Boxing Day birding highlights in Cornwall include:
St Ives – **SNOWY OWL** (juv) still on moors SW of St Ives, south of B3306 at Sperris Quoit on Trig Point.
Helston – RING-BILLED GULLÂ still on boating Lake and Yellow-browed Warbler at Sewage Works. Also Long-tailed Duck still at Carminow Creek, Loe Pool.
Feock – Velvet Scoter (2) still in Carrick Roads today.
Truro – Avocet still at Tresillian but no sign of Wood Duck.
Gwithian – Water Pipit still at St Gothian Sands NR.
Mounts Bay area – BN Grebe in Sandy Cove, Newlyn. Black-Redstart at Tolcarne Beah and DB Brent Goose at Red river mouth, Marazion.