Christmas Eve birding highlights in Cornwall include:
St Ives – **SNOWY OWL** (juv) still on moors SW of St Ives, south of B3306. Also Hen Harrier.
Fowey – *CATTLE EGRET* flew into Penpol Creek this afternoon with Little Egrets (13)
Newquay – *CATTLE EGRET* in cattle field at Crantock this morning.
Helston – RING-BILLED GULL (1w) still at Helston Boating Lake this afternoon.
Falmouth – Black Redstart on rocks at southern end of Swanpool Beach. (Thanks P.Richards)
Wadebridge – Water Pipit (3) still at Treraven Meadows NR
Truro – Avocet on river at Tresillian. Presumed escaped Wood Duck still on Tresemple Pool. (Thanks D.Wright)
Penzance – BN Grebe at Newlyn in Sandy Cove. Black Redstart on Rocks by railway station