Late Yellow Wagtail

2nd November 2016 – bright and sunny N1/2/3
Two Red-throated Diver were the only record of note.
Grounded Migrants
A late Yellow Wagtail perhaps showed the characteristics associated with one of the eastern races. Also seen were 11 Blackbird, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Goldcrest and a Redwing.
Diurnal Migration
A late Swallow was amongst 12 Tree Sparrow, 10 Greenfinch, 2 Whooper Swan and a Lesser Redpoll.
Wildfowl and Waders
Five Barnacle Geese were newly arrived and the female/immature Long-tailed Duck remains. Waders included 3000 Oystercatcher, 3000 Knot, 1000 Redshank and 5 Greenshank.
A flock of 25 Twite and 6 Rock Pipit were the best of the rest.
Yellow Wagtail.