Sunday 17th February 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

**HUME’S LEAF WARBLERS** still at top end of Cot Valley and at Tehidy Country Park today.

Drift – *CATTLE EGRET* (19)again in fields at Treganhoe Farm this morning. Also GLAUCOUS GULL in fields NW of Farm. Also Hen Harrier this afternoon

Looe – *CATTLE EGRET* (10) at Widegates opposite Downend Country House. Also RT Diver (3) near Seaton.(thanks J.Batey)

Wadebridge – *CATTLE EGRET* at Town Bridge this morning with Little Egrets. Also Black Redstart still on Glen Road.

NewlynICELAND GULL (2 juvs) in harbour this morning. Also BN Grebe and GN Diver still.


Iceland Gull, Newlyn (photos:M.Halliday)

FalmouthICELAND GULL (juv) on Swanpool today

SaltashRICHARDS PIPIT still in fields at Trevollard Farm tho very elusive with Meadow Pipits. Also Yellow Wagtail (of probable eastern race), Snipe (40+), Jack Snipe, Water Rail (2) and Woodcock. (thanks C.Buckland)

Stithians ReservoirRING-NECKED DUCK (fem) still on reservoir from Carmenelllis Causeway at 15.00hrs. Also Bittern still on southern cutoff

HelstonYELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still in willows at Nansloe Farm. Also probable ‘Siberian’ Chiffchaff on island in pond at amenity area.

Hayle EstuaryAvocet and Med Gull (2) in Carnsew Basin this morning.

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