Garden Listing 2.0 29th November

Little Kirland: Now 38 (John Macadam)

Marazion: Finally saw a Collared Dove and my house list goes up to 56 as of today. (Dave Parker)

Dobwalls: We enjoyed doing the lockdown list in the spring, so thought we’d have another go. Our new total since 5th November is 28: Blackbird, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Collared Dove, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Herring Gull, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Robin, Starling, Woodpigeon, Wren, Rook, Raven, Goldcrest, Sparrowhawk, Pied Wagtail, Pheasant, Blackcap, Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing, Fieldfare. (Chris and Janet Duffy)

Feock, 28th November: I’ve miscounted somewhere along the line as my list now comes to “two swans a swimming” 22! Robin, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Blackbird, Magpie, Wren, Rook, Long-tailed Tit, Herring Gull, Carrion Crow, Woodpigeon, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Chaffinch, Fieldfare, Nuthatch, Song Thrush, Tawny Owl, Dunnock (Bec Penny)

Garden Listing 2.0 27th November

Wadebridge: Three more on my lockdown list (only 4 more days to go!):

Fieldfare, Long-tailed Tit and Blackcap. (S. Marquis)

Feock: Please add Tawny Owl and Fieldfare. New total 19, hoping I can make it into the twenties soon! (Bec Penny)

Garden Listing 2.0 26th November


20th November – A few more for the Lockdown list: Mallard & Pheasant   –  I missed these off the first list (they’re so familiar), and since yesterday: Long tailed Tit, Common Sandpiper, Sparrowhawk, Wigeon, Carrion Crow.

That makes 41 in total; all through the lounge window, except the Firecrest: through the kitchen window.

24th November – And add: Pied Wagtail to make 42. (Andy Blonden).

Little Kirland:

24th November – Now 33 (John Macadam)

26th November – Now 35. Added Treecreeper and Marsh Tit today. Both not seen in my garden for some years. Also something like a Jack Snipe took off from under a fallen apple tree – silent, a fast twist between two branches and then up the garden, low and straight. I could not see any white – I was looking at the tree when I flushed it. I could not find it again (lots of other stuff to hide under!) so not counted. (John Macadam)


25th November – Now on 47 and I still can’t find a Collared Dove! A Humpback Whale scoped from the bedroom window was an early birthday present. (Dave Parker)


26th November – Added Blackcap this morning making total 49. Can I make 50 by end of the lockdown?

Another long sunny day. 34 species seen so far today (always a chance of Woodcock at dusk yet). These include Little Egret, Firecrest, Redwing, Bullfinch, Long-tailed Tit, Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Raven, Buzzard.

Unarmed Stick Insect – Tim Pinfield

Blackcap – Tim Pinfield

The stick insect is Acanthoxyla inermis or the Unarmed Stick Insect. I have seven still surviving in a small cupressus just outside the front door!

Red Admiral – Tim Pinfield

Peacock Butterfly – Tim Pinfield

I saw three species of butterfly. Two are pictured, the third was spotted and smaller and only seen flight – either Speckled Wood or Wall Brown. (Tim Pinfield)


26th November – Please add Buzzard, Bullfinch and Chaffinch to my list for a new total of 17. (Bec Penny)

Garden Listing Saturday 1st August

Coverack: You wait over two months for the next tick and then two come along in two days! Coal Tit, annual but uncommon here, brings up the landmark of 70 species. (Dan Beadle)

31st July

Coverack: Nuthatch briefly on the peanut feeder for 69, a garden tick. (Dan Beadle)

24th July

Hayle: A chattering Linnet flying over the house puts me on 48 species. (Martin Lenney)

Garden Listing Monday 13th July

Constantine: Although not new for the garden lock-down list, Crossbills heard over the garden three times this morning. Then late afternoon ant swarms attracted 13 Black-headed Gull over the house within 10 minutes, number 63 for the list. (David Collins)

7th July

St Keverne: A gang of House Martins over this afternoon takes me to 41! (Helen Norton)