Osprey heads south

5th September 2011 – heavy showers W2/3/4/5/6
A late morning check over the sea as the wind freshened (1100-1200) produced variety if not quantity with 25 Gannet, 16 Common Scoter, 14 Sandwich Tern, 3 Razorbill, 2 Fulmar, 2 Kittiwake, 2 Pintail and single Manx Shearwater and Red-throated Diver logged.
Grounded Migrants
Totals of 10 Chiffchaff, 10 Pied Wagtail, 4 White Wagtail, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Wheatear, 2 Robin and single Tree Pipit and Whitethroat included at least some leftovers from yesterday.
Diurnal Migration
An Osprey flew south east along the maritime shore at 1140hrs to provide the highlight for the day.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 20 Greenshank, 3 Curlew Sandpiper and single Little Stint and Green Sandpiper.