Long-tailed Duck remains

16th October 2011 – sunshine and showers WSW2/3
A quick check over the sea early morning produced 3 Shag and small numbers of Common Scoter and Razorbill.
Grounded Migrants
A smattering of grounded birds involved 60 Greenfinch, 20 Chaffinch, 5 Goldcrest, 5 Blackbird, 4 Redwing, 4 Blackcap, 2 Coal Tit and single Fieldfare and Song Thrush.
Diurnal Migration
Birds on the move included 264 Jackdaw, 40 Greenfinch, 30 Meadow Pipit, 26 Tree Sparrow, 14 alba Wagtail, 10 Chaffinch, 10 Linnet, 5 Reed Bunting, 4 Lesser Redpoll and 3 Siskin.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Long-tailed Duck remains, 7 Goldeneye were newly arrived and 28 Greenshank were the pick of the waders.
A Barn Owl was hunting the island at dawn.
The Brick and Satellite were the highlights of a small catch.