Pink-footed Geese move through

15th September 2018 – overcast/showers S1/2
Grounded Migrants
With some respite in the weather overnight a few grounded migrants were in evidence with 17 Wheatear, 10 Robin, 7 Chiffchaff, 7 White Wagtail, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Whitethroat and single Willow Warbler and Blackcap logged.
Diurnal Migration
Dawn broke to lightest winds for a while and consequently a few birds were on the move with 1000 Meadow Pipit, 90 Pink-footed Goose, 85 Skylark, 50 Linnet, 40 Swallow, 35 Swallow, 12 Grey Wagtail, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Reed Bunting and a Siskin logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
A single Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and 11 Greenshank were amongst 1000 Redshank.
Birds of prey were much in evidence with 3 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine and a Merlin all competing for the same air space.