Weather: ESE force 1
Another calm and warm early morning tempted quite a few visitors to venture out to the island soon after dawn.
Members saw a number of Swallows passing through over the island, the paddocks however were fairly quiet although a Willow Warbler arrived mid-morning and called as it fed in the obs garden.
A Wheatear later dropped in at the north end, it was the sole record today.
A Woodpigeon that was flying south would possibly qualify as an 'autumn migrant' in the absence of much else. A flock of Black-tailed Godwits was probably bird sighting of the day as they flew east over the island.
Thirteen Curlews were noted, some of them arrived in a flock.
One was feeding with a Whimbrel near the north end.
|Orange Swifts (male and female)|
Photos AEH , CJW