New Years Day Birding Highlights in Cornwall include:
CATTLE EGRETS reported today from the following sites: Drift/Sancreed at Treganhoe Farm (18); St Ives, west of Halsetown (10+); SW of Newquay at Crantock Plains Campsite (5)
Cattle Egret, St Ives (photos:C.Buckland)
Cot Valley – *HUMES WARBLER* still at top end in area of Daisy Cottage, plus Firecrest (P.Freestone)
Antony – SPOONBILL (1+) at Whacker Quay on River Lynher
Torpoint – Long-tailed Duck (2) and Black-necked Grebe at St Johns Lake
St Just – Little Gull (1w) on Airfield this afternoon
Marazion – Firecrest along footpath to Hide. Brent Goose (8) flew towards Newlyn at 13.30hrs. Bottle-nosed Dolphin (5) in Mounts Bay.
Newlyn – Black-necked Grebe (3) in Newlyn Harbour and showing well. Plus Black redstart (3).
Penzance – Purple Sandpiper (41) on rocks off Jubilee Pool.
St Gothian Sands NR – Water Pipit still on flashes plus Purple Sandpiper again
Crowdy Reservoir – Goosander (2) late afternoon
Stithians Reservoir – Bittern at Southern Causeway still at 16.30hrs (per D.Eva)
Hayle Estuary – GW TEAL, Avocet and Med Gull (2 ads and 2x2w)
Carbis Bay – Slav Grebe and RT Diver in bay this morning
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