A bit of variety

27th August 2016 – sunny spells SE2/3
A check of the sea revealed 60 Sandwich Tern and small numbers of Common Scoter and Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
A scatter of migrants included 7 Whitethroat, 5 Willow Warbler, 4 Wheatear, 3 Goldcrest and single Redstart, Blackcap and Spotted Flycatcher.
Diurnal Migration
The most evidence so far that autumn diurnal passage is underway with 50 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail and 2 Tree Pipit logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 24 Greenshank, 2 Whimbrel and 2 Curlew Sandpiper.
Little Egrets remain prominent.
A handful of Painted Lady and Red Admiral were logged.