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
Saltash – RICHARD’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)
Falmouth – ICELAND 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 Estuary – Avocet still present. Also Med Gull.
St Austell – GN Diver (3) and poss RT Diver (1) off Porthpean (thanks W. Fullman)