Tuesday 1st January 2008 – Cornwall Bird Reports

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)

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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

TorpointLong-tailed Duck (2) and Black-necked Grebe at St Johns Lake

St JustLittle Gull (1w) on Airfield this afternoon

MarazionFirecrest along footpath to Hide. Brent Goose (8) flew towards Newlyn at 13.30hrs. Bottle-nosed Dolphin (5) in Mounts Bay.

NewlynBlack-necked Grebe (3) in Newlyn Harbour and showing well. Plus Black redstart (3).

PenzancePurple Sandpiper (41) on rocks off Jubilee Pool.

St Gothian Sands NR Water Pipit still on flashes plus Purple Sandpiper again

Crowdy ReservoirGoosander (2) late afternoon

Stithians ReservoirBittern at Southern Causeway still at 16.30hrs (per D.Eva)

Hayle EstuaryGW TEAL, Avocet and Med Gull (2 ads and 2x2w)

Carbis BaySlav Grebe and RT Diver in bay this morning

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