Fogbound winter thrushes

29th October 2016 – overcast Mist/drizzle S1
Just small numbers of Razorbill and Common Scoter were noted offshore.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes included 230 Redwing, 150 Fieldfare and a Mistle Thrush. Additional sightings involved 10 Goldcrest, 9 Stonechat and single Blackcap and Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
Conditions limited visible migration which involved 11 Whooper Swan, 4 Tree Sparrow and a Brambling.
Wildfowl and Waders
The female/immature Long-tailed Duck was again along the eastern shore at hightide. Also seen were 22 pale-bellied Brent Goose.
Merlin, Peregrine and Water Rail were the best of the rest.