Pied Flycatchers and another Osprey

9th September 2022 – overcast/showers NNE1
A Goosander was the pick of sightings over the sea.
Grounded Migrants
The wind switched to an even more productive direction with noticeably more grounded birds than of late including 29 Wheatear, 15 Robin, 5 Whitethroat, 5 Goldcrest, 5 White Wagtail, 2 Pied Flycatcher and single Whinchat, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Willow Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
Passage totals through the morning included 625 Swallow, 80 Meadow Pipit, 48 Grey Wagtail, 44 Sand Martin, 40 Tree Sparrow, 33 House Martin, 3 Yellow Wagtail and an Osprey which flew high south at 0920hrs.
Wildfowl and Waders
An overnight influx of Wigeon was apparent with 360 birds logged. Waders included 2 Common Sandpiper.
The long-staying Hooded Crow remains.
At least one Otter was seen.
Butterflies and Moths
The light trap attracted 55 moths of 19 species with Square-spot Rustic the dominant species and Old Lady new for the year.