Saturday 9th February 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

Tehidy Country Park – **HUME’S LEAF WARBLER** still near pond closest to Cafe.

Cot Valley – **HUME’S LEAF WARBLER** still at top end of valley in trees behind Cot Manor

Drift – *CATTLE EGRET* (20) still in fields at Treganhoe Farm

Wadebridge – *CATTLE EGRET* (6) at Burniere Point at 1600hrs

Newquay – *CATTLE EGRET* (5) still in fields near Crantock Plains Touring Park

NewlynICELAND GULL (ad and juv) still in harbour. Also BN Grebe and GN Diver (3)still.

Sancreed GLAUCOUS GULL (juv) in fields this afternoon

StithiansRING-NECKED DUCK (fem) still off Golden Lion Cutoff (thanks D.Bradford)

AntonySPOONBILL (juv) still at Whacker Quay on River Lynher

Hayle EstuaryRING-BILLED GULL behind Old Quay house and YELLOW-LEGGED GULL from Lelant Station this morning. (thanks M.Rouncefield et al)

TorpointLong-tailed Duck (fem/1w), BN Grebe and Pale-bellied Brents (2) at St Johns Lake

SaltashYellow Wagtail (probable eastern form) still SW of Trematon at Trevollard Farm tho mobile. Also, Common Sandpiper and Bar-headed Goose (thanks C. Buckland)

HelstonFirecrest (1) and Chiffchaff (15+) at Sewage Works (thanks D.Bradford)

PenzancePurple Sandpiper (9) on rocks at Jubilee Pool and Med Gull (2w) at Tolcarne Beach.

Looe Slav Grebe (2) still off Hannafore (thanks J.Batey)

GwithianLittle Gull (1w) again at St Gothian Sands NR on main pool at midday. Also Water Pipit, tho mobile. (thanks D.Bradford)

Hayle EstuaryAvocet still and Med Gull (6). Also Brambling (4) at rear of Hayle Mill Pond.

Gillan CreekMed Gull (5) and Common Sandpiper (2) this afternoon.

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