An exceptional ringing day

16th September 2014 – hazy sun ESE1/2
Offshore
A few Sandwich Tern were over the sea.
Grounded Migrants
Grounded birds included 15 Chiffchaff, 10 Robin, 10 Robin, 2 Blackcap and single Willow Warbler and Blackcap.
Diurnal Migration
Meadow Pipit remain to the fore with 4000 birds logged, also seen were smaller numbers of Pink-footed Goose, Swallow, Pied/White Wagtail and Grey Wagtail.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 10 Greenshank.
Moths
Lunar Underwing was new for the year.
Ringing
An exceptional 230 birds were ringed, the majority were Meadow Pipit but with a sprinkling of Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Robin, Tree Sparrow, Goldfinch and Dunnock.

A quieter day

14th September 2014 – hazy sun ESE3/4
Offshore
A check over the sea (0715-0745) produced 95 Common Scoter, 26 Sandwich Tern, 14 Gannet and 2 Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
More low key movement with 7 Robin, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff and single Blackcap and Whitethroat logged.
Diurnal Migration
A quieter day with 750 Meadow Pipit, 100 Swallow, 17 Pied/White Wagtail, 10 Skylark and 3 Grey Wagtail logged .
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 3 Black-tailed Godwit and a Little Stint.
Miscellaneous
Little Egrets continue to roam the island.

Diurnal movement begins to build

13th September 2014 – hazy sun ESE3/2/1
Offshore
A glance over the sea provided 50 Common Scoter and a Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
Variety was the order of the day with 19 Robin, 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Wheatear, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap and 2 Sedge Warbler logged.
Diurnal Migration
An Osprey headed south and the skies also produced 2500 Meadow Pipit, 162 Pink-footed Goose, 75 Linnet, 18 Skylark, 15 Tree Sparrow, 12 Grey Wagtail, 8 Pied/White Wagtail and a Tree Pipit .
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew Sandpiper and a Little Stint.
Miscellaneous
A Barn Owl hunted at dawn.

First Pink-footed Geese head south

12th September 2014 – hazy sun ESE1/2
Offshore
A few Sandwich Tern was all the sea could muster.
Grounded Migrants
Birds continue to trickle through with 10 Robin, 9 Wheatear and single Blackvap, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and Goldcrest logged.
Diurnal Migration
The first Pink-footed Geese of te autumn headed south with 131 birds logged, also seen were 300 Meadow Pipit, 80 Swallow and 8 Pied Wagtail.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 1585 Curlew, 240 Golden Plover, 4 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Little Stint.
Miscellaneous
Two Merlin and a Peregrine were best of the rest.

Meadow Pipit passage begins to build

11th September 2014 – hazy sun ESE1/2
Offshore
A check over the sea revealed a small feeding flock of Sandwich Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Newly grounded birds involved 6 Robin, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest and single Stonechat, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
A further increase in movement provided 800 Meadow Pipit, 23 Pied/White Wagtail. 10 Swallow, 4 Skylark and a Tree Sparrow.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 4 Black-tailed Godwit and a Little Stint.
Miscellaneous
A Peregrine was best of the rest.

Little Stint still remain

10th September 2014 – hazy sun ESE1/2
Offshore
A check over the sea revealed a feeding flock of 23 Sandwich Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Newly grounded birds involved 8 Robin 7 White Wagtail, 7 Wheatear and single Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Whinchat and Whitethroat.
Diurnal Migration
A slight increase in movement provided 140 Meadow Pipit, 130 Swallow, 25 Pied/White Wagtail, 5 Tree Sparrow and a Grey Wagtail.
Wildfowl and Waders
At least 3 Little Stint remain and other waders included 12000 Oystercatcher and 5 Black-tailed Godwit.
Miscellaneous
At least 20 Little Egret are now present across the island.

Little Stint remain

9th September 2014 – sunny spells WSW1/2
Offshore
An early morning check of the sea produced 306 Common Scoter, 42 Sandwich Tern, 8 Gannet and a Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
Variety rather than numbers with 10 Robin, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap and single Wheatear, Whinchat, Willow Warbler and Whitethroat logged.
Diurnal Migration
The trickle of Swallow and Meadow Pipit continues.
Wildfowl and Waders
At least 3 Little Stint remained.
Miscellaneous
A Merlin was the best of the rest.

Little Stint influx

8th September 2014 – suny spells WNW1/2
Offshore
Again a few Sandwich Tern was the best the sea could muster.
Grounded Migrants
Grounded birds included 7 Robin, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Wheatear, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit and single Sedge Warbler and Willow Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
A trickle of Swallow and Meadow Pipit was all that was logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Little Stint increased to 5 birds and additional waders included 20 Greenshank and 3 Black-tailed Godwit.
Miscellaneous
A pre-roost gathering of 7 Little Egret was noted.

A quieter day

7th September 2014 – bright and sunny NE1 then NW3/4
Offshore
A total of 25 Sandwich Tern was the best the sea could muster.
Grounded Migrants
Clear blue skies produced little in thw way of grounded birds with 16 Robin, 3 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat and single Whinchat, Willow Warbler and Goldcrest logged.
Diurnal Migration
Passage included 100 Meadow Pipit, 50 Swallow, 22 Tree Sparrow, 12 Pied/White Wagtail, 8 Grey Wagtail, 4 Skylark and a Tree Pipit.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 610 Sanderling, 7 Black-tailed Godwit and a Little Stint.
Miscellaneous
Little Egret remain the best of the rest.