Ring Ouzels and Redstart!

12th April 2013 – overcast E2/3
Early morning sightings were limited to just a few Gannet and Sandwich Tern.
Grounded Migrants
A few more birds were around today with a Ring Ouzel and Redstart the highlights amongst 60 Wheatear, 20 Blackbird, 10 Redwing, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Fieldfare and a Blackcap.
Diurnal Migration
A Buzzard flew northeast, a Ring Ouzel was amongst 6 Blackbird and 2 Fieldfare and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was also on the move. Meadow Pipit passage continues with 500 birds logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included a flock of 8000 Knot that were flushed by the Buzzard and the Brent Goose flock again held 22 pale-bellied birds.
A Water Rail squealed from suitable breeding habitat and the Hooded Crow remains.