Saturday 17th January 2009 Cornwall Bird Reports

St Ives**SNOWY OWL** again SE of Zennor at Sperris Quoit on Pendrine Hill this morning. Please view from a sensible distance! Also Balearic Shearwater (2) flew past St Ives Island at 15.30hrs, also GN Diver (6)

Sennen*CATTLE EGRET* (4) in cattle field south of Brew Farm this afternoon.

Newquay ROSE-COLOURED STARLING (juv) again at Penhallow Road this morning.

MarazionGrey Phalarope (5) in Mounts Bay between Long Rock car park and Station Inn this morning, one showing extremely well at Red River mouth. Also Slav.Grebe, GN Diver and Brent Goose in Bay. Water Pipit flew from beach onto Marsh mid-morning.

The Lizard Bittern at Windmill Farm NR today (Thanks D.Wright)

PenzanceBN Grebe still in Sandy Cove, Newlyn.  Purple Sandpiper (10+) at Jubilee Pool.

TorpintSlavonian Grebe (2), Scaup (male) and Red-breasted Merganser (11) at Millbrook Lake today (Thanks B.Taggart) Also Avocet at Marsh Wall, Millbrook (Thanks A.Huke)

Bodmin MoorPink-footed Goose (2) still at Siblyback Lake. Also Yellow-legged Gull (3) and Shoveler (2) (Thanks A.Dawson)

St AustellWater Pipit, Black Redstart, and Glaucous Gull (2w) flew SW off Gorran Haven today (Thanks D.Payne)

HelstonLong-tailed Duck (fem) still on Loe Pool

Mawnan SmithBlackcap (male) in private Garden this morning (Thanks J.Blyth et al)

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