Friday 1st May 2020

Big Garden Sit: This Saturday 2nd May 08 – 09:00am. Record as many species as you can from your garden, seen or heard, in the hour! Let us know how you get on and we will compile a combined list and do a quick report of highlights etc. Bins, notebook and mug of hot beverage of choice at the ready .. #BigGardenSit

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.

Late news, 30/4, Lostwithiel: 2 Swifts over town. (E Mayhew)

Woon Gumpus Common: male Whinchat. (P Clement)

Newlyn: 2cy Glaucous Gull again on South pier. (T Mills)

Drift Reservoir: 15 Whimbrel. (D Flumm)

St Just: Great Northern Diver high north, c500 Manx Shearwater, c30 Kittiwake, 2cy Iceland Gull, 11 Whimbrel, male lookalike ‘Continental Stonechat’, S.r.rubicola, paired with female, showing whiter rump (with thin black streaks) than British race, S.r.hibernans with larger white neck patches, reduced, brighter orange breast patch and overall more black and white appearance. (D Flumm)

Continental Stonechat lookalike, Dave Flumm

Continental Stonechat lookalike, Dave Flumm

Chapel Carn Brea: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Roe Deer. (R Chiffers)

Cuckoo, Robin Chiffers

Roe Deer, Robin Chiffers

Truro: 2 young Ravens practising take-offs and landings on the Cathedral this morning. (K&J Mortimore)

Downderry: moving west before 0730 were 210 Gannets, 4 Great Northern Divers (all in sp), 5 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Kittiwakes, 20 auks and 2 Swifts. 14 Whimbrel onshore. (A Payne)

Dobwalls: 2 Swift flying N to S over the garden, the first of the year for us, plus m & f Siskin here. (C&J Duffy)

Wadebridge: 1 Barnacle Goose from camel trail. (C Davies)

Barnacle Goose, Charlie Davies

St Dennis: 1 Cuckoo calling early am. (P Ash)

Millbrook: 1 Hobby, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Swift. (B Taggart)

Praa Sands: 6 Whitethroat, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Kittiwake, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Blackcap, 1 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Great Northern Diver. (J Evans)

Mount’s Bay: 1 Turnstone moulting to sum plum. (S Rogers)

Turnstone, Steve Rogers

Rosevidney: 28 Whimbrel over (flocks of 3 and c25), 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, fem Kestrel. (R Veal)

Bude: 2 Greenfinch, 1 Reed Bunting. (N Bastin)

Reed Bunting, Nigel Bastin

Greenfinch, Nigel Bastin

Liskeard: m Blackcap singing. (D Sharp)

Blackcap, Deena Sharp