Garden Listing 10th February 2021

Crowlas: Another good couple of days saw flyover additions of Grey Heron, Snipe and the Merlin which I see sporadically around nearby farmland. A nocmig Moorhen would’ve been new but sadly isn’t countable, so total now 54. (Reuben Veal)

Constantine: Very slow birdwatching here over recent weeks, but the addition of Starling and Mallard take me to 41. (David Collins)

Coverack: No new species (still haven’t quite nailed Lesser Black-backed Gull) but the garden were very busy, with a garden record 14 Blue Tit. (Dan Beadle)

Callestick: Very busy around the feeders today with the cold weather but the best was a couple of Greenfinches which are very rare here and took me to 50. (Tony Wilson)

Garden Listing 9th February 2021

Praa Sands: After last week with only one new species, two today. I believe 46, the female Black Redstart that’s been flitting about down by the beach car parks and houses paid me a visit and 47, one of the three Turnstones on Hoy Point made a flight across the bay. (Matt Southam)

Garden Listing 8th February 2021

Callestick: Green Woodpecker doing its first yaffle of the spring took me to 49. (Tony Wilson)

Praa Sands: Quiet week, only one species to add 45, Common Gulls in the bay. (Matt Southam)

Wednesday 10th February 2021

Late news, 8/2, Porthleven Cemetery: Female Black Redstart. (P Day)

Penrose Estate, Helston: 1 Bittern, 6 Cattle Egret. (J St Ledger)

Bittern – John St Ledger

Bittern – John St Ledger

Bittern – John St Ledger

Cattle Egret – John St Ledger

Cattle Egret – John St Ledger

College Reservoir: Snipe, 7 Lapwing, 5 Shoveler. (M Broadbent, S Pitt Miller)

Swanpool: 13 Dark-bellied Brent Geese Past, Whimbrel, Purple Sandpiper, Black Redstart, Water Rail, Common Gull, Woodcock, Blackcap. (M Broadbent, S Pitt Miller)

Sancreed: Woodcock, 2 Mistle Thrush, 60 Redwing. (D Flumm)

Gannel Estuary: 43 Dunlin, 3 Grey Plover, 1 Knot, 1 Sanderling, 1 Water Pipit. (M Lammas, N Long, S Rowe) Also 2 Cattle Egret flew over late pm. (N Long)

Camel Estuary, Porthilly Point: 1 Great Northern Diver, 9 Curlew, 31 Wigeon, 21 Dunlin, 101 Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Cant Cove: 3 Cattle Egret. (S Grose)

Winnards Perch: 1 Barn Owl ( preening on road sign outside of Mason Kings) (S Grose)

Roche: Pair of Ravens displaying overhead. (J Rance)

Walmsley sanctuary: 2 Spoonbills, c200 Black-tailed Godwit, c 60 Dunlin, c30 Shoveler, c200 Wigeon, 1 Greylag Goose, 380 Canada Geese, c150 Teal.

Spoonbill – Adrian Langdon

Spoonbill – Adrian Langdon

Wigeon – Adrian Langdon

Shoveler – Adrian Langdon

Downderry: 1 Water Pipit on beach late afternoon. (A Payne)

Portreath: Raven feeding on dead Badger carcass on B3301 road west of town near Carvannel Farm at approx. 1100hrs. (D King)

Bude Marsh: Curlew, Little Grebe River Neet late pm. (R Maye)

Crousa Downs, Nr Coverack: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, c60 Golden Plover, c20 Snipe, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Grey Heron. (D Beadle)

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