Barred Warbler steals the show

15th September 2007 - overcast then sunny E1 then SW3/4
A juvenile/first-winter Barred Warbler frequented the centre of the island, favouring the brambles and hawthorns in the hollow behind the fire station.
A Black Guillemot led sightings over the sea which also provided 115 Common Scoter, 14 Sandwich Tern, 10 Gannet, 3 Red-throated Diver, 3 Kittiwake and a Shag.
Grounded Migrants
Despite the presence of the Barred Warbler there was little evidence of a fall, additional records included just 7 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 White Wagtail, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler and single Spotted Flycatcher and Blackcap.
Diurnal Migration
The first wave of Pink-footed Geese flew through with six skeins totalling 335 birds moving south. Also logged were 40 Meadow Pipit, 30 Swallow, 28 alba Wagtail, 5 House Martin, 4 Grey Wagtail and 2 Redpoll.
Wildfowl and Waders
Highlights of the monthly WeBS count included 3750 Oystercatcher, 2010 Redshank, 1085 Curlew, 510 Golden Plover, 440 Turnstone, 400 Sanderling, 260 Ringed Plover, 22 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and single Curlew Sandpiper and Spotted Redshank.
A total of 90 species were recorded on the island through the course of the day. The main highlight not mentioned above involved a single Little Egret stalking the tidal pools.
A Feathered Ranunculus was new for the year.