Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:
Gwithian – **BONEPARTES GULL** flew west past Hell’s Mouth at 1410hrs. Little Gull still at St Gothian Sands NR.
Cot Valley – **HUME’S LEAF WARBLER** still at top end between Brook Cottage and Daisy Cottage.
Tehidy Country Park – possible **HUMES LEAF WARBLER** still around pond west of cafe.
Camborne – YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Duchy College, Rosewarne this afternoon (thanks J.H.Johns)
Drift – *CATTLE EGRET* (19) still in fields near Treganhoe Farm this afternoon
PendeenÂ – *CATTLE EGRET* east of Pendeen and west of Morvah north of B3306 in fields along road to Chypraze Farm.
Newquay – *CATTLE EGRET* (6) near Trennistick Farm east ofÂ Crantock Plains Touring Park. Also, Goosander (2 redheads) at Porth Reservoir today.
Stithians Reservoir – RING-NECKED DUCK (fem) fromÂ Carmenellis causeway this afternoon. Also Bittern still at southern cutoff and Goosander (2)(thanks S.Taylor)
Newlyn – ICELAND GULL (juv) still in Harbour, plus BN Grebe (2), GN Diver (2) and Black Redstart still.
Trewellard – ICELAND GULL (juv) flew south late morning.
Hayle Estuary – Avocet still. Also, Med Gull (ad), Black-tailed Godwit (1), Golden Plover (200+), Lapwing (300+), Common Snipe (13+) on Ryan’s Field this morning. (Cornwall Birding)
Porthgwarra – Balearic Sh’water lingering off Gwennap Head this afternoon
Porthleven – Chough along coastal Path at Trewavas Head, also Black Redstart. (thanks H.Cook)
Crowdy Reservoir – Goosander (2) this afternoon
Mounts Bay – Slav Grebe (3) in bay this morning.
Torpoint – Long-tailed Duck (fem/1w), GN Diver, RB Merganser (3) at St Johns Lake. Also Spotted Redshank (1), Greenshank (3) and RB Merganser (2) at Millbrook (Thanks C.Buckland)
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