Thursday 24th January 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

Tehidy Country Park**HUME’S LEAF WARBLER** still around pond at west of cafe, tho mobile. Also Med Gull (2w) over.

Cot Valley – **HUME’S LEAF WARBLER** still at top end of valley near Daisy Cottage

Drift*CATTLE EGRET* (18) in fields at Treganhoe Farm, viewed from north of Sancreed Church.

Newquay*CATTLE EGRET* in fields at Crantock at Trevella Campsite at 11.30hrs 

Helston – *CATTLE EGRET* (9) in cattle fields NW of Penventon Farm this afternoon

HelstonRING-BILLED GULL (1st cal) briefly on boating Lake then flew towards Loe Pool at midday (thanks J.H.Johns)

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RB Gull, Helston Boating Lake (photo:J.H.Johns)

Sennen*AMERICAN HERRING GULL* off lifeboat station briefly this morning

St IvesGLAUCOUS GULL (juv)again in harbour at 15.50hrs

PenzanceICELAND GULL (2w) on Tolcarne Beach at 13.20hrs (thanks D.Jenkins)

Stithians Reservoir Bittern again today at Southern Cutoff, showing well near roadside (thanks S.Taylor)

NewlynBN Grebe still in harbour. Also GN Diver (2) still. Plus Black Redstart in Sandy Cove (thanks D. Jenkins) Also ICELAND GULL (2) in afternoon.

Carbis BayRT Diver (1),  GN Diver (2) and Eider this afternoon (thanks D.Jenkins)

GwithianLittle Gull (1w) again at St Gothian Sands NR this afternoon. Also Purple Sandpiper.

College ReservoirGoldeneye (1), Snipe (2), Firecrest (2) and Marsh Tit (2) today (thanks H.Cook)

Hayle Estuary Avocet still and Med Gull (6ads and 2w)

Marazion – probable Siberian Chiffchaff at Marazion Marsh RSPB

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