Lockdown Listing Tuesday 5th May

Wadebridge: Now up to 33. (Simon Marquis)

Middlewood, nr Launceston: New garden listing from the end of March, rural garden on edge of woodland below Bodmin Moor.

Full list:- Blackbird, Blackcap, Blue Tit. Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Coal Tit, Cuckoo, Dunnock, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Grey Wagtail (migrate up our stream in spring and back down to the river in autumn), Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Jackdaw, Jay, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Marsh Tit, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, Pheasant, Raven, Robin, Siskin, Song Thrush, House Sparrow, Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl, Treecreeper, Woodpigeon, Wren. Current total = 35

Should be able to add a few more once the Swallows and martins start to breed at the farm above us, and maybe a Swift, Grey Heron etc but we’ll see … (Jen Bousfield)

Mawgan: Swift and Shelduck over.  Now up to 57. (Phil Bedford)

Illogan: 1st Swift of the year seen flying northeast in all that horrible weather, while I was gazing out the window eating my breakfast. Garden total now up to 42. (David Williams)

St Keverne: New lockdown sightings in the garden have sadly dwindled some what, until today, despite the rough winds, there came two new entries!! Greenfinch m and f, Sparrowhawk!! Running Total =36 (Helen Norton)

Marazion: Finally had 2 Bar-tailed Godwits (87) with the regular 9 Whimbrel and 2 Curlew in the horse paddocks this morning. Also had a Red Admiral in the rain today, bringing my butterfly total to 9 (Dave Parker)

Map of garden locations: It is interesting to see the geographical spread of lockdown listing gardens within Cornwall (note they are to generic village/town as per the table, not pinpointed to actual garden locations).


Tuesday 5th May 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.

Late news, 4/5, Carharrack – Gwennap Sewage Works: 2 Wheatear (m&f )on the old dump, 2 Bullfinch,1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush,1 Nuthatch, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Canada Goose, 1 Buzzard, Goldfinch, BlueTit ,Great Tit, 3 Garden Warbler, 1 Roe Deer (W Chegwidden)

Late news, 4/5, Gluvian: flock of Common Tern sound recorded over garden at 4am (calls lasted for 30 seconds so would expect double figures of birds), 2 fledged juvenile Song Thrush, 1 Swift, 10 House Martin. (B Bosisto)

Late news, 4/5, Bridge; St Columb Major: 2 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Late news, 4/5, Mousehole: 2cy Iceland Gull, 3cy Yellow-legged Gull, possible Great Black-backed x Glaucous Gull hybrid (or leucistic 2cy Great Black-backed Gull). (M Elliott)

St. Buryan: 1 Marsh Harrier (female flew N over Tregadgwith this afternoon). (N R Rogers)

Porthgwarra: 14 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat,1 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatear & 1 Grey Plover. (M Wallace)

Penzance: 4 Swift over Penzance Harbour this am. (J Evans)

Penzance: 45 Purple Sandpiper at Jubilee Pool. (M Elliott)

Marazion: 1 Swan killed two gosling despite attempts to intervene by adult Geese. c.60 Dunlin and a Sanderling on beach before heading towards Hayle. (J Hicks)

Marazion: 100+ Dunlin, 25 Sanderling, 10 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Grey Plover, 20 Turnstone, 2 Wheatear on the beach this evening. Female Marsh Harrier on the marsh. (S Rogers)

Heamoor: 1 Hobby flew North. (P St Pierre)

Lizard Point and Housel Bay area: 1 female Pied Flycatcher, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Swift, 10 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 10 Swallow (D Collins)

Coverack: 1 Swift, 1 Spotted Flycatcher at Trevothen (D Beadle)

Trevose Head: 3 Whimbrel,1 Osprey ,4 juv Raven in nest ,1 Sedge Warbler, plus Whitethroat, Wheatear, Stonechat, Linnet, Swallow and Sand Martin. (S Marquis)

Gannel Estuary: 32 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel , 1 Sanderling, 2 Swift. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

St Columb Road:  1 Swift, pair Greenfinch, pair Blue Tit, pair Great Tit, 7 Starling, 3 Blackbird (2m 1f), 8 Goldfinch. (A & B Tregunna).

Gluvian: 7 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 3 Swallow, 1 Swift, 3 Stock Dove (B Bosisto)

Bodmin: 3 Swift flying past rather erratically as they do, but in a closer formation as though not actually feeding, in direction west to east past our address. (P Haseldine)

Bude: 5 Swift this afternoon heading NE with 20+ Swallow. (N Bastin)

Polbathic Creek: 1 Red Kite, 2 Whimbrel. (A Blonden)

Freathy: 1 Common Sandpiper on beach today. Also 6 House Martin and 12 Swallow flew east. (M. Jordan)

Downderry: early this morning 11 Whimbrel, 4 Dunlin and a Ringed Plover. (A Payne)