Sunday 27th January 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

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.

CamborneYELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Duchy College, Rosewarne this afternoon (thanks J.H.Johns)

Drift – *CATTLE EGRET* (19) still in fields near Treganhoe Farm this afternoon

Pendeen – *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 of Crantock Plains Touring Park. Also, Goosander (2 redheads) at Porth Reservoir today.

Stithians Reservoir RING-NECKED DUCK (fem) from Carmenellis causeway this afternoon. Also Bittern still at southern cutoff and Goosander (2)(thanks S.Taylor)

NewlynICELAND GULL (juv) still in Harbour, plus BN Grebe (2), GN Diver (2) and Black Redstart still.

TrewellardICELAND GULL (juv) flew south late morning.

Hayle EstuaryAvocet 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)

PorthgwarraBalearic 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 BaySlav Grebe (3) in bay this morning.

TorpointLong-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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