Mediterranean Gull and Black Redstart

11th November 2009 - overcast SE2
An adult winter Mediterranean Gull was amongst a feeding flock of 20 Black-headed Gull and 10 Common Gull. Also seen were 5 Shag and small numbers of Red-breasted Merganser, Kittiwake, Common Scoter, Razorbill and Guillemot.
Grounded Migrants
Another dawn and another small overnight influx of thrushes with 11 Blackbird, 7 Song Thrush, 4 Redwing and 2 Fieldfare logged - again many quickly moved on. A Black Redstart appeared late afternoon.
Diurnal Migration
Standard late autumn fare included 335 Pink-footed Goose, 310 Starling, 8 Jackdaw, 8 Carrion Crow, 6 Greylag Goose and a Redpoll.
Just 3 Little Egret were seen but presumably many more are still lurking in the tidal creeks awaiting to be flushed out into view with the next round of high tides. Single Merlin and Little Owl remain.
The moth traps revealed 3 Angle Shades.