Christmas Day birding highlights in Cornwall include:
CATTLE EGRETSÂ today were reported from the following sites: St Ives, nr Halsetown (9), Drift, Treganhoe Farm (7), Helston, NW of town by B3302 (7), and between Helston and Porthleven from B3304 (7), Polgigga (1), St Buryan (1)
Cot Valley – *HUME’S WARBLER* by Daisy Cottage for 4th day. This bird was initially thought to be a Yellow-browed Warbler.
Newquay – RING NECKED DUCK (fem) at Porth Reservoir at 15.00hrs
St Austell – PACIFIC DIVER (ad) reported again today of Porthpean plus Slav Grebe, Velvet Scoter (2), BT Diver (6+) and GN Diver (12+)
Hayle Estuary – GW TEAL again inÂ main channel plus Greenshank
Green-winged Teal, Hayle today (photo:A.Boyns)
St Clement – Avocet (6) and Greenshank (5) along river. (thanks S.Taylor)
Falmouth – Little Auk this morning off Swanpool Beach at 11.30hrs. (thanks S Jackson)
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