Tuesday 30th December 2008 Cornwall Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights in Cornwall include:

St Ives**SNOWY OWL** (juv) still on moors SW of St Ives, south of B3306 at Sperris Quoit on moor at Trendrine Hill. Please view from a sensible distance and DO NOT FLUSH THIS BIRD!!!

Penzance*CATTLE EGRET* following the plough in field at Paul this morning (Thanks R.Butts)

HelstonRING-BILLED GULL (2x1w) still at Helston Boating Lake. Long-tailed Duck again at Loe Pool also Scaup (3) and hybrid Tuftie x Ring-necked Duck (Thanks A.Pay). ‘Siberian’ Chiffchaff (3), Chiffchaff (25) and Firecrest (2) at sewage works.

TorpointBrent Goose (4), Med Gull (2) and Common Scoter (4) on St Johns Lake

Wadebridge Water Pipit (7) at Treraven Meadows NR. Also Ruff and Green Sandpiper (3).

MarazionWater Pipit still on beach at Red River mouth. Swallow (3) over Marazion Marsh RSPB and Firecrest.

Penzance -  BN Grebe still in Sandy Cove, Newlyn. Purple Sandpiper (22+) on rocks at Jubilee Pool.

Truro Spotted Redshank just south of sewage works at mouth of Calenick Creek, Truro River. Also Avocet (4) at the southern end of the Tresillian River near Malpas. (Thanks T.Twiggs)

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