Thursday 28th February 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

Tehidy – **HUME’S LEAF WARBLER** still in scrub at back of cafe at Tehidy Country Park. Also Firecrest nearby at Illogan in private garden (thanks R.Frost)

Drift – *CATTLE EGRET* (11) still this morning in fields at Treganhoe Farm.

Stithians Reservoir – *CATTLE EGRET* still at Golden Lion cutoff and RING-BILLED GULL (1w) again from Carmenellis Causeway. Also RING-NECKED DUCK and Bittern still on Southern cutoff

NewlynICELAND GULL (juv) still in Harbour

FalmouthICELAND GULL (juv) roosted at Falmouth Docks at 17.30hrs.

HelstonICELAND GULL (juv) on Loe Pool this morning. Also Yellow-browed Warbler still at Lower Nansloe Farm.

MarazionICELAND GULL (juv) at Red River mouth this afternoon. Also ‘Siberian’ Chiffchaff (4) and Marsh Harrier (male) at RSPB Marsh.

Trevose HeadLAPLAND BUNTING again in field opposite coastguard cottages. Also Brambling (20) and Corn Bunting (6)


Corn Bunting, Trevose Head (Photo:J.Richings)

GwithianWater Pipit and Little Gull (1w) again at St Gothian Sands NR. Also Sand Martin (1+).

Truro – Avocet on River at Tresillian this afternoon (thanks D.Jenkins)

Gerrans BayBT Diver (13), GN Diver (2) and Slav Grebe (3) off Pendower Beach this afternoon.

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