Velvet Scoter, Goosander and Water Rail

3rd November 2022 – sun and showers S2/3
Two Velvet Scoter were logged.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes were limited to 6 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush and a Redwing. Two Goldcrest were the only other records of note.
Diurnal Migration
A few birds were on the move including 410 Starling, 100 Jackdaw, 26 Skylark, 25 Chaffinch, 21 Carrion Crow, 9 Siskin, 5 Greenfinch, 2 Lesser Redpoll and 2 Tree Sparrow.
Wildfowl and Waders
A Goosander was amongst 20 Red-breasted Merganser and 9 Greenshank were the pick of the waders.
The Hooded Crow remains and a Water Rail was the best of the rest.
Butterflies and Moths
A Red Admiral was still on the wing and the moth trap held a Juniper Carpet - the first island record.