Ruff newly arrived

26th August 2017 – overcast then sunny SW3
Grounded Migrants
A smattering of newly arrived birds involved 11 Chiffchaff, 8 Willow Warbler, 4 White Wagtail, 3 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear and 2 Goldcrest.
Diurnal Migration
A flock of 42 House Martin were perhaps a post-breeding gathering; however, more obvious migration was provided by 115 Swallow, 29 Tree Sparrow, 20 Grey Wagtail, 15 alba Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 4 Sand Martin and 2 House Martin.
Wildfowl and Waders
A Ruff was new in while additional waders included 4 Greenshank and a Whimbrel.
A Treecreeper amongst 17 Long-tailed Tit and 2 Jay were the best of the rest.