Friday 29th October 2021

Friday 29th October 2021

Kingsmill Lake: 3 Lesser Scaup from 1st hide at midday, but later found roosting opposite Cargreen quay at 16.45. Still present at 18.15. suggest to park 100m before the quay! (P Kemp)

Pendeen: 1 Brown Shrike still present opposite entrance to Manor Farm. (T Mills) Also Yellow-browed Warbler. (P Combridge)

Pendeen Seawatch, 08.00-12.30: Ad Pomarine Skua (9.25), 3 Arctic Skua, 9 Great Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 13 Manx Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 686 Kittiwake, 2 Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Black-headed Gull, ‘000s mixed auks. (S Rogers, P Flint, T McKinney) Additional totals 08.00-10.00: 4 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Northern Diver, 436 Kittiwake, 6 Fulmar, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 4650 auk sp. (T McKinney) Also 6 Purple Sandpiper on coast rocks below lighthouse. (T Mills). Also 1 Leach’s Petrel slowly past mid afternoon. (J Lindsell)

Downderry (09.00-11.00): an impressive 100+ per minute Kittiwake, 12 Mediterranean Gull, 5 very distant small petrels, 1 Great Skua, 17 Auks & c.600 Gannet (P Kemp)

Fistral, Newquay: 318 Kittiwake, 2 Great Skua, 2 Chough, 3 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Common Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull. (B Bosisto)

Walmsley: 350 Canada Geese, 6 Greylag Goose, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 1 Glossy Ibis, numerous Teal, 6 Gadwall, 1 Stonechat, 2 Buzzards, 3 Little Egret, 10 Cattle Egret, 2 Curlew.  (D Folland)

Porthgwarra: Lesser Whitethroat (presume Siberian) in Hidden Valley, Merlin, Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chough, 5 Brambling. (D Balmer)

Kenidjack: 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at Last House (D Balmer), also 2 Balearic Shearwater past. (J Lindsell)

Newlyn harbour: 1 Yellow-legged Gull. (T Mills)

Yellow-legged Gull – Tony Mills

Little Kelynack: 1 Firecrest (P Moore)

Stithians Res: 16 Wigeon, 15 Lapwing, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Coal Tit. (D Eva)

Little London: 2 Chough over, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 11 Turnstone, 12 Pied Wagtail, 1 Peregrine harassing c800 Starling. (R Veal)

Hayle Estuary: 2 Wheatear (seen from a kayak by the Golf Course). (A Myram)

St Ives: Great Northern Diver (seen in the bay from the sea wall). (A Myram) Also 1 Swallow over Carthew Way at 11.00. (D Robinson)

Great Northern Diver – Adrian Myram

Restronguet Weir: 2 Sandwich Tern feeding. (J St Ledger)

Gwenter:  5 Swallow. (S Wood)

Land’s End: Wheatear, 7 Swallow. (D Balmer)

Sennen: 4 Mediterranean Gull. (D Balmer)

Botallack Mine: Black Redstart. (S Foote)

Late submission, 28/10, Newlyn harbour: 1 sub-adult Yellow-legged Gull (presumably last year’s long-staying 3W bird returning), also c15 Turnstone, 5 Shag, 3 Cormorant and c25 Great Black-backed Gull. (T Mills)

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