Chiffchaff influx

4th September 2011 – bright and sunny/calm
A quick check over the sea early morning produced just small numbers of Gannet and Sandwich Tern.
Grounded Migrants
A small fall produced 30 Chiffchaff, 15 Pied Wagtail, 10 Whitethroat, 8 Robin, 6 White Wagtail, 5 Wheatear, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Willow Warbler and single Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Yellow Wagtail.
Diurnal Migration
Only a small passage despite the clear skies and light winds with 100 Swallow, 50 Meadow Pipit, 10 alba Wagtail, 4 Grey Wagtail, 3 House Martin, 3 Siskin, 3 Tree Pipit and single Redpoll, Sand Martin and Yellow Wagtail logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The juvenile Little Stint and 3 Curlew Sandpiper remain.
A Bulrush Wainscot was the first to be trapped on the island since 2000 while Garden Dart was new for the year.