Thursday 27th December 2007 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

CATTLE EGRETS  were reported today fro the following sites: St Ives, west of Halsetown (10); Drift at Treganhoe Farm (15); west of Padstow along B3276 by Crugmere Road junction (2); SW of Helston at Penventon Farm by B3304 (4) and by B3302 at Tregoose Farm (3);  and west of Boscastle by B3263 (1)

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Cattle Egrets, St Ives today (Photo:P.Freestone)

Cot Valley *HUMES WARBLER* still near Daisy cottage, calling and showing well plus Firecrest (P.Freestone, M.Halliday)

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Hume’s Warbler, Cot Valley. Very hard bird to photograph in poor light (photos:Top:P.Freestone, Bottom: M.Halliday)

Hayle EstuaryGW TEAL still in main channel plus Med Gull (ad, 2w and 1w)

PadstowSwallow flew over car park at Harlyn Bay this morning

PenzancePurple Sandpiper (6) plus Black Redstart at Jubilee Pool today

Rosenannon DownsHen Harrier (male) this Morning (thanks P.Mallet)

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Bird News courtesy of RBA unless otherwise stated. Please ensure you e-mail or phone all significant bird news direct to Rare Bird Alert 02070 382820.

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