Garden listing 6th Jan 2021

Happy New Year!

Polbathic, 1st January:

Hopefully, you’ll be instigating another Garden List for this year; the last one was very enjoyable. If that’s the case, my starting day’s list, from my St. Germans garden bordering Polbathic Creek, in order seen, is:

Mute Swan, Robin, Jackdaw, Rook, Wood Pigeon, Blue Tit, Hedge Sparrow, Cormorant, Herring Gull, Canada Goose, Dabchick, Wren, Siskin, Goldfinch, Little Egret, Blackbird, Stonechat, Snipe, Chaffinch, Carrion Crow,
Pheasant, Black headed Gull, Pied Wagtail, Mallard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redshank, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Curlew, Treecreeper (the first we’ve had for years!) Also Bar-headed Goose (still with Canadas) … (A Blonden)

Crowlas, 2nd January: 20 species up to the second if having an annual garden list? I had a Firecrest yesterday, a first for our garden (G Healey)

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Late news, December, Gweek: Redstart in early December. (J Preece)

Ashton near Praa Sands: White Stork flying around. (C Dale, G Sykes et al)

Drift Reservoir: male Ring-necked Duck, 6 Tufted Duck. (P  St Pierre) 16 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Teal, 4 Med Gull, 80 Redwing & 2 Chiffchaff. (D Flumm)

St Clement: 3 Cattle Egret at Tresemple Pool. (P Fraser)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: Black-necked Grebe still on Longrock Pool. (S Rogers)

Penzance: 1 Red-throated Diver. (L Proctor) juv Iceland Gull with gulls following plough just north of Tremethick Cross. (P St Pierre)

Marazion: Black-necked Grebe still on Long Rock pool. (S Rogers)

Sennen: c15 Chiffchaff at Brew SW. (K Wilson)

Nanjizal: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff. (K Wilson)

Pennance Point: Black Guillemot, Great Skua, Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 6 Common Scoter, Adult Yellow-Legged Gull, 8 Meditteranean Gulls, c60 Gannets, c40 Kittiwakes, also 10 Risso’s Dolphins, 150+ Common Dolphins, 1 Harbour Porpoise. (M Broadbent, E Cornelius)

Falmouth; off Maenporth: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Great Northern Diver, 8 Kittiwake (on water), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kestrel (over). Also 20+ Common Dolphin. (J St Ledger)

Nr Loe Beach, Carrick Roads: 6 Turnstone, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Red-breasted Meganser, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Green Woodpecker. (K Hambly-Staite)

Mylor: Great Crested Grebe, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Whimbrel. (L Langley)

Tregrehan: 1 Firecrest in Boscundle woods. (I Stewart)

Truro: Male Black Redstart Malpas village. (M Costa)

Porthleven: 1 Black-throated Diver reported.

Illogan: 1 m Sparrowhawk, 2 (m & f ) Blackcap, 2 Blackbird, 3 Starling, 15 House Sparrow, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 1 Wren, in private garden (J Baker)

St.Winnow: Golden Plover c300 feeding in fields alongside Lerryn Road. (E Mayhew)

Kenneggy: 1 Redwing, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Rock Pipit, 9 Turnstone. (C James)

Lower Tamar Lake: 12 Goosander 5m 7f, 5 Willow Tit, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Marsh Tit, 3 Jay. (R Mudge)

Two Seats, Camel Estuary: 1 Spoonbill, 9 Cattle Egret (A Taylor)

Saltash: Black Redstart. (F Rowney)

Bridge; St Columb Major: 4 Blackcap , 1 Fieldfare feeding on apples. (B & L Bosisto)

Gluvian: 1 Great Black Backed Gull, 20 Fieldfare, 200 Redwing, 12 Yellowhammer. (B & L Bosisto)

Yellowhammer – Bob Bosisto

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