Garden Listing 20th December 2021 and 2021 Final Table

Polbathic: A big surprise this morning: for the first time in very many years a Shoveler (m.) was in the creek, albeit looking quite scruffy. That brings up 72 . . .and still no Starling, Redwing or Collared Dove. (Andy Blonden)

Bodmin Moor: My species count from January to the end of October 28th [I am now in Portugal] was 43 species in or over my garden. Close to Bodmin Moor. Rural garden surrounded by hedges and fields. (Lynda Small

Mabe Burnthouse: Have had a few issues this year, but to bring my garden year list up to date for the end of the year, the following additions – Peregrine over a couple of times, Linnet, Greenfinch, Chiffchaff, Mediterranean Gull (adult and 1st year) and Lesser Black-backed Gull – these were both on an exciting day when the farmer ploughed the field behind the house in readiness for planting the potato crop, in addition to several hundred Herring Gulls.
With spring also came Swallow, House Martin, Willow Warbler, Swift,, and as the year progressed, Nuthatch (one calling from the back hedge), Skylark, Golden Plover a distant flock flying west, Fieldfare in the back hedge, Brambling – one on a misty, low cloud day, and a garden tick to boot (any garden!) (Dan Chaney)

Garden Listing 5th December 2021

Polbathic: Four Fieldfare flew past, this morning, making 71. (Andy Blonden)

2021 Final Table

Thanks to all who took part – it was great fun! Well done to Matt Southam in particular, who managed an impressive 78 species.

RankUpdatedNameLocationGarden List Notes
113th OctMatt SouthamPraa Sands78Coastal site, largish garden
27th NovAndy BlondenPolbathic72Overlooking small creek
324th AugDan BeadleCoverack70Heathland and scrub. distant sea views
426th NovAndrew le MasurierTresillian68Inland woodland/farmland
55th MarDave ParkerMarazion66Coastal location backing onto fields
629th JuneJohn HolmesPenryn64Medium sized urban garden, with distant views over Penryn river and countryside
7=23rd MayReuben VealCrowlas63Inland, rural location
7=28th JuneTim PinfieldConstantine63Fringe of woodland, view down a valley.
9=4th JulyDavid CollinsConstantine61Edge of village with views over valley.
9=30th AugPhil McVeyLanlivery61Inland rural
1130th MayTony WilsonCallestick60Medium garden, wooded valley in farmland.
1228th AprStu BearhopPerranarworthal59Rural, overlooking river
13=18th OctGary HealeyCrowlas55Inland with large garden
13=10th OctRob NichollsGrampound Road55Rural village mid- sized garden
13=13th MarDan ChaneyMabe, Penryn55Edge of village, small garden
16=20th AugSimon MarquisWadebridge50Inland, rural
16=4th NovChris & Janet DuffyDobwalls50Mature garden, countryside views
1819th JuneGeoff & Jacky WhiteTrethurgy47Rural village
19=12th FebChristopher MoncasterPorthcothan46Coastal, barley stubble and Corn Bunting crops
19=4th JulyBrian TomsCreegbrawse46Rural, Moorland, stunted oaks and pasture
2131st MayHelen NortonSt Keverne45Medium garden with farmland around
2228th OctLynda SmallBodmin Moor43Rural garden surrounded by hedges and fields
23=9th SeptBec PennyFeock42Woodland garden.
23=2nd DecRosalind SmithFeock42Moderate sized mature garden
2529th NovDeena SharpLiskeard41Housing Estate, distant views to farmland
26=14th JanBob BosistoGluvian 40Inland, rural location
27=20th FebIan Toogood-JohnsonTrewoon, St Austell35Semi-rural, large garden
27=28th NovJasmina GoodairMount Village, Bodmin Moor35Rural village garden, fields and hedgerows
2929th AugSteve FordHelston34Medium garden overlooking mature trees
307th MarRon FullwoodNewquay33overlooking Gannel Estuary
3113th JanGeoff RobertsHarrowbarrow32Rural fields with some houses.
325th AprJen BousfieldMiddlewod31Rural, edge of woodland
3327th JanJoanne EastmanCamborne28Semi-rural, large garden
3420th FebAnn GrahamSt Austell16Small town garden
35=22nd FebNigel BastinLaunceston14
35=18th JanClive GwilliamPentire, Newquay14

Thursday 6th January 2022

Walmsley: 18 Glossy Ibis, 162 Redshank, 22 Greenshank, c 160 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Barn Owl. (A Langdon)

Glossy Ibis. Adrian Langdon

Barn Owl. Adrian Langdon

Marazion Beach: 1 Water Pipit on seaweed in front of dunes east of River Red outfall. (R Evershed)

Newlyn Harbour: 1 1st winter Little Gull this evening. (R Evershed)

Rock Helipad Field: 2 Mistle Thrush. (S Grose)

Porthilly Farm: 3 Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Colliford Dam: Adult Yellow-legged Gull with LBBG flock, and 2 Barnacle Geese with Canada Goose flock. (M Jordan)

Dozmary Pool: 9 Pochard and 2 Tufted Duck. (M Jordan)

Treberyn Bridge: 1 Dipper. (M Jordan)

Carbis Bay evening roost:13 Mediterranean Gull; 95 Common Gull; Ad Ring-billed Gull. (J Hawkey)

Bodmin Moor: 12 Yellowhammer, 2 Raven, 6 Meadow pipit. (S Sanderson)

Newlyn: 1 Water Rail Sandy Cove willows. (M Jones)

Gillan Creek: 1 Glossy Ibis on the high tide at Carne Mill. Took off downstream towards the mouth of Gillan Creek. (N Stevens)

Frenchman’s Creek, Helford: 46 Cattle Egret at 9.45am just south of Frenchman’s Creek, Helford with cattle behind Landrivick Farm at SW74896 24387. A few Little Egrets too in surrounding fields. (R Evershed)

Late submission 05/01 River Fowey – St. Winnow to Great Wood: 7 Little Grebe; 4 Cormorant; 4 Grey Heron; 3 Little Egret; 8 Shelduck; 33 Mallard; 28 Curlew; 12 Redshank; 2 Greenshank; c 150 Black-headed Gulls; 74 Herring Gulls; 12 Great Black-backed Gulls; 1 Buzzard; 5 Blackbirds; 1 Mistle Thrush; 13 Redwing; Crows; Jackdaws; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Goldcrest; 4 Robin; 3 Blue Tits; 1 Coal Tit; House Sparrows; 1 Bullfinch; 4 Chaffinches. ( A. Parker )

Late submission 02/01 Penzance: 1 Little Gull. (R Netherton)

Little Gull and Herring Gull. Robin Netherton