Thursday 31st July 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birdwatching highlights in Cornwall include:

Hayle Estuary  (15.00 – 16.00hrs)-  Black-tailed Godwit (9), Bar-tailed Godwit (1), Turnstone (20), Dunlin (50), Arctic Tern (7), ‘Comic’ Tern (30+), Black Tern (6), Whimbrel (4) and Med Gull (2 juvs) (Thanks J.H.Johns)

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Juvenile Med Gull (Photo:JHJohns)

Hayle Estuary (16.30 -17.30) – Black-tailed Godwit (26), Turnstone (12), Dunlin (7), Ringed Plover (6), Common Tern (18), Sandwich Tern (8), Common Sandpiper (4) Whimbrel (8) and Little Egret (5) on Ryans Field at 17.00hrs (P.Freestone) Also Red-breasted Merganser (fem), Common Sandpiper (7) and Med Gull (juv) on main estuary (P.Freestone and M.Halliday)

Stithans Reservoir Common Sandpiper (3), Lapwing (1), Teal (4), Green Sandpiper (1), Snipe (2), Curlew (4), Common Gull (1) and Willow Warbler. (Thanks S.Taylor)

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