Garden Listing Monday 15th June

Coverack: Not a new species, but certainly a very bizarre sighting – juv Cormorant dosing on the driveway! I’ve already had flyover Cormorant, but being at least 0.75 miles from the sea and with only a very small pond, I didn’t expect one to land! After preening and yawning outside the garage for 30 mins, it the waddled onto the front doorstep before finding its reflection in a car door and appearing very confused; staring, snapping and peering at itself! The bird even stayed when the window cleaner came, later walking off down the road, but it seemed fit and well and could stretch its wings easily. 

Cormorant – Dan Beadle

Cormorant – Dan Beadle

14th June

Little Kirland: Finally 50 with a female Grey Wagtail which flew up from the stream (just not visible from my garden) onto a neighbour’s roof, calling. Maybe the other feathered residents in the stream will show themselves too? (John Macadam)

12th June

Polbathic: Correction: I’d already seen Blackcap, so it was 52, not 53. Further to previous correction, the arrival of Black-headed Gull now confirms the total at 53. (Andy Blonden)

Monday 15th June 2020

Lizard: Still 1 Rosy Starling today. (M Pass) On path to Lizard Head this evening. (G Willetts)

Rosy Starling, Graeme Willetts

Sancreed: 1 Crossbill West at 0715. (D Flumm)

The Rumps: 17 Puffin (12 on the water at the Mouls, 5 (3+2) flypast between the Mouls and Newlands), many Guillemot and Razorbill, 3 Sunfish. (R Kirkwood)

Puffin, Rupert Kirkwood

‘bridled’ Guillemot, Rupert Kirkwood

Razorbill, Rupert Kirkwood

Crowdy/Davidstow Woods: 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Wheatear (2ad & 3 juv), 2 Redstart, 15 Siskin, 3 Crossbill, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Buzzard, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet, also observed but not counted, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Padstow football club: 2 Yellowhammer on wires. (S Grose)

Crugmeer: 1 Kestrel, 6 Corn Bunting, 31 Skylark, 9 Linnet. (S Grose)

Lellizzick: 2 Grey Partridge in field with dead macrocarpa trees at 19.30hrs. (S Grose)

Treneere: Ring-necked Parakeet (presumed escape) still present around Humphry Davy School. (M Elliott)

Downderry: 2 Whimbrel still present early morning, whilst 2 Mediterranean Gulls headed west. (A Payne)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: juv Black-headed Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 13 Curlew, 1 Grey Wagtail. (R Veal)

Temple: 1 Cuckoo, 3 Ravens, 1 Chaffinch. (RB Girling)

Threemilestone: 1 Red Kite 1130. (V Smith)

Launceston: 3 juv Stonechat, 1 Grey Heron. (L Whitley)

Penrose: juv Nuthatch, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Song Thrush. (P Day, M Patterson-Jones)

Loe Bar: 10+ Sand Martin, 20+ Swallow, Cuckoo, 2 Gannet, 2 Fulmar around nearby cliffs. (P Day, M Patterson-Jones)

Feock: albino/leucistic Starling in garden, away from flock containing juveniles. (K Dalziel)

albino/leucistic Starling, Kate Dalziel

albino/leucistic Starling, Kate Dalziel

Coverack: Cormorant displaying unusual behaviour: At 0.75 miles from the sea and only a very small pond, I didn’t expect a Cormorant to land on the driveway today! After preening and yawning outside the garage for 30 mins, it the waddled onto the front doorstep before finding its reflection in a car door and appearing very confused, staring, snapping and peering at itself! When disturbed by the window cleaner the bird walked off down the road, but it seemed fit and well. (D Beadle)

Cormorant, Dan Beadle