Wednesday, 17 September 2014

17th September 2014

Weather: SE-2, warm and sunny

Another day of migration at the Lighthouse with different birds in from yesterday and a small movement overhead. Most notable today was the movement of Jackdaw moving south. A total of 65 birds were recorded in three separate flocks the largest of which numbered 30. Jackdaws at the Lighthouse are always a sign of autumn as are Jays, six of which also moved south. 

Other overhead birds were Grey Wagtail (7), Meadow Pipit 37, Skylark (3) and Pied Wagtail (4).

Expectations were high on the grounded migrant front and whilst numbers were not high the variety was good. Wheatear returned today following a period of no records. Two birds were in the paddocks mid morning. A single Spotted Flycatcher was in Sycamores next to stone cottage and the first 'Acro' for a while; a juvenile Reed Warbler was in the nature trail. Other warblers today included Willow Warbler (5), Chiffchaff (18), Blackcap (4), Lesser Whitethroat (1) and five Goldcrest. 

Other birds recorded were Peregrine (1) and the ususal Greenshank at the western groyne.


Wheatear (DH)

Juvenile Reed Warbler (AMC)

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