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
Saltash – Avocet (54), Spotted Redshank (3+), Wigeon (55), Teal (56), Lapwing (116), Common Snipe (9), Black-tailed Godwit (17) andÂ Greenshank (12) at Kingsmill Lake this morning (thanks R.McCarthy)
Stithians – Bittern 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)
Gwithian – Little Gull (1w) still on main pool at St Gothian Sands NR. Water Pipit briefly this morning. (thanks J.H.Johns, D.Parker et al)
Little Gull, Gwithian (photos:R.Menari)
Hayle Estuary – Dipper 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 Island – Balearic Shearwater (1) past at 1500hrs. Also Purple Sandpiper and Black Redstart on rocks near Coastguard watchpoint. (Cornwall Birding)
St Colomb Major – Hen Harrier (ringtail) and Short-eared Owl at 0800hrs today at Rosenannon Downs.
Gillan – ICELAND GULL at Gillan Creek this morning.
CoverackÂ – 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.
Newlyn – Black-necked Grebe (2) still in harbour.
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