Monday 5th January 2009 Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

Sancreed*CATTLE EGRET* (3) in cattle field at Sellan Farm.

Polgigga*CATTLE EGRET* (5) in fields west of B3315 at Trebehor this afternoon . Also Glaucous Gull (2w)

Newquay *CATTLE EGRET* (4) at Gannel Estuary in pines behind California Hotel again at dusk.

St Ives**SNOWY OWL** again on moor south of Zennor at Sperris Quoit.

Lelant – ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD reported at Porthkidney Sands feeding on gull carcass at 15.30hrs (Thanks A.Phillips) Also Firecrest and Yellow-browed Warbler in private garden at Saltings Reach (Thanks M.Halliday)

Helston RING-BILLED GULL (2) still on boating lake and showing well.

FeockVelvet Scoter (2) still in Carrick Roads.

Sennen Hen Harrier (ringtail) in fields nr Treeve Common (Thanks G.Treadwell)

MarazionWater Pipit still on beach and Slav Grebe (3) in Mounts Bay.

Penzance – BN Grebe still in Sandy Cove, Newlyn.

WadebridgeWhooper Swan still at Walmsley Sanctuary, also Hen Harrier (ringtail).

Rame – Single Brambling with Chaffinch flock in bushes east of Rame Church (Thanks B.Taggart)

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