Late autumn trickle continues

24th November 2010 – early frost then sunny N1
A small flock of 10 Common Scoter was the only record of note.
Grounded Migrants
Grounded thrushes involved a handful of Blackbird and Song Thrush and a single Chiffchaff was recorded.
Diurnal Migration
Early morning produced 9 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Brambling and single Whooper Swan, Siskin and Stock Dove – the latter an increasingly rare sight on the island.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Long-tailed Duck and at least 79 pale-bellied Brent Geese remain. The hardest frost of the winter so far saw an influx in dabbling duck including 350 Teal and 52 Pintail.
Raptors included Little Owl, Peregrine and Merlin and a Water Rail was logged.
Brambling – it has been a good autumn for this species.