Usual late autumn fare

28th November 2009 - bright and sunny/calm
The flock of 3000 Common Scoter continue to linger and additional sightings included 12 Red-throated Diver and 5 Shag.
Grounded Migrants
A late Chiffchaff was logged and newly arrived thrushes involved 6 Blackbird, 5 Song Thrush and 2 Redwing.
Diurnal Migration
A further 325 Pink-footed Geese and 3 Whooper Swan flew south while single Grey Wagtail and Redpoll flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
At least 3 Greenshank remain.
A mobile flock of 50 Twite were recorded and Stonechat were especially prominent with 14 birds logged. At least 12 Little Egret remain and 2 Water Rail called.
The first snow appeared on the Lakeland Fells and appropriately a Winter Moth was attracted to the Robinson Trap overnight - the first island record for 10 years.
Winter Moth