Garden Listing Wednesday 24th June

Hayle: Coal Tit calling from a pine tree close by and possibly my first ever Kestrel in the area bring me ever closer to the half century. New total 47. (Martin Lenney)

St Keverne: I have reached the 40 species milestone with a neat Nuthatch in our ash tree! (Helen Norton)

22nd June

Wadebridge: I have now clawed my way to 37! Odd, since I live in a pretty wildlife-friendly place. My latest addition was a Marsh Tit then a Greenfinch – hardly a rarities but not common in my garden. I can count Red Kite though – one sat in my trees a few weeks ago. (Simon Marquis)

19th June

Lostwithiel: Lovely male Siskin puts me up to 47. (Eddy Mayhew)

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Late news, 23/6, Bodmin, Sharp Tor: pr Redstart feeding 1+ young, 6 (3 juv) Wheatear, 9 Mistle Thrush, 2+ Yellowhammer, 4 (2 juv) Stonechat. (R Veal)

male Redstart – Reuben Veal

Newquay: 2 Sparrowhawk above Trenance Gardens. (S Grose)

Nanjizal: Redwing still present. (K Wilson)

Hayle Towans: Rosy Starling still present. (B Mellow)

Rosy Starling – Alex McKechnie

Wadebridge: 8 Crossbill over. (B Bosisto)

Marazion: 20+ Mediterranean Gull on the beach. (P Walsh)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: recently fledged young included at least 8 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 3 Stonechat, 1 Blackcap, 11 House Sparrow. Also 8+ flocks of c150 of Starling high over, all heading West. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 2 Curlew over. (R Veal)

Croft Pascoe Plantation: 6 Crossbill, 3 Goldcrest, 2 young Goldfinch, 1 male Greenfinch, 1 Chiffchaff.  (H Norton)

Porthilly Point: 8 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 68 Oystercatcher, 5 Black headed Gull, 2 Linnet foraging in seaweed, 11 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron. (S Grose)

St Enodoc Golf Course: 41+ Sand Martin nesting in the cliff created by the green keepers, removing sand to refill bunkers. (S Grose)

Bokenver Farm, Seaton: c12 Crossbill over. Also 3 Greenfinch and Garden Warbler. (M Jordan)

Newquay: 24 Swift over Pentire mid pm. (S Rowe)

Cardinham Woods: 99 new birds ringed. Including, 42 Siskin, 13 Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch, 11 Blue Tit, 7 Coal Tit, 10 Great Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 4 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 2 Blackbird and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto) Also,3 Crossbill, 1 Sparrowhawk being harassed by 2 Mistle Thrush (C Mason)

Looe Island: 5 Eider,1 Storm Petrel one mile south of Looe island. (R Kirkwood)

Porthgwarra: 8 Red-veined Darters at the pond (2 pairs in tandem ovipositing and 4 single males). (D Flumm)

Red-veined Darter – Dave Flumm

Red-veined Darter – Dave Flumm