Sunday 23rd April 2023

Sunday 23rd April 2023

****Please note that there will be a group using the Walmsley tower hide tomorrow (Monday 24th) from 09:00 to 12:00.
Times are approximate and members can still get access if they wish but be prepared for it to be a busy. Many thanks ****

Lizard: female Montague’s Harrier still. (D Eva) In addition, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Wheatear. Also 2 Roe Deer. (J St Ledger)

Gunwalloe: 1 Purple Heron in reed bed. (J Whitehurst & C Hewitt)

Treeve Moor: Woodchat Shrike still showing left of the two barns. Also, 1 Common Whitethroat. (T Wilson, R Augarde)

Sennen: 1 male Blue-headed Wagtail, 1 male Yellow Wagtail, 11 White Wagtail, 14 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Wheatear. (P St Pierre et al)

Chapel Carn Brea: Golden Oriole still. (S Ellis, R Veal)

Boscathnoe Reservoir: 1 ad Night Heron in willows on north side of main pond. Also, 2 Great-crested Grebe. (P St Pierre et al)

Marazion: 1w Bonaparte’s Gull still off Red River. Also, 40 Whimbrel, 25 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Sanderling,  20 Dunlin, 1 Turnstone, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Wheatear and 30 Mediterranean Gull.  (I Hayes, T Wilson, N Rogers, J Hawkey)

Marazion Marsh: Night Heron again flew from the railway bridge area at c9pm and appeared to land over the railway line at the far NE end of the reserve. (B Dallas, DK Parker)

Camel Estuary: 1 Gull-billed Tern off Dinham at 16:45 before flying down river. (D Julian) Also reported, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Buzzard, 4 Shelduck, 4 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 3 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 1 f Chaffinch. ( Chris Hooper)

Walmsley: 1 Blue-headed Wagtail and 18 Mallard ducklings in two broods of nine. (S Lilley)

Maer Lake: possible Montague’s Harrier through, also 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Shelduck. (T Nicholson)

Goonhilly: 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (D Eva)

Loe Bar: 11 Wimbrel. (J Whitehurst & C Hewitt)

Housel Bay: 3 Wren, 2 m&f Stonechat, 1 Great Tit, 2 Dunnock, 1 Willow Warbler, 15 Jackdaw, 18 Fulmar, 5 Shag this morning. (M Webb)

Rissick: 1 Wood Sandpiper on distant flood. (T Wilson)

Kennegy: 1 Common Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Red-throated Diver and 6 Great Northern Diver. (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary: 6 Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper and 2Black-tailed Godwit still on Ryans Field and 33 Mediterranean Gull from the Causeway. (N Rogers, R Griffiths) Also, on Copperhouse Creek, 15 Mediterranean Gull and 2 Greenshank. (T Wilson)

Godrevy: 8 Ringed Plover, 12 Turnstone and 1 Little Egret on rocks. (T Polglase)

St Gothian Sands: 1 m Common Scoter. (T Wilson) In addition, 1 singing Grasshopper Warbler, 15 Tufted Duck, 6 Shelduck, 2 female Teal and 1 Geenshank. (T Polglase)

Falmouth; off Castle Beach: 3 Great Norther Diver (1 in summer plumage), 2 Sandwich Tern and 4 Swallow. (J St Ledger)

Illogan: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker in chase around Maningham Wood and 1 Nuthatch. (J Baker)

Spit Beach: 14 Eider (group of 8 and group of 6), c30+ Whimbrel, 4 Great Northern Diver, 7 Black-throated Diver. (M Brooks & J Piper)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 23 Canada Goose, 1 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 6 Goosander, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Mallard, 21 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 22 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Buzzard, 1 Red Kite, 2 Raven, 18 Carrion Crow, 18 Jackdaw, 5 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Blackbird, 2 Cuckoo, 5 Chaffinch, 6 Wheatear, 8 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 4 Pied Wagtail, 10 Linnet, 7 House Sparrow, 3 Skylark, 14 Willow Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Dunnock, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 2 Rabbit and 1 adult with 2 juvenile Roe Deer. (J Hale, C Reed and DAConway)

Davidstow Airfield: male Ring Ouzel and 40+ Wheatear. (B Craven)

Crowdy Reservoir: 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Creasted Grebe, 1+ Ad Yellow legged Gull and 5 Wheatear. (B Craven)

Egloskerry, Launceston: 1 Rook in private garden. (S Wallace)

Widemouth Bay: 36 Whimbrel, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit and 5 White Wagtail feeding in ploughed fields. (M Worden)

Millbrook: 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Mandarin, 1 Greenshank, 2 Whmbrel & 2 Sandwich Tern (P Kemp)

Downderry:  moving west (0620-0825) were 4 Common Scoter,  4 Fulmar, 130 Gannet, a Manx Shearwater, 2 Kittiwake, 2 Common Gull and 4 Sandwich Tern. Also 13 Great Northern Diver, a Red-throated Diver and 9 Whimbrel. (A Payne)

Late submission, 22/04, Marazion Marsh: 1 ad Night Heron found at 20.40, in the cleared area by the railway bridge. It then flew and appeared to land by the standing stone. (P St Pierre) Also c250 Swallow, c150 Sand Martin and c50 House Martin. (DK Parker, J Hawkey, P St Pierre)

Late submission, 22/04, Marazion Beach: 1w Bonaparte’s Gull still off Red River. Also 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Whimbrel, 16 Ringed Plover, 18 Dunlin, 12 Turnstone and 4 Sanderling. (DK Parker, J Hawkey)

Late submission, 22/04, Madron: 1 Cuckoo, 2 Stonechat, 3 Skylark, 2 Linnet and 1 Buzzard. (J Perry)


Montague’s Harrier – John St Ledger
Blue-headed Wagtail – Nigel Rogers
Yellow Wagtail – Nigel Rogers
Blue-headed Wagtail – Tony Wilson
Golden Oriole – Reuben Veal
Golden Oriole – Reuben Veal
Night Heron – Adrian Lea
Night Heron – Adrian Lea
Night Heron – Doug Wright
Night Heron – Mike Spicer
Bonaparte’s Gull – Tony Wilson
Ruff – Regina Griffiths
Ruff – Regina Griffiths
Great Northern Diver – John St Ledger
Fulmar – Martin Webb
Stonechat – Martin Webb
Sedge Warbler – Donna Duffield
Shelduck – Chris Hooper
Buzzard – Chris Hooper