Second Cetti’s Warbler and first autumnal Woodcock arrive

19th November 2022 – bright and sunny/calm
An early morning check of the sea (0730-0800) revealed 43 Common Scoter, 28 Shag, 23 Razorbill, 7 Red-throated Diver, 6 Kittiwake, 2 Red-breasted Merganser and 2 Guillemot.
Grounded Migrants
The second Cetti’s Warbler of the autumn was located and early morning thrushes involved 44 Blackbird, 8 Song Thrush and 7 Redwing. A single Chiffchaff was amongst 3 Goldcrest and a Treecreeper was seen.
Diurnal Migration
A few birds were on the move in the, for this autumn, unusually calm conditions with 11 Whooper Swan and single Tree Sparrow, Siskin and Lesser Redpoll amongst the species recorded.
Wildfowl and Waders
The first 2 Woodcock of the autumn arrived.
The Twite flock increased to 55 birds and single Merlin and Peregrine were the best of the rest.
Single Badger, Weasel and Harbour Porpoise were logged.