Grey Phalarope continues to linger

5th October 2008 - bright and sunny NE1
The Grey Phalarope continues to attract admirers.
Remaining quiet over the sea with just 9 Common Scoter, 6 Gannet, 4 Red-throated Diver, 4 Shag and 3 Razorbill logged.
Diurnal Migration
Observations produced totals of 100 Skylark, 90 Pink-footed Goose, 50 Meadow Pipit, 10 alba Wagtail, 5 Swallow, 4 Barnacle Goose and single Lesser Redpoll and Siskin.
Grounded Migrants
Still thin on the ground with just 12 Goldcrest, 5 Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Coal Tit and single Blackcap and Whinchat recorded.
Wildfowl and Waders
A group of 35 pale-bellied Brent Geese were seen and waders included 3000 Oystercatcher, 400 Sanderling and 21 Greenshank.
At least 6 Little Egret and a Water Rail remain. Raptors included 3 Merlin, 2 Peregrine and a Sparrowhawk while 3 Short-eared Owl and single Barn Owl and Little Owl were logged.