Cornwall Garden Lists

Paul Mallett of Launceston has sent in his Garden List so far for 2007.

Greenfinch
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Chaffinch
Starling
Robin
Blackbird
Wood Pigeon
Mallard
Pheasant
House Sparrow
Collared Dove
Pied wagtail
Wren
Buzzard
Song Thrush
Magpie
Coal Tit
Gt Sptd. Woodpecker
Jackdaw
Tawny Owl
Bullfinch
Jay
Goldfinch
Dunnock
Fieldfare
Skylark
Sparrowhawk
Nuthatch
Golden Plover
Raven
Goldcrest
Redwing
Canada goose
Willow Tit
Herring Gull
Long tailed Tit
Siskin
Lsr Spt. Woodpecker
Treecreeper
Chiffchaff
Grey Heron
Swallow
Yellowhammer
Lesser BB Gull
Green Woodpecker
House Martin
Swift
Hobby
Rook
Spotted Flycatcher
Stock Dove

Paul says, “My “bird-feeder tree” blew down in a gale earlier in the year, so actual numbers visiting the garden appear to be down. The appalling “summer” didn’t help either!”

“There’s no new species on my list this year. My running total for the garden is 71 species altogether! Last year was particularly good, with 62 species seen, including Curlew, which I picked up by its call early one morning as I was having a quick breakfast on the patio before going to work!”

“I am incredibly lucky to live where I do, surrounded by farmland with a very few houses and a couple of farms nearby.”

“Oh yes. We also have Pipistrelle’s and (a month or so back) a Dark Long-eared Bat colony…

And a slow worm in the recycling bin, along with the occasional Bank Vole”

Sounds like the Springwatch team should move locations, well done Paul on 71 bird Species!

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