Garden Listing 2.0 15th Nov 2020

Marazion: Haven’t really tried much yet, but just to get the ball rolling, I’m on 34.(Dave Parker)

Launceston: The wasp nest in a pile of grass clippings is still very active. I would be grateful to know if this is unusual so late in the year. (Nick Banks)

Answer: Don’t think it is particularly unusual although it is getting to around the time when activity should soon cease with lack of food and low temperatures. It has gone relatively mild again. Anybody having any interesting insect garden sightings still?

Constantine: I have been listing since the first day, cumulative total inow 44.

Little Egret, Mallard, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Pheasant, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull,, Common Gull
Mediterranean Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Skylark, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird
Song Thrush, Redwing, Fieldfare, Magpie, Jay, Rook, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Raven, Starling, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Siskin, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Tawny Owl

I may have Cattle Egret on the list as well. Too far away to be sure. I have the farmers permission to go over to his farm on the other side of the valley the next time they are there when I can be sure.

I was lucky on the first lockdown day (5th) the farmer was ploughing one of his stubble fields and there were at least 5 adult Mediterranean Gulls and one Common Gull in with the melee. I am keeping my eyes open for a large white winged gull this winter. It would be a first for here although I have seen Iceland and Glaucous on the Helford river, which is only half a mile from the fields I can see.

No geese yet but they will appear sometime in the stubble fields, many of which remain unploughed.(Tim Pinfield)

Lelant: overlooking Hayle Estuary and as we’re in an elevated position we can see a wide area from here Ryan’s Field from here but NOT any of the birds there. Over the last week I’ve seen in or from the garden:

Blackbird, Wren, Magpie, Woodpigeon, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Jay, Raven, Kestrel, Goldfinch, Herring Gull, Canada Geese with a white domestic Goose in the group, Black Backed Gull, Little Gull, Little Egret, Heron, Yellow Browed Warbler (a regular visitor), Rook, Long Tailed Tit, Greenfinch, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Jackdaw, Cormorant, House Sparrow, Hedge Sparrow

There are a pair of Blackcaps as I write eating berries on our Torbay Palm! (Stephen Kersting)

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