Yellow-browed Warbler continues to linger

5th October 2013 – sunny spells SW4/3
At least one Yellow-browed Warbler remains on the centre of the island. The bird favours the trees and scrub between the bowling green and pumping station in Vickerstown Park.
Morning observations (0730-0830) produced 435 Razorbill, 325Common Scoter, 45 Gannet, 11 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 5 Red-throated Diver, 3 Pintail, 2 Guillemot and a Sandwich Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Newly grounded birds were limited to 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Wheatear and 2 Blackcap.
Diurnal Migration
Only light passage was recorded with 500 Meadow Pipit, 180 Pink-footed Goose, 48 Jackdaw, 30 Pied/White Wagtail, 30 Linnet, 25 Starling, 25 Skylark, 12 Carrion Crow, 10 Chaffinch, 3 Grey Wagtail, 3 Swallow and a Lesser Redpoll logged.
A Barn Owl and Water Rail were logged.
The Brick and Red-green Carpet were both new for the year while migrants included Rush Veneer and Silver Y.