Sunday 1st March 2009 Cornwall Bird reports

The Lizard*CATTLE EGRET* (5) at Newton-in-St Martins near Traboe Farm this afternoon.

Helston – RING-BILLED GULL (1w) still at Helston Boating Lake.

Wadebridge – RING-BILLED GULL (1st yr) on Camel Estuary at Dinham Flats this afternoon and Iceland Gull (1st yr). Also Whooper Swan (ad) and Med Gull (1w). Water Pipit (3) still at Treraven Meadows NR. Sand Martin at Walmsley Sanctuary.

Belventor – Hawfinch (2) still in the Upper Fowey Valley at Ninestones.

St Ives – No news on Snowy Owl today at Sperris Quoit, but Hen Harrier (ringtail) at nearby Trewey Common. (Thanks S.Rogers)

Tregonetha – Hen Harrier (3 inc. 1 male) and Merlin (2) at Tregonetha Downs today.

Gwithian – Snow Bunting (1w/fem) but no sign of male. Scaup and Pintail still on main pool. (Thanks S.Rogers)

Marazion – Sand Martin over Marazion Marsh RSPB (Thanks S.Rogers). Water Pipit on beach.

Hayle – Goosander still on estuary from Lelant station platform. Also Greenshank (4)

Penryn – Black Redstart on roof of Tremough Campus (Thanks S.Bearhop)

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