Fieldfares and Pink-footed Geese on the move

29th October 2009 - overcast SE2/3
Just small numbers of Gannet, Common Scoter, Razorbill and Guillemot were logged early morning.
Grounded Migrants
Again thrushes were to the fore with 18 Blackbird, 11 Song Thrush and 2 Redwing grounded at dawn along with 2 Blackcap.
Diurnal Migration
The first hour after dawn saw the skies alive with birds with smaller passage then continuing through the day. Totals included 1440 Pink-footed Goose, 900 Fieldfare, 190 Jackdaw, 180 Starling, 41 Tree Sparrow, 40 Greenfinch, 34 Chaffinch, 18 Meadow Pipit, 10 Redwing, 9 alba Wgtail, 9 Skylark, 7 Reed Bunting, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Brambling, 2 Swallow, 2 Little Egret and single Siskin and Twite.
Several Merlin and a Water Rail remain and the Little Egret pre-roost gathering held 33 birds. Two Great Spotted Woodpecker were logged.
Dawn breaks over the south end of the island.