Skies again provide the main focus

15th October 2008 - overcast NW2/3/4
Morning observations (0915-1100) produced 22 Common Scoter, 9 Razorbill, 3 Shag, 2 Red-throated Diver and a Guillemot.
Diurnal Migration
Further small-scale movement produced totals of 186 Meadow Pipit, 100 Greenfinch, 83 Linnet, 80 Starling, 62 Skylark, 39 alba Wagtail, 11 Swallow, 10 Snipe, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Siskin, and a Pink-footed Goose, Grey Wagtail and Lesser Redpoll.
Grounded Migrants
Again only a limited evidence of movement with 6 Blackbird, 6 Goldcrest, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Chaffinch and single Chiffchaff, Wheatear and Coal Tit.
Wildfowl and Waders
At least 14 Greenshank and 5 Shoveler were present and a flock of 37 pale-bellied Brent Geese were logged.
Raptors included 3 Merlin and 3 Peregrine, a Little Owl was at its favoured haunt and at least 11 Little Egret remain.