A busy week, with plenty of decent birds seen. Firecrest, Brambling, Treecreeper, Shag and Common Gull amongst the highlights. It won’t too long now until the first spring migrant gets onto a Cornish garden list!
Feock: Please can you add pheasant to my garden list bringing my total to 27. Many thanks. (Rosalind Smith)
Crowlas: Canada Goose this morning takes my list to 32. (Gary Healey)
Garden Listing 3rd March 2022
Constantine: Here is a list of birds seen so far. I have added a couple since I last wrote so now have a total of 45.
Little Egret, Grey Heron, Canada Goose, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Pheasant, Golden Plover, Woodcock, Mediterranean Gull, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Redwing, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blackcap, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Raven, Starling, Chaffinch, Brambling, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Siskin, Bullfinch.
Female Brambling is still here. Ravens have fortified last year’s nest and look like breeding and there was a Firecrest singing in the garden last week. Lots of common regular sightings in the garden simply not seen yet and could on the list at any time eg Linnet, Skylark, Tawny Owl, Collared Dove, Kestrel, Cormorant etc. (Tim Pinfield)
Mabe Burnthouse, nr Falmouth: Small garden (untidy but lots of cats in vicinity) on edge of village/housing estate.
January: Herring Gull, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Collared Dove, Blue Tit, Cormorant over, Pied Wagtail, Woodpigeon, Song Thrush 1 singing in the distance on 3rd Jan, Robin, Black-headed Gull, Greenfinch 1 in the back hedge. Almost a rarity here. Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Wren, Starling, House Sparrow, Blackbird, Buzzard, Coal Tit, Feral Pigeon, Shag, Goldcrest.
The Feral Pigeon and Shag were scoped out of the new rooflight windows on the Penryn River 2.5 – 3 miles away, the pigeons in flight and a couple of Shags – one on a buoy and another doing its distinctive jump and dive.
25 for the month, although the total list now up to 31.
13th Jan – first Red Admiral butterfly of the year too in next door’s back garden in the sunshine. 17th Jan – Small Tortoiseshell butterfly in front garden. (Dan Chaney)
Garden Listing 2nd March 2022
Callestick: Very quiet – only additions were Lesser Black-backed Gull and Common Gull taking me to 42. Firecrest today was nice but not first for the year. (Tony Wilson)
Liskeard: As I’m back working in the office, garden bird observation is now restricted to weekends, however a visiting Greenfinch has increased my running total now to 18. (Deena Sharp)
Garden Listing 1st March 2022
Lanlivery: Update for February, just four species added: Goldcrest, a singing male in the garden from the 8th; Skylark, singing over nearby fields from the 27th; Treecreeper, singing in the garden on several occasions and two present on the 25th; and Linnet, two over on the 25th. Brings the total to 44 species. (Phil McVey)
Tresillian: One more to add to my list, a Firecrest. (Andrew Le Masurier)