Sunday 7th December 2008 Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

TorpointWHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER at St John’s Lake til 14.00hrs then flew towards HMS Raleigh wall. Also Green Sandpiper and Med Gull (3)

HelstonRING-BILLED GULL still at boating lake this afternoon. Also probable ‘Siberian’ Chiffchaff at sewage works.

PolgiggaRICHARDS PIPIT in field at Higher Bosistow Farm this morning.

Padstow Short-eared Owl at Pentire point this afternoon.

MarazionSandwich Tern flew south this morning (Thanks M.Rouncefield) Also RB Merganser still at mouth of Red River and Swallow (4) at Long Rock industrial Est.

PenzancePurple Sandpiper (20) on rocks at Jubilee Pool.

LooePB Brent Goose (6) at Hannafore this morning. Also Common Sandpiper (Thanks A.Dawson) and Water Pipit on beach.

GwithianFirecrest in tamarisks by gate of sewage treatment works opposite St Gothian Sands NR. (Thanks T.Twiggs)

PorthgwarraVelvet Scoter (2) flew past this afternoon

Bodmin Hen Harrier (male) at Crowdy Reservoir.

St Columb Major Hen Harrier at Winnards Perch this morning.

Hayle EstuaryMed Gull (colour-ringed with Red FC 17) at estuary today (Thanks B.Toms)

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