Spotted Redshank

4th September 2013 – overcast/early mist and fog SE2
A quick check over the sea produced 10 Sandwich Tern but nothing else of note in poor visibility.
Grounded Migrants
Disappointing considering the conditions early morning, just 2 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff and a Wheatear were logged.
Diurnal Migration
A light passage as conditions improved through the morning produced 60 Meadow Pipit, 50 House Martin, 50 Swallow, 22 alba Wagtail, 14 Linnet, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Little Egret and single Grey Wagtail and Tree Sparrow.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included Spotted Redshank, Greenshank and Whimbrel.
Single Water Rail, Raven and Merlin were the pick of the other sightings.
An immigrant Rusty Dot Pearl was the pick of a small catch.