Saturday 1st April 2023

Saturday 1st April 2023

Metherall: Little Bunting. (D Sharp, L Birtwistle)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Alpine Swift this morning. (J Roberts) 40+ Sand Martin, 2+ Swallow, 10 Tufted duck (9m 1f) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 (f) Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff plus few heard, 1 Heron over. (R Hampshire) 3 Swallow. (M Boldy) 1 Common Sandpiper, 50+ Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 9 Tufted Duck,1 Call Duck, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet, 3 Greenfinch. (S Grose)

Par Docks: Alpine Swift showing well over drying sheds, 20 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow from footbridge to Spit Beach. ( R Hampshire, M Boldy)

Hayle, Lelant Saltings: 1 ad Ring-billed Gull, 25 Sandwich Tern, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Common Gull, 1 Goosander and 1 Greenshank. (T Wilson)

Par Garden Centre: 1 Alpine Swift over north at 10.16am. (S Grose)

Pennance Point: 1 Black Guillemot. (M Broadbent)

Par, Spit beach: 3 Sandwich Tern,  2 (m) Eider. (R Hampshire) 12 Eider, 2 Sandwich Tern.(S Grose)

St Andrews Pool: 2 Marsh Tit, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff,1pr nesting Mute Swan.(S Grose)

Boscundle Woods; Tregrehan: pair Stock Dove mating. (I Stewart)

Cliffs Polruan to Pencarrow Head: 1 Gannet, 1 Shag, 1 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull,2 Skylark, 5 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 5 Stonechat, 3 Blackbird, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Magpie, 2 Raven, Jackdaw, Crow, 26+ Linnet, 9 Goldfinch, 3 Chaffinch. (A. Parker)

Porthbean Beach: 19 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 5 Sandwich Tern. (S.Gibson)

Calenick Creek: 4 Greenshank, 1 Curlew, 25 Teal, 8 Shelduck, 2 Chiffchaff (pus another heard calling). (A Nicholson)

Truro River: 9 Black Tailed Godwit near Tesco. (A Nicholson)

Ventongimps Moor: 5 Swallow. (C & J Keast)

Tregonetha Downs: 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Stonechat, 13 Linnet, 1 Red legged Partridge.(S Grose)

Lower Tamar Lake: 3 Goosander (1m 2f) , 2 Willow Tit, 2 Reed Bunting , 1f, 2m Tufted Duck, c20 Sand Martins, 1 Chiffchaff. (R Mudge)

Walmsley Sanctuary CBWPS members only: Marsh Harrier, Green Sandpiper, 38 Cattle Egret, 2 Swallow, 3 House Martin. (S Lilley) 1  Snipe, 30+ Sand Martin. (M Johnson)

Towan Head (07.10-08.55): 1 Great Skua, c12000 Manx Shearwater. (S Rowe)

Gannel Estuary: 1 ad Iceland Gull, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 44 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 55 Common Gull. (S Rowe) 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, 4 Redshank, 3 Greenfinch, 12 Common Gull.(S Grose)

St Ives Island (0815 – 1045): 40,000+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Fulmar, 1 Great Northern Diver, 6 Common Scoter, c1000 Guillemot, 100 Razorbill and 1 Sandwich Tern. (T Wilson)

Pendeen: c75,000 Manx Shearwater. (S Rogers et al)

Ryan’s Field, RSPB Hayle Estuary: 20+ Redshank, 2 Shelduck, 3 Little Egret, 6 Teal, 6 Canada Geese.  (S Murnan)

Long Rock Pool: Upwards of 150 Sand Martin plus 7 Swallow playing in heavy rain. 09.05 hours for twenty minutes before lifting off. (D Oats)

Kenidjack: 2 Willow Warbler. (R Wilkins)

Late News (30/3/23), Calenick Creek: 1 Spoonbill, 1 Sparrowhawk (f) on foot path with Wood Pigeon kill, 32 Teal, 6 Shelduck, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant. (A Nicholson)

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Little Bunting – Linda Birtwistle
Sand Martin’s & 1 Swallow – David Oats
Sandwich Tern’s, Mediterranean Gull’s & Black-headed Gull – Tony Wilson
Manx Shearwaters – Tony Wilson
Manx Shearwaters, Razorbills & Guillemots – Tony Wilson
Little Egret – Steve Murnan