Brent Goose numbers continue to build

25th September 2021 – overcast/murky/drizzle at times/calm
The early morning checks over the sea (0700-0800) produced just 19 Common Scoter, 8 Shag, 5 Gannet and a Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
A few birds on offer with 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat and single Goldcrest, Blackcap and Wheatear.
Diurnal Migration
Passage continues to stall with only 270 Meadow Pipit, 60 Skylark, 45 Pink-footed Goose, 40 Swallow, 23 Grey Wagtail, 21 Pied Wagtail, 8 Reed Bunting, 8 Chaffinch, 6 Greenfinch, 2 Siskin and a Sand Martin moving in the calm conditions.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock continues to build with 142 pale-bellied birds recorded.
The Hooded Crow is still in residence.
Two Otter and 2 Harbour Porpoise were seen.
Butterflies and Moths
A few Red Admiral are still on the wing and the moth trap provided 23 moths of 14 species with Ashy Button new for the year.