Diurnal migration continues to dominate

6th October 2007 - hazy sunshine E2/1
Morning observations (0700-1000) provided a paltry 22 Razorbill, 14 Common Scoter, 4 Red-breasted Merganser and a single Gannet. At least 6 Shag continue to be recorded.
Grounded Migrants
Although 32 Wren were logged - the highest numbers so far this autumn - the supporting cast was limited to 4 Goldcrest and a solitary Wheatear.
Diurnal Migration
Early morning passage again produced the most rewarding observations, totals included 1600 Meadow Pipit, 720 Linnet, 245 Starling, 200 Skylark, 130 alba Wagtail, 90 Jackdaw, 68 Greenfinch, 35 Swallow, 26 Goldfinch, 21 Pink-footed Goose, 17 Reed Bunting, 14 Siskin, 7 Grey Wagtail, 6 Chaffinch, 4 Redpoll and a single Brambling.
The Water Rail was recorded again and a single Merlin remains to run early morning sorties against the Meadow Pipit passage.
At least 2 Migrant Hawker were logged.