A breeding resident, passage migrant and winter visitor. Small colonies can be found on Gulland and Mouls Islands. Colour ringed Great Cormorant from France on the Camel Estuary. Advertisements
Very rare vagrant; only a single record. 2007 – 1 over Glen Road, Wadebridge on 12th June.
Colin Selway wrote; From the group of 12 Great Skua (Stercorarius skua) noted yesterday, two came in close enough to photograph from Rumps Point. I’m presuming that both are in juvenile plumage?; this based on bill pattern, primary shape, darker head and lack of moult (remiges & rectrices) The group appeared to be made up… Continue reading Thoughts on ages of Great Skuas past Rumps Point
Annual passage migrant. 2015 – Pentire/Rumps; 12 past 13th November. Thoughts on ages of Great Skuas past Rumps Point 13-11-15
An almost annual migrant and occasionally overwinters. 1924 – 2 at Amble Marshes (Tregorden Marsh); 15th/16th January. 1939 – 6 at Amble Marshes; 11th January. 1942 – 3 at Amble Marshes; 22nd November to 17th December with 1 to the 20th at least. 1948 – 1 at Amble Marshes; 26th September to years end. 1949… Continue reading Whooper Swan – Cygnus cygnus
Colin Selway wrote; Watching this gull today at Rumps Point, I initially thought of 1stw Larus michahellis, later, after noting many Larus cachinnans characteristics including small flat crowned, elongated head plus slender black bill, I became less sure. Please if anyone cam tell me why, from the images, (I alone have the benefit of the… Continue reading Caspian Gull
Annual migrant and winter visitor 2015 – Pentire/ Rumps Point; 1 on the 4th November. 1 at Rosenannon Downs on 11th November.