Garden Listing Tuesday 19th May

Tresillian: Belated arrival of Greenfinch and Collared Dove takes the total to 52. (Andrew le Masurier)

Constantine: List moved to 59. Finally caught up with Great Black-backed Gull. A silage field over the valley was being baled and three adults flew low over it looking for food for a while before drifting back towards Port Navas. (David Collins)

Coverack: A pair of Siskin on the feeders for 68. Always a mystery to me, a pair seem to turn up on the feeders for one day only in May or the very end of April most years, then disappear again! (Dan Beadle)

BigGardenSit 16th May 2020:

Results from the #BigGardenSit 08:00 – 09:00am

NoNameLocationHighlights 
42Tony BlundenLizardRed-legged Partridge
35Dan BeadleCoverackCuckoo, Willow Warbler, Jay
27Geoff WhiteTrethurgyGoldcrest, Sparrowhawk
26Stu BearhopDevoranDipper, Grey Wagtail
26Andy BlondenPolbathicCoal Tit
22Tim PinfieldConstantineLong-tailed Tit
19Jen BousfieldMiddlewoodHouse Martin, Mistle Thrush
17Dan ChaneyMabe BurnthouseGreenfinch

Combined list of 68 species:

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Tuesday 19th May 2020

Trethewey: Bee-eater heard only, early morning. (K Wilson)

Mounts Bay: 2 Great Northern Diver, 25 Purple Sandpiper (Jubilee Pool), 2 Common Dolphin (mother and calf), 2 Porpoise. (R Kirkwood).

Common Dolphin with calf-R Kirkwood

Common Dolphin-R Kirkwood

Purple Sandpiper-Mashuq Ahmad

Purple Sandpiper-R Kirkwood

Longrock: 1 Black-throated Diver and 2 Great Northern Diver offshore early morning. (P St Pierre)

United Downs: Cuckoo (pair), 3 Garden Warbler and 1 Wheatear at the old landfill site. (F Bell)

Carnmeal Downs;Breage: 1m and 1f Yellowhammer. (G Adams)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: Cuckoo flying around here and Poldice Valley. (B Toms)

Chapel Porth: 1 Cuckoo, 3 Chiffchaff singing, 1 Blackcap, 1 Swift, 30 Swallow, 6 House Martin. (S Rowe)

Ardensawah: 2 Turtle Dove. (MD Wallace)

Madron Carn: 2 singing Yellowhammer. (P St Pierre)

Blackhead St Austell: 16 Great Northern Diver, 1 Dunlin, Gannet, Guillemot, Razorbill, 47 Manx Shearwater, 5 Common Scoter, 27 Kittiwake, 3 Fulmar, 3 Oystercatcher, Shag, Cormorant. (D Cooper)

Porthilly Point: 16 Ringed Plover overhead, 5 Sand Martin, 2 Shelduck. (S Grose)

St Issey: 1 Hare (roadkill on A39 next to halfway house pub). (S Grose)

Pencarrow Wood: 15 Chiffchaff,1 Willow Warbler,12 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Siskin (B Bosisto L Payne)

Lower Tamar Lake: 4 Willow Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 1m Blackcap, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 1m Tufted Duck, plenty of Swallows and House Martins. (R Mudge)

Treverva: 24 Long-tailed Tit in single flock (some adults, but mostly juvs), 2 singing Blackcap (D Chaney)

Truro: Cormorant struggling with then devouring an eel(?) on the river beside the Cathedral. (E Atkins)