Richard's Pipit headlines

9th October 2007 - misty start then sunny NW1/2/3/4
A very vocal Richard's Pipit was in the cattle fields early morning prior to the weather clearing.
Grounded Migrants
The misty start produced a few birds with 18 Redwing, 7 Song Thrush, 6 Goldcrest, 6 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear and single Blackbird and Siskin. Around 100 Skylark were flushed from the salt marsh at high tide.
Diurnal Migration
Despite the poor visibility early morning a few birds were still moving with 30 Jackdaw, 20 alba Wagtail, 15 Pink-footed Goose, 13 Whooper Swan, 6 Rook, 6 Swallow and 2 Siskin logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
A group of 15 Whooper Swan roosting on the salt marsh were additional to the southbound birds. Also seen were 2290 Redshank, 1230 Golden Plover, 1200 Wigeon and 15 Greenshank.
The 6 Little Egret and male Great Spotted Woodpecker remain along with at least one Hooded Crow. A flock of 6 Long-tailed Tit were new in.
A total of 4 Migrant Hawker were seen along with a Common Darter.
Three Speckled Wood were logged.