Friday 15th May 2020

Friday 15th May 2020

Big Garden Sit, Saturday 16th May: We will again be collating records from birders participating in the #BigGardenSit, held every Saturday in April and May, all birds in or recorded from your garden betwen 8 -9:00am. See the garden listing pages for more info on taking part and results from previous counts.

St Just, Hendra: Tawny Pipit in potato fields, present into early evening. (N Wheatley et al)

Tawny Pipit, Mike McKee

Tawny Pipit, Mike Spicer

Porthgwarra: 7 (2 singing male) Wheatear, drk Gadwall, c20 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler 9 juv. Stonechat being fed. (R Veal) 1 Lesser Whitethroat. (T McGowan) Also Hobby over Carn Trevean. (J Eaton) Also Dotterel reported by non-birder on coast path between Trevean and Stonewall. (per R Veal)

Polgigga: 3 Red Kite. (R Veal) Also 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Marsh Harrier at Skewjack 17:20 and 1 Greenshank over 22:05. (M Wallace)

Longrock Pool: drk Garganey. (S Rogers, P Fraser)

Chapel Carn Brea: 2 Cuckoo, 2 Stock Dove. (R Veal)

Carn Galver: 1 Cuckoo calling (B. Toms)

Mevagissey: pr Red-legged Partridge. (T Harrison)

Trebarwith Strand: 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing. (N Page)

Porth Mear Valley: 1 Sedge Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 3 Reed Warbler , 7 Wheatear (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Walmsley Sanctuary: 1 Wigeon, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 1 White Wagtail, 1 male “Channel Wagtail” (presumed intergrade between Western Yellow Wagtail flavissima & flava). (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Siblyback Lake: 20 Canada Goose, 32 Mallard, 3 pairs Tufted Duck, 1 pair Little Grebe, 1 sum plum Dunlin, 22 Swift, 60+ Sand Martin, 15 Swallow, 15 House Martin, 15 singing Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 8+Siskin. (K Pellow)

Stithians: 1 Red Kite over 18:00. (R Curtis)

Rosecraddoc Woods to St Cleer: 1 Red Kite again, 3 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Swift, 3 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 1 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch. (R Frost)

Caradon Hill: 1 Redstart (male singing), 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Blackcap, 8 Willow Warbler, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Stonechat. (A Parker)

Charlestown: Red Kite at 15:00. (N Best)

Downderry: 7 Whimbrel and 2 female Wheatear along the coast early this morning. (A Payne)

Seaton: 1 Reed Warbler singing and a Barn Owl in flight, female Siskin in the garden. (A Payne)

Bodmin Moor, Stokes Hill: 2 Redstart (male), 5 Yellowhammer, 3 Cuckoo, 2 Wheatear, 1 Green Woodpecker, 8 Swift. Withybrook Farm: 1 Redstart (male), 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. (J St Ledger) Bearah Tor: 1 Redstart (female), 2 Cuckoo, 3 Wheatear. Cheesewring Farm: 2 Spotted Flycatcher. (J St Ledger)

Redstart, John St Ledger

Spotted Flycatcher, John St Ledger

Yellowhammer, John St Ledger

Feock: 2 juv starlings being fed by parents. (K Dalziel)

Starling – Kate Daziel

Ruan Lanihorne: 2 Red Kite in low flight over Demain Farm, Fal Valley between Sett Bridge and Tregony, 10:20am (Jo Hall)