Yellow-browed Warbler tops the bill

5th October 2009 - sunny spells SE2/1
The island's 14th Yellow-browed Warbler was found late in the afternoon in the brambles and scrub near Pier Hide at South Walney Nature Reserve (reserve opens 1000-1700hrs).
Just small numbers of Gannet, Common Scoter and Guillemot were logged.
Grounded Migrants
A noticeable influx on recent days with 30 Robin, 23 Wren, 13 Dunnock, 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Song Thrush, 3 Wheatear and a Blackcap recorded.
Diurnal Migration
Again light winds saw the sky alive with birds through the course of the morning. Pink-footed Geese were again to the fore with 16 skeins totalling 1435 birds flying south along with totals of 1600 Meadow Pipit, 625 Starling, 200 alba Wagtail, 180 Skylark, 160 Linnet, 120 Swallow, 80 Golden Plover, 35 Chaffinch, 25 Greenfinch, 5 Reed Bunting, 3 Siskin, 2 Raven and single Great Spotted Woodpecker, Rock Pipit and Grey Wagtail.
A Water Rail and 2 Merlin were logged.
Red Admiral were on the move with at least 30 individuals seen along with a Painted Lady
Attractions to the moth traps included the island's third Autumn Green Carpet and a Dark Sword-grass.
A couple of record shots of today's Yellow-browed Warbler.