Friday 8th May 2020

Friday 8th May 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.

Big Garden Sit – Saturday 8 – 9:00am: Ready for the #BigGardenSit 8-9am tomorrow morning? Good visibility, light easterly winds & early May = chance of something good? but even if not still beats staying inside! Record your garden regulars and more, just let us know what you saw or see the Garden Lockdown pages.

Late photos, Hayle Towans: Grasshopper Warbler, Wheatear, Skylark, Whitethroat. (M Halliday)

Wheatear, Mark Halliday

Grasshopper Warbler, Mark Halliday

Skylark, Mark Halliday

Whitethroat, Mark Halliday

Late news, 7/5, Feock: 5 (2 ad, 3 juv) Starling, 2 House Sparrow – both first visitors into garden in 15 years, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (R Smith)

Late news, 7/5, St John’s Church in the Fields, St Ives: 1 Merlin overhead (10:20am), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Wagtail. (P Nason)

Late news, 7/5, Rosewall/Buttermilk Hill: 1 Red Kite (ad. Flew E 16:35), 1 Cuckoo, 4 Buzzard, 8 Stonechat, 7 Wheatear (3m, 4f), 18 Meadow Pipit, 22 Linnet, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 House Martin, 8 Swallow, 8 Whitethroat. (P Nason)

Late news, 7/5, Gluvian: 4 Swift, 10 House Martin, 1 Red-legged Partridge. 15 flocks of Whimbrel and 1 Little Grebe recorded overnight. (B Bosisto)

Late news 7/5, Talskiddy: 1 Red Kite, 6 pairs Yellowhammer, 4 singing male Common Whitethroat, 2 Swift (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Late news, 6/5, St Breward: pair of Swift. (G Chapman)

Constantine: 1 Hoopoe feeding in horse paddock (G Wills).

Summercourt: 1 Osprey being mobbed by crows over the A30 at Summercourt about 16:30. (S Buckle)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: drk Garganey still early am. (S Turner)

Downderry: inshore 7 Whimbrel, on the sea 12 Great Northern Divers. Movement included 3 Shelduck, 14 Common Scoters, 3 Manx Shearwater and a Swallow. (A Payne)

Cape Cornwall: 10 Curlews. (C Wyatt)

Tregeseal Stone circle: Cukoo male ducking and displaying for female. (C Wyatt)

Pendeen (Boat Cove): 1 Razorbill. (C Wyatt)

Bude Marshes: 7 Reed Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff – 2 in song, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mute Swan, pair of Canada Goose on nest, 3 Wren, 2 Moorhen, 4 Chaffinch. (H Kendall)

Maer Lake: 30+ Swallows, 5 Sand  Martins, 5 Moorhens, 1 Shelduck. (H Kendall)

Truro: pair of Robins and 2 juvs in garden. (M Costa)

Longrock: 1 Pair Bullfinch, 3 Robin, 4 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Male Blackcap, 1 Crow, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Dunnock, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Blackbird, 1 Moorhen chick, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Magpie, 3 Herring Gull in garden. (T Newing)

Stannon Moor: Cuckoo calling near the stone circle. (G Chapman)

St Eval: Cuckoo calling near the church. (L Curry)

Newquay: 20+ Whimbrel feeding on Golf Course daily for the past week. (D Kendle)

St Columb Major: 2 juvenile Dipper successfully fledged nest. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Gluvian: 4 Swift, 4 Mallard. 4 Moorhen , 5 flocks of Whimbrel recorded overnight.  (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Carn Marth, Lanner: 1 Northern Wheatear. (M Greenhalgh)

Carclaze: Hobby first thing, Cuckoo, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, 20+ Swift, 10+ Swallow, House Martins. (D Cooper)

Caradon Hill: 5 Yellowhammer, Stonechat, Common Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Meadow Pipit, Mistle Thrush, Linnet. (D Sharp)

Meadow Pipit – Deena Sharp

Yellowhammmer – Deena Sharp

Mistle Thrush – Deena Sharp

Gover Valley, St. Austell: Cuckoo heard calling in the valley. (I Toogood-Johnson).

Lerryn: Great Spotted Woodpecker female.  (J Parfitt)

Great Spotted Woodpecker – J Parfitt

Guineaport, Wadebridge: 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch including a grey pate, 3 Siskin (2m 1f), 2 Linnet, 4 Shelduck, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Great tits feeding young in the box, Mute Swan, Blackbird, Robin, Wren and Hedgehogs. (W Delacour)

Praa Sands: 1 Sparrowhawk hunting Pipistrelle bat species this evening (J Evans)