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)

Garden Listing 6th August 2021

Polbathic: One more: a Willow Warbler has visited on the last two mornings, to do his annual chasing of Blue Tits – but there are few around, this year. So with the Feral Pigeon and Green Woodpecker of 14th and 29th of last month, this puts me now at 65. (Andy Blonden)

Garden Listing 3rd August 2021

Coverack: Usually Whitethroat is a regular species, but this year I hadn’t had one until 3/8, when like buses two turned up at once!

Garden Listing 1st August 2021

Lanlivery: Very late this year, first recorded House Martin over the garden. Nearest breeders are a mile away, and they don’t often drift this way. Total 60 species. (Phil McVey)

Garden Listing 29th July 2021

Polbathic: On 14th, a humble Rock Dove/Feral Pigeon spent some hours at the pond and this afternoon’s 2 young Green Woodpeckers drags our total to 64. (In former years, Whitethoat, Willow Warbler, Reed Bunting, Barn Owl etc. would all have been regulars, but, sadly, no longer). (Andy Blonden)

Garden Listing 24th July 2021

Tresillian: One more for my list – a Spotted Flycatcher feeding robin-like on the ground before flying up to a tree and behaving more appropriately. (Andrew le Masurier)

Garden Listing 23rd July 2021

Praa Sands: This week number 75 turned up, a Green Woodpecker, heard calling but not seen, otherwise very quiet. (Matt Southam)

Garden Listing 14th July 2021

Feock: After a long gap a pair of Ravens flew over the garden today bringing my total to 39. (Rosalind Smith)

Garden Listing 7th July 2021

Polbathic: Two Garden Warblers spent a short while around our pond, this morning, taking our total to 62. (Andy Blonden)

Garden Listing 4th July 2021

Constantine: It’s most of a month since I added anything to the garden list (seems longer!), but a Curlew calling over the house this afternoon is the first sign of autumn here, and brings the total to 61. (David Collins)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: Siskin, Swift and Linnet for 46. (Brian Toms)

Garden Listing 28th June 2021

Penryn: At last, Great Spotted Woodpecker- a juv on telegraph wires. Total now 64 species. (John Holmes)

Constantine: Flyover Cormorant and a Whitethroat that has moved into hedgerow close by adds two – now 63. (Tim Pinfield)

Garden Listing 27th June 2021

Lanlivery: Total now 58. (Phil McVey)

Garden Listing 26th June 2021

Praa Sands: To my surprise no 74 flew over today, Great Spotted Woodpecker. Calling loudly, it appeared to be heading for the sea before making a sharp U turn and flying back inland to a stand of pine trees. (Matt Southam)

 

Garden Listing 24th June 2021

Praa Sands: After all this time suddenly a Curlew (no.73) arrives, two calling as they flew over. (Matt Southam)

Garden Listing 22nd June 2021

Praa Sands: Sitting out very early on Tuesday morning I heard a wader calling, it took me a moment of looking before the bird appeared flying down the coast towards Marazion – Black-winged Stilt (no.72). I’ve not found one before, let alone from the garden. (Matt Southam)

Garden Listing 19th June 2021

Trethurgy: Turtle Dove coming into garden – first for the garden and Trethurgy ! Feeding on Sunflower hearts from feeders above. A female Sparrowhawk came in and put up every bird that it was feeding with but we don’t think the Sparrowhawk caught anything and the Turtle Dove later returned to our garden. (Geoff White)

Praa Sands: Strange how birds are coming in twos. No 70 was a Whitethroat singing from scrub on the Green. They’ve been there a while but at the far end since arriving. Next day, a Willow Warbler (no.71) feeding in the garden, a first for me as a garden bird. (Matt Southam)

Coverack: Total now 68. (Dan Beadle)

Garden Listing 15th June 2021

Crowlas: Mallard takes me to 49. (Gary Healey)

Garden Listing 13th June 2021

Liskeard: At last! Numbers 38 and 39! Swallows and House Martins out hunting for food over the bungalow! (Deena Sharp).