Lockdown Listing Wednesday 13th May

Mabe Burnthouse: You spend hours and days hoping for the next addition to the garden list, then you step outside and get 2 within 30 seconds of each other! Had been in almost all day, my partner had finished work and wanted to go for a short walk, so had a glance in the back garden to see a smart Greenfinch on the telephone cables, which was joined by an imm and then they both flew off, walked 10 metres around the side of the house to have a Goldcrest a couple of yards away in the baby conifer there! 51 now … (Dan Chaney)

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Late News, 10/05, Treslothan, Camborne: Green Woodpecker heard at 0745hrs. (D King)

Late News, 12/05, Brea Village: 1 Willow Warbler heard singing near railway arch in afternoon. (D King)

Late News, 12/05, Mawgan: 2 Roe Deer in field behind our house (P Bedford)

Late News, 12/05, Wadebridge: fem Redstart at NRA pools, 2 Greenshank. (D Julian)

Kenidjack: 1 Wryneck at donkey paddocks.

Merry Maidens: 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing for 5th day, potentially of Eastern subspecies halimodendri. (M McKee, D Parker)

Carnon Downs: fem Redstart, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Red Kite. (J Chapple)

Battery Rocks: 30+ Purple Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone. (B Hibbet)

Polgigga: 2 Lesser Whitethroat. (M Wallace)

Walmsley Reserve: 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby, 1 Red Kite, 3 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Shelduck, 6 Gadwall, 9 Swift, c.90 Sand Martin, c.30 House Martin, c.20 Swallow, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler from footpath in adjacent fields. (P Roseveare) Also 1 Ruff, 1 Wigeon. (B Bosisto)

Hayle Estuary: 3 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Ringed Plover, 92 Dunlin on Ryan’s Field early morning. (S Turner)

Lostwithiel: Red Kite 10:45hrs. high over town and mobbed by crows. Drifted away towards Lerryn. (C Jewels)

Downderry: 12 Whimbrel on the beach early today. (A Payne)

Seaton: 2 Common Sandpiper. (A Payne)

Stithians Reservoir: Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Reed Bunting, 7 Blackcap, 4 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, several Willow Warbler, 6 Swift, 3 Cuckoo. (R Loader)

Stithians Reservoir: 12 Willow Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Stonechat, 1 Cuckoo, 3 Reed Bunting (all singing males), 1 Canada Goose incubating, 2 Great Crested Grebe incubating, Meadow Pipit feeding 3 young at nest. Also 5 Swift, 2 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin through. (D Eva)

Bude: 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 – 5 Swallow, Mallard with 5 ducklings, 5 Chiffchaff in song, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Wren and pair of Canada Goose, all from Rodd’s Bridge to Hele Bridge, Bude . (H Kendall)

Truro: Male Bullfinch in my private garden early this morning (K Mortimore) One adult Raven and three very vocal youngsters on the Cathedral at 10:15am this morning. (K&J Mortimore)

St Cleer: 1 Red Kite: seen flying over our garden then back towards Rosecraddoc Woods. Viewed at distance circling over the woods some 5 minutes later. Also single Red Kite seen over the woods on 8th May and 11th May
Perhaps all records relate to the same bird (?). (M & R Frost)

Rame Head, Military Road and Penlee Point circuit: 25 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 11 Blackcap, 20 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear (Greenland spp), 1 Tree Pipit, 50+ Swallow, 1 House Martin, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1f Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Hobby in off the sea, 1 Raven, 4 Yellowhammer (G Lewis)

Coast Path near Tregantle Fort: 5 Whitethroat, 1m Blackcap (G Lewis)

Bodmin: 1 Red Kite above me on the A30. Seen about here: 50.498064, -4.684885 (D Vosper)

Halvana Plantation: 5 Crossbill, 10 Siskin (B Bosisto L Payne)

Goss Moor: 1 Swift, 3 Swallows, 4 Willow Warblers (2 seen, 2 more heard) 2 Bullfinch males, 2 Blackcap males (A & B Tregunna)

Port Quin/ Doyden Castle: 7 Puffin, 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Whimbrel, 9 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat, 15 Rock Pipit, 2 Kestrel, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Buzzard, 19 Skylark, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 56 Carrion Crow, 53 Rook, 9 Raven, 2 Red legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Colliford Lake: 1 Red Kite, 3 Cuckoo (B Bosisto L Payne) Also 4 Buzzard, 2 Swift, m Cuckoo. (L Hall)

Bodmin Moor, De Lank Waterworks Wood: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Grey Wagtail (2 adults feeding 3 young), 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Wheatear. (J St Ledger)

Grey Wagtail, J St Ledger

Spotted Flycatcher, J St Ledger

Bodmin Moor, De Lank Waterworks to Garrow Tor: 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Cuckoo, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Stonechat (2 adults feeding 2 young), 1 Meadow Pipit feeding young, 1 Hobby (circling overhead), 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk over. Also 16 Red Deer, 2 Roe Deer, 1 large Adder. (J St Ledger)

Cuckoo, John St Ledger

Bodmin Moor, Bolatherick Farm: 5 Mistle Thrush (2 adults, 3 young) (J St Ledger)

Porth Reservoir: 12 Great Crested Grebe  (including pair with 2 young and a pair still incubating eggs), 1m Teal, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Dunlin, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Reed Warbler singing. (S Rowe)

Penzance: Red Kite east in morning. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 6 Wheatear, 2 Garden Warbler, 10 Swift. No Kites today but farmer at Treganoe Farm here told me he saw one “with bight yellow wing tags” at the farm 11th May. (D Flumm)

Croft Pascoe Plantation, Goonhilly: 2+ Siskin, 20+ Willow Warbler, 1 Long Tailed Tit, 2 Swift and 1 Cuckoo heard. (A Witheywood)

Padstow: 2 Barn Owl. (S Grose)

Minions Hurlers: 1 Stonechat 1 Cuckoo 1 Willow Warbler. (D Hastilow)

Stonechat, David Hastilow

Crowlas: 1m Whitethroat in garden briefly, first site record. (R Veal)

Portreath: pr Fulmar. (E Gowers)

Copperhouse Creek: 2 pr Shelduck and 1 young. (V Skilton)

Lockdown Listing Tuesday 12th May

Hayle: House Martin & Long-tailed Tit are the new additions over recent days. (Martin Lenney)

Little Kirland: Red Kite – so now 47.Cheers. (John Macadam)

Tregidden: Total 42. New additions Red Kite and Blackcap. Shame I missed the Kingfisher and Little Egret seen by my neighbours. (Bob Nicholls)

Tresillian: The influx of Red Kites brought in one that drifted low and lazy over the garden, bringing up my 50.

The house is undergoing building work at the moment so is not habitable, except by a pair of Pied Wagtails who are nesting in the dining room, while a pair of Grey Wagtails moved into a new outhouse from where three young fledged on 11 May. More conventionally, Linnets are nesting in the shrubbery and a pair of Goldfinches in a bay tree. Photos attached. (Andrew le Masurier)

Linnet – Andrew le Masurier

Goldfinch – Andrew le Masurier

Pied Wagtail – Andrew le Masurier

Grey Wagtail – Andrew le Masurier

Grey Wagtail – Andrew le Masurier

Foxhole: Grey Heron takes me to 36 (Pete Wilkins)

Crowlas: Back to work tomorrow, on my last day of lockdown listing proper, I managed to get the best bird of my entire lockdown list as I connected with an Osprey moving North, that I had been alerted to as it was found over Chyandour. Pleased with my total of 65 for the period, only 18 shy of all-time house list. (Reuben Veal)