A Wheatear day

6th September 2014 – overcast/early rain N2
Again quiet over the sea with just 16 Sandwich Tern and 11 Common Scoter logged.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning rain produced the best fall of the autumn so far with Wheatears to the fore with 160 birds logged also recorded were 40 Pied/White Wagtail, 30 Robin, 10 Willow Warbler, 6 Goldcrest, 3 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler and 2 Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
Sightings included 100 Meadow Pipit, 20 Swallow, 15 Tree Sparrow, 3 Grey Wagtail and single Tree Pipit and Sand Martin.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 1200 Redshank, 21 Greenshank, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Stint and a Whimbrel.
Common Buzzard and Peregrine were the best of the rest.