Bits and Pieces

28th August 2007 - sun and light showers NW1/2
Light early morning passage provided 100 Common Scoter and 5 Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
An increase in numbers was evidenced by 18 Robin, 14 Willow Warbler, 6 Stonechat, 4 Sedge Warbler, 3 Wheatear and 3 Whitethroat.
Diurnal Migration
Again some evidence of movement with 150 Swallow, 30 alba Wagtail, 20 Meadow Pipit, 12 Grey Wagtail, 10 Sand Martin and a Tree Pipit logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Lingering waders included 12+ Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Ruff.
Although proving generally elusive the Water Rail remains in residence.