Monday 16th February 2009 Cornwall Bird reports

St Ives**SNOWY OWL** again today at Amalveor Downs this morning.

Newquay*CATTLE EGRET* (2) at Gannel Estuary in Penpol Creek this evening.

Newlyn – probable CENTRAL ASIAN LESSER WHITETHROAT (form halimodendri) in garden near Newlyn Coombe River this morning.

Feock Velvet Scoter (4) still in the Carrick Roads

Mount HawkeFirecrests (4) and numerous chiffchaff and Goldcrest at Park Shady, Mount Hawke, opposite the sewage works today (Thanks P.Roberts)

Gerrans Bay  – Long-tailed Duck still. Also Black throated Diver (24), Great northern Diver (9), Slavonian Grebe (8) and Common Scoter (3). BT Diver (28), GN Diver (9) and Slav Grebe in Veryan Bay and Red-necked Grebe off Portholland. (Thanks D.Eva) 

Mounts BayIceland Gull (1w) and Glaucous Gull (1w) in Newlyn harbour still (Thanks T.Veen and G.Hobin). Bittern at midday at  far west end of Marazion Marsh RSPB reserve on the far side of the railway (Thanks S.Cox) Also Firecrest still. Black-necked Grebe still in Sandy Cove.

GwithianScaup (3) and Pintail (drk) still at St Gothian Sands and Med Gull (2xad and 1w)(Thanks J.H.Johns)

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