The Lesser Kestrel was at Giant’s Castle, single Brambling were at Carn Friars & Trenoweth, 2 Ring Ouzel  were at Carn Friars and another was at Giant’s Castle.

The first Turtle Dove of the year was in a field opposite the Golf Course entrance road, a Cuckoo was calling at Carreg Dhu, a Black Redstart  was at Little Porth, a Reed Warbler was in Lower Moors, a Common Whitethroat was at Sallyport and a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling in the Garrison Pig Field.

Jackdaw, 2 Whimbrel & a Lapwing were on the Golf Course and a Dunlin & a Bar-tailed Godwit were on Porth Mellon Beach.


The Lesser Kestrel was in Giant’s Castle/Porth Hellick Down area, 2 Common Scoter  were east of Peninnis and 6 Great Northern Diver were in the Roads.

Ring Ouzel were on Peninnis, 3 were on Porth Hellick Down, 1 was at Giant’s Caste and one was on the Golf Course

Sedge Warbler (including 4 trapped and ringed) were at Porth Hellick & 1 was at Porthloo Duck Pond. 4 Reed Warbler were in Lower Moors & 6 were at Porth Hellick, where there were also 5 House Martin.

Single Common Whitethroat  were at Telegraph, the Airfield, Parting Carn & Mount Todden Farm, a Black Redstart was behind the Co-op in Hugh Town and a Cuckoo was in the Dump Clump. 

The first Pied Flycatcher of the spring was a fine male at Parting Carn and another first was a Whinchat at Porth Hellick with another on the Airfield. 

Water Rail & 2 Common Snipe were at Porthloo Duck Pond, a Jackdaw & a Lapwing was on the Golf Course and the Bar-tailed Godwit was roosting on Newford Island.

A Fulmar flew over Church Street, Hugh Town and was later seen probably nest prospecting on the eastern side of Peninnis.

(c) Joe Pender
(c) Joe Pender
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