Sunday 6th January 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe (2) in harbour plus one still at Sandy Cove. Plus Black Redstart in harbour. No sign of Grey Phalarope today.

Mounts BayCommon Scoter (10+), BT Diver (2), GN Diver (4+), Razorbill (2), Kingfisher (1). Plus Purple Sandpiper (11+) on rocks at Jubilee Pool and Black Redstart still. (Cornwall Birding)

St Ives *CATTLE EGRET* (1) still in fields at junction of B3311 and old coach road, west of Halsetown late afternoon (Cornwall Birding)

Newquay*CATTLE EGRET* (9) near Trennistick Farm east of Crantock in fields near Crantock Plains Touriung Park. BT Diver still at Porth Reservoir.

Truro*CATTLE EGRET* (5) in fields at Veryan this morning

Helston*CATTLE EGRET* (1) in field opposite RNAS Culdrose at 13.00hrs

Drift/Sancreed*CATTLE EGRET* (16) still in area of Treganhoe Farm. Viewd from Drift Reservoir car park in fields opposite CBWPS Hide this morning. Plus Goldeneye (drk) on reservoir. (Cornwall Birding)

Hayle EstuaryGREEN-WINGED TEAL (drk) reported again this morning. Plus  Greenshank (2), Little Egret (10+), Med Gull (3ads, 2w and 1w)

Pendeen -  *CATTLE EGRET* (1) at Morvah in fields by no through road of B3306 late morning

Stithians Reservoir Bittern still on southern cutoff viewed from road this morning


Bittern at Stithians today (photos:B.McGeough)

College Reservoir Iceland Gull (1w) mid afternoon, plus Med Gull (ad), Firecrest and Goosander (3). (thanks T.Twiggs)

FalmouthBlack Redstart (2) at Castle Beach this morning (thanks S.Jackson)


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