Garden Listing 10th January 2021

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: Garden, surrounded by scrub moorland, stunted oaks and pasture .

Garden Lockdown List 2021 – 1.Chaffinch, 2.Bullfinch, 3.Goldfinch, 4.Dunnock, 5.Blue Tit,6. Great Tit, 7. Coal Tit, 8.Blackbird, 9.Wood Pigeon,10.Jay, 11.Carrion Crow, 12.Jackdaw, Goldcrest,13.Nuthatch,14.Wren,15.Tawny Owl, 16.Raven,17.Rook,18.Redwing,19.Collared Dove, 20.Buzzard, 21.Song Thrush, 22.Starling, 23.Feral Pigeon, 24.Herring Gull,25.Great Spotted Woodpecker, 26,Greenfinch, 27.Robin, 28.Magpie (Brian Toms)

Liskeard: Garden is on a housing estate, on the edge of a town with views across the valley to farm land.

Actually in my garden – Blue Tit, Blackcap (m), Coal Tit, Goldfinch, Robin, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Blackbird
Wren, Collard Dove, Starling, Magpie, Dunnock

Viewed from my garden:- Carrion Crow, Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, Jackdaw (Deena Sharp)

Male Blackcap – Deena Sharp

Feock: I live in Feock with a moderate sized garden with trees, shrubs, lawn, wild patches, and Cornish hedge.

My garden list for January so far. Long-tailed Tit, Bullfinch, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Collared Dove, Wood Pigeon, Buzzard, Blackcap, Great Tit, Green Woodpecker, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Magpie, Robin, Dunnock, Wren, Greenfinch, Sparrowhawk, Chaffinch, Herring Gull

One of the Wrens in the garden was climbing up the trunk of a whitebeam, pulling off pieces of lichen and presumably getting insects from the trunk. The wren climbed about four feet. I have never seen this behaviour before in wrens who are generally found on the ground. Is it usual? Many thanks (Rosalind Smith)

It is something that they can and will do – if the food is there, they will clamber through hedgerows, woodpiles etc – although perhaps something you don’t so often see on a vertical trunk, so nice to see. The recent cold weather spell may also be forcing Wrens to be more visible/noticeable than normal too. Anybody else noticing this? – (Gardenlisting eds)

Crowlas: 10th Jan . Please update my list to 31, Mediterranean Gull being the latest. My location is inland with large garden (Gary Healey).

Polbathic: Jan. 1st ended with 30 species (plus Bar-tailed Goose)
Jan. 2nd. addred: Shelduck, Kingfisher, Great Black-backed Gull, Firecrest, Heron & Buzzard. ie. 36.
Jan. 3rd: Sparrowhawk, Magpie & Song Thrush. 39.
Since then: Greenfinch, Grey Wagtail, Tawny Owl (heard), Red-breasted Merganser, Blackcap & House Sparrow. Total to date (10th Jan)= 45.

It’s been quite a good start, but I don’t anticipate anything else for a while unless a Starling or some winter thrushes turn up. Many thanks for getting the list going again, it’s already proved to be a boredom breaker! (Andy Blonden)

Sunday 10th January 2021

Late News, 8th & 9th/1, Cremyll: 21 Grey Heron in a field and 2 Gadwall at Barn Pool, Mount Edgcumbe. (B Taggart)

Late News, 08/01, Newlyn East: 2m+f Blackcap on garden feeder. (J Waterhouse)

Late news, 09/01, Dobwalls: 1f & 2m Siskin in garden and 30+ Golden Plover flew over (C&J Duffy)

St Buryan: 1 White Stork flying east late morning. (J Eaton) In addition, Ad Iceland Gull flew east, 6 Med Gull, 2 Snipe. (N Rogers)

Penzance: White Stork flew east at 12:05, Longrock at 12:10 and last seen circling Crowlas at 12:25 when lost to view. (P St Pierre, L Proctor, DK Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Ad & 1w Ring-billed Gull, 3 Caspian Gull. Also, White Stork over at 12.29 (per RBA)

Carn Gloose: 2 Humpback Whale (one off Nanquidno drifting north to Carn Goose, second actively moving south off Sennen and diving frequently), Peregrine, Kestrel, 2 Raven. Also c.5 Dolphin sp. (D Flumm)

Humpback Whale – Dave Flumm

Raven – Dave Flumm

Crowlas: 3 Mediterranean Gull over. (G Healey)

Portheras: Siberian Chiffchaff and 3 Chiffchaff. (P Combridge)

Newlyn: 1 juv Glaucous Gull at mouth of river, 2 Kingfisher and 1 Grey Wagtail in the harbour. (T Mills)

Glaucous Gull – Tony Mills

London Beach, Marizion: 5 Black Redstart. (A Witheywood)

Black Redstart – Andrew Witheywood

Black Redstart – Andrew Witheywood

Loe Pool: 2 Bittern, 1 Water Rail, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Firecrest, 7 Goosander. (I Maclean, J Foster et al)

Bittern – Ilya Maclean

St Keverne: 2 Firecrest at Cedarwood Camping pod site (J Jones)

Firecrest – Joe Jones

Penryn: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Blackcap, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Little Grebe. (C Ledger)

Castle Beach, Falmouth: 1f Black Redstart and 1 Stonechat. (J Irvine) In addition, 1 Great Northern Diver, 5 Common Scoter, 50 Common Dolphin (M Broadbent)

Carrick Roads; viewed from Restronguet Weir: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Northern Diver, 27 Red-breasted Merganser (14 in one raft), 1 Eider (male), 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher. Also 1 Harbour Porpoise. (J St Ledger)

Black-necked Grebe – John St Ledger

Red-breasted Merganser – John St Ledger

Eider & Red-breasted Merganser – John St Ledger

St Clements/Tresemple Pool: 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 25 Shelduck, 10 Teal, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redwing, 1 Long-Tailed Tit, 1 Bar Tailed Godwit. (Richard and Evan Wilcox)

Truro: 1m Black Redstart and Meadow Pipit in private garden. (J Louw)

Par: 12 Cormorant diving off the beach and several Chiffchaff around the beach stream. (M Bowers)

Lostwithiel: 2f Blackcap on feeders in private garden. (E Mayhew)

Goss Moor: 1 Snipe, 3+ Teal, 20+ Wigeon, 3+ Mallard, 1 Peregrine with kill, 2 Jays (1 “singing”). (R Hollis)

Towan Head: 17 Red-throated Diver west, 1 Velvet Scoter, 60+ Common Scoter still in bay. (S Rowe)

Newquay Boating Lake: 98 Black-headed Gull (incuding white ring on right leg TAMC), 2 Mute Swan (Inc blue plastic ring on AX), 1 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Goosander, 11 Tufted Duck, 15 Teal, c.20 Mallard, 1 Cetti’s Warbler. (S Rowe)

Rejerrah: 1 f Peregrine Falcon over, 2 Skylark, 1 m Yellowhammer. (S Grose)

Cubert Common: 1 Merlin, 1 Barn Owl. 74 Lapwing at Treago Farm. (S Grose)

Trevemper /Trevoll: 36 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellowhammer, 3 Skylark, 5 Goldcrest, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Dipper, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Linnet. (S Grose)

St Columb Major: 1f Blackcap feeding on pyracantha in private garden. (D Dennis)

Blackcap – Derrick Dennis

Gluvian: Woodcock, Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail feeding on dung heap. (B & L Bosisto)

Dennis Cove Lake, Padstow: 8 Little Grebe. (S Marquis)

Liskeard: 2m Blackcap in a private garden. (D Sharp)

Blackcap – Deena Sharp

Dobwalls: Yellowhammer (m&f) & Great Spotted Woodpecker in neighbouring trees. Jay and Redwing (drinking in our pond) in garden (C&J Duffy)