Citrine Wagtail

22nd August 2015 – overcast/showers then rain SE1
Autumn finally burst into life when a juvenile Citrine Wagtail was found early morning. The bird showed well and called frequently between 0730 and 0740 before flying low north. Despite searching the bird could not be relocated.
The sea provided 60 Common Scoter and small numbers of Gannet and Sandwich Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Despite the early morning excitement only 15 Wheatear were seen along with 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Robin and single Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat.
Diurnal Migration
There was some evidence of movement with 66 House Martin, 50 Swallow, 12 Sand Martin and 3 Swift recorded.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included Greenshank and Whimbrel.
Raptors included Merlin, Peregrine and Sparrowhawk.