Whooper Swans continue to trickle through

17th October 2007 - early showers then sunny NW4/5
Early morning observations only provided a handful Common Scoter and Razorbill.
Grounded Migrants
Grounded migrants continue to be sparse with today's meagre rations involving 5 Goldcrest, 5 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, 4 White Wagtail, 2 Blackbird and single Blackcap and Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
Birds moving through prior to 1000hrs included 170 Jackdaw, 60 Pink-footed Goose, 60 Greenfinch, 25 Chaffinch, 23 Tree Sparrow, 20 Meadow Pipit, 15 alba Wagtail, 15 House Sparrow, 13 Siskin, 10 Whooper Swan, 7 Skylark, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Fieldfare and single Mistle Thrush and Redpoll.
Wildfowl and Waders
A group of 7 Whooper Swan roosted on the salt marsh on the evening tide.
At least 4 Little Egret remain and twilight records included 2 Little Owl and a Barn Owl.