Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Wednesday 22nd 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, 21/4, Rosewall/Buttermilk Hill: 3 (2m, 1f) Ring Ouzel, 2 (m, f) Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Cuckoo, 11 Meadow Pipit, 12 Linnet. (V Stratton, J Hawkey)

Late news, 21/4, Falmouth, Swanpool: 1 Reed Warbler (S Van Hear)

Late news, 21/4 Freathy: 4 Guillemot on Sea and 1 Sandwich Tern flew west. Also 1 Tawny Owl hooting in the distance and 1 Barn Owl “singing” in the garden hedge. (M Jordan)

Late news, 21/4, Pendower: Great Northern Diver in summer plumage offshore, seen while at work. (A Horn-Norris)

Great Northern Diver – Amy Horn-Norris

Late news, 21/4, Gluvian: 1 Common Whitethroat, 10 Blackcap & 2 Chiffchaff, also 2 Coot recorded flying over garden at night. (B Bosisto)

Newlyn: 2cy Glaucous Gull, 5 Whimbrel. (L Proctor)

St Just: 2cy Glaucous Gull, 6 Whimbrel, 1 Cuckoo, c100 Swallow & 4 Sand Martin north, 10 House Martin, 4 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 4 Wheatear. (D Flumm)

Drift Reservoir: 2nd cal yr Iceland Gull, 9 Canada Geese, 12 Swallow. (D Flumm)

Sancreed: 2 Swift, 2 House Martin. (D Flumm)

Marazion: male Marsh Harrier quartering rear of marsh. (D Parker)

Trink Hill: 1 Cuckoo, 8+ Willow Warbler, 2f Wheatear. (R Veal)

Crowlas: 1 Hobby over East midday. (R Veal)

Talskiddy: 1 Reed Warbler. (B Bosisto)

Charlestown: 1 Swallow. (D Hastilow)

Ventonleague Hill, Hayle: 1 Swift ovwe at 8.05am today. (J Rutter)

Hayle: 2 Sedge Warbler singing in reed beds between George V memorial walk and children’s playground. (A Myers)

St Ives: Red kite over Knills monument at 15.30. (A Myers)

Ayr- Hellesveor Cliff- St Ives Island:  singing Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear, Purple Sandpiper (G Jones, H Metcalfe)

Buttermilk Hill: 1 Cuckoo, 7 Wheatears (4 males and 3 females), 8, Linnets, 9, Meadow Pipits, 2, Buzzards. (V Stratton)

Bussow Moors: 1 Cuckoo (V Stratton)

Towednack: 1, Cuckoo. (V Stratton)

Housel Bay, The Lizard: 1 Curlew flying north-east, calling at 3.30pm. Whitethroats singing every 200/300 metres along coast path between Lizard Church Cove and Housel Bay. (M and A Lord)

Tresllian: c27 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank 1 Chiffchaff. (M Jones)

Goss Moor: 3 Robin, 2 m Blackcap, 2 Buzzard. (E Henderson)

Blackcap – Ethan Henderson

Goonzian Downs: 1 Cuckoo. (A Newsham)

Newquay Harbour / Tea Caverns: 1 m Blackcap, 4 Greenfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 7 Goldfinch, 43 House Sparrow, 1 Raven, 2 Stonechat, 1 m Bullfinch, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black -backed Gull, 11 Cormorant (1 with metal ring on right leg), 3 Shag, 19 Fulmar, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Rock Pipit, 12 Swallow, 1 Kestrel. (S Grose)

Rosewall Hill/Buttermilk Hill: 2 Wheatear (f), 1 Stonechat (m), 2 Swallow, 3 singing Willow Warbler 1 singing with more distinct separated notes, 1 Green Tiger Beetle, 3 Red Admiral (J Evans)

Downderry: 10 Whimbrel and a Common Gull inshore and 9 Shelduck west early this morning. Later a White Wagtail, Wheatear and 2 Swallows. (A Payne)

Crowan Beacon: 10 Wheatear, 5 Golden Plover. (C Benton)

Crackington Haven: 10+ Swallows flying over this evening, 1 Wheatear on neighbouring roof, female Blackcap in garden, Raven in sheep field. (J&B Teague)

Millbrook: singing Garden Warbler, 1 Stock Dove. (B Taggart)

Porthgwarra: Tree Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, 11 Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler & 4 Whimbrel. (M Wallace)