Monday 1st May 2023

Monday 1st May 2023

Lethytep: Squacco Heron (G Williams et al.) Also 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Tufted Duck, Mallard with 5 ducklings, 1 Siskin, 3 Marsh Tit, 1 Grey Heron. (B & L Bosisto)

Access is permitted again tomorrow as long as visitors follow these instructions: Please do not turn up on site before 09:00. When entering Lethytep, follow sign and park in the first field on the right. Then follow the mown path down to fence line to view ponds. If the gate is locked, members can call Philip on 01503 220385.

Access is permitted in return for generous cash donations to Cancer Research UK, which will be made on site. Cornwall Birds would like to offer our sincerest thanks to Philip and his wife for allowing access. For more information about Lethytep, including its successful butterfly conservation project please visit here:

Hayle Estuary, Ryan’s Field: 1 Bonaparte’s Gull (2nd-cal yr on estuary and at high tide on Ryan’s field), 5 Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Ruff, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Teal (N R Rogers) 2 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 9 Canada Goose. 5 Black-headed Gull, 2 Oystercatcher (Reed Warbler ,Willow Warbler heard only), 1 Moorhen. (B Toms) Additionally Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Little Egret, 4 Shelduck, 1 Kingfisher. (M Greenhalgh)

Lizard village, below Henry’s campsite: one female Montagu’s Harrier, 1 Grasshopper Warbler singing. (P St Pierre)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Pink-footed Goose still, 1 cream-crown Marsh Harrier, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff along St Michel’s Way, 2 Swift. Survey results included 31 singing Reed Warbler, 22 singing Sedge Warbler, 14 singing Cetti’s Warbler. (R Veal)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Garganey (m), 1 Pintail (f), Canada Goose w/5 goslings. (S Lilley)

The Rumps: 3 Puffins seen on the water at the Rumps at noon. (T Imber)

St Ives, 6-8am: 10,000+ Manx Shearwater, 100 Kittiwake, 500 Auk sp. and 30 Fulmar. (A Lobb)

Higher Bojewyan, Pendeen: 1 Cattle Egret feeding amongst cattle. (R Gore)

Truthall Common: Hobby. (S Williams)

St Winnow: 7 Whimbrel. (B & L Bosisto)

Lerryn: female Common Redstart. (B & L Bosisto)

Shire Hall Nature Reserve; Lostwithiel: 6 Canada Goose Goslings , 1 Hobby. (B & L Bosisto)

Tresemple Pool: 2 Whimbrel, 6 Shelduck, 1 Otter. Nesting Wren, Robin, Dunnock, Blue Tit and Coal Tit. (D Eva)

Park Head to Porth Meor: 39 Whimbrel, 3 Wheatear. (S Lilley)

Polurrian Cliff to Mullion Cove: 1m and 1pr Whitethroat, 1m Stonechat, 2 Robin, several Dunnock, 1 m Linnet, 1 Blue Tit. (ND and S Chandler)

 Siblyback Lake: 4 Swift feeding. (C Stephenson)

 The Cheeserings, Minions: Cuckoo. (C Stephenson)

Highburrow, Porthleven:  1 m Wheatear, 1 Skylark, pr Stonechat. (P K Bray)

Goss Moor: 2 male Blackcap, Grasshopper Warbler (heard), Cuckoo (heard). (J Piper & M Brooks)

Trewithen Gardens: 4 Swallow, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Blackbird, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Robin, 2 Dunnock. (K Bowers)

Porth Joke: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 17 Whitethroat, 23 Sedge Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler (counts based on singing birds mostly on territory), 16 Whimbrel, 3 Sand Martin. (S Rowe)

Godrevy Point 10.15 – 11.30: 2 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 (3m 1f) Stonechat, 6 Linnet, 3 (1m 2f) Blackbird, 20+ Jackdaw, 1 Shag. (M Webb)

Penwithick (private garden): 3 Bullfinch, 9 House Sparrow, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Goldfinch, 6 Chaffinch. (K Bowers)

Nanpean: 6 Teal, 1 Grey Heron. (B Bosisto)

Treraven Meadows/Pendavey Bridge: 2 prs Grey Wagtail, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Pencarrow House: 1pr nesting Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Porthilly Point: small colony of nesting Sand Martin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Whimbrel. (S Grose)

Penryn Estuary: 2 Whimbrel, 2 Little Egret, 3 Mute Swan, 10+ Herring Gull, 2 Robin, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wren, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wheatear (f), 1 Greenfinch (m), 2 Linnet, 4 Blackbird, 4 Carrion Crow, 20+ Jackdaw, 2 Feral Pigeon, 10+ Woodpigeon. (T Chambers)

Ruan Lanihorne: Grey Wagtail feeding recently fledged young. (B Blackman)

Goonhilly Downs: Pair of Canada Geese with 6 goslings just hatched. (A Williams)




Squacco Heron – Gavin Williams
Squacco Heron – Gavin Williams
Squacco Heron – John St Ledger
Squacco Heron – Jim Eames
Squacco Heron – Andy Tomkins
Bonaparte’s Gull – Nigel Rogers
Dunnock – Kevin Bowers
Great Tit – Kevin Bowers
Grey Wagtail – John St Ledger
Grey Wagtail – Kevin Bowers
Linnet – Martin Webb
Nuthatch – Kevin Bowers
Shag – Martin Webb
Skylark – Martin Webb
Song Thrush – Kevin Bowers
Song Thrush – Kevin Bowers
Meadow Pipit – Martin Webb
Stonechat – Martin Webb
Chiffchaff – Kevin Bowers