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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Tuesday 6th September 2016


The overnight thick and heavy cloud with small amounts of fine drizzle was expected to produce an arrival of migrants. This was not the case but none the less a very productive day.

Sea watching was the order of the day with decent totals of duck on the move with 429 Teal, 61 Wigeon, 5 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck and 1 Pintail heading South.

Waders included 17 Ringed Plover, 17 Turnstone, 6 Oystercatcher, 5 Grey Plover, 4 Knot, 4 Dunlin, 2 Bar-Tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 1 Curlew, along with 17 Common Tern, 16 Cormorant, 7 Great-Black Backed Gull and 3 Sandwich Tern.

Land migrants were very thin on the ground with records of 19 Swallow, 9 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (above), 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Redstart and 1 Blackcap.

Ringing: 2 birds ringed this morning which were 2 Willow Warbler.