Wildfowl numbers continue to rise

29th September 2007 - overcast NE1/2/3
Observations on the rising tide (0700-1900) provided 332 Common Scoter, 37 Red-throated Diver, 33 Razorbill, 6 Gannet, 4 Pintail and 4 Shoveler with 12 Shag loitering offshore.
Grounded Migrants
Although 200 Skylark were flushed from the salt marsh by the tide there was little evidence of any new arrivals with just 3 Goldcrest and a Whitethroat considered new in.
Diurnal Migration
Pink-footed Geese continue to move through with a further 570 birds logged, however the skies were generally quiet with sightings limited to 30 Skylark, 20 Meadow Pipit, 14 alba Wagtail, 14 Greylag Goose, 5 Grey Wagtail and single Siskin and Rock Pipit.
Wildfowl and Waders
A noticeable influx in Wigeon numbers saw 430 birds logged while waders included a flock of 300 Golden Plover.
At least one Little Egret still roams the island and 2 Merlin were logged.