Tuesday 17th October 2023

Tuesday 17th October 2023

Sennen: 1 Greater Sand Plover reported by anonymous observer on BirdTrack.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Purple Heron, 15 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher. (S Ford & A Lea).

Dozmary Pool: 2 m Ring-necked Duck still present. Also, 1 possible f Lesser Scaup and 1 m Greater Scaup. (A Tomkins)

Penzance: 30 Pale-bellied Brent Goose off Chyandour cliff (P St Pierre, A Lea, S Ford) and 15 off Tolcarne with 4 Common Gull and 1 Med Gull. (M Elliot, C Moore)

Hayle Estuary: 1 Cattle Egret – present since 16th, 1 Sandwich Tern, 4 Grey Plover, 1 Knot, 30+Dunlin. (A Lobb)

River Camel: 1 Osprey still from Camel trail. (W Delacour)

Nanquidno: 1 Ring Ouzel. (G Elton)

Kenidjack am: 20+ Fieldfare, 2 Redwing and 1 Firecrest. (N Truby).  Also, 25 Fieldfare, 10 Siskin, 1 Blackcap. (A Lobb)

Cot Valley am-pm: 3 Firecrest, 4 Blackcap and 4 Chiffchaff. (N Truby)

Penzance Harbour: 2 Eider (M&F) with male successfully hunting, de-legging and eating crabs. (S Ford & A Lea).

Walmsley Sanctuary (members only): 1 Red Kite, 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper. (S Lilley)

St Eval: 30+ Golden Plover over airfield. (S Lilley)

Praa Sands: 1 Merlin low over this afternoon 15:05 headed East. (J Evans)

Boat Cove, Perranuthnoe:  16 Little Egret sheltering from East wind,  3 Cormorant.  (P K Bray)

Polbathic Creek: 3 Common Sandpiper, together on ‘Kingfisher stick’. (A Blonden)

Wadebridge: 167 Black headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull behind Bridge bike hire. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 4 Great crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1, Kingfisher, 48 Coot, 21 Moorhen, 3 Canada Geese, 1 Mute Swan, 6 Cormorant, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Goldfinch. (S Grose)
Porthkidney sands area, Lelant: 1 Short Eared Owl passing through being mobbed by 2 ravens. I have seen single individuals of this species each autumn for the last 3 years on passage migration in this location. (M Lenney)
Late submission, 16/10, Hayle Estuary: 3 Great White Egrets. (A Lobb)



Pale-bellied Brent Goose – Adrian Lea
Pale-bellied Brent Goose – Adrian Lea
Kingfisher – Adrian Lea
Eider – Adrian Lea
Eider – Steve Ford
Eider – Steve Ford
Ring-necked Duck – Andy Tomkins
Possible Lesser Scaup – Andy Tomkins
Greater Scaup – Andy Tomkins