Hayle Estuary

Hayle Estuary

Hayle Estuary
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  • Spring clean

    The volunteers and I will be working at Ryan's Field for the next couple of weeks to give the hide and other furniture a fresh lick of paint and to fill in the major potholes in the car park. We are always looking for extra volunteers to help out...
  • March 2014

    We are already half way through March but with the departure of most of our wintering wildfowl and waders, it has been a slow start to the spring migration. Good numbers of Lesser Black-backed Gulls are always a feature at this time of year and amongst...
  • Birds galore!

    The end of September has seen a real influx of birds to the reserve, doubtless due to the damp, foggy weather conditions coupled with a strong easterly wind. Star of the show has undoubtedly been a Black-winged Stilt. This is our first in 25 years and...
  • Spoonbill on Lelant Water

    Although quite a rarity in the far west, Spoonbills are almost annual at Hayle Estuary so it wasn't a total surprise when one turned up on Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August. A supporting cast included 24 Wigeon, 46 Teal, 5 Ringed Plover, 150 Curlew...
  • Summer update

    After a quiet June, the only notable occurrence being an unseasonal Scaup 18th-21st, July has started better. Thus 9th July produced 90 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 11 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper and a first-summer Grey Plover. The latter caused...
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