Dr Girish Menon has continued to build the list of species reported from Coëtivy, including sightings and photographs of the following , illustrated from left to right above:
Elena Leverato and William McNeely have reported a remarkable series of vagrant sightings from Farquhar. From top left to bottom right above, these are:
1. An adult female Amur Falcon on 29 November, a vagrant to the outer islands where there have been five records accepted by SBRC, three of them on Farquhar
2. An adult Broad-billed Roller on 4 December, a vagrant west of Aldabra recorded 34 times, including four times at Farquhar
3. An Oriental Pratincole from 11 November onward, present into December when joined by a second individual, the first record for Farquhar
4. A female Ruff on 29 November, recorded 42 times in Seychelles by SBRC, including once at Farquhar
Kaeleah Andrew has reported a Whiskered Tern in breeding plumage at Point Dot, Alphonse on 11 December 2023. The nominate race of Whiskered Tern breeds across much of southern Eurasia, Eastern European birds winter mostly in East Africa, with a few in the southern Middle East. Therefore, this must be a potential vagrant to Seychelles. However, it would be surprising to see a Eurasian bird in full breeding plumage in December. Race delalandii breeds in Madagascar, southern Africa and east Africa. This is the darkest race and indeed the plumage of this bird is very dark, perhaps exaggerated to some extent by the exposure. This race has a small white cheek. Peak laying in Madagascar is November. SBRC has accepted nine previous records.