Friday 15th February 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

Cot Valley – **HUME’S LEAF WARBLER** still at top end of valley tho mobile.

Tehidy – **HUME’S LEAF WARBLER** still at Country Park at back of cafe.

Stithians Reservoir – *CATTLE EGRET* (1 south of sailing club to east of road and 1 at Golden Lion Cutoff). Also RING-BILLED GULL (1w) reported at south end and Bittern showing well at southern cutoff. (Thanks J.H.Johns)


Bittern (with Frog!) and 1w Ring-billed Gull at Stithians (Photos: J.H.Johns)

Drift – *CATTLE EGRET (9) still today in fields at Treganhoe Farm

SaltashRICHARD’S PIPIT again today at Lower Trevollard Farm, tho elusive and mobile SX.385.582. Also Yellow Wagtail (of probable eastern race) still (thanks C.Buckland)

FalmouthICELAND GULL (juv) at Falmouth Docks from Castle Drive. Also Black Redstart (2) at Castle Beach. (Thanks H.Cook)

Newlyn ICELAND GULL (ad, 2w and 2 juvs) still at Harbour. BN Grebe still.

Gwithian Water Pipit still at St Gothian Sands NR but no sign of Little gull today.

Hayle EstuaryAvocet still present. Also Med Gull.

St AustellGN Diver (3) and poss RT Diver (1) off Porthpean (thanks W. Fullman)

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