Saturday 26th January 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall today include:

Tehidy Country Park – probable**HUME’S LEAF WARBLER** still around pond west of cafe.

Cot Valley – **HUME’S LEAF WARBLER** still at top end of valley near Daisy Cottage.

Drift *CATTLE EGRET* (8) still in fields at Treganhoe Farm this morning

SaltashAvocet (54), Spotted Redshank (3+), Wigeon (55), Teal (56), Lapwing (116), Common Snipe (9), Black-tailed Godwit (17) and Greenshank (12) at Kingsmill Lake this morning (thanks R.McCarthy)

StithiansBittern again on southern cutoff, Goosander (2), Goldeneye (5) and GC Grebe (thanks S.Taylor)

College Reservoir – Possible hybrid American X European Wigeon this afternoon plus Goosander (3), Goldeneye (1), Common Snipe (1), Woodcock (1), Marsh Tit (1) Jackdaw (300+) in to roost at dusk (thanks H.Cook)

GwithianLittle Gull (1w) still on main pool at St Gothian Sands NR. Water Pipit briefly this morning. (thanks J.H.Johns, D.Parker et al)

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Little Gull, Gwithian (photos:R.Menari)

Hayle EstuaryDipper flew west off Estuary from near causeway bridge this morning, also GLAUCOUS GULL (1w), Black-tailed Godwit (1) and Golden Plover (100+) (thanks J.H.Johns) Plus Avocet and Med Gull (1w) this evening (Cornwall Birding)

St Ives IslandBalearic Shearwater (1) past at 1500hrs. Also Purple Sandpiper and Black Redstart on rocks near Coastguard watchpoint. (Cornwall Birding)

St Colomb MajorHen Harrier (ringtail) and Short-eared Owl at 0800hrs today at Rosenannon Downs.

GillanICELAND GULL at Gillan Creek this morning.

Coverack – Little Egret (8), Common Sandpiper (1) and Med Gull (2 ads) in bay viewed from Harbour wall.

Wadebridge Little gull (1w) and Med Gull (2w)at Dinham Flats at 1400hrs.

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe (2) still in harbour.

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