Water Rail

18th September 2016 – overcast S2/3
Grounded Migrants
Variety continues to be the order of the day with 20 Robin, 6 Wheatear, 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest and a Whitethroat recorded.
Diurnal Migration
Morning totals were somewhat subdued from yesterday with 510 Meadow Pipit, 20 Swallow, 14 alba Wagtail, 12 Jackdaw, 7 Grey Wagtail and a Siskin logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Wigeon numbers showed a notable increase with 220 birds logged while waders included 2500 Knot, 1250 Redshank, 300 Turnstone, 21 Greenshank and single Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint .
A Water Rail was the first of the autumn.