Garden Listing 12th January 2021

Constantine: Edge of village with views over valley. 33 species as of 12 January. (David Collins)

Grampound Road: Rural village location, central Cornwall. Medium smallish sized garden with large mature Hawthorne tree and pond.

1st January: 1. House Sparrow, 2. Collared Dove, 3. Jackdaw, 4. Blackbird, 5. Starling, 6. Goldfinch, 7. Chaffinch, 8. Robin, 9. Siskin, 10. Blue Tit, 11. Herring Gull, 12. Magpie, 13. Woodpigeon, 14. Greenfinch, 15. Carrion Crow, 16. Rook, 17. Song Thrush, 18. Canada Goose, 19. Nuthatch, 20. Wren, 21. Redwing.
2nd January: 22. Bullfinch, 23. Great Tit, 24. Coal Tit, 25. Long-tailed Tit.
3rd January: 26. Dunnock, 27. Buzzard, 28. Pied Wagtail, 29. Pheasant.
4th January: 30. Tawny Owl.
5th January: 31. Raven, 32. Blackcap.
11th January: 33. Stock Dove, 34. Meadow Pipit.
12th January: 35. Fieldfare. (Rob Nicholls)

Coverack: 31 species so far this year: Blackbird, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Collared Dove, Dunnock, Goldcrest, Great Black-backed Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Greenfinch, Herring Gull, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Meadow Pipit, Mediterranean Gull, Pied Wagtail, Redwing, Robin, Rook, Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk, Starling, Tawny Owl, Woodpigeon, Wren.

Mediterranean Gull was only a garden tick in December, but have been frequently been moving inland to feed in the fields recently. Last year’s total of at least 74 species is my target. (Dan Beadle)

Garden Listing 11th January 2021

Feock: Woodland garden. Not been a bad start to 2021 but we seem to be missing goldfinches and greenfinches for some reason.

1. Robin, 2. Goldcrest, 3. Great Tit, 4. Blue Tit, 5. Coal Tit, 6. Blackbird, 7. Magpie, 8. Wren, 9. Rook, 10. Long-tailed Tit, 11. Herring Gull, 12. Carrion Crow, 13. Woodpigeon, 14. Chaffinch, 15. Nuthatch, 16. Song Thrush, 17. Tawny Owl, 18. Pied Wagtail, 19. Blackcap (f), 20. Redwing, 21. Jay. (Bec Penny).

Liskeard: Common Buzzard and Little Egret. Running total now 19. (Deena Sharp)

Wadebridge: I seem to have got off to a better start this year with 28 species seen by the 11th Jan!

Blackbird, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Robin, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Tawny Owl, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Rook, Jackdaw, Magpie, Jay, Carrion Crow, Grey Heron, Herring Gull, Raven, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Red-legged Partridge, Wren, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Pheasant. (Simon Marquis)

Constantine: Glad to see you are doing a new list. It puts purpose into getting out into the garden and watching. I was out a lot yesterday in the sunshine and saw my first weasel ever in the garden.

Number of sightings (all seen so far except Tawny Owl and Green Woodpecker) is 38: Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Pheasant, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Woodpigeon, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Skylark, Redwing, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Raven, Starling, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Tawny Owl, Woodcock.

I see Woodcock almost every evening I observe. They fly up from my garden or wood at between 5.15 and 5.25pm and head for the fields close by for the night. As the days are lengthening the time is getting later by a minute or two daily. There is usually just one, but I did see two one evening. No crests seen or heard at all. I can only assume that it has been too cold and that they have retreated to warmer areas. The Constantine sewerage works down in the valley close by is a likely spot. I had regularly seen Firecrests here into late December until the cold spell came. There are quite a few Mediterranean Gulls about in the fields with cattle below my house – with other gulls. They are becoming very common in the Helford River area. No Egrets yet however. Most common bird daily is Goldfinch with probably twenty or more present on the feeders. The bad news is that the Greenfinches and one Chaffinch I have seen lately are clearly suffering from trichomonosis. I clean the feeders regularly but to no avail. (Tim Pinfield)

Lanlivery: Inland rural.
Up until 10th January: Canada Goose, Mallard, Pheasant, Woodpigeon, Snipe, Herring Gull, Buzzard, Tawny Owl, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Wren, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Fieldfare, Robin, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Chaffinch, Goldfinch. (32 species) (Phil McVey).

Tuesday 12th January 2021

Towan Head, Newquay: 1 Kittiwake, 1 Red-throated Diver off the headland, large movement of Gannet 186 and Auks 120c west – several Guillemot in summer plumage (N Long)

Mount Hawke: 86 Starling on overhead wires at 14.30. (RB & PC Girling)

Lower Amble: 5 Cattle Egret in field above Gutt Bridge early am. (S Grose)

Rock: 2 (m+f) Blackcap, 21 Goldfinch, 3 Greenfinch from a private garden. (S Grose)

Camel Estuary; Burniere: 19 Mute Swan, 1 Black Swan grazing in field adjacent to the hide. (S Grose)

Bridge; St Columb Major: 2 Dipper. (B Bosisto)