A good broad range of sightings across the Hayle Estuary reserves this week including:

  • An immature spoonbill who has been with us for most of the winter
  • Water rail have been spotted a couple of times in Ryan's field (the area in front of the hide)
  • Great northern diver, goosander and red-breasted merganser are frequenting Carnsew Pool, the harbour area and the estuary up at Lelant Saltings
  • A couple of bar-tailed godwit and greenshank have also been observed at Lelant Saltings
  • Dunlin and redshank are well distributed across the site and grey plover are also being seen
  • Rock and water pipits
  • Little grebe
  • Lapwing in Ryan's Field and on the estuary
  • The odd sanderling and ringed plover

Not many reports on the kingfisher, peregrine or sparrowhawk! 

The challenge is on, keep your eyes peeled this coming week and feel free to let us know about any exciting sightings that you would like reported next week.  Even better, try and get a picture and we will share it for you.

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