More of the same!

19th September 2019 – overcast then bright and sunny V1
Offshore
A scan of the sea revealed 6 Shag.
Grounded Migrants
Only a few grounded birds were noted including: 9 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Wheatear and single Blackcap and Whitethroat.
Diurnal Migration
Birds remain on the move although totals were reduced on yesterday with 250 Meadow Pipit, 90 Pink-footed Goose, 48 Grey Wagtail, 40 Skylark, 20 Chaffinch, 5 Swallow and a Sand Martin logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Two Whimbrel were the best of the waders.
Miscellaneous
Two Merlin were the best of the rest

First Brent Geese arrive

18th September 2019 – overcast NE1
Offshore
The sea provided 7 Shag, 10 Common Scoter and 7 Razorbill.
Grounded Migrants
Grounded birds included: 50 Robin, 16 Goldcrest, 14 Stonechat, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Whinchat, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail and a Whitethroat.
Diurnal Migration
Variety was the order of the day with 1100 Meadow Pipit, 625 Pink-footed Geese, 200 Skylark, 105 Linnet, 70 Swallow, 40 Grey Wagtail, 28 Pied Wagtail, 4 Reed Bunting, 4 Sand Martin, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Rook, 2 Buzzard and a late Swift logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The first Brent Geese have returned with 19 pale-bellied birds logged. Waders included 6000 Oystercatcher, 1000 Redshank, 300 Turnstone, 18 Greenshank and a Black-tailed Godwit.
Miscellaneous
A Merlin and 2 Raven were the best of the rest

A quieter day under clear skies

17th September 2019 – bright and sunny NNW2/3
Offshore
A single scan of the sea revealed 6 Shag and 2 Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
The bright and clear conditions provided few grounded migrants involved with just 7 Goldcrest and 2 Blackbird logged.
Diurnal Migration
Quieter than yesterday with 520 Pink-footed Geese, 300 Meadow Pipit, 24 Swallow, 21 Chaffinch, 20 Skylark, 16 Tree Sparrow, 12 Grey Wagtail and a Tree Pipit recorded.
Miscellaneous
A Peregrine was the best of the rest

Pink-footed Geese pour south

16th September 2019 – sunny spells V1 then WNW3
Grounded Migrants
Grounded migrants involved 17 Goldcrest, 14 Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler and a Whitethroat.
Diurnal Migration
Pink-footed Geese dominated the skies through the morning with 1805 birds logged, also seen were 800 Meadow Pipit, 80 Skylark, 65 Swallow, 28 Grey Wagtail, 18 Chaffinch, 9 Tree Sparrow and single House Martin and Tree Pipit.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 6000 Oystercatcher, 1200 Redshank, 500 Knot, 200 Turnstone, 14 Greenshank and 2 Black-tailed Godwit.
Miscellaneous
A Merlin was the best of the rest

Migration stalls

15th September 2019 – overcast/drizzle at times NW2/3
Offshore
Early morning observations (0800-0900) produced 67 Common Scoter, 8 Razorbill, 5 Red-throated Diver and a first-winter Mediterranean Gull. The Black Guillemot was again along the eastern shore.
Grounded Migrants
Birds were sparse with just 6 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap and single Whitethroat and White Wagtail logged .
Diurnal Migration
Limited to a solitary Grey Wagtail amongst a few Meadow Pipit.
Wildfowl and Waders
Wildfowl included 12 Wigeon and 6 Pintail.
Miscellaneous
Seven members of the “crow family” were recorded on the island with 5 Jay, 4 Rook, 2 Raven and a Hooded Crow seen along with Carrion Crow, Jackdaw and Magpie. Single Merlin, Buzzard and Little Owl were the best of the rest

Diurnal migration dominates sightings

14th September 2019 – sunny spells ESE2/3 then SW2/3
Offshore
At high tide the Black Guillemot was still in residence off the eastern shore.
Grounded Migrants
A few birds were again evident with 16 White Wagtail, 8 Stonechat, 6 Goldcrest, 3 Wheatear and single Willow Warbler and Whitethroat logged.
Diurnal Migration
Birds were again on the move early morning with 1000 Meadow Pipit, 90 Skylark, 85 Swallow, 14 Grey Wagtail, 12 Linnet. 7 House Martin, 4 Sand Martin, 3 Chaffinch and single Mistle Thrush and Tree Sparrow.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 6 Greenshank and a Black-tailed Godwit.
Miscellaneous
A Little Owl was the best of the rest.

Migration restarts

13th September 2019 – sunny spells NNE1 then WNW2/3
Offshore
At high tide the Black Guillemot was still in residence off the eastern shore.
Grounded Migrants
A few birds were evident with 8 Goldcrest, 6 Wheatear, 4 Chiffchaff and single Willow Warbler and Blackcap logged.
Diurnal Migration
Birds were on the move early morning with 680 Meadow Pipit, 45 Pink-footed Goose, 36 Grey Wagtail, 28 Skylark, 20 Swallow, 12 Tree Sparrow and a Sand Martin seen.
Wildfowl and Waders
A Greenshank was the pick of the waders.
Miscellaneous
Two Raven and a Peregrine remain the best of the rest.

Still looking at the sea!

12th September 2019 – overcast, mizzle/murk soon SSW4/5/6
Offshore
Observations over the sea on the rising tide prior to the rain (0700-0800) produced 115 Common Scoter, 20 Gannet, 12 Razorbill, 3 Red-throated Diver, 3 Guillemot and single Kittiwake, and Manx Shearwater. In addition high tide saw the long-staying Black Guillemot again off the eastern shore.
Grounded Migrants
Single Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and Blackcap was all that could be mustered.
Diurnal Migration
Three Grey Wagtail moved through before the weather closed in.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included Whimbrel and Black-tailed Godwit.
Miscellaneous
Two Raven and a Peregrine were the best of the rest.

Back looking at the sea!

11th September 2019 – early rain clearing WSW4
Offshore
Observations over the sea as the rain cleared through (0830-1030) produced 125 Razorbill, 100 Common Scoter, 20 Gannet, 17 Red-throated Diver, 9 Kittiwake, 6 Guillemot, 4 Fulmar, 3 Sandwich Tern and single Manx Shearwater.
Grounded Migrants
Just 2 Wheatear were seen.