Monday 17th April 2023

Monday 17th April 2023

The Lizard (village): 2cy Montagu’s Harrier. (R Wilkins, D Wood) Also 2 Buzzard, 3 Stonechat. (D Wood) The Lizard (Southerly Point): 2 Raven, 3 Swallow, 3 Fulmar on cliffs. (D Wood) Caerthillian: 1 Whimbrel over. (D Wood)

Porthgwarra: Woodchat Shrike near the big pool. Tree Pipit, 8+ Wheatear, Black-throated Diver over Gwennap Head. (I Hayes)

Cot Valley: Little Bunting at Boscregan, in hedge next to track between Boscregan and Hendra. (N Wheatley)

Ruan Lanihorne: 1 Black-winged Stilt, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Buzzard, 50+ Canada Geese, c20 Carrion Crow, c10 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Grey Wagtail, 50+ Herring Gull, 1 Little Egret, 10 Mallard, 1 Mute Swan, 20+ Shelduck, 3 Woodpigeon, 1 Wren. (J Goodair)

Gwenter: Purple Heron. (D Wood)

Mawgan Porth: 1 White-fronted Goose still present, 12 Teal, 10 Sand Martin. (S Rowe)

Falmouth Bay: 1 Osprey past east, 9 Sandwich Tern, 12 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-Throated Diver, 2 Common Gull, Auks past west at 126/minute, 2 Swallow. (J Drage Hubert)

Pendrea, St Buryan: 2CY Glaucous Gull, Yellow Wagtail. The Farm’s Swallows have returned today. (P Fraser)

Perranporth Industrial Estate: 1 female type Ring Ouzel. (J Savage)

Hanover Cove, Perranporth Airfield: 3 male Wheatear, 1 female Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Meadow Pipit. ( J Savage)

Caradon Hill Area: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Male Common Redstart, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Wheatear. (L Birtwistle)

Windmill Farm: 1 Cuckoo seen briefly, 1 Cuckoo (f) heard calling later, possibly same bird; 4 Blackcap, 8 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler all singing; 2 Swallow over, 1 Raven, 1 Sedge Warbler, 10+ Skylark singing, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Adder, 1 Slow Worm. (J Evans) Windmill Farm: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Snipe, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, c10 Willow Warbler, 1 Adder. (J Drage Hubert, L Stoppard)

Downderry: moving west (06.40-08.00) c90 Common Scoter, 6 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 9 Red-throated Diver, 21 Gannet, 2 Common Gull, 220+ auks. Inshore 3 Whimbrel and 2 Sandwich Tern. Also 23 Great Northern Diver on sea. (A Payne)

Trevalga: 1 Puffin, 12 Guillemot and 9 Razorbill. (B Bryne)

Land’s End: 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 6 Northern Wheatear, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler present in sallows. Land’s End to Sennen (Cornish Way): 1 Whitethroat, 16 Northern Wheatear, 1 White Wagtail. (R and S Netherton)

Polgigga: 1 Yellow Wagtail over Bosisto Lane and 4 White Wagtail in field behind Polgigga Duck Pond. (M Wallace)

Skewjack: Green Sandpiper. (M Wallace)

Pendeen: 1 Greenshank flew east. (P Combridge)

Catchall: 5 Cattle Egret with cattle. (Birdguides)

Portscatho: 5 Great Northern Diver (at least 2 in breeding plumage), 2 Swallow, 1 Kestrel, 4 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 4 Cormorant, 6 Herring Gull, 1 Grey Heron (on beach being attacked by 2 Herring Gulls), 2 Pied Wagtail. (D Atkinson-Day)

Carne Beach: 5 Great Northern Diver (probably same birds as the above report). (D Atkinson-Day)

Newquay Aerohub: 1 male Wheatear at Newquay Aerohub perimeter road. (C Horsley)

Buttermilk Hill: 1 m Wheatear, 2 Stonechats, 6 Linnets, 3 Meadow Pipits, 4 Raven. (S Cox)

Eagle’s Nest: 4 Linnets, 2 (1m) Stonechat, 2 Wren, 1 Willow Warbler. (S.Cox)

Tresillian River: 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Whimbrel, 2 Snipe, 16 Shelduck, 7 Teal, 6 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant. (A Nicholson)

Par Beach Pool: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Mute Swan on nest (past week). (R Hampshire)
 
Par Bay: 1 Great Crested grebe, 4 Teal (2m 2f), out in the bay. 2 Common Sandpiper by river. (R Hampshire)

Coverack: 1 Sandwich Tern. (I Tidmarsh)

Carlyon Bay: Blackcap singing. (D Hastilow)

Palhawn to Rame Head: 16 Blackcap & 32+ Chiffchaff, both in groups of 4-5 individuals early AM. Also, many Willow Warbler singing. (P Kemp)

Foxhole: 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 8 Willow Warbler. (B Bosisto)

Towan Head: 8 Purple Sandpiper, 5 Turnstone. (S Rowe)

Porth Reservoir: 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Mute Swan. (S Rowe)

Drift Reservoir 10.00 – 12.00: 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1m Tufted Duck, 26 Canada Goose, 2 Willow Warbler, 2m Chaffinch, 2m Blackbird, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Buzzard over, 1 Raven over. (M Webb)

Hayle Ryan’s Field 15.00 – 16.15: 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Redshank, 10 Shelduck, 12 Teal, 8 Canada Goose, 1 Little Egret. (M Webb)

Croft Pascoe Pool: Pair of Mallard with 9 small chicks. (D Wood)

Late submission, 16/4, Portheras Cove, Pendeen: male Redstart, 7 Wheatear; 150+ Swallow, 40+ House Martin & 60+ Sand Martin West. (P St Pierre)

Late submission, 16/4, Lands End/Treeve Common: Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 7 Willow Warbler, Teal, 10+ House Martin. (P St Pierre)

Late submission, 16/4, Trevilley/ Nanjizal: 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Whitethroat. (P St Pierre)

Late submission, 16/4, Catchall: 4 Cattle Egret over A30 towards Drift. (P St Pierre)

Late submission, 16/4, Marazion Marsh: c200 Sand Martin going to roost, 1 Otter. (P St Pierre)

Late submission, 13/4, St Dominick: Robin fledgling in private garden. (D Beadle)

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Montagu’s Harrier – David Wood
Montagu’s Harrier – David Wood
Purple Heron – David Wood
Shelduck – Martin Webb
Black-tailed Godwits – Martin Webb
Linnet – Steve Cox
Meadow Pipit – Steve Cox
Buzzard – Martin Webb
Willow Warbler – Martin Webb
Willow Warbler – Steve Cox
Wheatear – Steve Cox
Grey Wagtail – Jasmina Goodair
Grey Wagtail – Jasmina Goodair
Grey Wagtail – Jasmina Goodair
Cuckoo – Linda Birtwistle
Great Crested Grebe – Martin Webb