First Woodcock and Twite of the autumn

13th October 2012 –early showers then sunny/calm
Grounded Migrants
Goldcrest were to the fore with 35 birds logged along with 5 Coal Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Redwing and single Blackcap.
Diurnal Migration
Variety was again the order of the day with 110 Pink-footed Geese, 110 Meadow Pipit, 35 alba Wagtail, 30 Chaffinch, 20 Linnet, 20 Skylark, 4 Swallow, 3 Siskin, 2 Brambling, 2 Lesser Redpoll and single Tree Sparrow and Rock Pipit recorded.
Wildfowl and Waders
Wigeon numbers are beginning to build and waders included 11 Greenshank and a Woodcock.
The first 13 Twite of the autumn were seen along with 320 Goldfinch and 2 Water Rail.