Another Black Redstart

5th November 2011 – bright and sunny N1/2
Grounded Migrants
A first-winter Black Redstart was the pick of the newly grounded migrants with 46 Blackbird, 18 Song Thrush, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff and single Mistle Thrush, Fieldfare and Wheatear also logged.
Diurnal Migration
Wildfowl were on the move with 620 Pink-footed Geese and 7 Whooper Swan logged along with 29 Tree Sparrow, 25 Greenfinch, 22 Jackdaw, 12 Chaffinch, 3 Skylark and a Stock Dove also seen.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Long-tailed Duck remains in residence, the Brent Goose flock held 13 pale=bellied and 3 dark-bellied birds and waders included 4 Greenshank and a Black-tailed Godwit.
Both Barn and Little Owl were recorded, the flock of 50 Twite remain and 3 Water Rail squealed.
Immigrants in the moth trap involved Pearly Underwing and Rusty Dot Pearl.