Tuesday 7th April 2020

Tuesday 7th 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.

Gannel Estuary: 1 Little Tern. (S Rowe)

Little Tern – Steve Rowe


Cape Cornwall: 1 Hoopoe reported by golf club.

Mabe Burnthouse: 1 Osprey over in flight towards College Reservoir, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Tawny Owl head, 1 Nuthatch, 25 Rook nests (old/new) in rookery, c600 Jackdaw in pre-roost flight. (D Chaney)

St Columb Minor : 4 Chiffchaff, 1 m Bullfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Tawny Owl heard. (S Grose)

Wadebridge; Treraven Meadow: 4 Swallow, 2 Marsh Tit (D Wilson)

Falmouth: 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Razorbill, 1 Eider still (female) off Gyllyngvase Beach. (J St Ledger)

Prince of Wales Pier; Falmouth: 0900hrs. 1 Sandwich Tern (S Van Hear)

Restronguet Creek: 2 Osprey, 5 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Tern

Mawgan: 1 Barn Owl hunting in fields behind house at 20:30 (P. Bedford)

Malpas, Truro: 1 Greenfinch,1 Goldfinch, 1 Blackcap (f.). 1 Shelduck, 1 Grey Heron on Tresillian river below and 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Little Egret over. (A Hill)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Sedge Warbler, 1+ Reed Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler this morning. (S Rogers) Also 2 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow this evening and 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver offshore. (D Parker)

Geevor: 1 Redwing. (P Clement)

Heamoor: 1 Siskin over. (P St Pierre)

Truro River: 1 Greenshank, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 21 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel. (P Fraser)

St Ives Island: 3 Shag, 1 Guillemot, 8 Gannet, 1 Kestrel, 2 Common Gull, 1 Glaucous Gull, 8 Sandwich Tern, 1 Rock Pipit. (P. Nason)

Penzance: Black Redstart seen through my office window (J Evans)

Porthcurno: 1 Dunlin, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Blackbird (E Henderson)

Dunlin – Ethan Henderson

Newlyn: 2cy Iceland Gull still, ad Yellow-legged Gull. (M Ahmad)

St Erth: 2 Willow Warbler. (R Veal)

Creegbraswe, Chacewater: 2 Swallow (arrived this morning and resident), 14 Linnet, 2 Mistle Thrush. (B Toms)

Downderry: 1 Swallow moving east this afternoon. (A Payne)

Cadgwith: 3 Red-throated Diver, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull. (S Croft)

St Austell: 1f Blackbird in private garden. ( C Hooper)

Blackbird, C Hooper

Blackbird, C Hooper

Cornwall Lockdown Diary 15:

Another sunny day (on which not to be able to walk the coast path, chill out with friends at the pub or go on a Cornwall Birds field trip). No-one is saying the lockdown will finish soon, but the whole world is wondering when. And now our PM is in intensive care. Very worrying.

I am going to cut down this diary a bit after two weeks – more in your interest than mine! – so I’ll post new stuff as and when rather than every day. The nice comments I’ve had are much appreciated. There’s still plenty to watch for and listen to I’m glad to say. Nature goes on providing interest at this surreal time in our lives and so there’ll be more to report before long. Till then, keep well and best wishes.

Simon Marquis (palores@cbwps.org.uk)

We are more than happy to receive any diary reports from others within the county. If you have an interesting story from your garden or local area that you’d like to share please email bird-news@cbwps.org.uk