Tag Archives: birds in cornwall

Jackdaw

Jackdaw Corvus monedula: When we first moved to Trevina in 1991 there was a large colony of Jackdaws in and around the adjoining derelict farm buildings, (along with regularly nesting Barn Owls). When the barns were converted in 1996 the … Continue reading

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Nightingale

Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos: The RSPB A-Z guide of UK Birds has a map that excludes Cornwall from the range of Nightingales. We have listened to the recording on the RSPB site, and that is most definitely what we hear every … Continue reading

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Song Thrush

Song Thrush Turdus philomelos: Always in the garden, plenty of broken snail shells, but still plenty of snails.

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Green Woodpecker

Green Woodpecker Picus viridis: Often see them in the woods, however, often visit the garden, especially the branches of the large Monterey Pine in the front garden. 09.07.11 Mid-day, Green Woodpecker on bole of beech tree outside library window. By … Continue reading

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Pied Wagtail

Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba: Occasionally see one on the alpine patio at the front of the house rooting around the low creeping vegetation for insects. Mostly they hunt on the slate roof of the house & adjoining barn conversions, strutting … Continue reading

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Greenfinch

Greenfinch Carduelis chloris: All year at the bird table with the sparrows. In profile against the bright light outside the window it is often difficult to distinguish from the sparrows, but when they take flight there is no mistaking them. … Continue reading

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Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata: Most summers that we have been here Spotted Flycatchers have nested in the ivy clad walls outside the kitchen. They will sit on the washing line after launching themselves to catch a flying insect, and then … Continue reading

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Wren

Wren Troglodytes trogloytes: See them in the garden, the woods, but also the window sill where they emerge from the cover of the ivy in their hunt for grubs. They seem oblivious to all the other birds and disappear into … Continue reading

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Goldfinch

Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis: We have always seen the goldfinches in the tops of the larches in the garden, or around the edges of our woods, but this January, 2007, four or five have started to come to the window feeder, … Continue reading

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Long-tailed Tit

Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus: Only in winter, a flock of five or six will visit the feeders or hop around on the window sills pecking up fallen bits of peanut from the feeder. During the winters of 09/10 & 10/11 … Continue reading

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