Kingfisher still in residence

21st September 2021 – overcast WNW2
An early morning check over the sea (0715-0815) produced 340 Common Scoter, 10 Red-throated Diver, 9 Gannet, 5 Shag and a Razorbill.
Grounded Migrants
Again very little on offer with just 3 Chiffchaff and 2 Wheatear logged.
Diurnal Migration
Generally quiet with just 550 Meadow Pipit, 37 Pied Wagtail, 12 Skylark, 11 Grey Wagtail, 6 Swallow and 3 Reed Bunting recorded.
Wildfowl and Waders
Brent Geese continue to arrive with 68 pale-bellied birds seen. Additional wildfowl included 1160 Wigeon, 25 Pintail and 5 Shoveler while 5 Black-tailed Godwit were the best of the waders
The Kingfisher is still in residence and an adult Mediterranean Gull was recorded.
Butterflies and Moths
The moth trap attracted 22 moths of 13 species with Red-line Quaker new for the year.