Tuesday 31st October 2023

Tuesday 31st October 2023

West Cornwall: 1 Squacco Heron still present on private land. (J Munday)

Dozmary Pool: 2 Lesser Scaup (1st W m & f), 2 + male Ring necked Ducks, 10 Shoveler still. (B Craven)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 American Golden Plover still with 2,000++ Golden Plover, 1 Dunlin, 13 Lapwing.  (B Craven)

Loe Pool: 1 Surf Scoter still (D Eva, R Wilkins).  Also, 1 Great White Egret and 1 Merlin. (R Wilkins)

Truro, Treliske: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet. (J Myers)

Drift Reservoir: 2 Greater Scaup reported.

Washaway: 1 Red Kite over the A389 heading north-east. (R Bullman)

Bude: 1 first winter/female type Black Redstart was on roofs in Victoria Road this morning. (M Worden)

Stithians Reservoir: 100 Fieldfare, 9 Lapwing, 5 Dunlin. (S Van Hear)

Truro birding walk: 3 Robin, 4 Cormorant, Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 11 Mute Swan, Herring GUll, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 24 Dunlin, c50 Mallard, 34 Redshank, c40 Starling, Carrion Crow, 43 Curlew, 4 Rook, 9 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Goldfinch, 17 Oystercatcher, 13 Teal, 14 Shelduck, Jackdaw, 6 Little Egret, 1 Raven, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Canada Goose, Woodpigeon, 5 Moorhen, 2 Wren, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Dunnock, House Sparrow, 1 Greenshank. (A Hill et al)

Carbis Moor10+ Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 6 Coal Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 1 Wren, 2 Jay, 2 Magpie 1 f Stonechat ? 20+ Chaffinch 20+ Goldfinch, 5 Greenfinch, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Redwing, 1 juv Sparrowhawk, 15+ House Sparrow, 3 Dunnock, 1 m Blackbird, 2 Carrion Crow in private garden. (V Booth)

Hayle, Ryan’s Field: 1 Spoonbill. (M Spicer)

Hayle Harbour 08.15 – 08.30: 1juv Red-throated Diver feeding off south quay, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Shag, 3 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe. (M Webb)

Hayle Carnsew Pool 08.30 – 09.15: 1juv Great Northern Diver, 1 Shag, 2 Little Grebe. (M Webb)

Downderry: moving west (0715-0820): 4 Little Egret, 18 Gannet, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Gull, 47 Black-headed Gull, 9 Kittiwake and c16 auks. (A Payne)

Polbrock Bridge: 2 Grey Wagtail, 21 Siskin feeding on alder cones. (S Grose)

Rock: 2 Mistle Thrush over. (S Grose)

St Columb Major, Nine Maidens: 100+ Mediterranean Gull, 25 Common Gull, and Black headed Gulls feeding on insects or emerging larvae in fields adjacent to layby on A39 opp standing stones. (S Grose)

TJW

Squacco Heron – John Munday
Red-throated Diver – Martin Webb
Red-throated Diver – Martin Webb
Great Northern Diver – Martin Webb
Great Northern Diver – Martin Webb
Grey Heron – Martin Webb
Stonechat – Vic Booth
Redwing – Vic Booth
Marsh Tit – Vic Booth
Lesser Scaup (Dozmary 30/10) – K Pellow