Saturday 12th January 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

Cot Valley**HUMES WARBLER** again at top end of valley favouring Manor garden. (thanks K.Wilson)

Drift *CATTLE EGRET* (6) still in fields at Treganhoe Farm, viewed from north of Sancreed Church.

Hayle *CATTLE EGRET* (5) still in sheep fields at Trencrom this afternoon (thanks C.Bourdeaux)

Wadebridge *CATTLE EGRET* (3) still at St. Breock Downs south of A39 at Hay Farm.

Falmouth – No sign of Little Auk off Swanpool Beach this morning but Med Gull, Water Rail, Slav Grebe (2), GN Diver and Black Redstart (4 on Castle Beach) (thanks H.Cook) Also, Firecrest near sewage works.

Stithians Reservoir Bittern still at Southern Cutoff at 12.15hrs. Plus Goosander (2) still on main reservoir. (thanks D.Jenkins and S.Taylor)

Argal Reservoir Goosander (drk) and Goldeneye (m&f) this morning (thanks D.Jenkins)

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe (2 in harbour and 1 in Sandy Cove) still plus GN Diver (3).

AntonySPOONBILL (5) on River Lynher at Whacker Quay this afternoon

MillbrookLong-tailed Duck (3), Slav Grebe and Black-necked Grebe on St Johns Lake today.

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