20th August 2017 – sunny spells SW3/2/1
An early morning check of the sea (0730-0830) provided little other than 20 Common Scoter and 4 Gannet.
A few more grounded migrants were in evidence with 9 Willow Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 4 Sedge Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff and 2 Goldcrest recorded.
Light passage was in evidence with 20 Swallow, 12 Tree Sparrow, 10 Pied Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit and 2 Grey Wagtail logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Five Whimbrel were amongst 850 Curlew.
At least 27 Little Egret were scattered along the eastern shore.
Immigrants involved 6 Rusty Dot Pearl and a Silver Y. Newly emerged residents involved Svennson’s Copper Underwing – unusually three were trapped overnight, all previous records would appear to involve singles.