Yellow Wagtail

7th May 2011 – overcast/rain at times SE3
Morning observations produced just small numbers of Red-throated Diver, Gannet, Common Scoter and Sandwich Tern.
Grounded Migrants
A couple of Wheatear and Willow Warbler were the only newly grounded birds.
Diurnal Migration
Single Yellow Wagtail, House Martin and Sand Martin were amongst 100 Swallow.
Wildfowl and Waders
Solitary Teal and Shoveler continue to linger and waders included 40 Bar-tailed Godwit and a Whimbrel.
Chinese Character, Flame Shoulder and Small Elephant Hawk-moth were new for the year. While immigrants involved Dark Sword Grass and Silver Y.