Friday 14th April 2023

Friday 14th April 2023

The Lizard: ringtail Harrier sp. (possibly Montagu’s Harrier) around the entrance to Kynance. (H Hoad)

Chapel Amble Marsh: 2 m Black-winged Stilt, 63 Teal,immature male Marsh Harrier, many Sand Martin & a few Swallow, 4 Egyptian Geese. (P Kemp)

Chapel Amble: 2 m  Black winged Stilt, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker , 2 House Martin, 1 Greylag early am. (S Grose)

Nanjizal, near Faraway Cottage: Woodchat Shrike. (A Holmes)

Callestick: 1 Cuckoo calling for a couple of minutes from my garden. (T Wilson)

Windmill Farm: Grasshopper Warbler. (D Wright)

Swanpool:  2 Sandwich Tern.  (D Peers)

Marazion: c120 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 8 Mallard ducklings on the marsh, 6 Sandwich Tern, 3 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Whimbrel on the beach. (R Veal)

Cudden Point: 6 Great Northern Diver, 4 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler. (R Veal)

St Erth fishing lakes: 4 House Martin, c10 Swallow, 5 Sand Martin, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Green Woodpecker. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 redhead Goosander, 5 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary: Single Sandwich Terns. (J Hawkey)

Ryan’s Field: 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Redshank, 8 Teal still present. (J Hawkey)

Stithians Reservoir:  8 Willow Warbler, 3 Swallow, 3 Skylark, 1 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 1 Carrion Crow on nest (S Van Hear)

Stithians Reservoir: 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 pr Gadwall, 1 pr Teal, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 5 Reed Bunting (4 m 1 f), 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Swallow. (J St Ledger, A Lea)

St Gothians NR: 2 Wheatear, Swallow, Sand Martins. (R Griffiths)

Newlyn: 2cy Glaucous Gull. Dark bodied: well defined bill pattern. Present West Penwith locations since February (inc: Newlyn 17/3/23). (J Hawkey)

Truro River, Newham: 7 Black-tailed Godwit (two males in breeding plumage). (E Pearce)

Porthilly Point: 6 Sandwich Tern, 9 Sand Martin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Shag, 101 Oystercatcher, +51 (nr the Iron Bridge), 2  Shelduck, 2 Shag, 3 Skylark. (S Grose)

Sladesbridge: 2 Willow Warbler.(S Grose)

Tincombe, Saltash: Kestrel. (K Baum)

Maenporth: 21 Whimbrel along coastal path to Swanpool. (E Cornelius)

Par, Spit beach: 18 Turnstone, 9 Eider, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Great-northern Diver, 3 Linnet, 1 Stonechat. (R Hampshire)

Par, beach pool: 2 Gadwall still. (R Hampshire)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Gadwall (male & female), 20 Swallow, 30 Sand Martin, 4 House Martin. (B Bosisto)

Talskiddy: 2 Willow Warbler, Blue Tit nesting in stone wall. (B Bosisto)

Lelant, St Uny’s Church: Active Rookery c20-25 nests. (S Ashby)

Helston Boating Lake: female Ring-necked Duck still present. (I Prentice)


Late News, 13/04, Trevose Head: Skylark, Carrion Crow. (S Wallace)



Crow – Sharyn Wallace
Skylark – Sharyn Wallace
Reed Bunting – Adrian Lea
Reed Bunting – Adrian Lea
Blue Tit – Adrian Lea
Blue Tit – Adrian Lea
Wheatear – Regina Griffiths
Wheatear – Regina Griffiths
Wheatear – Regina Griffiths
Swallow – Regina Griffiths
Sand Martin – Regina Griffiths
Black-tailed Godwits – Emma Pearce
Black-tailed Godwits – Emma Pearce
Black-winged Stilt – Shaun Grose
Kestrel – Kevin Baum