Garden Listing 14th May 2021

Feock: Summer really has come. After yesterday’s sighting of a Swallow, today we had a pair of House Martins over the garden bringing my total to 35. Out of interest our garden is still terrorised by a killer Crow whom we have seen take pigeons and a blackbird in flight. He also brings everything he finds to eat, whether it be live, carrion or bits of food (including lettuce the other day!) to tear to bits and wash in our bird bath before eating it. (Rosalind Smith)

Garden Listing 13th May 2021

Feock: Saw our first Swallow of the year over the garden today to take my total to 34. (Rosalind Smith)

Constantine: House Martin and Swift bring me up to 60. Unusually, a Mistle Thrush was singing from the top of our Cupressus tree this morning. This is not new for the garden – just beautiful to behold. (Tim Pinfield)

Mistle Thrush – Tim Pinfield

Mistle Thrush – Tim Pinfield

Friday 14th May 2021

Pendeen: 1 Serin flew over during afternoon. (Birdguides)

Kendidjack: Woodchat Shrike still. (J Waldon)

Foxhole: Drake Ring-necked Duck with 4 Tufted Duck. (B Bosisto)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Little Ringed Plover early morning from Old Quay (P St Pierre). Also 2cy Iceland Gull. (D Julian). Later seen in fields behind Ryan’s Field; also c50 Dunlin, c30 Ringed Plover on Carnsew and 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Plover (both non-breeding plum, 2cy(?)) on Lelant Saltings. (R Veal)

Porthilly Point: 1 Little Gull, 1m Kestrel, 61 Oystercatcher, 9 Whimbrel, 11 Dunlin,1 Ringed Plover, 29 Sand Martin, 2 Skylark, 1 Red-legged Partridge. (S Grose)

West Pentire: Pied Flycatcher and Whitethroat. (J Crowther)

Towan Head: 15 Purple Sandpiper, 5 Whimbrel, 11 Oystercatcher, 3 Turnstone on N Fistral Rocks at 8:30 am. (M Lammas)

Pendower: 15 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver and 7 Shelduck.

Penzance: Great Northern Diver, m Eider, 34 Purple Sandpiper. (D Flumm)

Eider – Dave Flumm

Purple Sandpiper – Dave Flumm

Purple Sandpipers – Dave Flumm

Windmill Farm NR: First-adult male (3rd cy) Marsh Harrier, 3 Kestrel, 8 Common Buzzard, Cuckoo. (D Flumm)

Marsh Harrier – Dave Flumm

Marsh Harrier – Dave Flumm

Marsh Harrier – Dave Flumm

Marazion Marsh RSPB: fem-type Marsh Harrier again, 1 Common Sandpiper. (R Veal, D Parker, S Rogers)

Marazion: 12 Whimbrel 17:00 – 18:00 (P. Fraser)

Kingsmill Lake: 12 Whimbrel, 14 Summer plumage Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 non-breeding Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 7 Mallard & 12 Shelduck. (P Kemp)

Downderry: 37+ Great Northern Divers early morning; also 9 Whimbrel and 12 Kittiwakes. (A Payne)

Polzeath Beach: 1 Sandwich Tern, 7 Dunlin. (S Grose)

Goonhilly Downs (Croft Pascoe area): 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Cuckoo, 15 Swift, m Siskin. (D Flumm, M Broadbent)

Godrevy Head: 3 Wheatear, several pairs of Stonechat, Skylarks. (V Skilton)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Skylark, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Little Egret. (S Grose)

The Lizard: 2 Stonechat, 2 Linnet, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Wheataer, 1 Sparrowhawk, Sedge Warblers and 1 Cuckoo between Lizard and Church Cove. (J Irvine, M Bennett)

Stonechat – Martin Bennett

Stonechat – Martin Bennett

Wheatear – Martin Bennett