Garden Listing 22nd May 2021

Callestick: I added Linnet today to take my total to 57. (Tony Wilson)

Dobwalls: For number 46 on our list; a brief visit from 2 Mistle Thrush in the neighbours tall trees (Chris and Janet Duffy)

Polbathic: A Swift, at long last, dragging me up to 58. (Andy Blonden)

Crowlas: Swift also new, for 63. (Reuben Veal)

Garden Listing 18th April 2021

Feock: Little Egret makes 33, as one just flew over while we were sitting facing the window. (Rosalind Smith)

Praa Sands: Thought it a blank week until this evening, when having a G&T out in the garden, distant Whimbrel calls were heard out to sea racked up number 64. (Matt Southam)

Constantine: Last night at 18:05, a Red Kite glided over my garden so close as to be identifiable without binoculars. Only the second record here ever, the first being last spring during the first lockdown. Best record for me here this year. This takes me to 57. (Tim Pinfield)

Garden Listing 4th April 2021

Crowlas: Swallow takes me to 43. (Gary Healey)

Crowlas: perhaps even the same Swallow as Gary, new for 58. (Reuben Veal)

Praa Sands: Wednesday saw the Sand Martins, number 60, return, prospecting possible nests sites in the sandy cliff edge. Followed by a pair of Mallard number 61, flying over and Saturday saw a Chiffchaff number 62, feeding in the garden. (Matt Southam)

Garden Listing 28th March 2021

Dobwalls: 2 Swallows over the garden brings our total to 41 (C&J Duffy)

Polbathic: A Wheatear spent a long time this afternoon, on the Kingfisher stick, watching the tide come in; looking cold and tired (just like me, although I hadn’t flown across the Channel) and making my total up to 54. (A Blonden)

Coverack: 1 female Siskin on appeared on the feeders, taking my total to 54. Siskin is an annual visitor to the garden, with 1 or 2 usually turning up in late April or May for a day and then disappearing again! (D Beadle)

Praa Sands: Number 59, Sandwich tern this week, wonderful to watch them again in the bay. First time views of migrants after the winter are such a delight. (M Southam)

Garden Listing 21st March 2021

Constantine: Great Black-backed Gull takes list to 50. (David Collins)

Feock: List moves to 29 as we had a pair of mallards fly over this morning. (Rosalind Smith)

Dobwalls: Number 39 is a female Pheasant, in the field below our garden (Chris and Janet Duffy)

Praa Sands: No migrants yet but I did clock up numbers 57, pair of Greylag Geese flying across the bay and 58, a Grey Wagtail over the Green. (Matt Southam)

Grampound: Skylark brings up 48. (Rob Nicholls)

Garden Listing 14th March 2021

Praa Sands: Only the one bird new to the list this week, no 56, a Mute Swan doggedly flying head-on into a westerly gale. (Matt Southam)

Garden Listing 7th March 2021

Crowlas: New additions Feral Pigeon, Cormorant, Bullfinch, Siskin, Redwing, Sparrowhawk, Raven, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Linnet and Canada Goose takes my total to 41. (Gary Healey)

Newquay: A new list from a garden overlooking the Gannel Estuary, bringing a new species of the collective list; Little Gull. Full list includes Blackbird, Blackcap, Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Robin, Woodpigeon, Feral Pigeon, Song Thrush, Magpie, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Collared Dove, Redwing, Wren, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, Crow, Tawny Owl, Coal Tit, Starling, Little Egret, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Curlew, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Black-backed Gull sp., Little Gull. (Ron Fullwood)

Crowlas: woke up to Canada Geese calling as they flew over, bringing up 57. Also great to see a pair of Long-tailed Tits well into the process of nest construction. (Reuben Veal)

Garden Listing 28th February 2021

Coverack: 2 flyover Canada Geese heard and then seen distantly for 48. (Dan Beadle)

Praa Sands: No new birds for a while until early this am with three Canada geese for 51, flying over. (Matt Southam)

Trethurgy: We have added Meadow Pipit and Buzzard which makes our new total 39. (Geoff White)

Callestick: A very long overdue House Sparrow today took the list to 51. A near miss was a Cattle Egret that spent a few hours in a field by the house a few days ago. I only realised after it had gone that I could seen it from a certain spot in the garden! The undoubted highlight today though was my first ever Large Tortoiseshell. (Tony Wilson)

Large Tortoiseshell – Tony Wilson

Dobwalls: A flypast of 4 Canada Geese this morning, takes our total to 37 (Chris and Janet Duffy)

Garden Listing 14th February 2021

Grampound: Smart male Brambling for 45. (Rob Nicholls)

Brambling – Rob Nicholls

Helston: A new list from central Helston, with a medium size back garden and overlooking a children’s play area which is surrounded by mature trees:
Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Dunnock, House Sparrow, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Redwing, Blackcap (male and female), Goldfinch, Siskin (male and female), Chaffinch (male and female), Greenfinch (male and female), Bullfinch (female), Starling, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Rook, Magpie, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Black Redstart (female), Robin, Wood Pigeon, Feral Pigeon, Collared Dove, Herring Gull, Wren, Firecrest (30). (Steve Ford)

Coal Tit – Steve Ford

Blackcap – Steve Ford

Blackcap – Steve Ford

Greenfinch – Steve Ford

Siskin and Goldfinches – Steve Ford


Garden Listing 7th February 2021

Mabe Burnthouse: A couple of recent days working outside in the garden didn’t result in anything new until started out this afternoon working on the wall – 2 Raven flying over fairly high but vocal. Two Goldcrest also kept me company for at least an hour and a half working the small conifer next to the house! (Dan Chaney)

Grampound: Additions of Golden Plover on 6th and Sparrowhawk on 7th takes list to 44. (Rob Nicholls)