Passage recommences

29th August 2017 – sunny spells WNW2/3
A quick check of the sea on the evening tide revealed 140 Sandwich Tern and a Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
Sightings included 22 Pied Wagtail, 9 Wheatear, 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Whinchat, 3 White Wagtail, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest and single Sedge Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and Stonechat.
Diurnal Migration
Another light passage produced 60 Meadow Pipit, 27 Tree Sparrow, 25 Swallow, 9 Grey Wagtail, 8 Sand Martin, 5 alba Wagtail and 3 Tree Pipit.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 3 Whimbrel, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank and Black-tailed Godwit.
A flock of 240 Goldfinch was logged while 5 Raven, 2 Jay and a Great Spotted Woodpecker were the best of the rest.
Immigrants involved 16 Rusty Dot Pearl, 2 Silver Y and 2 Rush Veneer.