Yellow-browed Warbler at last! plus Black Redstart

15th October 2015 – overcast with sunny spells NE1/2
Following the mass influx into Britain and multiple sightings on the other side of Morecambe Bay a Yellow-browed Warbler finally made landfall on the island. First seen at 1220hrs it was still present at 1630hrs.
Again only a handful of Gannet and Razorbill.
Grounded Migrants
A female/first winter Black Redstart was also located while early morning thrushes involved 15 Redwing and 14 Blackbird and 5 Song Thrush. Also seen were 3 Goldcrest and a Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
Passage was dominated by a huge flock of 1100 Jackdaw along with 665 Pink-footed Goose – it has been the best ever autumn for this species, 280 Starling, 32 Linnet, 22 Meadow Pipit, 10 Tree Sparrow, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Swallow, 2 Siskin and a Grey Wagtail.
Wildfowl and Waders
The female Scaup remains and 15 Greenshank roosted.
The first 3 Twite of the autumn appeared and a Water Rail was present.
A Fox was an unwelcome sight.