Firecrest and Short-eared Owls

15th October 2019 – overcast then sunny spells V1/2
Grounded Migrants
A Firecrest was amongst 12 Goldcrest but otherwise sightings involved 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and a Wheatear. Early morning thrushes involved 14 Redwing and 5 Song Thrush.
Diurnal Migration
Visible migration was less prominent than yesterday but still produced 670 Pink-footed Goose, 390 Jackdaw, 160 Meadow Pipit, 110 Starling, 54 Linnet, 50 Skylark, 43 Pied Wagtail, 30 Tree Sparrow, 36 Chaffinch, 11 Reed Bunting, 8 Greenfinch, 7 Swallow, 5 Rook, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail and single Collared Dove.
Three Short-eared Owl were the best of the rest.
A colour ringed Curlew was noted, details are awaited.