at 15:30. (L & D Fletcher) (This is the first record of this species in the area).

1st May 2012
Crowdy Res.; 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mistle Thrush, 10 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Redstart, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Wheatear, 1 Cuckoo, 9 Whimbrel, 1 Blue Tit, 4 Siskin, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Woodpigeon, 4 Swallow, 2 Wren, 1 Robin, 16 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Pied Wagtail(D. Julian)
Davidstow Airfield;  94 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Ringed Plover and 5 Dunlin, 1 Stonechat, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Mistle Thrush, 3 Buzzard, 10 Skylark, 10 Swallow, 10 Whimbrel, 6 Carrion Crow, 8 Herring Gull, 49 Jackdaw, 2 Goldfinch, 14 Rook, 2 Meadow Pipit(D. Julian)
Davidstow Moor; 1 Lapwing, 12 Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail, 15 Wheatear, 1 Whimbrel, 7 Swallow, 16 Herring Gull, 3 Linnet, 5 Meadow Pipit, 4 Carrion Crow, 2 Raven(D. Julian)
Camelford: Ringtail harrier species flew south at 13:45. (A. Bond)




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