Pipits Galore

18th September 2011 – bright and sunny/calm
A few Sandwich Tern were the only record of note.
Grounded Migrants
Few grounded birds were noted with 17 Robin, 7 Goldcrest and 3 Chiffchaff the best that could be mustered.
Diurnal Migration
Totals through the course of the morning included a conservative estimate of 1000 Meadow Pipit plus 120 Skylark, 115 Pink-footed Goose, 110 Swallow, 14 House Martin, 10 alba Wagtail, 7 Redpoll, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Siskin and 3 Grey Wagtail.
Wildfowl and Waders
Two Black-tailed Godwit were the pick of the waders.
A noticeable influx of Little Egret saw a pre roost gathering of 22 birds.
A Migrant Hawker was logged.