Friday 4th January 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

Newquay*CATTLE EGRET* (7) in field near Trenistick Farm, east of Crantock Plains Touring Park at 14.30hrs. Goosander (2) and BT Diver (2) still at Porth Reservoir

Drift*CATTLE EGRET* (10) still at Treganhoe Farm today. Med Gull (2w)on Drift Reservoir

Penzance Purple Sandpiper (25) at Jubilee Pool today

St AustellSlavonian Grebe off Porthpean mid afternoon plus BT Diver (2)

Stithians Reservoir Bittern still at southern cutoff at 13.15hrs plus Greenshank and Chiffchaff (thanks D.Parker and S.Taylor)

NewlynGrey Phalarope in Sandy Cove flew south at 14.15hrs. Black-necked Grebe (2)still in harbour.

Hayle Estuary GREEN-WINGED TEAL still in main channel viewed from causeway. Plus Spotted Redshank and Med Gull (2 ads)

AntonySpoonbill again today on River Lynher at Whacker Quay (thanks C.Buckland)

TorpointBrent Goose (2), Red-breasted Merganser (1) and Slavonian Grebe (thanks C.Buckland)

Millbrook Egyptian Goose, Black-tailed Godwit (8), Common Gull (3) and Greenshank (6) (thanks C.Buckland)


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