A hint of passage at last

22nd August 2013 – overcast misty start then sunny/calm
The sea provided 3 Arctic Skua amongst 400 Sandwich Tern
Grounded Migrants
A hint of migration was provided by 5 Whitethroat, 4 Wheatear, 4 Sedge Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Robin and single Cuckoo, Yellow Wagtail and Stonechat .
Diurnal Migration
There was a gathering of 300 Swallow and small numbers of House Martin and Sand Martin early morning before they melted away as the mist cleared. Also logged were 5 Tree Sparrow, 4 Swift and a Tree Pipit.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 4 Whimbrel and Common Sandpiper.
A Feathered Gothic was new for the year.