The day started surprisingly quietly with little evidence of the expected fall, however after the first circuit of the Lighthouse and as the sun began to warm things up mid morning, it quickly became evident there had indeed been a small overnight arrival of migrants. Numbers included Chiffchaff (8), Willow Warbler (1), Blackcap (4), Reed Warbler (1), Whitethroat (1) and Redstart (3). One of the Redstarts was a stunning male and was found along Park Lane.
Other birds on the move today included Mute Swan (1), Canada Goose (2) and a Stock Dove came in off the sea.
Wader interest was provided by Common Snipe (7) and Ruff (11) again present on the temporary flashes on Park Lane.
In the Horse Paddocks the annual build up of autumn finches has begun with a linnet flock in excess of 100 counted today
Yesterdays Hoopoe was reported briefly this morning but not seen subsequently.
With winds continuing from an easterly direction we are hopeful of seeing some interesting migration over the coming days.
AMC, MB, AE, LH JJ, EW
|Redstart (Mike Buckley)|
|Whitethroat (Mike Buckley)|