Garden Listing Wednesday 13th October

Praa Sands: Been away for a while, with the following birds seen from late Aug/early Sept:

76 – Wheatear on the Green, 77 – Yellow wagtail calling as it flew over and 78 – single Jay going through tree to tree. (Matt Southam)

Garden Listing 5th October 2021

Crowlas: Meadow Pipit takes my total to 53. (Gary Healey)

Dobwalls: 2 Swallow flying low over the garden, heading west (Chris and Janet Duffy)

Garden Listing 4th October 2021

Mount Village, Bodmin Moor: Jay feeding off peanuts on the bird table in late August – making my list now 34. (Jasmina Goodair)

Garden Listing 30th September 2021

Tresillian: Another one for my list, Little Egret. (Andrew le Masurier)

Garden Listing 26th September 2021

Feock: This afternoon with wind in right direction from the creek, I heard amongst various unidentifiable calls, a Curlew bringing my total to 40. (Rosalind Smith)

Garden Listing 25th September 2021

Crowlas: Two more for my list: Grey Wagtail and Peregrine take my total to 52. (Gary Healey)

Garden Listing 24th September 2021

Polbathic: A Kestrel: the first over the garden for ages, even though there is frequently one about ½ mile away, but in an area I can’t see from the garden. So that’s 69. (A Blonden)

Garden Listing 19th September 2021

Dobwalls: 5 Swallow, 1 f Southern Hawker ovipositing on a mossy stone in our pond. (Chris and Janet Duffy)

Saturday 2nd October 2021

Coverack: 1 Snow Bunting around Chynhalls Farmhouse cottage from 10:30am. (P. Bedford)

Mullion Holiday Park: 1 Cuckoo sp seen briefly in flight from moving car. (D Wright)

RSPB Marazion Marsh: Spoonbill, still present on the scrape this morning 9.10am. (R Hamilton-Ahearne)

Downderry (07.45-11.00): 3 Balearic Shearwater, Long-tailed Skua (08.40), Arctic Skua, juv Common Tern, adult Sandwich Tern, 4 Auk sp., 3 Common Scoter. Also, 1 Storm Petrel. (P Kemp)

East Pentire (08:45-10:00): 13 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Sandwich Tern. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ruff, 4 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 6 Ringed Plover, 13 Snipe, 10 Wigeon. (D Eva)

Godrevy: 2 Chough, Purple Sandpiper with group of Turnstones, Wheatear, several Swallow. (P Sharp)

Drift Reservoir: Little Egret, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Med Gull and I inadvertently flushed a Common Buzzard from a large fish at the shoreline before I could get my camera on it this afternoon. It stayed overlooking the carcass from the nearby post for the hour I was there, unperturbed by visiting Carrion Crow & Cormorant(!), both of which took a few pecks at the dead fish, before rain sent me home. (D Flumm)

Common Buzzard & large fish – Dave Flumm

Cape Cornwall:  3 Chough, 2 Magpie and 1 Kestrel. (T Murray)

Tregaswith: 8 Red legged Partridge. (S Grose)

Tresaddern: 100+Linnet. (S Grose)

Par Beach Pool: 1 Sand Martin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher, 143 Black-headed Gull (inc white plastic ring on right leg TMLX) , 7 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Swallow, 2 Coot. (S Grose)

adult Mediterranean Gull – Shaun Grose

Treziase: 1 Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 9 Curlew. (S Grose)

Late submission, 01/10, Gwithian Bay: 1 juv Long-tailed Skua close offshore (14.30), 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Commic Tern, 10+ Sandwich Tern, large numbers of Mediterranean Gulls. (P Leigh)

Late submission, 01/10, Launceston: 2 broods (third clutches) House Martin departed from their terracotta starter homes in private garden. (N Banks)

Late submission, 01/10, Scott’s Quay, Helford River: 1 Osprey watched for about half an hour from 11am before it flew off towards Helford village (P. Bedford)

Osprey – Phil Bedford


Garden Listing Friday 17th September

Tresillian: One more for my list: Collared dove singing yesterday. (By which I mean it was singing on Thursday, not that it was going through its repertoire of Lennon and McCartney Songs). (Andrew le Masurier)

Garden Listing Tuesday 14th September

Polbathic: A Spotted Reshank – best bird of the year, so far – made this morning’s breakfast that much more enjoyable and the total up to 67. Then, sitting in the garden, in the glorious pre-lunch sunshine and a Hobby flew over – 68. (Andy Blonden)

Garden Listing 9th September 2021

Feock: Please add Grey Heron to my list. I heard it coming long before I saw it fly overhead! (Bec Penny)

Garden Listing 5th September 2021

Liskeard: Boy! It’s slow now, but a male Sparrowhawk is a welcome #40 for the total.
Flew through the garden and landed on the bungalow roof, sending the young Goldfinch which was feeding on the sunflower seeds into the hedge! (Deena Sharp)

Garden Listing 30th August 2021

Lanlivery: A Kingfisher briefly visited our garden pond on 30th August, bringing the total to 61 species. (Phil McVey)

Garden Listing 29th August 2021

Helston: Grey Heron being mobbed by a number of Herring Gulls directly over our garden this afternoon for 34. (Steve Ford)

Garden Listing 28th August 2021

Polbathic Creek: At last, 2 Greenshank turned up for the first time, this year, taking us to 66. Andy Blonden.

Garden Listing 25th August 2021

Dobwalls: No new birds, but on 14th August – 1 Swift over the garden, the last one of the year we’ve seen here, 23rd August – Chiffchaff looking for insects on the easels, 1 young House Sparrow being fed, 24th August – 27 House Sparrows, 25th August – male Blackcap (Chris and Janet Duffy)

Garden Listing 24th August 2021

Helston: Great Spotted Woodpecker seen perched on telephone pole overlooking the garden. (Steve Ford)

Coverack: c3 Sand Martin over, bringing up 70. Still missing a few, including Sandwich Tern and Barn Owl, with the return to uni rapidly approaching. (Dan Beadle)

Garden Listing 20th August 2021

Wadebridge: Finally made it to 50, the seven since my last report are: Sparrowhawk, Swallow, Treecreeper, Shelduck, Swift, Barn Owl and just the other day a Green Woodpecker. (Simon Marquis)

Garden Listing 15th August 2021

Mount Village: I can add 3 to my list in Mount Village making 32; House Martins, Swifts and a Bullfinch. (Jasmina Goodair)

Garden Listing 8th August 2021

Crowlas: Green Woodpecker takes me to 50. (Gary Healey)

Dobwalls: At last another addition to the list. 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, in fields opposite our garden, bringing our total to 49. They were with a large group of Herring Gulls. (Chris and Janet Duffy)

Friday 27th August 2021

St Agnes Head: 1 Wryneck & 1 Whinchat this morning. (D Curtis) 1 juv Barred Warbler in small quarry on head, though elusive at 6:40pm. (G Lawlor)

Helston: White Stork with ring number GB7M near Helston Boating Lake at 6pm. (M & J Street)

Kingsmill lake: 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper, 3 juv Knot, 21 Greenshank, 10 juv Black-tailed Godwit, 40+ Redshank, 8 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 13 Teal, ad Sandwich Tern & 24 Little Egret (P Kemp)

Devoran: 1 juv Osprey perched in the tree opposite Devoran Quay this evening. (D Carrier)

Drift Reservoir: 1 Osprey. (Birdguides)

Nanjizal: 2 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Wryneck, 26 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Redstart, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 13 Reed Warbler, 28 Whitethroat, 8 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 14 Sedge Warbler and 2 Grasshopper Warbler trapped and ringed. Also 7 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 8 Tree Pipit over. Please keep to public rights of way. (K Wilson, R Veal)

Caerthillian: 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 20 Whitethroat, 1 Tree Pipit. (D Eva)

Land’s End: 11 Whinchat, Wheatear, 5 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Tree Pipit, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. Also c100 Small Tortoiseshell, c40 Red Admiral, c10 Painted Lady, c60 Large White, c20 Small White. (D Flumm, P Taylor, H Mitchell)

Nanquidno: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit. Also 1 Stoat, 21 Small Tortoiseshell, 86 Red Admiral but only 1 Painted Lady. (D Flumm, P Fraser)

Windmill Farm: Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat. (D Wright)

Porth Joke: 1 Hobby, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Reed Warbler, 9 Willow Warbler. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir (from hide): 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, Snipe and 2 Lapwing. (T Wilson) Also a group of 9 Ringed Plover flew in briefly. (R Augarde, T Mills)

Pendeen: 1 Golden Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Curlew, 15 Tree Pipit, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Whinchat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Common Redstart, 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Balearic Shearwater. (K Aspden, A Bayly, P Combridge, Birdguides)

Lowland Point, Coverack: 1 Wheatear, 8+ Sand Martin, 2 Whitethroat, c4 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2+ Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and 1 Slow Worm. (D Beadle)

Foxhole: 1 Whinchat, 2 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 17 Teal. (B Bosisto, J Howells)

Whinchat – Josh Howells

Whinchat – Josh Howells

Par Beach Pool: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 200 Swallow, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto, J Howells, G Barter)

Lizard Point: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, Storm Petrel, 2 Pied Flycatcher. (Birdguides)

Cot Valley: 3 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 8 Tree Pipit, 13 Whitethroat, 4 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail, 3 Common Sandpiper. (Birdguides, N Wheatley)

Kenidjack: 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit. (Birdguides)

Sennen Cove: 1 Pied Flycatcher in front gardens at S end of Maria’s Lane. (Birdguides)

Looe: 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, c150 Gannet. (D Julian)

Colliford Lake, 10.30-13.15: 2 Buzzard, 1 female Kestrel, 2 Raven, 8 Magpie, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Great-Crested Grebe, 9 Cormorant, c100 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Canada Geese, 2 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 5 Willow Warbler, 15 Pied Wagtail, 30+ Linnet, 40 + Swallow, 7 Stonechat, 1 Green Woodpecker,
5 Common Darter, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Common Blue, 2 Large White, 2 Wall, 40+ Small Tortoiseshell (M & R Frost)

Late Submission, 26/8/21, Penlee Battery NR: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. (D Allan)

Late Submission, 26/8/21, Porthtowan: 1 Whinchat, 1 Sedge Warbler. (L Sampson)

Friday 20th August 2021

Trevilley: Iceland Gull. (M Wallace)

Porthgwarra, until 09.45: 1 Great Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 4 Sandwich Tern and 1 Risso’s Dolphin. (B.Mellow, G.Taylor and I.Prentice)

Trevose Head, 06.45-09.30: 10 Balearic Shearwater. (S Roper)

Spit Beach, Par: Great Northern Diver, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Turnstone, c10 Ringed Plover, c20 Oystercatcher, 4 Sandwich Tern, Little Egret, Kestrel. (R Hampshire)

Downderry: Heading west, 06.50-08.30, 532 Gannet, 9 Fulmar, 3 Manx Shearwater, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 6 Kittiwake. (A Payne)

East Pentire, Newquay (08:10-09:10): 8 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Common Scoter, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 9 ‘Commic’ Tern. Also 3 Balearic Shearwater and 2 Whimbrel late pm. (S Rowe)

Nanpean: 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Yellow-legged Gull. (B Bosisto)

Crantock: 1 Wheatear and a family of 4 Stonechat. (N Sluman)

Davidstow, Moorhead Farm: 301 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (S Grose)

Chapel Amble: 4 Spotted Flycatcher (2 ad feeding 2juv with Damselflies), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk over, 1pr Mute Swan with 7 cygnets. (S Grose)

Blackacre: 1 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk through, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (S Grose)

Newquay: 2 Sparrowhawk. (S Grose)

Lizard Point to Kynance, 07.30-08.30: 2 Chough (1 ringed), 3 Wheatear, 5 Stonechat, large flock of Goldfinches and Linnets feeding on seed heads, 1 Buzzard, 4 Fulmar, 1 Kestrel, 200+ Gannet and 3 Oystercatcher. (S and L Baird)

Late Submission, 19/08, Stithians: 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Gadwall. (D Beadle)