Garden Listing

Whether you live by the coast, have a fantastic garden and views, or just a small suburban plot with limited views of the sky and a bird feeder, take part and enjoy watching and recording your avian visitors through the seasons. You may well get some interesting surprises!

Garden Listing

Whether you live by the coast, have a fantastic garden and views, or just a small suburban plot with limited views of the sky and a bird feeder, take part and enjoy watching and recording your avian visitors through the seasons. You may well get some interesting surprises!

Cornwall Garden Listing League 2022: We’re pleased to announce that garden listing will be back for 2022! Whether you live by the coast, have a fantastic garden and views, or just a small suburban plot with limited views of the sky and a bird feeder, take part and enjoy watching and recording your avian visitors through the seasons. You may well get some interesting surprises!

To take part please email your running total to us at: gardenlisting@cbwps.org.uk. along with any other extras such as photos and your updates. We will be updating the table and posts below on a regular basis. You can be as competitive or not as you like – the main aim is to be motivated and enjoy your garden birding.

Essentially all birds seen or heard, in or from your garden, including those in flight (however distant). Birds seen on or above the garden do still count if you’re not actually on the property yourself, but not birds that you would have seen if you were there … but weren’t! Run to get in your garden if you see a distant Red Kite whilst returning from the shops. Feral Pigeon counts, but obvious escapes (eg Budgerigar) and domestic species don’t. You also can’t count dead birds and anything sound-recorded (nocmigging), but do let us know about them as they are still interesting to hear about, even if you can’t ‘tick’ them.

 

Garden Listing 2022 Table

RankUpdatedNameLocationLast Year’s Total2022 Garden ListNotes
18th AugustAndy BlondenSt Germans7265Overlooking small creek
24th JulyAndrew le MasurierTresillian6862Inland woodland/farmland
320th JunePhil McVeyLanlivery6158Inland rural
423rd MarTim PinfieldConstantine6853Fringe of woodland, view down a valley.
511th JunDan BeadleCoverack7052Scrub, farmland and hamlet. Sea distant.
67th JulRob NichollsGrampound Road5548Rural village mid-sized garden
7=9th MarGeoff and Jacky WhiteTrethurgy4745Large garden in rural village
7=29th JulGary HealeyCrowlas5545Inland with large garden
82nd MarTony WilsonCallestick6042Medium garden, wooded valley in farmland.
1031st JanDave PeersSwanpool, FalmouthNEW33Borders small nature reserve, near pool and beach
113rd MarDan ChaneyMabe Burnthouse5531Small garden (untidy but lots of cats in vicinity) on edge of village/housing estate.
12=8th JunNick WilkinsSummercourtNEW30Rural mature garden enclosed by farmland
12=7th JulDeena SharpLiskeard4130Housing Estate, distant views to farmland
1415th JulRosalind SmithFeock4228Moderate sized mature garden
1523rd MarBec PennyFeock4227Woodland garden.
1615th JuneSteve FordHelston3419Average size, overlooks park, surrounded by tall trees.

6th August 2022

St Germans: Unusually, we saw no Whimbrel in the first half of the year, but this morning there were three  –  looking very elegant in the morning sunshine. (65) (Andy Blonden)

1st August 2022

St Germans: Sadly, no House Matins nested along our road, this year. Tonight, however, a huge number of Swallows and Martins were flying together over the marsh and roosting (precariously) on the rigging of an abandoned boat. So that’s 64. (Andy Blonden)

29th July 2022

Crowlas: House Martin, Swift, Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull and Linnet takes my total to 45. (G Healey)

St Germans: A brief evening flyover by a Kestrel brings up 63. (Andy Blonden)

17th July 2022

St Germans: Two Stock Dove this morning take me to 62. (Andy Blonden)

15th July 2022

Feock: Please could you add Swift to my list bringing my total to 28.
Still no swallows or martins though. They really seem elusive this year. (Rosalind Smith)

7th July 2022

Liskeard: At least 15+ Swifts and 5+ House Martins hawking insects over the bungalow this evening. The swifts even gave a short, spine tingling scream. Wonderful.
These birds give me a total of 29 and 30 respectively for my garden listing. (Deena Sharp)

Grampound Road: Two new records to add to my list, 47. Green Woodpecker & 48. Nuthatch (Rob Nicholls)

4th July 2022

Tresillian: Two more to add to my list from today. Juvenile stonechat and spotted flycatcher.

(Andrew le Masurier)

30th June 2022

St Germans: During June, I’ve only been able to add a Willow Warbler, on 16th, briefly feeding on rose bush aphids (61).

(Andy Blonden)

20th June 2022

Lanlivery: Update on 20th June:
Tawny Owl, missed off the February update and present since.
Kestrel, took me a long time to get one and finally on 22nd May.
Swift, two on 30th May.
Four new species, bringing total to 58.
(Phil McVey)

15th June 2022

Helston: 2 Swift over this morning. (S Ford)

11th June 2022

Coverack: Linnet over for 52.

(Dan Beadle)

10th June 2022

Coverack: Five more to add to the list: Pheasant, Swift, House Martin, Cuckoo & Blackcap. 51 now.

(Dan Beadle)

8th June 2022

Summercourt: Please add a (single) Greenfinch to my tally, which will bring me to 30.

Very exciting as we used to have lots, but this is the first I have seen for more than three years.

(Nick Wilkins)

6th June 2022

Liskeard: Great excitement! A juvenile Nuthatch came into the garden! The first I’ve ever seen here. My total is now 28.

(Deena Sharp)

5th June 2022

Liskeard: Could you please update my listing to #27, as a Tawny Owl was heard across the valley in the early hours this morning.

(Deena Sharp)

29th May 2022

Liskeard: Could you please update my listing to #26, as a Great Black Backed Gull has flown up the valley towards town.

(Deena Sharp)

27th May 2022

Tresillian: A further 5 to add to my list: Blackcap, Little Egret, Skylark, House Martin & Swift.

(Andrew le Masurier)

22nd May 2022

Liskeard: Please update my total to 25.

Additions of 17.4.22 = Chiffchaff (22), Blackcap (23).
7.5.22 = Swallow (24)
22.5.22 = Sparrowhawk = (25).

(Deena Sharp)

20th May 2022

Grampound Road: 46. Great Black Backed Gull.

(Rob Nicholls)

17th May 2022

St Germans: A House Sparrow and today’s Swift brings up 60.

(Andy Blonden)

7th May 2022

Liskeard: #24 – Swallow.
So pleased to see this welcome Summmer visitor passing over the garden this morning, which now brings by total to 24.

(Deena Sharp)

5th May 2022

Summercourt: Can you please add five more for me – which will bring me to 29.

Skylark, Chiffchaff, Pheasant, Swallows (7) & and a gaggle of Canada Geese over.

Not sure I’ll get many more now, but I’ll keep watching and listening!

(Nick Wilkins)

3rd May 2022

Lanlivery: Belated update for March and April and early May. A frustrating couple of months, with migrants few and far between. New species:

Chiffchaff, first on 13/3
Swallow, first on 11/4
Willow Warbler, first on 12/4
Blackcap, also first on 12/4
Great Black-backed Gull, on 17/4
Lesser Black-backed Gull, on 17/4
Bullfinch, not common in our garden, two on 24/4
Grasshopper Warbler, present in neighbouring field from 26/4
Cuckoo, present from 28/4

Grey Heron, one over on 2/5
Brings running total to 54 species. (Phil McVey)

29th April 2022

Grampound Road: 44. Swallow and 45. House Martin. (Rob Nicholls)

28th April 2022

Tresillian: Two more for my list: Swallow and Greenfinch. (Andrew le Masurier)

Coverack: 5 more added during a brief return to Cornwall over Easter – Swallow, Sedge Warbler, Grey Heron, Mallard and Great Black-backed Gull. (Dan Beadle)

Polbathic: And a Swallow – 58. (Andy Blonden)

27th April 2022

St Germans: On 11th April, a male Blackap began coming to hang upside-down feeding on ivy berries. Then, at last, on 22nd, the previously ever-present Common Sandpiper appeared and today’s brief visit by a Whitethroat brings our total to 57. (Andy Blonden)

Summercourt: Had a magpie in my garden this morning (regrettably just one) so I’m now up to 24! (Nick Wilkins)

23rd April 2022

Summercourt: Can you please add a (male) Blackcap to my list – lovely bird (which takes me to 22). (Nick Wilkins)

18th April 2022

Tresillian: 6 more for my list as follows. Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kestrel, Shelduck, Black-headed Gull, House Sparrow, Grey Heron. (Andrew le Masurier)

Crowlas: Swallow and Feral pigeon takes me to 40. (G Healey)

16th April 2022

Grampound Road: 43. Grasshopper Warbler. (Rob Nicholls)

15th April 2022

Liskeard: Please add # 21 to my garden listing. Canada Geese have just flown over the bungalow, en-route from Looe to Siblyback. (Deena Sharp)

11th April 2022

Grampound Road: 41. Kestrel & 42. Mallard. (Rob Nicholls)

2nd April 2022

Crowlas: Grey Heron takes me to 38. (G Healey)

St Germans: Two ‘crackers’ on top of this morning’s spring tide: a Green Sandpiper and – a 47-year first from the garden – a gorgeous male Pintail! So 54 now. (Andy Blonden)

1st April 2022

Grampound Road: Here are my new recent sightings to add: 39. Buzzard & 40. Skylark. (Rob Nicholls)

 

27th March 2022

Crowlas: Red Kite takes me to 37. (G Healey)

25th March 2022

Crowlas: Please add Great Tit, Chiffchaff and Greenfinch to my list; total now 36. (G Healey)

24th March 2022

Liskeard: Now made it to a total of 20 with the additions of a Great Tit and Wren. It’s slow going! (Deena Sharp)

23rd March 2022

Constantine: New birds for the year have been rolling in over the past three weeks since I last wrote. The local farmer ploughing has produced fifteen plus Buzzards and for the list Common and Lesser black backed Gulls.

Also added Mallard, Linnet, House Sparrow, Collared Dove, Stock Dove and Chiffchaff.

Total now 53.

The female Raven has been on the nest in the Monterey pine for three weeks now and I expect signs of young any day. Last year they failed. I hope with another year’s experience they will succeed this time. (Tim Pinfield)

Feock: Lucky enough to be taking the washing in when a Red Kite flew over! Please add Chiffchaff to my total, making 27. (Bec Penny)

21st March 2022

Feock: Good to hear Chiffchaff in the garden this morning. Please add to my list to make 26. (Bec Penny)

20th March 2022

Summercourt: Sparrowhawk for 21. It was doing its thing with a dunnock – such mixed feelings about these beautiful killers. (Nick Wilkins)

 

Garden Listing 19th March 2022

St Germans: I’ve only been able to add Great Spotted Woodpecker and Song Thrush in the last month, to get to 52. (Andy Blonden)

Garden Listing 12th March 2022

Summercourt: A new entry from a rural mature garden enclosed by farmland. List currently stands at 20: Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Jackdaw, Rook, Pied Wagtail, Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Collared Dove, Wren, Starling, Robin, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon. (N Wilkins)

Garden Listing 9th March 2022

Helston: I took part last year and would like to participate again. My garden is in the centre of Helston, is of average size and overlooks a play park and school surrounded by tall trees.
Seen so far this year:
Herring Gull, Feral Pigeon, Wood Pigeon, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Dunnock, House Sparrow, Blackbird, Robin, Rook, Jackdaw, Grey Wagtail, Blackcap and Starling. (Steve Ford)

Trethurgy: Please add to my list Mallard, Chiffchaff, Black-headed Gull and a very colourful Brambling. Brings the total up to 45. (Geoff White)

Garden Listing 7th March 2022

Grampound Road: Here are my new recent sightings to add: 37. Grey Wagtail & 38. Canada Goose. (Rob Nicholls)

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Garden Listing 4th March 2022

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)

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Garden Listing 24th February 2022

Constantine: I am happy to be in the list again. I always keep an annual record anyway
Last year’s total was 68 and so far this year I am up to 43 including this Brambling which appeared yesterday. Highlights so far are Firecrest, Woodcock and Fieldfare. We have a pair of Blackcaps which come to the feeder most days. (Tim Pinfield)

Brambling – Tim Pinfield

 

Garden Listing 18th February 2022

Another week with a good number of decent sightings, such as Raven, as well as a number of species notable for individual gardens. Congratulations to Andy Blonden for being the first lister to reach a half-century this year.

Crowlas: Blackcap takes my list to 31. (Gary Healey)

St Germans: I’m now at 50: on 11th, 14th & 17th resp., we had Bullfinch, Collared Dove – the first around here for several, even many years – & Greenfinch in the garden. (Andy Blonden)

Garden Listing 17th February 2022

Tresillian: Three more to add from Tresillian including Raven and Green Woodpecker. (A Le Masurier)

Garden Listing 15th February 2022

Trethurgy: Setting up a garden list for 2022 for Jacky and Geoff White in Trethurgy (Rural Village – large garden).

List so far (in garden): Robin, Wren, Dunnock, Sparrowhawk, Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, Feral Pigeon, Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Tawny Owl, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Blackbird, Redwing, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Willow Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Jay, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Starling, House Sparrow, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Siskin, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting.

The pair of Reed Buntings is the first for several years, when they were regular visitors. Also, flying over:

Grey Heron, Rook, Raven, Buzzard, Canada Goose.

Heard only: Goldcrest.

That makes a total of 41 species. (Geoff and Jacky White)

Garden Listing 10th February 2022

Feock: Please can you add Grey Heron to my list. It flew over early this morning. Brings my total to 26. (Rosalind Smith)

Garden Listing 8th February 2022

Grampound Road: Here are my new recent sightings to add: Blackcap, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff. (Rob Nicholls)

Garden Listing 3rd February 2022

A busy week, with several new or re-joining gardens. A nice variety of highlights, including Brambling, Yellowhammer, Black Redstart, Marsh Tit and Wigeon.

Tresillian: 7 more for my list, taking it to 43: Long-tailed Tit, Stock Dove, Rook, Mistle Thush, Linnet, Grey Wagtail and Canada Goose. (Andrew le Masurier)

Feock: Please can you add three more to my list? Buzzard, Wren and Collared Dove, bringing my total to 25. (Rosalind Smith)

Crowlas: l would like to take part in the garden listing again. My total so far is 30. (Gary Healey)

Garden Listing 2nd February 2022

Grampound Road: Here are my sightings since 1st January 2022. Medium smallish sized garden with large mature Hawthorne tree and pond, in a rural village, central Cornwall. January: Magpie, Blackbird, House Sparrow, Robin, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Jackdaw, Siskin, Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, Rook, Collared Dove, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Tawny Owl, Coal Tit, Song Thrush, Bullfinch, Nuthatch, Great Tit, Redwing, Raven, Starling, Jay, Wren, Fieldfare, Pied Wagtail and Greenfinch. February: Sparrowhawk, Pheasant and Brambling. (Rob Nicholls)

Feock: Lucky enough to spot two Goldcrests foraging in our yew hedge, shortly followed by a Sparrowhawk swooping on the bird feeder. Brings my total to 25. (Bec Penny)

Garden Listing 1st February 2022

Callestick: By the end of January my total had increased to 40 with the addition of Canada Goose, Greenfinch and Chiffchaff. (Tony Wilson)

Garden Listing 31st January 2022

Lanlivery: Here’s my list for January 2022. The usual suspects, although I usually struggle for good views of Woodcock so one flying straight at me on the 16th as I leant on the garden gate was a bonus. Canada Goose, Mallard, Pheasant, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Woodcock, Snipe, Herring Gull, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Raven, Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Wren, Nuthatch, Starling, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Redwing, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Robin, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Siskin, Yellowhammer. 40 species for the month. (Phil McVey)

Swanpool: My garden is in the Swanpool area of Falmouth, bordering on a local small nature reserve, and near to the pool and the beach. There are tall trees nearby which are a corvid roosting area. Here’s the list so far: Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Wren, Blackbird, Redwing, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Bullfinch (4-5 regulars), Greenfinch, Pied Wagtail, Blackcap (4 regulars), Chiffchaff, Starling, Black Redstart, Goldcrest, Woodpigeon, Feral Pigeon, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Jay, Rook, Buzzard, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Tawny Owl, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker – 33. (Dave Peers)

Garden Listing 30th January 2022

St Germans: I’ve only managed another four in the last fortnight: Chiffchaff, single male Teal and Wigeon, and Coal Tit. That’s 47. (Andy Blonden)

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Garden Listing 28th January 2022

It’s Friday night, which means another Garden Listing League update. Highlights this week include Marsh Tit and Raven. There are a few photos included in this week’s update – feel free to send in your own garden bird pics.

Garden Listing 27th January 2022

Feock: Thanks again for doing this and encouraging me to do a bit more watching. List so far for 2022 = 23

Blackbird, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Herring Gull, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Raven, Robin, Rook, Siskin, Song Thrush, Tawny Owl, Woodpigeon, Wren. (Bec Penny)

Tresillian: Thanks for launching the 2022 Garden Listing League. Here is my list (36) from Tresillian up to now:

Blue Tit, Marsh Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Nuthatch, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Blackbird, Herring Gull, Starling, Robin, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mute Swan, Mallard, Moorhen, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Pheasant, Jackdaw, Woodpigeon, Carrion Crow, Goldcrest, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Redwing, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, Wren, Jay, Goldfinch, Magpie, Bullfinch, Cormorant. (Andrew le Masurier)

Coverack: Total now 41, with the return of the Water Rail a highlight of the last week. Having returned to uni, progress on the garden list will now slow considerably! (Dan Beadle)

Water Rail – Dan Beadle

Garden Listing 23rd January 2022

Liskeard: A Song Thrush singing across in the valley and a Common Buzzard have increased my total to 17. (Deena Sharp)

Garden Listing 22nd January 2022

Feock: Please can you add Pied Wagtail and Raven to my list to make 22. (Rosalind Smith)

Callestick: Teal photographed from landing window. (Tony Wilson)

Teal – Tony Wilson

Garden Listing 21st January 2022

The first update for the year, and there has been some quality garden birding to be had, with Hen Harrier, Black Redstart, Firecrest and Red-breasted Merganser amongst the highlights so far!

Liskeard: Hoping to try and better last year’s total! Here are my totals so far from the 1st Jan from my garden on the edge of Liskeard, with rural views: Woodpigeon, Goldfinch, Blue Tit, House Sparrow, Siskin, Herring Gull, Blackbird, Magpie, Collared Dove, Jackdaw, Starling, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Robin (15 species). (Deena Sharp)

Feock: I thought if I got my starting list in early it was the only chance I would have of being near the top of the table! So here it is so far in 2022. My starter at 20: Blackbird, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Robin, Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Wood Pigeon, Herring Gull, Tawny Owl, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit, Jay, Sparrowhawk, Bullfinch, Magpie, Dunnock, House Sparrow, Blackcap (20 species). (Rosalind Smith)

St Germans: It’s great that you are continuing the Garden List for another year; it has been most enjoyable, particularly with the restrictions due to covid. We are more fortunate than many, as our main window looks out over the creek and the woods beyond and all our meal settings include: knife, fork, spoon and binoculars.

It was a slow start this year, with just 26 on 1st Jan. (in order): Mute Swan, Mallard, Tawny Owl, Canada Goose, Dunnock, Wood pigeon, Greenshank, Carrion Crow, Blackbird, Cormorant, Rook, Robin, Blue Tit, Pheasant, Goldfinch, Little Egret, Jackdaw, Chaffinch, Buzzard, Black-headed Gull, Pied Wagtail, Jay, Herring Gull, Magpie, Redshank, Curlew.
By 7th: Little Grebe, Great Tit, Meadow Pipit, Stonechat, Sparrowhawk, Great Black-backed Gull, Raven, Grey Heron, Shelduck, Green Woodpecker – making 36.
And by 14th: Snipe, Siskin, Long-tailed Tit, Red-breasted Merganser, Kingfisher, Wren, Black Redstart – ie. 43 so far. (Andy & Trish Blonden)

Callestick: Here’s my garden list for  this year so far, up to 20th Jan when I added Little Egret: Tawny Owl, Jackdaw, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Goldfinch, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Wren, Dunnock, Rook, Collared Dove, Woodpigeon, Blackbird, Robin, Pied Wagtail, Carrion Crow, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Magpie, Chaffinch, Little Egret, Pheasant, Mallard, Firecrest, Song Thrush, Long-tailed Tit, Redwing, Moorhen, Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Fieldfare, Nuthatch, Sparrowhawk, Great Tit, Buzzard, Bullfinch, Teal (37 species). (Tony Wilson)

Coverack: A fast start this year, with 3 species recorded this year that I didn’t manage last year. The highlight so far has to be the male Hen Harrier that gave brief flypasts on 17th and 18th January. I thought I’d missed my opportunity when I glimpsed what I thought was a harrier sp. on the 15th. Although I hadn’t seen one from the house for many years, Hen Harrier wasn’t a garden tick – but today’s surprise visit from a Water Rail was! That takes my all-time total for the garden to 97 species. The other species of note so far was Snipe. One I flushed from the field behind the house by climbing onto the roof to scope distant Gannets was followed by several records of one or two birds flying about in foul weather, surprising given I hadn’t seen one from the house for a few years. The list so far: Black-headed Gull, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, Collared Dove, Dunnock, Gannet, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Greenfinch, Grey Wagtail, Hen Harrier, Herring Gull, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Jay, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Meadow Pipit, Mediterranean Gull, Pied Wagtail, Redwing, Robin, Feral Pigeon, Rook, Snipe, Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk, Starling, Tawny Owl, Water Rail, Woodpigeon, Wren (40 species). (Dan Beadle)

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Garden Listing 20th December 2021 and 2021 Final Table

Polbathic: A big surprise this morning: for the first time in very many years a Shoveler (m.) was in the creek, albeit looking quite scruffy. That brings up 72 . . .and still no Starling, Redwing or Collared Dove. (Andy Blonden)

Bodmin Moor: My species count from January to the end of October 28th [I am now in Portugal] was 43 species in or over my garden. Close to Bodmin Moor. Rural garden surrounded by hedges and fields. (Lynda Small

Mabe Burnthouse: Have had a few issues this year, but to bring my garden year list up to date for the end of the year, the following additions – Peregrine over a couple of times, Linnet, Greenfinch, Chiffchaff, Mediterranean Gull (adult and 1st year) and Lesser Black-backed Gull – these were both on an exciting day when the farmer ploughed the field behind the house in readiness for planting the potato crop, in addition to several hundred Herring Gulls.
With spring also came Swallow, House Martin, Willow Warbler, Swift,, and as the year progressed, Nuthatch (one calling from the back hedge), Skylark, Golden Plover a distant flock flying west, Fieldfare in the back hedge, Brambling – one on a misty, low cloud day, and a garden tick to boot (any garden!) (Dan Chaney)

Garden Listing 5th December 2021

Polbathic: Four Fieldfare flew past, this morning, making 71. (Andy Blonden)

2021 Final Table

Thanks to all who took part – it was great fun! Well done to Matt Southam in particular, who managed an impressive 78 species.

OrderSpeciesDescriptionCategoryLast year 
1Black Grouse(F)AE1904
2Red-legged Partridge(N)C1E*
3Grey Partridge(P)AC2E*
4Quail(P)AE*
5Pheasant(N)C1E*
6Brent Goose(N)AE
7Dark-bellied Brent Goose(N)AE
8Pale-bellied Brent Goose(N)AE
9Black Brant(F)A1981
10# Red-breasted Goose†AE*2002
11Canada Goose(N)AC2E*
12Barnacle Goose(N)AC2E*
13Snow Goose(P)AC2E*2018
14Greylag Goose(N)AC2C4E*
15Taiga Bean Goose(F)AE*2006
16Pink-footed Goose(P)AE*
17Tundra Bean Goose(F)AE2012
18White-fronted Goose(N)AE*
19European White-fronted Goose(N)AE2017
20Greenland White-fronted Goose(N)AE2018
21Mute Swan(N)AC2
22Bewick’s Swan †(ssp)(P)AE2016
23Whooper Swan(N)AE*
24Egyptian Goose(P)C1C5E*
25Shelduck(N)A
26# Ruddy Shelduck†BDE*2009
27Mandarin Duck(N)C1E*
28Garganey(N)A
29Blue-winged Teal†AE*2012
30Shoveler(N)A
31Gadwall(N)AC2E*
32Wigeon(N)AE*
33American Wigeon – fem/juv(F)AE2017
34American Wigeon – male(P)AE2017
35Mallard(N)AC2C4E*
36Black Duck†A2010
37Pintail(N)AE
38Teal(N)A
39Green-winged Teal(P)A
40Red-crested Pochard(P)AC2E*2016
41Canvasback†AE2000
42Pochard(N)AE*
43Ferruginous Duck†AE
44Ring-necked Duck(P)AE
45Tufted Duck(N)A
46Scaup(N)A
47Lesser Scaup(F)A
48King Eider†A2015
49Eider(N)A
50Surf Scoter(F)A
51Velvet Scoter(N)A
52Common Scoter(N)A
53Long-tailed Duck(N)A
54Bufflehead†AE2012
55Goldeneye(N)AE*
56Smew(P)A2016
57Goosander(N)A
58Red-breasted Merganser(N)A
59Ruddy Duck(P)C1E*2010
60Common Nighthawk†A2008
61Nightjar(N)A
62Chimney Swift†A1999
63Alpine Swift(P)A
64Swift(N)A
65Pallid Swift†A2018
66Little Swift†A2004
67Great Bustard†AE*1879
68Little Bustard†A1996
69Great Spotted Cuckoo†A2014
70Yellow-billed Cuckoo†A
71Black-billed Cuckoo†A1965
72Cuckoo(N)A
73Pallas’s Sandgrouse†A1889
74Rock Dove/Feral Dove(N)AC4E*
75Stock Dove(N)A
76Woodpigeon(N)A
77Turtle Dove(N)A
78Collared Dove(N)A
79Water Rail(N)A
80Corncrake(P)AE*
81Spotted Crake(P)A
82Moorhen(N)A
83Coot(N)A
84Baillon’s Crake†A2017
85Little Crake†A2004
86Crane(P)AE*
87Little Grebe(N)A
88Pied-billed Grebe†A2001
89Red-necked Grebe †(ssp)(N)A
90Great Crested Grebe(N)A
91Slavonian Grebe(N)A
92Black-necked Grebe(N)A
93Stone-curlew(P)A
94Oystercatcher(N)A
95Black-winged Stilt(F)A2013
96Avocet(N)AE
97Lapwing(N)A
98Sociable Plover†A1987
99Golden Plover(N)A
100Pacific Golden Plover†A2018
101American Golden Plover(F)A
102Grey Plover(N)A
103Ringed Plover(N)A
104Little Ringed Plover(N)A
105Killdeer†A2002
106Kentish Plover†A2017
107Dotterel(P)A
108Upland Sandpiper†A2005
109Whimbrel(N)A
110Hudsonian Whimbrel†A2016
111Curlew(N)A
112Bar-tailed Godwit(N)A
113Black-tailed Godwit(N)A
114Turnstone(N)A
115Knot(N)A
116Ruff(N)A
117Broad-billed Sandpiper†A1980
118Sharp-tailed Sandpiper†A2004
119Curlew Sandpiper(N)A
120Temminck’s Stint(P)A
121Long-toed Stint†A1970
122Sanderling(N)A
123Dunlin(N)A
124Purple Sandpiper(N)A
125Baird’s Sandpiper†A2018
126Little Stint(N)A
127Least Sandpiper†A2006
128White-rumped Sandpiper(F)A
129Buff-breasted Sandpiper(P)A
130Pectoral Sandpiper(P)A
131Semipalmated Sandpiper†A2013
132Long-billed Dowitcher†A2011
133Woodcock(N)A
134Jack Snipe(N)A
135Great Snipe†A1868
136Snipe(N)A
137Terek Sandpiper†A2014
138Wilson’s Phalarope†A2015
139Red-necked Phalarope(F)A2014
140Grey Phalarope(N)A
141Common Sandpiper(N)A
142Spotted Sandpiper†A2017
143Green Sandpiper(N)A
144Solitary Sandpiper†A1980
145Lesser Yellowlegs†A
146Redshank(N)A
147Marsh Sandpiper†A2018
148Wood Sandpiper(N)A
149Spotted Redshank(N)A
150Greenshank(N)A
151Greater Yellowlegs†A2011
152Cream-coloured Courser†A1980
153Collared Pratincole†A1986
154Black-winged Pratincole†A1993
155Kittiwake(N)A
156Ivory Gull†A1907
157Sabine’s Gull(P)A
158Bonaparte’s Gull†A2018
159Black-headed Gull(N)A
160Little Gull(N)A
161Ross’s Gull†A2016
162Laughing Gull†A2006
163Franklin’s Gull†A2016
164Mediterranean Gull(N)A
165Common Gull(N)A
166Ring-billed Gull(P)A
167Great Black-backed Gull(N)A
168Glaucous Gull(N)A
169Iceland Gull(N)A
170Iceland Gull (kumlieni)(P)A
171Herring Gull(N)A
172American Herring Gull†A2007
173Caspian Gull(F)A
174Yellow-legged Gull(N)A
175Yellow-legged Gull (atlantis)†A2008
176Lesser Black-backed Gull †(ssp)(N)A
177Gull-billed Tern†A2015
178Caspian Tern†A1997
179Royal Tern†A
180Sandwich Tern(N)A
181Elegant Tern†A2002
182Little Tern(N)A
183Bridled Tern†A2014
184Roseate Tern(F)A
185Common Tern(N)A
186Arctic Tern(N)A
187Forster’s Tern†A2002
188Whiskered Tern†A2016
189White-winged Black Tern(F)A1999
190Black Tern †(ssp)(N)A
191Great Skua(N)A
192Pomarine Skua(N)A
193Arctic Skua(N)A
194Long-tailed Skua(F)A
195Little Auk(N)A
196Common Guillemot(N)A
197Razorbill(N)A
198Black Guillemot(P)A
199Puffin(N)A
200Red-billed Tropicbird†AE2015
201Red-throated Diver(N)A
202Black-throated Diver(N)A
203Pacific Diver†A
204Great Northern Diver(N)A
205White-billed Diver(F)A
206Wilson’s Petrel(F)A
207Black-browed Albatross†A
208Storm Petrel(N)A
209Leach’s Petrel(P)A
210Fulmar(N)A
211Fea’s/Desertas/Zino’s Petrel†A2013
212Cory’s Shearwater(N)A
213Sooty Shearwater(N)A
214Great Shearwater(N)A
215Manx Shearwater(N)A
216Balearic Shearwater(N)A
217Barolo Shearwater†A
218Black Stork†AE2015
219White Stork(F)AE
220Frigatebird sp.†A1995
221Gannet(N)A
222Cormorant(N)A
223Cormorant (sinensis)(P)A
224Shag(N)A
225Glossy Ibis(P)AE
226Spoonbill(N)AE
227Bittern(N)A
228American Bittern†A2010
229Little Bittern†A2012
230Night-heron(F)AE*2016
231Green Heron†A2010
232Squacco Heron†A2015
233Cattle Egret(P)AE
234Grey Heron(N)A
235Purple Heron(P)A
236Great White Egret(P)A
237Little Egret(N)A
238Dalmatian Pelican†A2016
239Osprey(N)AE*
240Honey-buzzard(F)A
241Spotted Eagle†B1861
242Golden Eagle(F)AE1810
243Booted Eagle†D1999
244Sparrowhawk(N)A
245Goshawk(F)AC3E*
246Marsh Harrier(N)A
247Hen Harrier(N)A
248Northern Harrier†A2013
249Pallid Harrier†A2009
250Montagu’s Harrier(F)A2015
251Red Kite(N)AC3E*
252Black Kite(F)AE2018
253White-tailed Eagle(F)AC3E*1973
254Rough-legged Buzzard(F)AE
255Buzzard(N)AE*
256Barn Owl †(ssp)(N)AE*
257Scops Owl†A2002
258Snowy Owl†AE2017
259Tawny Owl(N)A
260Hawk Owl†A1830
261Little Owl(P)C1E*
262Long-eared Owl(P)A
263Short-eared Owl(N)A
264Hoopoe(N)AE
265Roller†A1994
266Kingfisher(N)A
267Belted Kingfisher†A1980
268Blue-cheeked Bee-eater†A1989
269Bee-eater(P)A
270Wryneck(N)A
271Lesser Spotted Woodpecker(P)A
272Great Spotted Woodpecker(N)A
273Green Woodpecker(N)A
274Lesser Kestrel†A1968
275Kestrel(N)A
276American Kestrel†AE1976
277Red-footed Falcon(F)A
278Amur Falcon†AE2017
279Eleonora’s Falcon†A2012
280Merlin(N)A
281Hobby(N)A
282Gyr Falcon†AE2016
283Peregrine(N)AE
284Ring-necked Parakeet(P)C1E*
285Alder Flycatcher†A2008
286Brown Shrike†A2018
287Red-backed Shrike(N)A
288Daurian Shrike†A2013
289Turkestan Shrike†A2002
290Lesser Grey Shrike†A1983
291Great Grey Shrike(P)A2017
292pallidirostris†AE1992
293Woodchat Shrike(P)A
294Yellow-throated Vireo†A1989
295Red-eyed Vireo†A
296Golden Oriole(P)A
297Jay(N)A
298Magpie(N)A
299Nutcracker†A1968
300Chough(N)AE*
301Jackdaw(N)A
302Rook(N)A
303Carrion Crow(N)A
304Hooded Crow(P)A
305Raven(N)A
306Waxwing(P)AE
307Coal Tit(N)A
308Marsh Tit(N)A
309Willow Tit †(ssp)(N)A
310Blue Tit(N)A
311Great Tit(N)A
312Penduline Tit(F)A2004
313Bearded Tit(P)A2017
314Woodlark(N)A
315Skylark(N)A
316Crested Lark†AE1965
317Shore Lark(P)A2014
318Short-toed Lark(P)A2018
319Sand Martin(N)A
320Swallow(N)AE
321Crag Martin†A1988
322House Martin(N)A
323Red-rumped Swallow †(ssp)(P)A
324Cetti’s Warbler(N)A
325Long-tailed Tit(N)A
326Wood Warbler(P)A
327Western Bonelli’s Warbler†A2017
328Hume’s Warbler†A2008
329Yellow-browed Warbler(N)A
330Pallas’s Warbler(F)A
331Radde’s Warbler(F)A2014
332Dusky Warbler(F)A
333Willow Warbler(N)A
334Chiffchaff(N)A
335Chiffchaff (tristis/abietinus)(P)A
336Iberian Chiffchaff†A2018
337Green Warbler†A
338Greenish Warbler(F)A
339Arctic Warbler†A2014
340Great Reed Warbler†A2012
341Aquatic Warbler†A
342Sedge Warbler(N)A
343Paddyfield Warbler†A2016
344Blyth’s Reed Warbler(F)A
345Reed Warbler(N)A
346Marsh Warbler(F)A
347Booted Warbler†A
348Sykes’s Warbler†A2018
349Melodious Warbler(P)A
350Icterine Warbler(F)A2017
351Savi’s Warbler†A2015
352Grasshopper Warbler †(ssp)(N)A
353Blackcap(N)A
354Garden Warbler(N)A
355Barred Warbler(P)A2016
356Lesser Whitethroat(N)A
357Lesser Whitethroat (eastern)(F)A
358Orphean Warbler sp†A1991
359Sardinian Warbler†A2015
360Subalpine Warbler sp †(ssp)(F)A
361Whitethroat(N)A
362Dartford Warbler(N)A
363Firecrest(N)A
364Goldcrest(N)A
365Wren(N)A
366Nuthatch(N)A
367Treecreeper †(ssp)(N)A
368Grey Catbird†A2018
369Rose-coloured Starling(P)AE
370Starling(N)A
371White’s Thrush†A1962
372Varied Thrush†A1982
373Veery†A1999
374Grey-cheeked Thrush†A1998
375Swainson’s Thrush†A1987
376Hermit Thrush†A2013
377Ring Ouzel(N)A
378Blackbird(N)A
379Black-throated Thrush†A2002
380Dusky Thrush†A1983
381Fieldfare(N)A
382Redwing(N)A
383Song Thrush(N)A
384Mistle Thrush(N)A
385American Robin†AE2003
386Spotted Flycatcher(N)A
387Robin(N)A
388Bluethroat(F)A2017
389Nightingale †(ssp)(P)A
390Red-flanked Bluetail(F)AE2007
391Red-breasted Flycatcher(P)A
392Pied Flycatcher(N)A
393Black Redstart(N)A
394Black Redstart (eastern)†A2017
395Redstart(N)A
396Rock Thrush†A1963
397Blue Rock Thrush†A2000
398Whinchat(N)A
399Stonechat(N)A
400Siberian Stonechat†A2017
401Wheatear(N)A
402Isabelline Wheatear†A2016
403Desert Wheatear†A2014
404Black-eared Wheatear†A2002
405Pied Wheatear†A2018
406Dipper(N)A
407House Sparrow(N)A
408Spanish Sparrow†A2000
409Tree Sparrow(P)A
410Alpine Accentor†A1990
411Dunnock(N)A
412Yellow Wagtail(N)A
413Yellow Wagtail b(lue-headed)(N)A
414Yellow Wagtail a(shy-headed)(F)A1990
415Yellow Wagtail g(rey-headed )(F)A2016
416Yellow Wagtail b(lack-headed )†A
417Eastern Yellow Wagtail†A2016
418Citrine Wagtail(F)A2016
419Grey Wagtail(N)A
420Pied Wagtail(N)A
421Pied Wagtail (White Wagtail)(N)A
422Richard’s Pipit(N)A
423Blyth’s Pipit†A2007
424Tawny Pipit†A
425Meadow Pipit(N)A
426Tree Pipit(N)A
427Olive-backed Pipit(F)A
428Pechora Pipit†A1996
429Red-throated Pipit†A2017
430Buff-bellied Pipit†A
431Water Pipit(N)A
432Rock Pipit(N)A
433littoralis(P)A
434Chaffinch(N)AE
435Brambling(N)A
436Hawfinch(P)A2018
437Bullfinch(N)A
438Common Rosefinch(P)A2018
439Greenfinch(N)AE
440Twite(F)A1988
441Linnet(N)A
442Common Redpoll(F)A2008
443Lesser Redpoll(N)A
444Crossbill(N)A
445Goldfinch(N)A
446Serin(P)A
447Siskin(N)A
448Lapland Bunting(N)A
449Snow Bunting(N)A
450Corn Bunting(N)A
451Yellowhammer(N)A
452Pine Bunting†A2009
453Ortolan Bunting(P)AE2018
454Cirl Bunting(N)A
455Little Bunting(P)A
456Rustic Bunting†A2009
457Black-headed Bunting†AE2000
458Reed Bunting(N)A
459White-throated Sparrow†AE2010
460Dark-eyed Junco†AE2008
461Bobolink†A2008
462Baltimore Oriole†A1968
463Black-and-white Warbler†A1983
464Common Yellowthroat†A2006
465American Redstart†A1983
466Northern Parula†A1988
467Bay-breasted Warbler†A1995
468Blackpoll Warbler†A1995
469Wilson’s Warbler†A1985
470Scarlet Tanager†A2011

Garden Listing 2nd December 2021

Feock: Jackdaw in garden today. First for a couple of years. They used to be daily visitors. Good to see them, if only one, back again. Makes my total 42. (Rosalind Smith)

Garden Listing 29th November 2021

Liskeard: Running total now 41. This morning’s Grey Heron standing on a neighbours roof was a long awaited addition to the garden list. (Deena Sharp)

Grampound Road: Grey Heron on 10th October for 55. (Rob Nicholls)

Garden Listing 28th November 2021

Mount Village Garden: Winter has arrived along with the Starlings who first appeared on the 30th October. The Jay is a daily visitor now waiting for peanuts. Please add Mistle Thrush to my list taking me to 35 species. (Jasmina Goodair)

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Garden Listing 27th November 2021

Feock: One Kestrel flew through the garden today and then up into a tree. We have never had one here before, a real surprise. Brings my total to 41. (Rosalind Smith)

Garden Listing 26th November 2021

Tresillian: A flock of around 30 Golden Plover low over the garden this afternoon takes my total to 68. (Andrew le Masurier)

Garden Listing 19th November 2021

Dobwalls: Male and female Bullfinch eating honeysuckle berries, then heard and saw a Tawny Owl fly from a tree a few yards from our house that night (Chris and Janet Duffy)

Garden Listing 13th November 2021

Tresillian: One more for my list – Marsh Tit on feeders. First time I have seen one there. (Andrew le Masurier)

Garden Listing 11th November 2021

Dobwalls: 1m Blackcap (Chris and Janet Duffy)

Garden Listing 7th November 2021

Polbathic: The top of this morning’s high spring tide allowed me to ‘scope a lovely Green Sandpiper, preening on the bank up-river, in the glorious early sunshine. A great way to start the day . . .and number 70. (Andy Blonden)

Garden Listing 6th November 2021

Dobwalls: 1 Chiffchaff in the garden (Chris and Janet Duffy)

Garden Listing 4th November 2021

Dobwalls: At long last, number 50 was a Grey Heron that flew low over our garden to our neighbour’s goldfish pond!

Also in the garden: 1 Peacock butterfly on the verbena (3rd Nov), 1m Blackcap, 2 Jay (1st Nov), with 1 Nuthatch, 3 Jay, 1 Red Admiral (30th Oct) and then 3 Redwing in our neighbour’s trees (21st Oct). (Chris and Janet Duffy)

Garden Listing 18th October 2021

Crowlas: Another two for my list, Jay and Skylark. (Gary Healey)

Liskeard: Very slow now, but a Sparrowhawk through the garden makes a very welcome number 41. (Deena Sharp)

Garden Listing Wednesday 13th October

Praa Sands: Been away for a while, with the following birds seen from late Aug/early Sept:

76 – Wheatear on the Green, 77 – Yellow wagtail calling as it flew over and 78 – single Jay going through tree to tree. (Matt Southam)

Garden Listing 5th October 2021

Crowlas: Meadow Pipit takes my total to 53. (Gary Healey)

Dobwalls: 2 Swallow flying low over the garden, heading west (Chris and Janet Duffy)

Garden Listing 4th October 2021

Mount Village, Bodmin Moor: Jay feeding off peanuts on the bird table in late August – making my list now 34. (Jasmina Goodair)

Garden Listing 30th September 2021

Tresillian: Another one for my list, Little Egret. (Andrew le Masurier)

Garden Listing 26th September 2021

Feock: This afternoon with wind in right direction from the creek, I heard amongst various unidentifiable calls, a Curlew bringing my total to 40. (Rosalind Smith)

Garden Listing 25th September 2021

Crowlas: Two more for my list: Grey Wagtail and Peregrine take my total to 52. (Gary Healey)

Garden Listing 24th September 2021

Polbathic: A Kestrel: the first over the garden for ages, even though there is frequently one about ½ mile away, but in an area I can’t see from the garden. So that’s 69. (A Blonden)

Garden Listing 19th September 2021

Dobwalls: 5 Swallow, 1 f Southern Hawker ovipositing on a mossy stone in our pond. (Chris and Janet Duffy)

Garden Listing Friday 17th September

Tresillian: One more for my list: Collared dove singing yesterday. (By which I mean it was singing on Thursday, not that it was going through its repertoire of Lennon and McCartney Songs). (Andrew le Masurier)

Garden Listing Tuesday 14th September

Polbathic: A Spotted Reshank – best bird of the year, so far – made this morning’s breakfast that much more enjoyable and the total up to 67. Then, sitting in the garden, in the glorious pre-lunch sunshine and a Hobby flew over – 68. (Andy Blonden)

Garden Listing 9th September 2021

Feock: Please add Grey Heron to my list. I heard it coming long before I saw it fly overhead! (Bec Penny)

Garden Listing 5th September 2021

Liskeard: Boy! It’s slow now, but a male Sparrowhawk is a welcome #40 for the total.
Flew through the garden and landed on the bungalow roof, sending the young Goldfinch which was feeding on the sunflower seeds into the hedge! (Deena Sharp)

Garden Listing 30th August 2021

Lanlivery: A Kingfisher briefly visited our garden pond on 30th August, bringing the total to 61 species. (Phil McVey)

Garden Listing 29th August 2021

Helston: Grey Heron being mobbed by a number of Herring Gulls directly over our garden this afternoon for 34. (Steve Ford)

Garden Listing 28th August 2021

Polbathic Creek: At last, 2 Greenshank turned up for the first time, this year, taking us to 66. Andy Blonden.

Garden Listing 25th August 2021

Dobwalls: No new birds, but on 14th August – 1 Swift over the garden, the last one of the year we’ve seen here, 23rd August – Chiffchaff looking for insects on the easels, 1 young House Sparrow being fed, 24th August – 27 House Sparrows, 25th August – male Blackcap (Chris and Janet Duffy)

Garden Listing 24th August 2021

Helston: Great Spotted Woodpecker seen perched on telephone pole overlooking the garden. (Steve Ford)

Coverack: c3 Sand Martin over, bringing up 70. Still missing a few, including Sandwich Tern and Barn Owl, with the return to uni rapidly approaching. (Dan Beadle)

Garden Listing 20th August 2021

Wadebridge: Finally made it to 50, the seven since my last report are: Sparrowhawk, Swallow, Treecreeper, Shelduck, Swift, Barn Owl and just the other day a Green Woodpecker. (Simon Marquis)

Garden Listing 15th August 2021

Mount Village: I can add 3 to my list in Mount Village making 32; House Martins, Swifts and a Bullfinch. (Jasmina Goodair)

Garden Listing 8th August 2021

Crowlas: Green Woodpecker takes me to 50. (Gary Healey)

Dobwalls: At last another addition to the list. 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, in fields opposite our garden, bringing our total to 49. They were with a large group of Herring Gulls. (Chris and Janet Duffy)

Garden Listing 6th August 2021

Polbathic: One more: a Willow Warbler has visited on the last two mornings, to do his annual chasing of Blue Tits – but there are few around, this year. So with the Feral Pigeon and Green Woodpecker of 14th and 29th of last month, this puts me now at 65. (Andy Blonden)

Garden Listing 3rd August 2021

Coverack: Usually Whitethroat is a regular species, but this year I hadn’t had one until 3/8, when like buses two turned up at once!

Garden Listing 1st August 2021

Lanlivery: Very late this year, first recorded House Martin over the garden. Nearest breeders are a mile away, and they don’t often drift this way. Total 60 species. (Phil McVey)

Garden Listing 29th July 2021

Polbathic: On 14th, a humble Rock Dove/Feral Pigeon spent some hours at the pond and this afternoon’s 2 young Green Woodpeckers drags our total to 64. (In former years, Whitethoat, Willow Warbler, Reed Bunting, Barn Owl etc. would all have been regulars, but, sadly, no longer). (Andy Blonden)

Garden Listing 24th July 2021

Tresillian: One more for my list – a Spotted Flycatcher feeding robin-like on the ground before flying up to a tree and behaving more appropriately. (Andrew le Masurier)

Garden Listing 23rd July 2021

Praa Sands: This week number 75 turned up, a Green Woodpecker, heard calling but not seen, otherwise very quiet. (Matt Southam)

Garden Listing 14th July 2021

Feock: After a long gap a pair of Ravens flew over the garden today bringing my total to 39. (Rosalind Smith)

Garden Listing 7th July 2021

Polbathic: Two Garden Warblers spent a short while around our pond, this morning, taking our total to 62. (Andy Blonden)

Garden Listing 4th July 2021

Constantine: It’s most of a month since I added anything to the garden list (seems longer!), but a Curlew calling over the house this afternoon is the first sign of autumn here, and brings the total to 61. (David Collins)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: Siskin, Swift and Linnet for 46. (Brian Toms)

Garden Listing 28th June 2021

Penryn: At last, Great Spotted Woodpecker- a juv on telegraph wires. Total now 64 species. (John Holmes)

Constantine: Flyover Cormorant and a Whitethroat that has moved into hedgerow close by adds two – now 63. (Tim Pinfield)

Garden Listing 27th June 2021

Lanlivery: Total now 58. (Phil McVey)

Garden Listing 26th June 2021

Praa Sands: To my surprise no 74 flew over today, Great Spotted Woodpecker. Calling loudly, it appeared to be heading for the sea before making a sharp U turn and flying back inland to a stand of pine trees. (Matt Southam)

 

Garden Listing 24th June 2021

Praa Sands: After all this time suddenly a Curlew (no.73) arrives, two calling as they flew over. (Matt Southam)

Garden Listing 22nd June 2021

Praa Sands: Sitting out very early on Tuesday morning I heard a wader calling, it took me a moment of looking before the bird appeared flying down the coast towards Marazion – Black-winged Stilt (no.72). I’ve not found one before, let alone from the garden. (Matt Southam)

Garden Listing 19th June 2021

Trethurgy: Turtle Dove coming into garden – first for the garden and Trethurgy ! Feeding on Sunflower hearts from feeders above. A female Sparrowhawk came in and put up every bird that it was feeding with but we don’t think the Sparrowhawk caught anything and the Turtle Dove later returned to our garden. (Geoff White)

Praa Sands: Strange how birds are coming in twos. No 70 was a Whitethroat singing from scrub on the Green. They’ve been there a while but at the far end since arriving. Next day, a Willow Warbler (no.71) feeding in the garden, a first for me as a garden bird. (Matt Southam)

Coverack: Total now 68. (Dan Beadle)

Garden Listing 15th June 2021

Crowlas: Mallard takes me to 49. (Gary Healey)

Garden Listing 13th June 2021

Liskeard: At last! Numbers 38 and 39! Swallows and House Martins out hunting for food over the bungalow! (Deena Sharp).

Garden Listing 11th June 2021

Liskeard: Male Bullfinch feeding on leftover sunflower seeds amongst the flower border this evening. A stunning number 37. (Deena Sharp)

Constantine: Saw this Barn Owl last night bringing my total to 61. First sighting of this species here for some years. (Tim Pinfield)

Barn Owl – Tim Pinfield

Garden Listing 9th June 2021

Tresillian: One more for my list – Tufted Duck. (Andrew le Masurier)