Migration begins?

27th August 2017 – early drizzle then sunny spells SSE2/3
A quick check of the sea revealed 30 Sandwich Tern and a Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
Another smattering included 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Stonechat, 4 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 2 Goldcrest, 2 White Wagtail and single Spotted Flycatcher and Sedge Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
A light passage involved 50 Swallow, 30 Meadow Pipit, 10 alba Wagtail, 10 Sand Martin, 7 Tree Pipit, 6 Grey Wagtail and 2 White Wagtail.
Wildfowl and Waders
Shoveler increased with 7 birds present and waders included 2 Greenshank and single Whimbrel, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff and Green Sandpiper.
A Merlin was logged.
Immigrants continue to involved 6 Rusty Dot Pearl, while Frosted Orange was new for the year.