Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:
St Ives – **SNOWY OWL** (juv) still on moors SW of St Ives, south of B3306 at Sperris Quoit on moor atÂ Trig Point until 10.30hrs when it was selfishly flushed by birders/photographers and flew over hill out of sight. Whatever happened to the Welfare of the bird comes first! If refound please view from a distance and do not attempt to get close to the bird for photographs. If you want a copy of a print of the bird, let us know at Cornwall Birding. ‘Indigo Imaging’ have superb A5 framed images of this bird for Â£35 inc.p&p.
Helston – RING-BILLED GULL (1w) still at Helston Boating Lake. Long-tailed Duck again at Loe Pool
Marazion – Water Pipit still on beach at Red River mouth. Swallow (2) over Marazion Marsh RSPB.
Penzance – Slav. Grebe still in Sandy Cove, Newlyn. Purple Sandpiper (10+) on rocks at Jubilee Pool.
Crowdy Reservoir – Hen Harrier (ringtail) this afternoon
Truro – Black-tailed Godwit (26) and Dunlin (200+) on Truro River near Boscawen Park. Also Spotted Redshank and Black-tailed Godwit (16) at Sunny Corner. (Thanks D.Jenkins)
Falmouth – Velvet Scoter (2) in the Carrick Roads off Loe Beach still. Firecrest again at Swanpool (Thanks M.Jones)
Wadebridge – Firecrest in garden on Glen Road