Wednesday 5th April 2023

Wednesday 5th April 2023

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2cy Bonaparte’s Gull from B3301 causeway early morning. (R Veal et al) Still present mid morning, also Red Kite. (S Rowe, J Chapple et al) Also c15 Sand Martin, c30 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, drk Goosander. (R Veal)

Walmsley: Marsh Harrier, 3 Ruff (6 reported), 18 Cattle Egret, 6 Black-winged Stilt, Green Sandpiper reported, 2 Swallow, 30+ Sand Martin. (S Lilley) Note Tower Hide is member keyholders only

Wheal Alfred: Black Kite over at 1140, heading South East. Also 2 Yellow Wagtail on pitch and putt course. (M Whittaker)

Maer Lake: ad m Black-winged Stilt still. (P Kemp et al) Also 45 Teal, 3 Shelduck, 1 Shoveler. (D Dennis)

Chapel Porth: Purple Heron briefly this morning then flew inland. (G Lawlor)

Pendeen: male Serin near lighthouse 9am. (P Combridge)

Carn-les-Boel: fem Woodchat still just West of Faraway cottage. (S Rogers)

Rosemullion Head: ad Purple Heron flew West. (E Cornelius)

St Ives: Alpine Swift over Porthmeor 1500. (J Machin) then showing well from the Malakoff at 18:00 (D Flint) Also reported at 0740.

Par, beach pool: c.60 Sand Martin, 3+ Swallow, 2 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Sandpiper. (R Hampshire)

Gannel Estuary: 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 7 Redshank, 12 Common Gull late pm. (S Rowe)

Helston: fem Ring-necked Duck reported again at boating lake.

Perranporth: Hoopoe reported in garden

Bude: 5 Cattle Egret moving S over Kings Mill towards treatment works early this morning (P Kemp)

Late news, 5/4, Mullion Golf Course: 3 Black-winged Stilt at flooded area from 9am to midday, confirmed from photograph.

Purple Heron, Elliot Cornelius
Black-winged Stilt, Steve Lilley