Sunday 29th October 2023

Sunday 29th October 2023

Drift Reservoir: 10 Lesser Scaup (6 females, 4 males), 2 Greater Scaup (male, female – candidates for race nearctica), 2 drk Tufted Duck, fem Common Scoter, 1 Firecrest, 3 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing this afternoon. (R Veal)

Colliford Lake: 1 Pacific Golden Plover (G Lewis) In addition, 1 juvenile American Golden Plover, 1200 Golden Plover, 4 Dunlin, 40 Lapwing, 1 Merlin. (J Ryan, B Bosisto)

Dozmary Pool: 2 Lesser Scaup (drake & female) , 2 drake Ring-necked Duck, 2 Pochard, 2 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 1 Great-crested Grebe. (J Ryan, B Bosisto)

Sennen: Upland Sandpiper again flew from grass field south-east of Mayon Farm. (Birdguides) 3rd-winter Azorean Gull still in field at Trevear Farm. (A Holmes, M McLeod) Also, 1 Dotterel, 1 Lapland Bunting. (N R Rogers)

Helston Loe Pool: 1 juvenile Surf Scoter, 1 Great White Egret at north end. (I MaClean et al)

Porthgwarra: (0700-1645) 114 Great Shearwater, 400+ Manx Shearwater, 25 Balearic Shearwater, 702 Sooty Shearwater, 5 Great Skua, 3 Pomarine Skua, 26 Arctic Skua, 1 Long-tailed Skua, 3 Arctic Tern, 1 Merlin, 9 Chough, 2000+ Kittiwake. (S Rogers, P Marshall, P Flint, N Rogers).

Marazion Marsh: 1 Glossy Ibis still this afternoon. (Birdguides)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 juvenile Spoonbill on Ryan’s Field; 1 Green-winged Teal, 1 Little Stint, 1 Knot, 1 Pintail on estuary. Also, on Copperhouse Creek, 2 Jack Snipe. (D Eva) In addition, big flock of  c100 birds including Siskins Goldfinch and Greenfinch feeding in the tree line by river underneath the bypass bridge. (S Willson) Also on Lelant saltings, 1 Curlew (with yellow flag above the left knee but not read). (S Grose)

Land’s End: 1 Merlin, 1 Great Northern Diver high over. (R Veal)

Nanquidno: 1 Firecrest. (R Veal)

Carn Brea: 1 Swift Sp headed over west this morning. (R Irvine)

Cape Cornwall: (10:30-14:00) 1 Great Shearwater, 8 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 23 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 1 Skua sp 1 (probably Arctic), 1ad Great Northern Diver
Kittiwake, Gannet and auks moving / lingering in modest numbers. (D Chown)

Kenidjak Valley: 1 Ring Ouzel, hotly pursued by Sparrowhawk at top of Valley this morning. (I Hayes)

Pendeen: (07:00-10:00) 10 Little Gull, 3 Great Shearwater, 15 Manx Shearwater, 27 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Arctic Tern, 7 Arctic Skua and 2 Pomarine Skua. (P Combridge)

St Martin in Meneage: 15+ Cattle Egret. (A Chatfield)

Penzance: 1 Great Northern Diver and 3 Eider in or around the harbour this afternoon. (A McKechnie) In addition, 1 Grey Phalarope past, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Common Gull , 1m Kingfisher (S Grose) Also, 10 Common Gull. (M James)

Hayle Harbour: 1 Red Throated Diver still frequenting the harbour. (I Hayes, G Fisher)

Swanppol: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler at Swanvale Nature Reserve. (Birdguides)

Boscundle Woods: 1 Green woodpecker . (I Stewart)

Bridge Bike Hire, Wadebridge: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 4 Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Snipe. (D Wilson)

Walmsley Reserve: 70+ Cattle Egret. (M Hicks)

Duckpool Valley: 30+ Song Thrush. (M Worden)

Maer Lake: 1 Osprey before flying south. (Birdguides) Also, 3 Mediterranean Gull. (M Worden)

Hannafore: 1 Cory’s Shearwater (at 12:05), 5 Manx Shearwater, 5 Little Egret, Shag, Cormorant, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1000+ Gannet, 6 Kittiwake, 3 adult Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Fulmar, 1 Sandwich Tern, 6 Curlew, Oystercatcher, 25 Turnstone, 11 Rock Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Dunnock. (M Frost)

Upper Tamar Lake: 2 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Bullfinch this morning. (R Mudge)

Lower Tamar Lake: 4 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Mute Swan, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Cormorant this morning. (R Mudge)

Downderry: moving west (07:10-08:20) 1 Common Scoter, 94 Gannet, a Great Northern Diver, 1 Arctic Skua, 107 Kittiwake, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 12 auks. (A Payne)

River Tamar Birdwatching Cruise: 5 Cattle Egret (in fields above Whacker Quay), 1 Mandarin Duck (on estuary near Calstock wetland), 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 juvenile Arctic Tern, 4 Sandwich Tern, 9 Great Crested Grebe, c120 Oystercatcher, 1 juvenile Gannet, 12 Mute Swan, c60 Mallard, c50 Shelduck, c30 Teal, c20 Curlew, c30 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Greenshank, 15 Redshank, c90 Wigeon, 6 Grey Heron, c60 Mediterranean Gull, c40 Canada Geese, c40 Wood Pigeon, 6 Feral Pigeon, 2n Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 7 Pheasant and numerous Little Egret, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Rook, Cormorant, Shag, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull and Black Headed Gull. (P Roseveare, E Turnbull, U3A Birdwatching Group)


Lesser Scaup – Reuben Veal
Lesser and Greater Scaup – Reuben Veal
Lesser and Greater Scaup – Reuben Veal
Lesser Scaup – Reuben Veal
Lesser Scaup – Bob Bosisto
Lesser Scaup – Bob Bosisto
Azorean Gull – Adam Holmes
Surf Scoter – Gill Fisher
Surf Scoter – Gill Fisher
Surf Scoter – Iyla MaClean
Surf Scoter and Great White Egret – Iyla MaClean
Dotterel – Nigel Rogers
Green-winged Teal – Adam Holmes
Little Stint – Gill Fisher
Great Northern Diver – Alex McKechnie
Great Northern Diver – Mark James
Grey Phalarope – Adam Holmes
Red Throated Diver – Gill Fisher
Goosander – Adam Holmes
Siskin – Simon Willson
Green Woodpecker – Iain Stewart
Mediterranean Gull – Darren Wilson
Common Sandpiper – Darren Wilson