Garden Listing 31st May 2021

Constantine: Red Kite directly over the house this afternoon takes the list to 59. (David Collins)

Praa Sands: Crept up to 68 with two Swifts going over today, longer and longer gaps between sightings. (Matt Southam)

Polbathic: He’s been a long time coming, this year, but today’s Bullfinch makes 60. (Andy Blonden)

St Keverne: House Martin on 3rd April, Greenfinch on 17th April, Curlew on 24th April (8 over), Siskin on 25th April, Cuckoo on 8th May (heard), Willow Warbler on 14th May (heard), Red Kite (4 over) and Swift (1 over) on 29th May, Bullfinch on 30th May and Blackcap on 31st May for 45. We also have two House Sparrow nests and one Blue Tit nest busy in the garden. (Helen Norton)

Coverack: Total now 66, including an early-morning Spotted Flycatcher that was my 99th garden tick. (Dan Beadle)

Garden Listing 30th May 2021

Penryn: Plus two for the second day in a row: Bullfinch and House Martin. (John Holmes)

Callestick: No Black Storks or Black Kites for me today but I did add Lesser Black-backed Gull and Feral Pigeon to take the garden list to 60!

Coverack: I got the ‘scope on the roof for the first time in a while, and added Swift, Red Kite (total of 21 throughout the afternoon) and Manx Shearwater, followed by a very distant Cuckoo in the evening, which takes my total to 64. At this point last year I was on 68 and I had a 3 month headstart this year, so I’ve got catching up to do! (Dan Beadle)

Garden Listing 29th May 2021

Helston: Buzzard and 3 Swift over the garden today. (Steve Ford)

Crowlas: Swift and Red Kite takes me to 48 (Gary Healey)

Penryn: I had a minor role in the first Red Kite reintroduction project, bringing back 20 chicks from Spain 29 years ago this May. So when I saw yesterday’s reports showing the annual influx was starting I knew this would probably be the perfect 60th species from my garden this year. Then a Jay turned up first thing (60). Four Red kites came over through the day though. (John Holmes)

Dobwalls: 1 Red Kite being mobbed by Herring Gulls. It had some feathers missing from one wing. Number 48 on our list.

Our House Sparrow colony is doing well, with 5 nest boxes occupied and feeding broods by the second week of April, now some of them are on to their second brood. (Chris and Janet Duffy)