First Short-eared Owl of the autumn arrives

29th August 2011 –sunny spells NW4/5/6
An early morning check over the sea revealed 40 Sandwich Tern, 20 Gannet and a Guillemot.
Grounded Migrants
A Yellow Wagtail was amongst 30 Pied Wagtail.
Diurnal Migration
A flock of 16 Tree Sparrow flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank and Black-tailed Godwit.
The first Short-eared Owl of the autumn was flushed from the salt marsh by the rising tide.
A Silver Y was the only immigrant in the moth traps.
Short-eared Owl – moulting adult.