Passage recommences

25th August 2018 – sunny spells NW3/4
An early morning check over the sea (0700-0800) revealed just 31 Common Scoter, 8 Gannet, 4 Razorbill, 2 Little Tern and a Kittiwake.
Grounded Migrants
A few birds were in evidence with 13 Wheatear, 10 White Wagtail, 7 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat and a Sedge Warbler logged.
Diurnal Migration
The best movement of the autumn so far saw 46 alba Wagtail, 22 Tree Pipit, 21 Tree Sparrow and 12 Grey Wagtail moving through.
Wildfowl and Waders
Two Wigeon were amongst 40 Teal and waders included 5 Greenshank, 2 Whimbrel and 2 Black-tailed Godwit.
At least 33 Little Egret are now on the island, birds of prey included 4 Sparrowhawk and a Little Owl.