Garden Listing Monday 8th June

Polbathic: Two more for the Garden Lockdown Listing: Song Thrush and Blackcap. That’s now 53. (Andy Blonden)

7th June

Crowlas: New total 45 (Gary Healey)

5th June

St Keverne: Inching a little up the ranks with a very welcome Swift overhead. (Helen Norton)

Garden Listing Wednesday 3rd June

Middlewood: Last #BigGardenSit list Saturday May 30th:
Blackbird, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Jackdaw, Magpie, Nuthatch, Pheasant, Robin, Siskin, Song Thrush, Woodpigeon, Wren.
Only Robin and Wren loudly defending territories. Blue & Great Tit fledglings calling constantly. The Song Thrush has finally quietened down but there was a new sound this morning… the traffic is back on the road below.
And for the Garden Lockdown Listing, please add Swallow, Swift and Kestrel to my list which now totals 39. (Jen Bousfield)


Lanlivery: Finally saw a Red Kite drifting East, bringing my total to 53. (Phil McVey)

Tregidden: New total 43 (Bob Nicholls)

Garden Listing Tuesday 2nd June

Lostwithiel: Garden Warbler puts me up to 46. (Eddy Mayhew)

Constantine: Grey Wagtail moves me on to 61. There are three fledged young down at the nearby sewage treatment works, which is where this adult was heading for when it flew over at lunchtime. (David Collins)

Hayle: Been waiting a while to see Curlew, as I started the lockdown list a little late all I could find were Whimbrel but knew I would spot one soon enough. Up to 43 I go. (Martin Lenney)

June 1st

Hayle: A Great Spotted Woodpecker came to check out the vicinity today which brings me to 42. (Martin Lenney)

Gweek: 55 species at 31.05.20 (Martin Rule)

BigGardenSit 30th May 2020

Results from the #BigGardenSit 08:00 – 09:00am:

28Tim PinfieldConstantineMistle Thrush, Green Woodpecker
28Dan BeadleCoverackSedge Warbler, no Great Tit
27Geoff WhiteTrethurgyRaven, Siskin
12Marianne PryorTywardreathLong-tailed Tit, Canada Goose
10Dan ChaneyMabe BurnthouseStarling

Combined list of 43 species:

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Trethurgy: Still awaiting a Red Kite sighting but a recently fledged Wren family will certainly make up for it! (Geoff White)

Coverack: No Great Tit, quite a surprise! But plenty of fledglings – House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Dunnock and Blackbird are all feeding young and a new colony of House Martin has appeared across the road. (Dan Beadle)

Garden Listing Thursday 28th May

St Keverne: After a very long wait, at last another record! Red Kite (very low over). (Helen Norton)

Chacewater: Red Kite for 47 (Brian Toms)

Lanlivery: At last, Kestrel, probably the absence of a record so far is more to do with poor observer effort than lack of birds. Total = 52. (Phil McVey)

27th May

Constantine: For a few days now I have caught snatches of what sounded like a distant Garden Warbler. Early this afternoon I was convinced I could hear one singing across the valley. To confirm this I wandered over and confirmed that there is one on territory about 450m from my house. So the list moves on to a landmark 60. (David Collins)

Garden Listing Tuesday 26th May

Praa Sands: Nothing last week but today found myself awake at a very early hour so instead of lying in bed got up and sat out in the garden to listen to the start of the dawn chorus. Immediately heard female Tawny Owl, 65 species now. (Matt Southam)

25th May

Foxhole: Mistle Thrush = 37. (Pete Wilkins)

Falmouth: My garden list now stands at 58, an increase of 1 after a fly over House Martin. (Greg Wills)

BigGardenSit 23rd May 2020

Results from the #BigGardenSit 08:00 – 09:00am:

27Dan BeadleCoverackSedge Warbler, Willow Warbler
25Geoff WhiteTrethurgyWillow Tit, Green Woodpecker
23Tim PinfieldConstantineSkylark
23Andy BlondenPolbathicLittle Egret, Shelduck
20Jen BousfieldMiddlewoodSwallow, Bullfinch
17Dan ChaneyMabe BurnthouseStarling
8Marianne PryorTywardreathSwallow

Combined list of 47 species:

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Middlewood: This morning’s soundscape dominated by Wren, Blackcap and Chiffchaff with the Song Thrush that woke me this morning re-joining us half way through! They were competing with the sound of a near gale blowing overhead from the west. New Blackbird and Song Thrush nests started; fledgling Great Tit, Chaffinch being fed and Chiffchaff eggs have hatched. (Jen Bousfield)