Wednesday 8th April 2020

Birding in Lockdown: Links to Garden Lockdown Listing League and our Birding Ideas Page, helping to make the most of extra time as a result of the lockdown.

Gannel Estuary: 1 Little Tern still, also 2 Grasshopper Warbler. (S Rowe)

Tregiffian: 1 Hoopoe. (C Moore)

New Rd Plantation, Nansladron: 1 Hoopoe. (G Wardle)

Mount Edgcumbe CP: 1 Hoopoe reported.

Lamorna: 1 Hoopoe reported.

St Buryan: 1 Ring Ouzel reported.

Lizard: 1 Redstart reported in village.

Roche: 1 Red Kite early pm. (I Bott)

Tregony: 1 Red Kite flew East at 8am. (M Pascoe)

Crowlas: 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Swallow, 3 House Martin. (R Veal)

Carbis Bay: 12 Shag, 2 Cormorant, 2 Gannet, 10 Sandwich Tern, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Linnets, 1 Wheatear, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 4 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Rock Pipit (P Nason)

Tolcarne: 1 Common Sandpiper. (M Elliott)

Longrock: 31 Common Scoter off Great Hogus, (‘scoped’ from home in Newlyn). (B Dodd)

Marazion: 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 28 Common Scoter, 3 Gadwall. (S Rogers)

Pendeen: 2 Redwing. (P Clement)

Heamoor: 1 Redwing over. (P St Pierre)

Penzance: 1 Redwing over early am. (M Ahmad) 4 Buzzard together over Lidden area and 2 Harbour Porpoise viewed in the Bay. (T Mills) Common Sandpiper at Tolcarne. (M Elliott)

Brew Pool: White Wagtail, Whitethroat, Whimbrel. (P Walsh)

Polgigga: 30 Willow Warbler, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 20 Blackcap, 6 White Wagtail. (K Wilson)

Trencrom: 1 Red Kite over, 3+ Willow Warbler. (R Veal)

Sancreed: 2 Swallow, migrant Kestrel (first of the Spring), 8 Willow Warbler. (D Flumm)

Kestrel – Dave Flumm

Kestrel – Dave Flumm

Swallow – Dave Flumm

Truro: 25 Common Scoter over, Holly Blue. (R Wilkins) 1 Willow Warbler. (P Fraser)

Redruth: pr Swallows returned to barn on outskirts of Gwennap. (S Marshall)

Wadebridge: 1 Whitethroat singing at Tesco. (D Julian)

Bude Marshes: 16 Chiffchaff, 10 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 2 Sedge Warbler, 13 prs Rook on nests, 1 pr Raven, 3 prs Buzzard, 1f Sparrowhawk, 2 Teal, 30+ Mallard, 2 Water Rail, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Shelduck. (N Bastin)

Gillan Creek: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, 4 Mallard, 1 Greenshank, 9 Redshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Little Egret, 10 Carrion Crow, 50+ Herring Gull, 1 Great Black Backed Gull. (B Nicholls)

Swanvale NR, Falmouth: 1400hrs.1 Nuthatch (calling), 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), 1 Green Woodpecker (yaffling), 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Buzzard. Swanpool 1 Sandwich Tern (S Van Hear)

Restronguet: 1 Osprey still (J Chapple)

Talskiddy: 1 Whimbrel, 7 House Martin, 4 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff. (P Roseveare)

Colan: 5 Chiffchaff, 5m&1f Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Swallow, 5 Skylark, 7 Buzzard (together), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Camborne: fem Blackbird laid first egg this morning. (R Bunt)

Gwavvas: 2 Swallows. (D Wright)

St Columb Minor: 1 Barn Owl over Fair Park Cemetery towards Trewollack, 2 Tawny Owl from Priory Rd. (S Grose)

St Cleer to Rosecraddoc: 1 male Black Redstart on neighbouring bungalow roof, 1 male Blackcap found deceased by our garage door, 4 Common Buzzard, 1 male Greenfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Nuthatch, 2 House Martin. (M & R. Frost)

Dobwalls: 1 Holly Blue, 1 Orange Tip in the garden (C&J Duffy)