Garden Listing 7th May 2021

Dobwalls: Another addition to the list, making 44. Two Cormorant flew over heading the towards the coast. (Chris and Janet Duffy)

Constantine: Two new for the list today. A flock of 6 Swifts hanging around over the valley all afternoon, and at last a Kestrel hunting on the far side of the valley – the first from the house since we moved here 4 years ago, and taking the total number of species of bird of prey seen from here to eight! Who would ever have thought that a Kestrel would be the eighth bird of prey seen from any house in England.  Why are they so scarce here? Total for the year now 58. (David Collins)

Garden Listing 6th May 2021

Dobwalls: Our first report since the end of March, 2 Swift over the garden today for number 43. (Chris and Janet Duffy)

Friday 7th May 2021

Late News, 06/05, Sharptor: 1 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 5 Stock Dove, 2 Magpie, 3 Swift, 5 Swallow, 1 f. Redstart, 1 Stonechat, 3 Goldfinch, 3 Robin, 1 Wren. (M & R Frost)

Walmsley: 1 Blue-winged Teal still, 7 Cattle Egret, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Gadwall (male), 3 Shoveler (male), 8+ Teal. Also numbers of Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler. (J St Ledger, S Williams)

Blue-winged Teal – John St Ledger

Newlyn Harbour: American Herring Gull still. (S Finch)

Davidstow Airfield: Buff-breasted Sandpiper still present this evening. (M Worden) Also 2 m Reed Bunting, 3 Skylark, 3 Linnet, 3 Buzzard, 2 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat. (S Grose)

Late Photo, 6/5: Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Mark Worden

Late Photo, 6/5: Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Mark Worden

St Anthony Head: 1 Little Stint (Birdguides)

The Mouls: 2 Puffin, 40+ Razorbill, 70+ Guillemot. (J St Ledger)

Bude: Osprey high over Bude heading East at 09:15 (R Maye). 1 Little Ringed Plover at Maer Lake this evening with 3 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin and 2 Common Sandpiper. (S Border)

Watch Croft: 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 1 Swallow. (A McKechnie)

Grasshopper Warbler – Alex McKechnie

Goonhilly Downs: 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling, 3 Cuckoo (2 males calling, 1 female observed in flight mobbed by 3 Meadow Pipits). (M Ravine)

Lands End Airport area: 1 m Wheatear on airfield,  22 Whimbrel at Gurland Farm, 1 Swift with hirundines at Brea, 1 Raven, 2 singing Whitethroat and 1 Willow Warbler in area. (T Mills)

Hannafore: (12:40 to 13:15) 1 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 14 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Swallow.  (M & R Frost)

St Mawes: Hobby. (D Flumm)

Hobby – Dave Flumm

Hobby – Dave Flumm

Buttermilk Hill: Hobby and 2 Raven mid afternoon. (J Eaton)

St Just In Roseland: 24 Whimbrel. (D Flumm)

Marazion: 1 Great Northern Diver in Mount’s Bay at 08:00, 2 Whimbrel in at Marazion Beach at 13:00 and 2 Sandwich Tern on Great Hogus at 18:00. (P Fraser)

Crowdy Reservoir: Dam area – 1 Cuckoo, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Redstart, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 19 Goldcrest, 2 Wheatear, 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Coal Tit, 1 Siskin over. Hide area – 1 Cuckoo, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 m Reed Bunting, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Siskin. (S Grose)

Lower Moor Plantation: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Tawny Owl, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Raven. (S Grose)

Camelford: 1 Little Egret, 2 Wheatear in field with cattle at Trenuth Farm. (S Grose)

Trevilley: 2 (m&f) flavissima Yellow Wagtail. (R Veal)

Minions to Sharptor: 3 pairs of Wheatear plus 1 female. 2 Yellowhammer. (K Dalziel)

Yellowhammer – Kate Dalziel

Higher Stanbear: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Marsh Tit. (K Dalziel)

Tolcarne, St Day: Red Kite circling at 10.40am. (R Davies)

Malpas: Male Siskin feeding chick at our bird feeder. At least 3 further adults also coming to feeder regularly. (A Hill)

Truro: 2 Swift over. (M Costa)

Penzance: Swift (K Farquhar)

Lostwithiel: 6 Swift, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Moorhen. (B Ross)

The Lizard: 1 Wheatear, Swallows, House Martins, Sand Martins, Whitethroat, 10 Magpie. (D Collins)

Falmouth: Swallows mating, Whitethroat. (J Irvine)

Chacewater: Red-legged Partridge in private garden. (R Loader)

Red-legged Partridge – R Loader