First Water Rail of the autumn

9th September 2011 – overcast/mizzle SSW1/2/3
The wind had decreased overnight and poor visibility hampered observations through the morning with only small numbers of Gannet, Common Scoter, Fulmar, Razorbill, Kittiwake and Arctic Tern logged.
Grounded Migrants
The was evidence of a few grounded birds early morning with 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat and a Redstart recorded.
Diurnal Migration
Single Tree Pipit and Grey Wagtail were amongst an early morning trickle of Swallow and Meadow Pipit.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 4 Black-tailed Godwit.
The first Water Rail of the autumn was logged.
Two Harbour Porpoise were close inshore.