Saturday 16th February 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

Drift – *CATTLE EGRET* (13+) still in fields at Treganhoe Farm, also GLAUCOUS GULL (2w) and  ICELAND GULL (juv) in nearby fields.

Saltash – *CATTLE EGRET* (3) 2.5mls west of Saltash and SW of Trematon in fields at Trevollard Farm tho mobile and elusive. Also RICHARDS PIPIT still and probable eastern race Yellow Wagtail again.

NewlynICELAND GULL (ad and 2 juvs) still in Harbour this morning. Also BN Grebe and GN Diver still


Adult Iceland Gull (and a Shag!) (Photos:M.Halliday)

Copperhouse CreekGLAUCOUS GULL (2w) at east end this afternoon

HelstonYELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Lower Nansloe Farm in Willows from track at 09.00hrs. Also Firecrest and ‘Siberian’ Chiffchaff.

Stithians Reservoir Bittern again from Southern cutoff today (thanks S.Taylor)

CrackingtonHouse Martin reported at Crackington Havon along cliff path at midday.

Penzance Firecrest at Penzance Heliport in bushes by car-park at 08.45hrs.

CargreenAvocet (23) on River Tamar today (thanks L.Fowler)

Hayle EstuaryAvocet still present and Med Gull (ad and 2w)

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