Saturday 6 November 2021

Saturday 6th November

A quieter day than of late but 85 species were still recorded. The highlight was a brief Black Redstart, the first of the year, on the seawall, with a Siberian Chiffchaff by the Main Pond another notable arrival. The strengthening SW wind stalled overhead migration with 77 Stock Dove outnumbering Wood Pigeon, although this included one flock of 70, other vis mig was limited to 80 Goldfinch, small numbers of Chaffinch and Blackbird, eight Rook, two Black-tailed Godwit, a Siskin and a Bullfinch

Grounded migrants included 65 Greenfinch on Warren Point, as was the one that got away, a Tree/Olive-backed Pipit that was heard calling and seen twice in flight but could not be relocated. A Jay, the resident Buzzard, a Kingfisher, four Chiffchaff and a Goldcrest were by the Main Pond.

Elsewhere three Great Northern and three Red-throated Diver were offshore with 310 Black-headed and a Mediterranean Gull, three Pale-bellied Brent Geese were in the estuary with eight Greenshank, six Knot and a Red-breasted Merganser with other regular species in similar numbers to recent days.

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