Saturday 5th January 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

Newquay*CATTLE EGRET* (7) still near Trennistick Farm in fields east of Crantock Plains Touring Park tho mobile

Drift *CATTLE EGRET* (3) still at Treganhoe Farm

Hayle EstuaryGREEN-WINGED TEAL still in main channel, plus Avocet and Med Gull (ad)

Stithians Reservoir -  Bittern at Stithians reservoir at 11.00 and 11.30 this morning. From road at southern end look into marsh area (left of main water), where 2 posts are in an area of water, and bird seen behind them, firstly to right (apparently trying and eventually succeeding in swallowing a frog), and later to the left. Showing very well in front of scrubby trees behind (thans Dr JK Lander)

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe (3) in Harbour plus one in Sandy Cove. Plus GN Diver

No sign today or yesterday of Humes Warbler at Cot Valley.

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