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.
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.