Garden listing 11th Nov 2020

Information on taking part and Garden Listing Rules

Please email your running total to us at: We will be adding extra garden bits such as full sighting lists, daily lists, best bird of the day, comments and garden photographs etc to this page as we get sent them, please scroll down for the latest additions. Don’t worry if some have much better garden lists than yours – the main aim is to push your own list, hopefully see some interesting birds you wouldn’t have otherwise seen, and enjoy your garden birding this spring. Not everyone lives in their own ‘private nature reserve’, but with effort and luck who knows what you may see? We will also be compiling a Joint Cornwall Lockdown Garden List.

Garden listing ‘rules’: Essentially all birds seen or heard, in or from your garden.

  • All birds to be seen by the named observer only, in or from the garden (or house) – however distant.
  • Birds can be seen or heard. This includes flyovers (over the property or however distant).
  • Birds seen on the property or in the air space above count if you are not actually on the property yourself (such records tend to be rare).
  • Birds that you would have seen if you were there … but weren’t. These don’t count (Run to get inside the property boundaries if you have to if you see a distant Red Kite whilst returning from the shops).
  • Live wild birds only please (exotics, dead birds and sound-recorded only don’t count (although they can be interesting as a side note)).
  • Starting from the beginning of the second UK Lockdown, 5th November 2020
  • Feral Pigeon counts as a species


Don’t forget to submit any other bird sightings to the normal, use BTO Birdtrack and submit to CWT Erccis for other county wildlife sightings.


Wednesday 11th November 2020

Late News, 10/11, Boscathnoe, Penzance: 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, Siskin, Kingfisher (Paul St Pierre)

Malpas, Truro: 17 Cattle Egret flew in and started feeding on shoreline opposite Malpas at confluence Tresillian/Truro rivers from 8.40. (A Hill)

Carnsew, Hayle: 1 Curlew Sandpiper with Redshank,106 Dunlin,10 Grey Plover, 27 Cormorant. (T Polglase)

Mawgan Porth: 63 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 18 Wigeon , 6 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Redpoll sp flew overhead. (B Bosisto)

Falmouth to Rosemullion Head: 1 Kestrel, 2 Greater Black-backed Gull, 2 Raven, 20+Gannet, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 10+ Redshank, washed up Common Dolphin on Maenporth Beach. (P Oldcorn)

Churchtown Farm CNR, Saltash: Very pale Redpoll sp with finch flock. Also 2 Brambling, 200+ Chaffinch, 40 Goldfinch, 2 Lesser Redpoll and 3 Greenfinch, 12 Stock Dove, 2 Mistle Thrush and 1 Fieldfare. (G Lewis)

Godrevy: 1 Snow Bunting, 63 Oystercatcher, 12 Ringed Plover, 26 Turnstone, 5 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Black Redstart, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Stonechat. (J Howells)

Stithians Reservoir: 92 Lapwing, 60+ Teal, 26 Wigeon, 20+ Redwing. (J St Ledger)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1m (eclipse) Goosander, 3 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron. (R Mudge)

Burlawn: 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Barn Owl, Redwings over, from Trerice Plantation. (S Grose)