Thursday 25th April 2024

Thursday 25th April 2024

Dovehedge Cove (2km E Pentire Point: Hooded Crow. 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Whitethroat between there and Port Quin. (K Williams/Twitter)

Relubbus: Purple Heron (probably 1s) on small pool along Hayle river valley, from bridleway, but flew SE c1100. Also 4 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler. (R Veal)

Windmill Farm: 1 Red Deer (immature male), 1 Roe Deer, 4 Skylark, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Cuckoo, 1 Plover sp. flushed from large pond (possibly Dotterel), 1 Adder, 1 Whitethroat. (J Evans) 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (G Fisher)

Hayle Estuary, Copperhouse Creek: 1st winter Spoonbill. (Birdguides)

Redruth (Carn Brea): Grasshopper Warbler, one reeling and showing intermittently early evening today in low scrub on left of main path from parking area to monument. (D Offer)

Downderry: on the sea 27 Great Northern Diver and a Red-throated Diver, while on the beach 3 Whimbrel early morning. (A Payne)

Rough Tor: 2 Cuckoo,1 m Redstart, 1 Great spotted Woodpecker early am from the carpark.(S Grose)

Rock Helipad field: 2 prs nesting Greenfinch, 1 Sparrowhawk over.(S Grose)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Wren, 2 m&f Stonechat, 1m Linnet, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1m Blackbird, 8+ Swallow, 4 Jackdaw, 2 Magpie, 1m Mute Swan, 1 Moorhen, 22 Canada Goose. (10.00 – 11.00 M Webb)

Lizard Point: 8:45 – 10:40 43 Puffin, C2000 Manx Shearwater per hour, 8 Turnstone, 4 Purple Sandpiper (J.Jones, S.Wood)

Falmouth Bay, viewed from Gyllyngvase: 1 Black- throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver (2 in summer plumage), 2 Guillemot. (J St Ledger)

Lower Predannack incorporating Soapy Cove: 2 Swallow, 2 Common Buzzard (1 pale morph consuming Adder), 4 Whitethroat, 5 Stonechat, 6 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff. (J Evans)

Plaidy, Looe: 9 Fulmar (4 nests), 1 Kestrel, 1 Shag (C&J Duffy)

Hannafore, Looe: 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Oystercatcher, 6 Whimbrel, 1m & 1f Stonechat (C&J Duffy)

Northcott Mouth NR Bude: 3 Mallard (on beach), 1 Adult female Kestrel, 100+ mixed flock of Gulls( in field being ploughed)mostly non breeding Herring Gull with a few Lesser Black-Backed gull, 4 Raven, 8 Stonechat, 18 Linnet, 2 Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler (singing), 4 Sand Martin, 20+ Swallow. (N Bastin.)

Cudden Point: 10 Whimbrel, 5 Great Northern Diver, 3 Whitethroat. (R Veal)

Stithians Lake: 2 (M) Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, numbers of Chiffchaff & Willow Warbler. (A Lea)

Edgecumbe: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, at West Inner Edgecumbe farm. (P Binnie)

Porthleven: 1 Wheatear. (P Binnie)

Land’s End: Marsh Harrier North 0755, Garganey pair South, Great Northern Diver over North, 2 Redpoll North. (IC Whitehouse, MD James.) 1 Wheatear, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Whimbrel. (S Rogers)

Late news, 24/4, Penzance: 62 Purple Sandpiper, 4 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin at Battery Rocks. Also c1500 Manx Shearwater, 130+ Kittiwake, c40 Common Gull in Mount’s Bay. (M Elliott)

Late news, 24/4, Culdrose: 1 Cuckoo. (J Overfield)

Late news, 24/4, Pendeen: ringtail Montagu’s Harrier over c1300. (P Combridge)

Late news 23/4 West Portholland: Possible Golden Oriole between West Portholland and Treviskey. (C Hiorns)



Blackcap. Adrian Lea
Willow Warbler. Adrian Lea
Linnet. Nigel Bastin
Stonechat. Nigel Bastin
Blackcap. Nigel Bastin
Linnet. Nigel Bastin
Lesser Whitethroat. Gill Fisher
Wren. Martin Webb
Stonechat. Martin Webb
Linnet. Martin Webb
Mute Swan. Martin Webb
Swallow. Martin Webb
Purple Heron. Reuben Veal
Purple Heron. Reuben Veal