Tuesday 1 October 2019

1st October 2019

Weather: ESE force 2, later E force 4/5 with rain.
A Yellow-browed Warbler appeared briefly in the area of the 'air raid shelter' mid-morning but despite a concerted effort it could not be relocated. The 3 Goldcrests also disappeared around the same time, perhaps in reaction to local weather conditions. We are hoping another may arrive before October is out.

The Kingfisher turned up again at the north west corner of the island where it was first found.
Apart from the Goldcrests there were not many grounded migrants, just single Blackbird and Chiffchaff, although over 50 Meadow Pipits travelled through. The Magpie still roams the island and an adult winter Mediterranean Gull was found on the shore.
The observer stayed the very high tide and recorded the following: 6,500 Oystercatchers, 38 Shelduck, 30 Curlew, 4 Whimbrel, 250 Dunlin, 350 Knot, 22 Bar-tailed-Godwit, 30 Sanderling, 18 Redshank, 20 Scoter, a Guillemot, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Canada Geese and 4 Sandwich Terns.
A Red Admiral was the only butterfly today.

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