Monday 25th February 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

Tehidy – **HUME’S LEAF WARBLER** still in scrub at back of cafe tho elusive

Crowdy Reservoir – **ARCTIC REDPOLL** reported near road in plantation on path to bird hide this afternoon and showing well.

Drift – *CATTLE EGRET* (14) in fields at Treganhoe Farm still. Also GLAUCOUS GULL (2w) still at Sancreed and ICELAND GULL (ad and 2w) on reservoir

Wadebridge – *CATTLE EGRET* (2) still SW of Wadebidge at Hay. Also HOUSE MARTIN along River Camel (thanks H.Cook)

Looe – *CATTLE EGRET* (2) still at Widegates (thanks C.Buckland)

Stithians – *CATTLE EGRET* still on Golden Lion cutoff. Also ICELAND GULL (juv) and RING-NECKED DUCK on reservoir and Bittern again on southern cutoff.

Polgigga HOOPOE in gardens opposite duckpond then flew east towards Crean Bottom at 11.55hrs.

NewlynICELAND GULL (juv) still in Harbour.

Trevose HeadLAPLAND BUNTING (5) still in crop by Coastguard cottages. Also Brambling (20) and Corn Bunting (15)

St Austell SAND MARTIN (2) over fields west of Porthpean beach next to coast path at 16.00hrs (thanks N.Best)

TorpointMed Gull (4) and Brent Goose (9) (Thanks C.Buckland)

One thought on “Monday 25th February 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

  1. Stan Christophers

    Can you please emphasise the fact that Trevose Head is privately owned and there is absolutely no access to the fields. The farmer, the RSPB and resident birders have been working hard to create optimum breeding and feeding habitat for Corn Buntings and other farmland species. It has been necessary to remove a number of twitchers from fields , both yesterday and today.

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