First Brent Geese return

19th September 2013 – rain SSW4/5
A quick check of the sea produced small numbers of Gannet, Sandwich Tern and Common Scoter.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to 4 Chiffchaff and a few Robin.
Diurnal Migration
Two Grey Wagtail flew through before the rain set in.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 225 Golden Plover and 17 Greenshank amongst 1300 Redshank while the first 11 pale-bellied Brent Geese returned from the Canadian Arctic.
Two Merlin were seen and at least 7 Little Egret were logged.