Garden Listing 17th February 2021

Crowlas: a female Blackcap brings up 55. (Reuben Veal)

Mount Village, Bodmin Moor: As of 17th February I have seen/heard 28 species from/in my garden since Jan 1st –  rural village garden backing onto fields and hedgerows. The list is as follows: Blue Tit , Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Blackbird, Wren, Chaffinch, Siskin, Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Magpie, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Starling, Rook, Greenfinch, Pheasant, Robin, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Pied Wagtail, Collared Dove, Dunnock, Wood Pigeon. (Jasmina Goodair)

Garden Listing 16th February 2021

Grampound Road: Black Redstart for 46 (Rob Nicholls)

Feock: Lucky enough to hear Skylark singing while I was out in the garden this morning. I think that takes my total to 33. (Bec Penny)

Liskeard: There have been no new species to list for weeks, however the garden is still full of birds – 7 different species all at one time yesterday. No mean feat for a small, edge of town garden! Siskins and goldfinches still visit in numbers, (5 siskins on the feeders as I write), as does the Male blackcap, who is sporting a bright yellow, pollen-covered head! I’d love to know what he’s feeding on. (Deena Sharp) Gardenlisting eds – This could well be Mahonia, a winter-flowering plant with yellow flowers and a good nectar source. 

Blackcap – Deena Sharp

Garden Listing 15th February 2021

Praa Sands: Number 50 today, just leaving the garden when I heard the distinctive call, stepped back from the gate to watch a pair of Chough fly over towards Hoe Point. Later located them feeding in some fields up there. (Matt Southam)

Wednesday 17th February 2021

Late News, 16/02, Crockett: Barn Owl on A388 Junction to Cargreen. (C Imms)

St. Buryan: 1 Kumlien’s Gull adult again with Herring Gulls. (N R Rogers)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: ad and 1w Caspian Gull, ad Ring-billed Gull, 2+ Yellow-legged Gull, 4 (2 drk) Red-breasted Merganser. (R Veal) At High Tide 0900; 13 Oystercatcher, 27 Grey Plover, 52 Lapwing, 120+ Dunlin, 38 Common Gull, 5 Med Gulls, ad Caspian Gull, 36 Redshank, 4 Red-breasted Merganser (2 pairs), 12 Teal, 2 Mute Swans, 16 Wigeon, 6 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Rock Pipits, 8 Curlew, Peregrine, 10 Cormorant and 850+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Also 3 Greenfinch in old park and ride at Lelant and 6 Little Grebes on Carnsew Pool.  (P.Freestone)

Copperhouse Creek: At 1015; 1 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 17 Redshank, 8 Dunlin, 29 Shelduck, 4 Mute Swans, 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, 3 Grey Plover, 230+ Wigeon, 15 Teal, Grey Wagtail and 2 Curlew (P.Freestone)

Pendower Cove: 1 juvenile Glaucous Gull. (N R Rogers)

Glaucous Gull – Nigel Rogers

St Gothian Sands: 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, juvenile Iceland Gull, Gadwall. (S Finch)

Helston Loe Pool, Penrose Arm: 2 Bittern, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Nuthatch, 4 Jay this morning. (T Mills)

Newlyn harbour: 1 juv Iceland Gull amongst gulls on roof of Fishmarket late morning. (T Mills)

Cape Cornwall: 8 Great Skua, 1 Whimbrel, Peregrine pursuing Purple Sandpiper. (N Wheatley)

Tremedda Common: 1(m) Hen Harrier (S Mayes)

Bude Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret present with c.140+ Black-headed Gull. (R Maye)

Towan Head: 4 Great Skua and 40 Red-throated Diver this morning. (S Rowe)

St Agnes: 1 Iceland Gull, (2 different birds present over recent days). (G Lawlor)

Mawgan Porth (WEBS count): 48 Black-headed Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black backed Gull, 4 Med Gull, 27 Canada Goose, 5 Mallard, 11 Moorhen, 7 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant, 15 Curlew, 3 Shoveler, 1 Snipe, 2 Grey Heron, 23 Lapwing, 18 Teal, 31 Wigeon, 1 Grey Wagtail. (J Howells)

Pentewan: 1 Glaucous Gull. (D Widerscope)

Par Beach Lake: 46 Lesser Black-backed Gull in center of lake this morning. (R Barlow)

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