Sunday 4 November 2018

4th November 2018

Weather:  SSE  3, vis moderate (10 mls)

Another poor day for visible migration but 2 Redwing were heard over before dawn, 3 Blackbird, a Song Thrush and 2 Chaffinch were in the gardens along with the usual couple of Dunnock, a Robin and 8 Wren. Two Pied Wagtail went over, a single Skylark,  also 116 Starling in small groups all going west. A Rock Pipit was on the North end and 32 Meadow Pipit were about the island, some taking advantage of the rain in the gutters for a bath.

Brent Geese today numbered 197 and included a colour ringed bird, 42 Shelduck were on the sand east of Little Eye after tide, 15 Common Scoter and 7 Great Crested Grebe were off the North End.

Only 4 Purple Sandpiper were found today but a good count of Curlew was made with 365 logged, also 108 Turnstone and at least 250 Redshank.

For the third day running there were 3 Little Egret and a Grey Heron present.

Photos by AS

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