Sunday 22nd March 2009 Cornwall Bird Reports

St Just **GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO** at Chapel Carn Brea (3pm flew in from south into fields on north side of hill – moved in 30m jumps along bramble hedges feeding on beetles (?)in hot sunshine before moving in NW direction towards St Just Airfield at ca.3.30pm (Thanks F.Currie) Then again at 18.05hrs seen flying from top of Nanquidno valley back towards Chapel Carn Brea.

Land’s End*CATTLE EGRET* (4) stil in field along cycle track this morning. Also Black Redstart (5+)

Helston RING BILLED GULL (1w) still at boating lake this morning (Thanks M.Halliday)

SennenHOODED CROW between Sea-view Caravan site and Brew Pool this morning.

PortscathoLong-tailed Duck off Pednvadan Point  this afternoon. Also Slav Grebe (2), BN Grebe, BT Diver (6), GN Diver (2) and Sandwich Tern.

Swallows reported today from Pendeen and Falmouth.

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