31st December 2022

Lanlivery: Just a few new species to round the year off:

Grey Wagtail – one over on 21st September
Kingfisher – one calling from neighbour’s pond on 1st October
Stonechat – three in adjoining field from 2nd October and throughout the month. First for over 10 years as habitat is recovering after heavy grazing.

Brings the total to 66 species. Notable omissions this year are Whitethroat, which have disappeared from this area, and Peregrine.

Many thanks and Happy New Year! (Phil McVey)

Crowlas: Meadow Pipit, Siskin, Fieldfare, and Tawny owl takes my final total to 50. (Gary Healey)

25th December 2022

Coverack: A cracking Christmas present in the form of a Firecrest in the Mahonia. Fieldfare sightings have continued after the first for the year a few days ago, and I’ve managed Snipe from the house for the second successive winter now. (Dan Beadle)

21st December 2022

St Germans: A Barnacle Goose was back with the Canada flock, today (77). Then, another first for the creek, when an Egyptian Goose flew over and landed on the marsh (78). – And we still have two Great White Egrets! (Andy Blonden)

Coverack: A proper bit of garden gold! Merlin for 55, racing over the garden after a flock of Redwing. (Dan Beadle)

20th December 2022

Coverack: It’s been a quieter year for garden listing, with most of my time spent out of county at uni, travelling or on placement. Pleased to add Fieldfare for 54, hopefully the start of adding a few more species over Christmas. (Dan Beadle)

19th December 2022

St Germans: Another surprise: while watching the Great White Egret earlier, an Avocet came by! There’s never before been one this far up. It was running up with the tide on a fairly steep bank of mud, feeding ‘on-the-go’ in the water like a Greenshank. No. 76. That brightened up an otherwise dreary morning. (Andy Blonden)

14th December 2022

Feock: Please could you add Canada Goose and Black-headed Gull to my list, bringing the total to 31. (Rosalind Smith)

1st December 2022

St Germans: We’ve had two more to take us to 75: a Firecrest was in the garden on 12 Nov. and a Great White Egret on the marsh opposite, this morning (1 Dec.). (Andy Blonden)

27th November 2022

Carbis Moor: We moved into our ‘new’ house at Carbis Moor near St Austell on 10th October. The house is quite isolated and surrounded by lots of old established trees and Cornish hedges. First job was to put up the feeders and from day one they have been busy all day. So far, in between jobs on the house, we have counted 38 species on the feeders and around the garden. (Vic Booth)

Chaffinch – Vic Booth
Coal Tit – Vic Booth
Jay – Vic Booth
Fieldfare – Vic Booth
Robin – Vic Booth
Wren – Vic Booth
Great Spotted Woodpecker – Vic Booth

13th November 2022

Feock: Please can you add Redwing to my list. Huge flocks flew over this morning. (Rosalind Smith)

12th November 2022

Grampound Road: Two additions: 51. Golden Plover & 52. Lapwing. (Rob Nicholls)