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
128th AprAndy BlondenSt Germans7258Overlooking small creek
228th AprAndrew le MasurierTresillian6855Inland woodland/farmland
323rd MarTim PinfieldConstantine6853Fringe of woodland, view down a valley.
428th AprDan BeadleCoverack7046Scrub, farmland and hamlet. Sea distant.
5=9th MarGeoff and Jacky WhiteTrethurgy4745Large garden in rural village
5=29th AprRob NichollsGrampound Road5545Rural village mid-sized garden
71st MarPhil McVeyLanlivery6144Inland rural
82nd MarTony WilsonCallestick6042Medium garden, wooded valley in farmland.
918th AprGary HealeyCrowlas5540Inland with large garden
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=4th MarRosalind SmithFeock4227Moderate sized mature garden
12=23rd MarBec PennyFeock4227Woodland garden.
1427th AprNick WilkinsSummercourtNEW24Rural mature garden enclosed by farmland
1515th AprDeena SharpLiskeard4121Housing Estate, distant views to farmland
169th MarSteve FordHelston3418Average size, overlooks park, surrounded by tall trees.

Garden Listing – March 2021

Another month has whizzed by in the Cornwall Garden Listing League, and March was definitely a month of change – the combined Cornwall list

Garden Listing 31st March 2021

Constantine: Peregrine flying up the valley today takes my garden list to 51. (David Collins) Dobwalls: A Willow Warbler singing for number 42 (Chris

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

Garden Listing 24th March 2021

Dobwalls: Heard Chiffchaff calling, a sign of spring, that’s number 40. (Chris and Janet Duffy) Feock: Please can you update my list to 30.

Garden Listing 22nd March 2021

Constantine: Added Linnet and Chiffchaff today so total now 55. The Chiffchaff was a single singing bird whereas the Linnet was one of a

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

Garden Listing 18th March 2021

Liskeard: My total is now standing at 30, as Canada Geese flew overhead this morning, probably en-route to Looe from Siblyback Lake. Whilst the

Garden Listing 17th March 2021

Constantine: A Cormorant flying up the valley takes the house list on to 49. (David Collins) Feock: Can’t believe my eyes but I’ve just

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.

Garden Listing 12th March 2021

Mabe Burnthouse: First new bird for some weeks, up to 40 with Jay in the back hedge. Alerted to it by the fact that

Garden Listing 9th March 2021

Constantine: My list now on 47. Pheasants reappeared during the last week and took up territories. Today I finally added Sparrowhawk, which I was

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

Garden Listing 5th March 2021

Constantine: Pair of Stock Doves for 53. (Tim Pinfield) Coverack: No new ticks, but great to see Robins nestbuilding. (Dan Beadle)

Garden Listing 3rd March 2021

Coverack: 4 ticks in a very successful hour on the roof with the scope this evening, making the most of excellent visibility! A distant

Garden Listing – February 2021

It’s that time already! February was another great month for the Cornwall Gardening listing league, with 6 new gardens and 11 new species. Dave

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

Garden Listing 25th February 2021

Liskeard: 10.50 pm. Standing in the garden, listening to a Tawny Owl calling over in the valley. #29. (Deena Sharp) Constantine: Two new birds

Garden Listing 24th February 2021

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: My latest lockdown total is 37 following a cracking Merlin through my garden. (Brian Toms) Coverack: 2 Cormorant over for 46. (Dan

Garden Listing February 2021 Bird Race Results

Firstly, well done and thanks to all who took part in the ‘Garden Bird Race’ this weekend. The weather on Saturday was particularly unpleasant,

Garden Listing 21st February 2021

Garden Bird Race update: Thanks to all those who took part, despite the pretty wet and dreary weather overall! We will provide an update

Garden Listing 17th February 2021

Crowlas: a female Blackcap brings up 55. (Reuben Veal) Mount Village, Bodmin Moor: As of 17th February I have seen/heard 28 species from/in my

Garden Listing 14th February 2021

Grampound: Smart male Brambling for 45. (Rob Nicholls) Helston: A new list from central Helston, with a medium size back garden and overlooking a

Garden Listing 12th February 2021

Porthcothan: This is my garden list to date that runs from 1 Jan to the present. The garden is separated from the North coast

Garden Listing 10th February 2021

Crowlas: Another good couple of days saw flyover additions of Grey Heron, Snipe and the Merlin which I see sporadically around nearby farmland. A

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

Garden Listing 5th February 2021

Crowlas: The first Nuthatch in the garden since 2015 was a great interruption to a midweek Zoom call as it fed and even started

Garden Listing 3rd February 2021

Dobwalls: At last, a Sparrowhawk over the garden makes 36. A regular visitor in the summer, chasing our nesting House Sparrows, but we’ve not

Garden Listing – January 2021

Well done to all who took part in what was a successful month for the Cornwall Garden Listing League, with 94 species seen across

Garden Listing 31st January 2021

Praa Sands: Only one new bird for the week, number 44, small flock of Linnet flying over. (Matt Southam) Grampound: Lesser Black-backed Gull for

Garden Listing 29th January 2021

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch: If you’re taking part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch over the weekend, please do let us know how you

Garden Listing 27th January 2021

Polbathic: 3 Teal at breakfast this morning, bringing me to 52. (Andy Blonden) Trewoon, St. Austell: Count now up to 33 thanks to two

Garden Listing 24th January 2021

Lanlivery: up to 35 with Grey Wagtail extra. (Phil McVey) Constantine: Two additions. Canada Goose and finally a Goldcrest. This takes me to 47.

Garden Listing 21st January 2021

Dobwalls: A surprise visitor in our Beech tree today, a Nuthatch. He tried to eat from our seed tray but the House Sparrows chased

Garden Listing 19th January 2021

Constantine: List up to 39 now with the addition of Mediterranean Gull and Carrion Crow. There were at least two Mediterranean Gulls flying directly

Garden Listing 17th January 2021

Constantine: Now that the weather is warming the new species are beginning to appear. Added three since I last wrote: Golden Plover, Mallard and

Garden Listing 14th January 2021

Gluvian, St Columb Major: 40 species: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Linnet, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Chiffchaff, Woodpigeon, Collared

Garden Listing 12th January 2021

Constantine: Edge of village with views over valley. 33 species as of 12 January. (David Collins) Grampound Road: Rural village location, central Cornwall. Medium

Garden Listing 10th January 2021

Creegbrawse, Chacewater: Garden, surrounded by scrub moorland, stunted oaks and pasture . Garden Lockdown List 2021 – 1.Chaffinch, 2.Bullfinch, 3.Goldfinch, 4.Dunnock, 5.Blue Tit,6. Great

Garden listing 6th Jan 2021

Happy New Year! Polbathic, 1st January: Hopefully, you’ll be instigating another Garden List for this year; the last one was very enjoyable. If that’s

Garden Listing Jan 1st 2021

Welcome to Cornwall Garden Listing 2021!! Cornwall Garden Listing League 2021: Whether you live by the coast, have a fantastic garden and views, or

Garden Listing Jan 1st 2021

Welcome to Cornwall Garden Listing 2021!! Cornwall Garden Listing League 2021: Whether you live by the coast, have a fantastic garden and views, or