Garden Listing Saturday 16th May

Update: as per email sent out to participants earlier in the week we will be continuing the garden lockdown listing competition, table and postings for the rest of the year, as long as there are still people to take part. If at any point it is announced that we are out of full and complete lockdown we will just continue on as a garden listing league.

As an intermediary point; a snapshot of the lockdown listing league at midnight 12th May (when some travel restriction eased in England at least, with reduced restrictions on travel for exercise (although unnecessary journeys still being discouraged), the lockdown league table looked like this –

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Lockdown restrictions have been eased somewhat, but may tighten again. Irregardless, garden listing will still continue for many and can be a worthwhile pursuit in its own right!

Devoran: This morning’s garden birdwatch list was 27 species.
Also 2 more species to add to the Garden lockdown list this week, Great Black-backed Gull and Collared Dove,Very best (Stu Bearhop)

Trethurgy: Please update my Garden Lockdown list to 46..Thanks for all your good work and ideas.(Geoff White)

Middlewood: A bit more excitement this week with our first House Martins (9) feeding high above and the discovery of the location of the Chiffchaff nest, very small and rather low down in the front garden. Well concealed in the Christmas Box (Sarcococca) but so vulnerable.(Jen Bousfield)

Polbathic: Coal Tit (at last reappearing after a long absence) makes the Garden Lockdown List total: 51.(Andy Blonden)

Coverack: 67 species now on the list, including.Little Egret and Fulmar scoped over Lowlands Point (Dan Beadle)

Garden Listing Friday 15th May

Little Kirland: Glad you’ll continue running this – it’s made me look at little black dots, although today’s addition was a female kestrel less than 50m away. So now 48. Dippers have their second brood under the bridge less than 30m from my garden …maybe I’ll hear them one day! The stream also has otter, bullhead, trout, heron and kingfisher, and eventually reaches the Camel. BTW when Cormac replaced the old granite slabs bridge with a concrete slab they carefully left a ledge in one abutment for birds to nest….and they sliced off the edge of a granite slab to fix to the side of the new concrete slab so the bridge appears unchanged. The spare granite gets taken to their yard for re-use. Cheers. (John Macadam)

St Austell: total species from garden now 44.
Updated species are Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Swift and House Martin.(Neil Best)

Sunday 17th May 2020

Late News, 16/05, Gerrans Bay and Gull Rock: 4 Great Northern Divers,3 Dunlin and 10 Sanderling. (R Kirkwood)

Sanderling – Rupert Kirkwood

Razorbill – Rupert Kirkwood

Sanderling and Dunlin – Rupert Kirkwood

Late News, 16/05, Draynes Valley: 1 Grasshopper Warbler. (L Birtwistle)

St Just, Hendra: Tawny Pipit again in potato fields. (S Rogers et al)

Tawny Pipit, Steve Rogers

Polgigga: 2 Turtle Dove late afternoon. (M Wallace) Also, 1 Lesser Whitethroat at turn-off to Brew. (R Augarde)

St Buryan: 2 Bee-eater at Treverven then drifted West. (J Ryan)

Marazion: Drake Garganey still on Long Rock Pool. (D Julian)

Croft Pascoe: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Siskin (D Eva) In addition 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (J Witheywood)

Spotted Flycatcher – Jen Witheywood

Goonhilly: 2 Cuckoo. (J Chapple)

Lethytep, Lanreath: Grey Wagtail feeding recently fledged young. (P Hambly)

Grey Wagtails – Philip Hambly

Hensbarrow Downs: 13 Willow Warbler, 5 Cuckoo, 1 Reed Bunting, 6 pairs Stonechat (4 young from 3 pairs), 5 Skylark, 2 Blackcap, 1 Common Whitethroat. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

St Martin in Meneage: Red Kite low over garden drifting northwest and being mobbed by a Rook. (S Chandler)

Ryan’s Field, Hayle: 1 Buzzard, 2 Great Tit, 6 Reed Warbler, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sedge Warbler. (K. Bowers)

Reed Warbler – Kevin Bowers

Little Egret – Kevin Bowers

Sedge Warbler – Kevin Bowers

Newlyn Downs: 1 Cuckoo, 5 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, c16 Linnet, 5 Yellowhammer, Willow Warblers. (L Sampson)

Bugle, Goonbarrow: 1m Redstart, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Skylark, 2 Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Black backed Gull. (S Grose)

Whitemoor: 1 Cuckoo. (S Grose)

Tregonetha Downs: 3 m Yellowhammer, 3 Buzzard, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Raven, 2 m Blackcap, 1 Jay, 11 Linnet, 2 prs of Stonechat. (S Grose)

Temple, Bodmin Moor: 2 Cuckoo. (J Eames)

Cuckoo – Jim Eames

Walmsley Sanctuary: 13 Dunlin, 1 Reed Warbler, female Mallard with 12 Duckling (B Bosisto)

Benallack, Grampound Road: 1 pair of Linnets. (T Buchan)