Sunday 25th November 2007 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

Mevagissey – wholly unconfirmed report of a small thrush possibly fitting description of Northern Waterthrush in a private garden in Mevagissey today. No further information available at this time.

St AustellSURF SCOTER off beach between Carlyon Bay and Spit Beaches at 12.45hrs (thanks N.Best)

Tamar Bird CruiseRed-throated Diver (1), Little Egret (50), RB Merganser (6), Avocet (210), Black-tailed Godwit (89), Spotted Redshank (1), Common Sandpiper (2). (thanks B.Taggart)

Falmouth Med Gull (ad) at Penryn Asda car park this afternoon.

Antony Spoonbill (6) on River Lynher at Black Rock at plus RT Diver (1) and RB Merganser (6)

Drift *CATTLE EGRET* (2) still in cattle field at farm along Chyenal Road, viewed distantly from Sancreed Beacon at 08.15hrs. (Cornwall Birding)

St Buryan *CATTLE EGRET* north of  B3284 in cattle field opposite Higher Trevorian in field with cattle in front house with white side at 08.30hrs (Cornwall Birding)

PenzancePurple Sandpiper (30) on rocks over harbour wall from Jubilee Pool plus Common Scoter (20+) offshore(Cornwall Birding)

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Purple Sandpipers, Penzance (photos P.Freestone)

Hayle EstuaryGreen-winged Teal (drk) still from causeway in main channel, plus Med Gull (ad)

MarazionPACIFIC DIVER (ad) again in Mounts Bay off lifeguard hut this afternoon.

The LizardWhooper Swan again at Croft Pascoe Pool this afternoon

St Gothian Sands NRLittle Gull (1w) again on main pool at 15.00hrs.

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Little Gull (1w), St Gothian Sands (photo:P.Freestone)

St ClementAvocet (2) on river at midday

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