Friday 7th April 2023

Friday 7th April 2023

Hayle Estuary, RSPB, Causeway: Bonaparte’s Gull still. (M Spicer)

Hayle: Bonaparte’s Gull. (M Ahmed)

Walmsley: 6 Black-winged Stilt, 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Egyptian Geese, 6 Greenshank, 44 Black-tailed Godwit. (D Trevelyan)

Walmsley Sanctuary:  6 Black-winged Stilt, 3 Little Grebe, Mallard, 2 Heron, 21 Cattle Egret, c130 Teal, 4 Gadwell, 2 Widgeon, 1 Marsh Harrier (m), Moorhen, Coot, 1Tufted Duck (m),  Wood Pigeon, 36 Shoveller Duck, 19 Canada Goose, 7 Ruff, 2 Mute Swan, c 50 Sand and House Martin, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Sky Lark, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Robin, Jackdaw, 3 Great Tit, 2 Pheasant, 1 Magpie, 2 Chaffinch, Crow. (S Thomson)

Walmsley: 6 Black-winged Stilt, Swallows flying in. (R Griffiths)

Maer Lake: Black-winged stilt, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Swallow, Sand Martin, Skylark, Dunnock, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Magpie, Woodpigeon, Sparrowhawk, Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Teal. (K Hannavey)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Black-winged Stilt. (T Carson, S Rowe)

Nanjizal: Alpine Swift flew over 0950, quickly headed East. (R Irvine, R Veal). Also 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 6 Swallow, c20 Sand Martin. (R Veal)

Portscatho, Rosevine: Naked eye views of a stork sp. over driftwood hotel, 7.20pm, drifted off eastwards at moderate height. Sadly I got onto it too late to clinch ID but presumably White Stork. (S Gibson)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Black-winged Stilt, 1 Greenshank, 1 m Widgeon. (J St Ledger, A Lea)

Leburnick: 2 Swallow. (I Bennallick)

Trewarlett: 1 Swallow. (I Bennallick)

Golitha Falls: 1 Weasel, 2 Jay, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 6 Blue Tit, 10 Jackdaw. ( C Hooper)

Private Garden: Great Tits collecting dog hair. (L Birtwistle)

Dobwalls: 1 Swallow, 2 Buzzard, 2 Rook, 3 Goldfinch, 1f Siskin, 2 Blue Tit at nest box, 10 House Sparrow, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Greenfinch, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Dunnock, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin in the garden. (C&J Duffy)

Porth Joke: 1 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Wheatear. (S Rowe)

Wheal Alfred: Redstart opposite Treglisson Caravan Park at 07:30 this morning. (M Whittaker)

Goss Moor: 2 Long Tailed Tits, many Chiffchaff and Willow Warblers, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Raven overhead. (M Brooks & J Piper)

 Fraddon, Wheal Benallack china clay tip: 10 Chiffchaff, 6 Chaffinch, 1 Blackbird, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Great Tit, 2 Wren, 1 Robin, 1 Goldfinch, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Raven, 2 Dunnock, 4 Stonechat, 1 Skylark, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Swallow, 1 Kestrel, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Blackcap. 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock Butterfly, 1 Brimstone. (C & G Horsley)

Gwennap Sewage Works: Late Siberian Chiffchaff still. (M Grantham)

Marazion Marsh: Cetti’s Warbler, also, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting heard briefly. (A McKechnie)

Windmill Farm: Garganey, Little Egret. (D Wright)

Carn-les-Boel: fem Woodchat still. (R Veal)

Porthgwarra, Trevean: 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Swallow. (R Veal)

Foxhole: 9 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff. (L Bosisto)

St Ives: 2 Wheatear on the Island and 4 Swallow past. 2 Alpine Swift over town centre from 19.30h, landing on St Ia’s Church and probably roosted there. (G Jones)

Predannack:  7 Dunnock (usually singing when sighted), 2 Skylark (singing constantly), 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Buzzard, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 f Stonechat, 1 m Stonechat (inc 1 pair tog), 3 Wheatear (inc 1 pair tog in one location over an extended period), 1 f Linnet, 3 Magpie, 5 White-tailed Bumblebee, 1 Violet Ground Beetle, 1 Seven-spotted Ladybird. (M Claughton)

Millpool (private garden): 1 White-tailed Bumblebee, pair of Pond Skaters mating (doing their ‘tumbling act’ on the pond surface), Pipistrelle Bat. (M Claughton)

Sticker, Private garden: Sparrowhawk devouring bird. Feeding time 30 minutes. (M Helson)

Par Beach Pool: 3 Little Grebe, 1 Coot, 1 (m) Gadwall. (R Hampshire)

Truro River, Heron Inn (14.30): 1 Osprey. (L Wilkins)


Nutharch – Chris Hooper
Jay – Chris Hooper
Great Spotted Woodpecker – Chris Hooper
Weasel – Chris Hooper
Great Tits – Linda Birtwistle
Black-winged Stilt – Adrian Lea
Black-winged Stilt – Adrian Lea
Black-winged Stilt – Adrian Lea
Black-winged Stilt – Adrian Lea
Black-winged Stilt – John St Ledger
Cetti’s Warbler – Alex McKechnie
Bonaparte’s Gull – Reuben Veal
Bonaparte’s Gull – Reuben Veal
Bonaparte’s Gull – Reuben Veal
Black-winged Stilt – Regina Griffiths
Black-winged Stilt – Regina Griffiths
Black-winged Stilt – Regina Griffiths
Black-winged Stilt – Regina Griffiths
Drake Garganey – Kate Dalziel
Bonaparte’s Gull – Mashuq Ahmad
Bonaparte’s Gull – Mashuq Ahmad
Bonaparte’s Gull – Mashuq Ahmad
Bonaparte’s Gull – Mashuq Ahmad