First Brent Geese return

12th September 2022 – overcast/rain/mizzle WNW1/3
Grounded Migrants
Little in evidence in the damp conditions apart from 20 Robin, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat and single White Wagtail and Goldcrest logged.
Diurnal Migration
Three Grey Wagtail and a Tree Pipit flew through in a drier interlude.
Wildfowl and Waders
The first 4 light-bellied Brent Geese have returned.
A Merlin was the best of the rest while 120 Linnet were recorded.
Butterflies and Moths
The light trap held 31 moths of 11 species, immigrants involved Pearly Underwing and Silver Y. A Red Underwing was new for the year.