Richard's Pipit continues to remain elusive

23rd October 2007 - murky then hazy sun SE5/4/3/2
The vocal Richard's Pipit put in a brief appearance, giving good flight views mid-morning, but generally continues to prove elusive.
Observations over the falling tide (0900-1300hrs) provided 445 Razorbill, 15 Common Scoter, 5 Gannet, 2 Shag and single Red-throated Diver and Guillemot.
Grounded Migrants
Remaining quiet with just 3 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush and single Redwing, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Goldcrest logged.
Diurnal Migration
Sightings were dominated by four large flocks of Jackdaw, all in the air together, which comprised 2020 birds. Other records included 410 Starling, 70 Meadow Pipit, 21 Linnet, 21 Skylark, 20 Greenfinch, 19 Carrion Crow, 17 Pink-footed Goose, 12 Twite, 9 alba Wagtail, 5 Siskin, 4 Whooper Swan, 3 Fieldfare, 3 Swallow and a Grey Wagtail.
A group of 8 Little Egret fed amongst the tidal pools and a Peregrine unsuccessfully hunted the groups of migrating Razorbill moving offshore.
There a still a few Red Admiral on the wing.