Another Yellow-browed Warbler! plus Hen Harrier and Snow Bunting

16th October 2015 – overcast NE1/2/3
Typically after the long wait to get the first Yellow-browed Warbler of the autumn a second bird immediately comes along..
A group of 8 Shag fed offshore. Also seen were small numbers of Red-throated Diver, Gannet, Common Scoter and Razorbill.
Grounded Migrants
Again the supporting cast was sparse, early morning thrushes involved 17 Redwing and 4 Blackbird while additional warblers were limited to 11 Goldcrest and 4 Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
The skies also proved to be generally quiet compared to recent days although highlights involved 145 Pink-footed Goose, 100 Meadow Pipit, 8 Lesser Redpoll and single Snow Bunting and Fieldfare – the latter two the first of the autumn.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 16 pale-bellied birds and the female Scaup and 14 Greenshank remain.
A male Hen Harrier hunted the island, at least one Merlin remains while at least 71 Little Egret gathered as the light faded.
Red Admiral remain prominent and a few Speckled Wood are still on the wing.