First Fieldfare of the autumn

7th October 2016 –overcast E3/4
The Great White Egret was again at the north end of the island.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes included the first Fieldfare of the autumn amongst 7 Blackbird and 5 Redwing. Otherwise sightings were limited to single Wheatear, Goldcrest and Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
A reduced passage produced just 510 Pink-footed Geese, 500 Meadow Pipit, 40 Linnet, 20 alba Wagtail, 2 Tree Sparrow, and single Grey Wagtail, Rock Pipit and Brambling.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 600 Golden Plover, 12 Greenshank and 2 Black-tailed Godwit.
Several Merlin continued to hunt the Meadow Pipits and 2 Barn Owl hunted at dawn.