Friday 18th April 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

Drift – *CATTLE EGRET* (8+) still in fields north of reservoir today.

Stithians – *CATTLE EGRET* (4) at SW720380: driving past the Golden Lion then the northern reservoir cut-off, take the 2nd right, through Penhalvean; follow this road for c1/2mile and take the 1st right: the birds were about 1/2 a mile along the road in cattle field (thanks C.Benton) 

Bodmin Moor – *LESSER SCAUP* (drk) still at Dozmary Pool this morning. Also Common Sandpiper (thanks J.Mitchell)

HayleBlack Tern at Ryans Field late afternoon. Also Whimbrel (2), Dunlin and Sandwich Tern (25) (Thanks P.Jeggo)

GwithianLittle Ringed Plover still at St Gothian Sands NR but no sign of any terns or Avocet.

Lands End Turtle Dove this morning in garden of Treeve Moor House.

WadebridgeRuff (8) at Dinham Flats today (thanks C.Selway)

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Ruff at Dinham Flats (photos:C.Selway)

Nanjizal Hoopoe still along footpath at seaward end by Nanjizal House. Also Ring Ouzel

NanquidnoRing Ouzel along coast path just north of Nanquidno valley.

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