WeBS counting

17th October 2011 – overcast/rain at times SW5/6/7
The wind and the rain returned with a vengeance and sightings on the rising tide (0830-1030) involved 67 Razorbill, 53 Common Scoter, 27 Kittiwake, 23 Common Gull, 20 Teal, 7 Gannet, 3 Red-throated Diver and 2 Arctic Skua.
Grounded Migrants
The miserable conditions allowed for little evidence of newly grounded birds, however, a single Chiffchaff was logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Long-tailed Duck remains and the monthly WeBS count produced 4830 Oystercatcher, 1990 Redshank, 917 Curlew, 531 Turnstone, 300 Wigeon, 268 Lapwing, 227 Dunlin, 202 Knot, 160 Teal, 138 Mallard, 130 Grey Plover, 100 Sanderling, 100 Bar-tailed Godwit and 28 Greenshank.
A Little Owl continues to show.
An Angle Shades and Large Wainscot were the only attractions to the moth trap.