Saturday 22nd December 2007 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

Tehidy Country ParkYellow-browed Warbler (1), Firecrest (2), Siskin and Water Rail this afternoon (thanks JHJohns)

TresillianAvocet (5), Kingfisher (1), Curlew (70), Redshank (64), Greenshank (6), Dunlin (6), Little Grebe (6), Shelduck (44), Teal (2), Common Snipe (3), Little Egret (3) (thanks S.Wilcock)

St IvesCATTLE EGRET (5) in field with cattle off B3311 just after junction with Old Coach Road nr Halsetown and showing well. (see Rare and Scarce Bird Map) (P,Freestone)

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Cattle Egrets, St Ives this afternoon (photos P.Freestone)

Cot ValleyYellow-browed Warbler by Davey Cottage this afternoon

ConstantineCATTLE EGRET (2) in fields at Higher Trewardreva at 11.15hrs

HelstonCATTLE EGRET (5) between Breage and Sithney in field by Trellisick Farm entrance late afternoon.

DriftCATTLE EGRET (13) in area of Tregenhoe Farm then nine birds at dusk roosting in NE arm of Drift Reservoir

Hayle CATTLE EGRET (1) on Hayle Football pitch then flew into woods at 16.40hrs. Plus Med Gull (7), GW Teal (drk), Avocet, DB Brent Goose (2).

AntonySPOONBILL (3) on River Lynher at Whacker Quay

TorpointLong-tailed Duck (2) at St Johns Lake this afternoon plus PB Brent Goose (8) and Med Gull (5)

Siblyback ReservoirGREAT GREY SHRIKE still on NE side between cafe and dam tho elusive.

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