Finches and Sparrows

6th October 2017 – bright start/cloudy later NW1 then WSW2
Grounded Migrants
Again just a smattering of newly arrived birds with 15 Robin, 15 Dunnock, 10 Song Thrush, 10 Goldcrest, 5 Stonechat and 2 Chiffchaff logged.
Diurnal Migration
The skies were certainly busier in the benign conditions at the start of the day with 240 Meadow Pipit, 125 Jackdaw, 120 Skylark, 100 Chaffinch, 100 Tree Sparrow, 80 Linnet, 50 Pink-footed Goose, 20 alba Wagtail, 20 Greenfinch, 10 Siskin, 6 Swallow, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Whooper Swan and a Rock Pipit moving through.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Black-tailed Godwit continues to linger.
A Merlin and 2 Raven were the best of the rest.
Immigrants involved 2 Silver Y.