Wednesday 3rd May 2023

Wednesday 3rd May 2023

 

 

 

It is with great sadness that Bob Hibbett passed away on the 27th April. The Cornwall birding community has lost a big character and a close friend to many. Peter Clement and Steve Rogers have written a fitting farewell found here:  Bob Hibbett Farewell

 

 

Lethytep: Squacco Heron returned today – see details below. (P Hambly) A pair of size 9 walking boots were left on site over the weekend, contact Philip to collect if yours.

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: www.lethytep.co.uk/

Hayle Estuary RSPB, Ryan’s Field: 2cy Bonaparte’s Gull still, 1 Great White Egret, 16 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 4 Whimbrel (P St Pierre)

Copperhouse: 1 male Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin. (P St Pierre)

Kynance, road to cove: 1 Montagu’s Harrier again. (S Ford)

Kenidjack: 5 Bee-eater north over sewage works at 10:46 (P Taylor, H Mitchell, P Clarke).

Botallack: 5 Bee-eater on wires late morning (same group as above). (P Walsh, J Waldon) 1 Red Kite. (J Waldon)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Cuckoo (S Ford)

Golitha Woods & Upper Fowey Valley: 3 Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 male Blackcap, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Garden Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Swift, 8 Swallow, 9 House Martin. (M & R Frost)

Halvana: 1 Cuckoo calling, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 male Blackcap. (M & R Frost)

Colliford area: 2 Buzzard, c. 90 Golden Plover, 1 pair Wheatear, 7 Linnet, 2 male Stonechat, Goldfinch, Swallow. 1 Stoat. (M & R Frost)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 30 Canada Geese + 5 goslings, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 8 Cetti’s Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 2 Dunnock, 8 Linnet, 1 Goldfinch, 6 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Blackbird, 2 Wren. (S Cox)

Cligga headland: 4 Swift, 25+ Swallow. (J Savage)

Kingsmill lake: 7 Whimbrel, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 37 Shelduck, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Black-headed Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull & 107 Herring Gull (P Kemp)

Truro river, Boscowan to Malpas: 1 Curlew, 15 Whimbrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Teal, 20 Shelduck, 5 Little Egret. (T Wilson)

Porthilly: 1 Purple Sandpiper.(S Grose)

Godrevy: 1 Whimbrel. (N Henderson)

Whipsiderry: 2 Corn Bunting. (S Grose)

Quintrell Downs: 3 Red Kite this afternoon. (P Stephenson)

Newquay, Treloggan: 3+ Red Kite over this afternoon. (D Grose)

Carnsew Pool: 2 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper (B. Toms)

Rumps and Pentire: 1 Pheasant, 5 Wood pigeon, 5 Oystercatcher, 11 Whimbrel, 2 Kittiwake, 4 Great black-backed gull, 35 Herring gull, 14 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 4 Fulmar, 2 Gannet, 3 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 4 Carrion crow, 9 Skylark, 20 Swallow, 2 House martin, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Reed warbler, 1 Blackbird, 4 Stonechat, 4 Wheatear, 1 Dunnock, 5 Rock pipit, 10 Linnet, 3 Grey seal, 4 Small white, 1 Orange tip, 2 Small copper, 3 Peacock, 3 Wall brown. (M Scawen et al.).

Late submission, 3/5, Botallack: Hobby (J Waldon)

Montagu’s Harrier, Steve Ford
Montagu’s Harrier, Steve Ford
Sedge Warbler, Steve Cox
Purple Sandpiper, Shaun Grose
Whimbrel, Neil Henderson