Saturday 9th May 2020

Saturday 9th 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.

Late news, 8/5, Eastern Green Beach: 10 Sanderling, 1 Dunlin and 1 Golden Plover in full summer plumage. (P Moore)

Porthgwarra: 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Wheatear (N R Rogers)

St Just: Great Northern Diver high NW overland  08:10 hrs, c300 Manx Shearwater, male Whinchat, 4 Wheatear. Also 6 Silver-Y Moths, Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary. (D Flumm)

Whinchat, Dave Flumm

Marazion Marsh RSPB: drk Garganey again. (S Rogers)

Marazion beach: 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Whimbrel, 8 Dunlin, 3 Grey Plover, 4 Sanderling. (S. Rogers).

St Erth: 2 young Little Grebe being fed by adults, 3 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler. (R Veal)

Fistral Beach /Towan Head: 26 Whimbrel, 1 Sand Martin, 5 Swift, 2 House Martin, 3 prs Stonechat, 1 f Whinchat (injured), 5 Raven, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Linnet, 3 Skylark. 3prs of Fulmar & 1pr Shag nesting on the old Kittiwake colony site. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary:1m Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Bude: 7 Dunlins, 4 Purple Sandpipers (seems late for them to be here still),  27 Herring Gulls, 2 Stonechats, , 2 Blackbirds and 1 Wren all in breakwater and harbour area. (H Kendall)

Penzance: Completed my first round of the Urban Gull survey today in south Penzance and Tolcarne. 45 active Herring Gull nests and one Great Black-backed Gull nest. (T Mills)

Heamoor: Cuckoo, 1-2 Red Kite, 17 screaming Swift (P St Pierre)

Newlyn Harbour: Single White Wagtail, Eider and Kittiwake on slipway, Grey Seal bull (C.Beazley)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Barnacle Geese with 16 Canadas, 5 singing Reed Warbler (1 ringed), 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 2 pairs Moorhen (one on nest on reservoir, another in reedbed with 2 pulli), 1 Little Egret. (D Flumm)

Barnacle Goose, Dave Flumm

Sancreed: 6-7 Red Kite (1 east 16:11, 4 circling south of village and another north of village 16:24 and one high west 18:00), 2 Cuckoo, 1 Wheatear, 1 Garden Warbler. (D Flumm)

Prussia Cove: 1 Cuckoo calling from telegraph wires, several Swallow and House Martin gathering mud from puddles, 1 Wheatear (f),  several singing Blackcap, 2 Speckled Wood and 2 Orange Tip, 1 Common Blue Butterfly (J Evans)

West Taphouse: Red Kite overhead. (A Newsham)

Roche: Flock of 18 Red Kites over at 17.30. (J Rance)

Gluvian: 4 Swift, 10 Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. (B Bosisto L Payne)

Wadebridge, St. Matthews Hill: 1 Red Kite overhead flying south-west at 17.30. (D. Wilson)

Penryn: 3 Red Kite 18:30. (W Berry)

Trispen: Red Kite over at 14:30 heading east to west towards Idless woods. (C Mason)

Constantine: 1 Red Kite drifting east late afternoon. (D Collins)

Stithians:.18:30 2 Red Kite heading south, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Buzzard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Stonechat, 3 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Linnet, 2 Swallow, 1 Pheasant (S Van Hear)

Coverack Area: 6 Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary and a few Silver Y moths (P. Bedford)

Penwithick (private garden): 1 Red Kite (over), 2 Bullfinch (1m &1f), 6 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Robin, 10 Starling, 15 House Sparrow, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Coal Tit. (K. Bowers)

Starling, Kevin Bowers

Red Kite, Kevin Bowers

Red Kite, Kevin Bowers

Bullfinch, Kevin Bowers

Truro: 1 m Siskin in my garden  this evening (D Jenkins)

Carclaze: Garden vizmig produced 12 + 3 local pairs (including mating) Swift, 3 local pairs House Martin, 8 Swallow, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Raven, 5 Buzzard, Red Kite at 13:10. Residents include Chiffchaff singing, 2 singing males Blackcap, Tawny Owl, 1 pair Bullfinch, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Goldfinch. (D Cooper)