8th September 2010 – bright and sunny V1
Despite the apparently unsuitable conditions – clear skies and light winds – the number of grounded birds increased dramatically with totals of 30 Chiffchaff, 26 Willow Warbler, 9 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 4 Robin, 3 Stonechat, 3 Wren, 2 Wheatear, 2 Great Tit, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 White Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest and a Spotted Flycatcher recorded.
Swallow, Grey Wagtail and Meadow Pipit were all on the move.
Wildfowl and Waders
Six Shoveler remain and waders continue to keep interest with 26 Greenshank, 3 Curlew Sandpiper and single Little Stint, Ruff and Black-tailed Godwit logged.
A further increase in the number of Little Egret around the island was noted with at least 28 birds seen including perhaps five colour-ringed individuals, although reading the ring numbers is proving frustrating. A Water Rail squealed.