Calm after the storm

26th October 2009 - overcast W2/1
Grounded Migrants

Thrushes were again to the fore at daybreak with 21 Redwing, 12 Blackbird, 7 Song Thrush and 4 Fieldfare logged before they quickly moved on. Also seen was a single Blackcap.
Diurnal Migration
The skies provided 120 Skylark, 30 Greenfinch, 16 Tree Sparrow, 12 alba Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit, 4 Twite, 3 Chaffinch and single Rock Pipit and Great Spotted Woodpecker - the latter continuing the good run of sightings for this species on the island through the autumn.
Wildfowl and Waders
At least 12 Greenshank remain.
A total of 38 Little Egret were logged, including a pre-roost gathering of 32 birds. Other additional sightings included 2 Water Rail and a Little Owl.