Thursday 7th February 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

Tehidy Country Park – **HUME’S LEAF WARBLER** still near pond at back of cafe tho elusive.

Newquay – *CATTLE EGRET* (9) in fields west of Crantock Plains Holiday park, Newquay (Thanks S.Irwin)

Looe – *CATTLE EGRET* (13) at Widegates still, in field opposite Downend Country House late afternoon. Please view only from lay-by.

Stithians Reservoir – *CATTLE EGRET* in ploughed field to west of Golden Lion cutoff, also Bittern again showing extremely well in front of hide. (thanks W.Fullman) RING-NECKED DUCK (fem) still from southern causeway.

Drift – *CATTLE EGRET* (12) still in fields at Treganhoe Farm. YELLOW-LEGGED GULL (2w) on Reservoir this afternoon and hybrid Glaucous x Herring Gull.

NewlynICELAND GULL (3 juvs) and BN Grebe (2) still in Harbour

WadebridgeICELAND GULL (juv) by A39 at St Jidgey at 16.00hrs

HelstonYELLOW-BROWED WARBLER (1+) at Helston Sewage works at 12.00hrs. Also ‘Siberian’ Chiffchaff still.

SaltashYELLOW WAGTAIL, probably of Eastern race at Lower Trevollard Farm at 1300hrs and showing well. Present for over a week.

Hayle Estuary Avocet reported again this morning

St Austell Slav Grebe (2), GN Diver (25) and BT Diver (5) off Porthpean today

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