Sunday 20th January 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

St IvesGLAUCOUS GULL (2x2w) still at Smeatons Pier this morning, plus Balearic Sh’water (4) and GN Diver (2)(thanks M.Rouncefield et al) Also GN Diver (2) in Carbis Bay this afternoon (thanks D.Jenkins)

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(Photos:Cornwall Birding Images 2008)

Wadebridge *CATTLE EGRET* (4) flew west at 09.27hrs

Drift *CATTLE EGRET* (9) still in fields around Treganhoe Farm today. Nearby, GLAUCOUS GULL in fields at Sancreed.

Cot Valley**HUME’S WARBLER** still at top end of valley near Diasy Cottage and showing well (thanks M.Halliday)

Stithians Reservoir Goosander (4) off Carmenellis Causeway at 10.50hrs

PenzanceICELAND GULL (2w) at Eastern Green Beach this morning. Plus ICELAND GULL (juv) in stream near Tolcarne Inn.

Newlyn BN Grebe still in harbour, plus Black Redstart

Hayle EstuaryAvocet still and Med Gull (ad and 2w)

Tehidy Country ParkYellow-browed Warbler again in clearfell area west of cafe (thanks D.Jenkins)

SladesbridgeFirecrest (2) in Treworder Woods from track at back of Trelawny Garden Centre

FlushingMed Gull (2 ads and 1w), Common Sandpiper and Little Egret (6) at Gillan Creek

LooeGN Diver (1), Slavonian Grebe(2), RB Merganser (1) off Hannafore Point today (thanks R.McCarthy and J.Batey)

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