Saturday 20th February 2010 Cornwall Bird Reports

Polbathic*LITTLE BUNTING* again at Sconner lake, (along river Lyhner) feeding in set aside field in hedgerow (opposite Sconner farm) this morning, tho’ elusive. Park Carefully

Bodmin Moor *LESSER SCAUP* (drk) still at Colliford lake at north end at Loveny NR this evening, viewable from cattle grid on road to Dozmary pool at 1252hrs tho’ distant , Access south of A30 at Jamaica Inn. No sign of Black Duck (ad.drk)

Sennen*CATTLE EGRET* (2) still in field by Brew farm. Long-tailed Duck (1w.drk) still in Sennen cove off beach cafe

NewquayBittern flew over reedbed at Porth reservoir at 0845hrs

Drift Black-necked Grebe still by hide at Drift reservoir. Also Whooper Swan (ad) and Barnacle Goose (3)

Marazion – Bittern (2) and Water Pipit still at Marazion Marsh RSPB, tho elusive. Black Redstart on Marazion beach (Thanks S.Williams)

Penzance Iceland Gull by swing bridge in the dry dock area and Purple Sandpiper by Jubilee pool (Thanks S.Williams). Black Redstart still on Eastern Green beach

NewlynIceland Gull (juv) in harbour briefly this afternoon

TorpointRing-billed Gull (ad) at marine drive at 1150am. Also Pale-bellied Brent Goose (5). Egyptian Goose on millbrook pond by Doctor’s surgery this morning and Spotted Redshank on Millbrook lake this morning (Thanks T.Twiggs)

LooeEider (1w.drk) at St Georges Island this afternoon (Thanks T.Twiggs)

SiblybackSmew (redhead) still on Siblyback reservoir at NW end

CamborneGreater Scaup still at Tehidy CP on main lake. Shoveller (8) and Peregrine at Pendarves woods (Thanks S.Taylor)

StithiansGoldeneye (1), Great Crested Grebe (2), Gadwall (5) and Water Rail (Thanks S.Taylor)

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