First Curlew Sandpiper and Goldcrest of the autumn

27th August 2011 – sunny spells NW2/3
The rising tide produced 40 Sandwich Tern, 22 Gannet, 7 Arctic Tern and a Razorbill.
Grounded Migrants
Another smattering of newly grounded birds saw 15 Pied Wagtail, 6 Whitethroat, 5 Robin, 4 Wheatear, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest – the first of the autumn and single White Wagtail, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher logged.
Diurnal Migration
A quieter day with 18 Tree Sparrow, 3 Tree Pipit and a Grey Wagtail the highlights.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 7 Greenshank, 2 Curlew Sandpiper – the first of the autumn and single Green Sandpiper and Whimbrel.
A flock of 300 Linnet were logged and at least 4 Little Egret were again along the eastern shore.
Rusty Dot Pearl was the only record of note.