Autumn not quite over

15th November 2014 – sunny spells SE3/2/1
A group of 5 Shag were the pick of the sightings.
Grounded Migrants
Overnight migrants were at a premium with 4 Blackbird, 2 Goldcrest and a Song Thrush logged.
Diurnal Migration
A fair sprinkling of movement was noted for mid-November with 105 Pink-footed Goose, 45 Tree Sparrow, 30 Jackdaw, 22 Starling, 10 Chaffinch, 9 Carrion Crow, 7 Rook, 7 Meadow Pipit, 4 Whooper Swan, 3 Lesser Redpoll and single Pied Wagtail and Grey Wagtail recorded.
Wildfowl and Waders
The female Long-tailed Duck remains amongst 15 Goldeneye and waders included 8 Greenshank.
At least 4 Water Rail were logged and a Merlin was in residence.
A Dark Chestnut would appear to be the first island record.