Water Rail new in

25th October 2017 – sunny spells WSW3/4/5
Morning observations (0800-0900) produced 58 Razorbill, 58 Kittiwake, 42 Common Scoter, 8 Red-throated Diver, 3 Guillemot and an Arctic Skua.
Grounded Migrants
Grounded thrushes were limited to 9 Redwing and 4 Song Thrush. A Chiffchaff was amongst 7 Goldcrest.
Diurnal Migration
Passage consisted of 20 Skylark, 20 Meadow Pipit, 10 Chaffinch and single Brambling and Lesser Redpoll.
A Water Rail was newly arrived while less frequently visited parts of the island added 12 Long-tailed Tit and single Treecreeper and Jay.