Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:
Cot Valley – **RED FLANKED BLUETAIL**this afternoon opposite house at entrance to valley in sycamores and scrub. Bird is often elusive and mobile
A few record shots of the flighty Bluetail. No mistaking that tail in the second shot! (photos:M.Halliday)
Antony – Spoonbill (6) on River Lynher at Whacker Quay. Walk c300yrds downriver from Whacker to view back up creek. Five birds still there this evening (thanks C.Buckland)
Spoonbill at Whacker Quay (photos:C.Buckland)
Porthcurno – *DUSKY WARBLER* and DESERT LESSER WHITETHROAT still in scrub at south end of car park.
Lands End -Â **AMERICAN BUFF-BELLIED PIPIT** until 14.25hrs onlyÂ west of Trevescan take footpath to Nanjizal opposite cafe, walk over stone stile and view next field. SW.357.247
Sennen Cove – Bonxie (2) still lingereing offshore. Corn Bunting just north of cove
Tresillian – Spotted Redshank (1), Common Snipe (1), Kingfisher (1), Redshank (70+), Greenshank (11), Curlew (76), Little Egret (8), Little Grebe (7) (thanks S.Wilcock)
College Reservoir – Firecrest (4) in woodland at NW end of reservoir this morning plus Water Rail (1), Gadwall (2), GC Grebe, Little Grebe, Siskin (4), Marsh Tit. (thanks H.Cook)
Porthpean – Black-throated Diver (6)offshore plus GN Diver (2)
Pentewan ValleyÂ – Dipper (2) (thanks N.Best)
Â Bird News courtesy of Rare Bird Alert unless otherwise stated.