Osprey and Curlew Sandpiper influx

8th September 2013 – sunny spells and heavy showers SW3
Morning observations (0630-0845) produced 158 Common Scoter, 45 Gannet, 4 Sandwich Tern, 3 Red-throated Diver and 2 Guillemot.
Grounded Migrants
A few grounded birds were evident with 50 Pied/White Wagtail, 27 Wheatear, 4 Robin, 4 White Wagtail, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff and a Willow Warbler logged.
Diurnal Migration
An Osprey headed south in the afternoon.
Wildfowl and Waders
A good selection of waders included 16 Greenshank, 10 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and a Ruff.
A Barn Owl hunted the island early morning.