Tuesday, 27 September 2016

27th September 2016

Weather: SSE force 3
Highlight of a decent day was a flock of 12 Curlew Sandpipers that flew across the island calling and continued out to the west. Almost as exciting (but this time expected) was the arrival of the first 3 Brent Geese of the autumn (below, AEH)).

 A Grey and 2 Pied Wagtails and a Chiffchaff were the only small migrants of note, although 7 Swallows were present, also 3 Rock Pipits and 20 Meadow Pipits. Others on the fairly extensive log list today included 14 Wigeon, 400+ Shelduck, a Whimbrel, 12 Grey Plover, 64 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Shag and 3 Little Egrets. Some seabirds were noted despite the calm conditions, notably 14 Gannets, 30 Common Scoter and a Red-throated Diver. 
Pied Wagtail (AEH)
Whimbrel (AEH)

Shelduck after the tide (AEH)

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