Thursday 9th April 2020

Birding in Lockdown: Links to Garden Lockdown Listing League and our Birding Ideas Page, helping to make the most of extra time as a result of the lockdown.

Late news, 9/4, Downderry: 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Shelduck and a Red-throated Diver passing offshore early this morning. (A Payne)

Pendeen: 1 Ring Ouzel behind church. (P Clement)

Chapel Carn Brae: 2 Ring Ouzel at summit. (C Moore)

Porthgwarra: 1 Ring Ouzel at Gwennap Head. (M Wallace)

Tregeseal: 2 Red Kites (Sam Williams)

Penzance: 2 Red Kite drifting east towards Gulval mid pm. (L Proctor, M Ahmad)

Crowlas: 4 Red Kite early pm. (G Healey)

Devoran: Osprey still (looks like the same bird as seen on Monday, but possibly a different individual from the one last week which was in flight feather moult), 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Swallow, still at least 5 Common Gulls. (S Bearhop)

Bodmin: 1 Red Kite over. (per M Grantham)

Sharrow Point, Whitsand Bay: 1 Black-throated Diver in summer plumage, 1 Great Northern Diver and 2 Red-throated Diver, all in winter plumage. Also an Adder basking on the path. (M Jordan)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 5+ Reed Warbler, 3 prs Bullfinch, 2 Song Thrush, pr Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Greenfinch, pr Linnet, pr Stonechat, 2 Little Grebe (probably 2 prs), pr Blackcap, pr Shoveler, pr Teal, 1 Jay, 12+ Chiffchaff (1 with nesting material), 24 Canada Goose, 2 Roe Deer. Also 3 Eider, 30 Common Scoter offshore. (J Hawkey)

Sancreed: 2 Wheatear, 4 Blackcap, 13 Willow Warbler and high-flying bat sp? in broad daylight 12:15 hrs. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: Reed Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Greylag & 24 Canada Geese. (D Flumm)

Charlestown: 2 Wren, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker. (D Hastilow)

Wren, David Hastilow

Sennen: Fem Black Redstart and 3 Sandwich Terns. (S Turner)

Lizard: One swallow at Bass Point 17.00. (P White)

Little Treleaver: 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing. (J Foster)

Cadgwith: 1 Red Kite 1 mile NW of Cadgwith. (S Croft)

Gluvian/Talskiddy: 1 Red Kite, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Teal, pair Mallard with 7 ducklings, 1 Dipper, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Swallow (B Bosisto)

Mount Hawke: 6 Chiffchaffs calling 2-3 pm. (RB & PC Girling)

Launceston: Vanguard swallow arrived in our stable mid afternoon. Checking old nest sites prior to his mates arriving in the next couple of weeks. I started noting this special day in 2007 and they fall between April 3 and April 16. Normally have 6/8 breeding pairs and it is a privilege to be able to study them at close hand throughout their breeding cycle. There have been many incidents over the years! (N Banks)

Godolphin to Townshend: 2 Swallow, Marsh Tit, Willow Warbler. (C Richards)

Feock: Blue Tit, Wren, Coal Tit, Goldfinch in garden. (K Dalziel)

Sheep’s wool still attracting lots of takers – Kate Dalziel

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