First Pink-footed Geese fly through

13th September 2022 – bright and sunny N1/2
A scan of the sea at dawn revealed 20 Common Scoter, 7 Shag, 6 Gannet, 5 Sandwich Tern and 2 Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
A smattering of grounded birds involved 14 Robin, 10 Wheatear, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 White Wagtail and single Whinchat, Redstart and Willow Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
The first 183 Pink-footed Geese of the autumn flew through and additional sightings included 100 Meadow Pipit, 40 Swallow, 20 Grey Wagtail, 20 Tree Sparrow, 2 Sand Martin and a Yellow Wagtail.
Wildfowl and Waders
The 4 light-bellied Brent Geese were again present amongst 603Wigeon, 289 Teal, 108 Mallard and 9 Shelduck. Waders included 4022 Oystercatcher, 1903 Redshank, 1071 Curlew, 549 Dunlin, 338 Turnstone, 180 Golden Plover, 172 Lapwing, 106 Grey Plover and 35 Greenshank.
The Hooded Crow continues in residence and a monthly record total of 79 Little Egret were along the eastern shore.