Sunday 18th January 2009 Cornwall Bird Reports

St Ives**YELKOUAN SHEARWATER** (2) flew past St Ives Island this morning. Also Balearic Shearwater (10), Grey Phalarope (2), Bonxie (2), Little Gull (1w), ‘Blue’ Fulmar and Common Scoter (30). **SNOWY OWL** again SE of Zennor at Sperris Quoit on Pendrine Hill this morning. Please view from a sensible distance!

St Austell**KING EIDER** (drk) in St Austell Bay off Polkerris this afternoon.

Sennen*CATTLE EGRET* (2) in cattle field south of Brew Farm this afternoon. Purple Sandpiper (16) and Med Gull (3) on Cowloe.

Wadebridge*CATTLE EGRET* (2) at  St Breock at Hay Farm viewed from farm access track.

HelstonRING-BILLED GULL (1w) still on Boating Lake.

The LizardAMERICAN WIGEON on Ruan Pool, Windmill Farm Reserve. Please carefully follow the waymarkers through the gate to get to the north (new) hide at Ruan Pool from the left hand side of the hedge. Any other approach will cause the bird to flush. (Thanks A.Pay)

Marazion – No sign of any Grey Phalarope in Mounts Bay today.  Water Pipit still on beach. Grey Pharalope at Boat Cove near Perrnanuthnoe (Thanks D.Wright)

PenzanceGlaucous Gull (1w) at St Clements Isle roost, off Mousehole this evening. Iceland Gull between Newlyn and Mousehole this afternoon. BN Grebe still in Sandy Cove, Newlyn.  Hen-harrier (5) and Merlin (2) at Men-an-tol roost.

TruroAvocet (3) and Firecrest at Tresemple Pool, Tresillian (Thanks B.Toms)

Davidstow Snow Bunting (2) still on Davidstow Airfield by crossroads near control Tower. Also Little Gull and Water Pipit (2).

CamborneTreecreeper,  Firecrest,  Shoveler (6+) and Gadwall (4) at Pendarves Wood (Thanks T.Twiggs)

GwithianMed Gull (ad) and Greater Scaup (3) at St Gothian Sands NR (Thanks T.Twiggs) Also Water Pipit reported again.

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