Calm after the storm

4th October 2009 - bright and sunny NW2/3
Just small numbers of Red-throated Diver, Razorbill, Guillemot, Common Scoter and 2 Shag were logged.
Grounded Migrants
A Wheatear and 2 Blackcap were the pick of the newly grounded birds.
Diurnal Migration
Totals through the morning included 150 Meadow Pipit, 52 Greenfinch, 50 Skylark, 40 alba Wagtail, 24 Swallow, 12 Carrion Crow, 4 House Martin, 3 Siskin, 2 Whooper Swan, 2 Redpoll and 2 Grey Wagtail.
Wildfowl and Waders
At least 20 pale-bellied Brent Geese remain and waders included 13 Greenshank and single Ruff and Black-tailed Godwit.
At least 2 Merlin were present along with Barn and Little Owl.