Long-tailed Duck and Hen Harrier

25th October 2010 – bright and sunny ESE1
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 12 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing and a Fieldfare. Otherwise grounded birds were limited to a lingering Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
Sightings included 600 Jackdaw, 60 Skylark, 12 Meadow Pipit 10 Greenfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 3 alba Wagtail, 3 Brambling and 3 Siskin.
Wildfowl and Waders
A Long-tailed Duck was belated news from yesterday and today produced 45 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 26 Barnacle Geese, 3 Whooper Swan, a single Pink-footed Goose and 19 Greenshank.
A ringtail Hen Harrier was seen and least one Merlin and 11 Little Egret remain. Two Twite were logged.
Long-tailed Duck.