Germoe: A few Chaffinches arrived in the garden to be joined by an enormous flock of finches that flew in/over my garden and the neighbouring fields. They were in waves that left me feeling quite dizzy with excitement -Then then returned all returned to stop and eat and fly back into the woods.
It is hard to estimate how many – but a few stragglers numbered to my surprise 50 so the total that past by could have been 1000? Chaffinches in the main and Goldfinches were also identifiable.
I was transfixed for about 15 mins. Have they come to stay for the winter and were they up north before?
Have also seen Redwings and Fieldfare come for their annual feed on crab apples – numbers up on previous sightings. 15 November 2020 (Liz Eliot)
Bodmin: Thanks for running this again. 17th Nov – total = 19 I started Saturday…but need to spend more time outside when it’s not raining! A lot of my ones in first lockdown were random sightings/hearings when I was gardening. I cannot see a list set up on BUBO – is that intended, please? (John Macadam)
We haven’t yet, we will see if we can do so at the weekend.
Tresillian: My total up to now: 26 Full List: Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Robin, Blackbird, Dunnock, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Buzzard, Carrion Crow Jay, Wood Pigeon, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Wren, Redwing, Sparrowhawk, Rook, Goldcrest, Stock Dove, Canada Goose, Fieldfare, Moorhen, Chiffchaff, Song Thrush, Cormorant, Green Woodpecker, Herring Gull, Barn Owl (Andrew le Masurier)
Mabe, Penryn: Still to tot up my own list, although it’s isn’t that many. However two new additions today, was just pulling up in the car to see two Starling flying over. Jumped out the car and inside the front gate, but couldn’t see them! Back to the car to pick up a bag of shopping only to see them again, more distantly, so run back into the gate and managed to add them to the list! Also managed to see a Peregrine gliding over from the living room window a little later. (Dan Chaney)