Garden Listing 7th April 2021

Crowlas: After a quiet month with just a single addition, two came along within two minutes. First a Green Woodpecker calling then 3 Siskin calling loudly before dropping into nearby trees – and all whilst stuck at the desk revising! (Reuben Veal)

Coverack: Flyover Swallow (one from the house at last!) for 57. (Dan Beadle)

Mount Village, Bodmin Moor: This is my first report since my initial listing back in January. The garden continues to be busy with almost all the birds I originally listed though the Starlings completely stopped coming to the village generally at the end of January . The Long-tailed Tits and Marsh Tit have also stopped visiting this last month but are up in the woods away from the house and not seen a Lesser Black-backed Gull fly over either. However I can add Swallow to my list now – the first flew over on 2nd April. Also a pair of Jackdaws are regulars on the feeders. Many of the birds are now feeding in pairs and many of the males are very vocal and colourful (Jasmina Goodair)

Garden Listing 6th April 2021

Trethurgy: We can now add to the garden list Mallard, Chiffchaff, Nuthatch and Pheasant which I think brings the total to 43. (Jacky and Geoff White)

Coverack: Late update from 4th April: House Martin for 56. Also spotted a distant hirundine over the garden earlier in the day and made a dash inside for the binoculars, missing a definite Sand Martin that my family saw in the process! (Dan Beadle)

Garden Listing 5th April 2021

Middlewood: Two to add to my garden listing: Blackcap and Chiffchaff. (Jen Bousfield)

Tresillian: Two more to add: Swallow and Linnet on 3rd April. (Andrew le Masurier)

Lanlivery: Catch up on a couple of week’s worth of new species:

23rd March: We used to see 20+ Yellowhammers in our garden over winter, but one singing on this date was the first individual since October 2020 (43 species)

26th March: Chiffchaff (44 species)

30th March: a single Swallow on an early date for here (45 species)

1st April: Willow Warbler on a typical date for returning migrant to this location (46 species)

2nd April: A very high Peregrine being mobbed by two Great Black-backed Gulls were both new species for this year. Also, first Blackcap this year, and first Barn Owl over our garden for five years (that I’ve seen!) (50 species).

3rd April: A single Siskin calling as it flew over. They never visit our feeders for some reason. (51 species to date)

Easter Weekend Bird Race

Polbathic: My garden list for Sunday 4th was: Tawny Owl (heard), Mute Swan, Pheasant, Little Egret, Goldfinch, Blackbird, Rook, Blue Tit, Jackdaw, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Common Sandpiper (2), Mallard, Siskin, Robin, Canada Goose, Herring Gull, Raven, Grey Heron, Pied Wagtail, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Shelduck. That’s 26, but nothing out of the ordinary. (Andy Blonden)

Middlewood: Garden is on the Eastern side of Bodmin Moor in the Lynher valley. Easter Sunday:
Blackbird, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, Dunnock, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Jackdaw, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Marsh Tit, Nuthatch, Robin,
Siskin, Song Thrush, Wood Pigeon, Wren (23 species). Pity about the cold wind! (Jen Bousfield)

Mount Village, Bodmin Moor: Easter Weekend list is as follows: Magpie, Carrion Crow, Robin, Blue Tit, Collared Dove, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Pigeon, Blackbird, House Sparrow, Great Tit, Jackdaw, Dunnock, Coal Tit, Wren, Rook, Chaffinch, Siskin, Pied Wagtail, Swallow, Sparrowhawk, Pheasant, Herring Gull (23). (Jasmina Goodair)

Wednesday 7th April 2021

Newlyn: American Herring Gull. (L Proctor)

Kynance: Western Subalpine Warbler still present in Soapy Cove.

Porthleven: male Serin near Highburrows Carpark, then flew towards gardens around Ocean Crescent. (I Maclean)

Siblyback Reservoir: 4 Ring-necked Duck (1 drake), 30 Tufted Duck,  20 Sand Martin,  30 Barn Swallow,  2 House Martin,  2 Eurasian Siskin (P fraser)

Mullion: 1 Hoopoe in obs garden. (M Pass)

Kenidjack: 1 Hoopoe still present.

Trenow Cove: 12 White Wagtail this evening. (P St Pierre)

Hayle Estuary: 2f Goosander opposite the Saltings railway station, also 2 Ruff, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits and 7 Redshank on Ryan’s Field (T Pinfield)

Stithians: 1 Goldeneye, 4 Wigeon, 8 Tufted Duck, 30 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow (D Eva)

Pendeen: 1 Ring Ouzel still at Carn Eanes (P Clement)

Chapel Carn Brae / Bartinney Downs: 3 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel. (M James)

Kestrel – Mark James

Buttermilk Hill: 1 female Ring Ouzel and 4 Wheatear on south side. (J Eaton)

Bodmin Moor, Rough Tor car park to Brown Willy: 6 Wheatear, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Skylark, 1 Kestrel,1 Dipper (on stream), numbers of Meadow Pipit and Stonechat. Also 2 Roe Deer. (J St Ledger)

Bude: Juv Buzzard over house, 1m Sparrowhawk hunting feeders and garden twice in day (R Maye)

Harrowbarrow: My first Swallow of the season, also 1 Goldcrest. (G Roberts)

Porthilly Point: 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Rock Pipit. (S Grose)

Whipsiderry: 2 Kestrel (S Grose)

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