Sunday 9th April 2023

Sunday 9th April 2023

Hayle Estuary: 1 Bonaparte’s Gull still and 1 Little Ringed Plover. (R Augarde, P Maker, B Mellow) Also, 54 Mediterranean Gull and 12 Common Gull. (J Hawkey)

Nanjizal: Woodchat Shrike still below Faraway Cottage. Also, 1 Black Redstart. (D Bradford) Also, 2 Redwing in stubble field, 1 Sparrowhawk (f) pursuing Goldfinch, 2 Blackcap singing amongst blooming blackthorn. Also, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Small Tortoiseshell. (J Evans)

Ruan Lanihorne: Adult Purple Heron also Black-winged Stilt, 1 Spoonbill, male Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Greenshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew, 50+ Shelduck, 7 Black-tailed Godwit and 3 Common Gull on main estuary. Also, 1 Marsh Tit and 3 Fallow Deer (including 1 stag). (P Kemp, F Bell, J St Ledger, A Langdon et al)

Purple Heron – John Chapple

Walmsley Sanctuary: (09:00 -10:20) 6 Black-winged Stilt, 5 Gadwall, 15 Shoveler, 8 Mallard, 44 Teal, 39 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 1 Snipe, 3 Little Egret, 11 Canada Goose, 1 Mute Swan, 2 Cormorant, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Little Grebe, 60+ Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler. (D Clegg, S McMahon, P Davies) In addition, 1 Reed Bunting. (G Williams)

Maer Lake: 1 Black-winged Stilt still this morning. (M Worden, K Hannavy)

Predannack to Kynance: 1 Sedge Warbler singing near car park at Predannack, 1 m Blackcap, several singing Chiffchaff, 5 Wheatear, 1pr Linnet, 5 Raven, 1 m Blackbird, Jackdaws carrying nesting material above Kynance Cove, 2 Robin, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 m Stonechat and numerous Meadow Pipit. (ND and S Chandler)

Poltesco: 2 Black-throated Diver on the sea. (Birdguides)

Lands End: 2 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Curlew. (S Rogers)

Jerico Farm: 1 Whooper Swan. (R Augarde, P Maker, B Mellow)

Drift Reservoir: 2nd calendar year Iceland Gull. (S Rogers)

Marazian Marsh: 2 Common Tern flew over the marsh and out to sea. (R Augarde, P Maker, B Mellow)

Zennor Head: 6 Wheatear, 4 Sand Martin. (R Veal)

Treveal: 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, c20 Chiffchaff, 1 House Martin, 1 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin, 2 Wheatear. (R Veal)

Rosewall Hill: 1m Wheatear, 1 Snipe. (R Veal)

Chykembro Common: 2 Mallard, 1 Willow Warbler. (R Veal)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Guillemot close in feeding (S Van Hear)

Carnon Downs: Hoopoe in private garden. (K Woodcock)

Par Beach Pool: c80 Herring Gull, c20 Black-headed Gull, c40 Canada Goose (1 pair on nest), c70 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swan, c50 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 2 Swallow, 3 White Farmyard Goose. (S Ashby) In addition, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Tufted Duck, pair of Gadwall, 15+ Sand Martin and 1 Swallow. (R Hampshire) Also, 2 Shelduck and 1 Mediterranean Gull. (G Barter, D Cooper)

Trewornan Bridge: 1 Drake Mandarin. (D Clegg, S McMahon)

Downderry: (0645-0800) 3 Shelduck, 37 Gannet, 4 Fulmar, 6 Common Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 25 auks all east. Also 6 Common Scoter west and 10 Sandwich Tern. (A Payne)


Purple Heron – Adrian Langdon
Purple Heron – Nick Watmough
Purple Heron – Steve Cox
Purple Heron – John St Ledger
Black-winged Stilt – Steve Cox
Hoopoe – Ken Woodcock
Wheatear – Reuben Veal
Black-winged Stilt – Paul Davies
Black-winged Stilt – Paul Davies
Marsh Tit – Nick Watmough