Wildfowl begin to increase

8th September 2018 – overcast/rain SW2
Observations yielded 172 Common Scoter, 11 Sandwich Tern and 7 Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
A single Whinchat was all that could be mustered.
Wildfowl and Waders
Wildfowl numbers begin to build with 231 Wigeon, 191 Teal and 3 Shoveler recorded. Waders included 2215 Redshank, 305 Turnstone, 16 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and a Whimbrel
An adult Mediterranean Gull was amongst 145 Black-headed Gull and a least 30 Little Egret were present.
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing was new for the year.