Whinchat pick of a meagre bunch

27th September 2010 – overcast ENE1
Grounded Migrants
A Whinchat was amongst 9 Stonechat and other sightings included 16 Robin, 11 Dunnock, 10 Greenfinch, 7 Wren, 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Chaffinch, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit and a Goldcrest.
Diurnal Migration
Considering the conditions remarkably quiet in the skies with just 125 Pink-footed Geese, 50 Meadow Pipit, 10 Swallow, 5 alba Wagtail and 2 Grey Wagtail logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included a flock of 420 Sanderling.
A total of 8 Little Egret were a poor reflection of the numbers currently present on the island while Barn Owl, Little Owl and Merlin were seen.
The Brick and Green-brindled Crescent were both new for the year with the latter the first island record for five years.
Green-brindled Crescent