Goosander bonus during offshore observations

18th October 2007 - sunny spells SE2/1
At least 5 Shag remain and 3 Goosander - including 2 fine drakes - were new for the year. Thereafter sightings were limited to 70 Razorbill, 31 Common Scoter, 12 Red-throated Diver and 4 Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
Again little evidence of many newly grounded birds the exception being 2 Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush and single Goldcrest and Blackbird.
Diurnal Migration
Overhead passage remained strong and was highlighted by 3 Little Egret, 345 Pink-footed Goose and 45 Whooper Swan. Other sightings included 700 Jackdaw, 350 Meadow Pipit, 245 Skylark, 130 Starling, 65 Greenfinch, 60 Linnet, 34 alba Wagtail, 22 Redpoll, 18 Carrion Crow, 12 Swallow, 12 Reed Bunting, 10 Siskin, 10 Chaffinch, 4 Tree Sparrow, 3 Grey Wagtail, 3 Rock Pipit, 3 Rook and a Fieldfare.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 16 Greenshank and single Spotted Redshank and Black-tailed Godwit.
The Twite flock has increased to 35 individuals, several Merlin and a Peregrine were logged, at least 2 Water Rail are present and another Great Spotted Woodpecker was seen.