Short-eared Owl

27th October 2018 – bright and sunny N3/4
The sea provided a solitary Shag.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 120 Redwing, 11 Blackbird, 7 Fieldfare, 5 Song Thrush and a Mistle Thrush. Additional sightings were limited to 3 Goldcrest and a Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
Passage included 900 Jackdaw, 175 Pink-footed Goose, 54 Tree Sparrow, 32 Chaffinch, 31 Brambling, 20 Coal Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 6 Siskin, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Whooper Swan and a Lesser Redpoll.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 157 pale-bellied birds and 18 Pintail and 2 Greenshank were also logged.
The Hooded Crow put in another appearance and birds of prey involved 4 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 2 Merlin and single Buzzard, Barn Owl and Short-eared Owl.