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.

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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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