Thursday 6th March 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

PortscathoLITTLE BUNTING at Porth Farm NR (present 2+ days) Use National Trust car park then walk back along road for 25 yards and take track north for half a mile over stile into stubble field.

Drift – *CATTLE EGRET* (15) still in fields at Treganhoe Farm. Also ICELAND GULL (juv).

Hayle EstuaryGLAUCOUS GULL (2w) flew west from estuary at back of Old Quay House car park at 1530hrs. Also Med Gull (ad, 2w) (P.Freestone)

NewlynICELAND GULL (juv) again in Harbour

SennenGLAUCOUS GULL in cove this morning and ICELAND GULL (2 juvs) in fields this morning seen briefly in Cove this evening

Polgigga HOOPOE again in garden of The Vineries opposite duckpond this morning (thanks D.Jenkins)

Wadebridge – *CATTLE EGRET* (6) again at Hay at 15.30hrs. SPOONBILL (ad) on River Camel at Dinham Flats at 0830hrs.

Stithians Reservoir – *CATTLE EGRET* still in Golden Lion cutoff. RING-BILLED GULL (1w) again on main reservoir plus Goldeneye (3) and GC Grebe (pair). BITTERN still at Southern cuttoff. (Thanks J.H.Johns)

MarazionWater Pipit still on beach near Red River mouth and ‘Siberian’ Chiffchaff on east side of Longrock Pool still.

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