First Whooper Swan of the autumn

27th September 2015 – bright and sunny E1/2
Remaining quiet over the sea with just 20 Razorbill and 3 Red-throated Diver logged.
Grounded Migrants
Remaining thin on the ground with just 5 Wheatear, 3 Goldcrest and a Chiffchaff amongst a sprinkling of Robin.
Diurnal Migration
Another heavy movement of Pink-footed Geese saw 5115 birds logged through the morning. Also seen were 1550 Meadow Pipit, 480 Linnet, 225 Swallow, 170 Skylark, 85 Pied/White Wagtail, 30 Goldfinch, 11 Siskin, 10 Grey Wagtail, 10 Chaffinch, 8 House Martin, 7 Sand Martin, 3 Coal Tit and a single Whooper Swan logged..
Wildfowl and Waders
Single Shoveler and Pintail were amongst increasing numbers of Wigeon while waders included 15 Greenshank and a Black-tailed Godwit.
Merlin, Peregrine, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk were all logged while 4 Jay were unusual. Little Egrets remain prominent across the island.
Red-line Quaker was new for the year.