Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Tuesday 9th September

There was no sign of the Woodchat today but the Wryneck remained on Warren Point although was always elusive. Other grounded migrants included a Whinchat in Greenland Lake, 22 Blackcap. 13 Chiffchaff, nine Whitethroat, seven Willow and three Reed Warbler with the first Chaffinch of the autumn, five Grey and a Yellow Wagtail overhead. A Little Stint and two Curlew Sandpiper were on the beach with 292 Dunlin, 52 Ringed and two Grey Plover. Elsewhere a Gadwall was in Shutterton creek with 238 Wigeon and the Slavonian Grebe and three Arctic Skua were offshore.

Wildlife News: Late news from Saturday. The first confirmed Water Vole for the recording area was seen well on the Main Pond. This follows an unconfirmed report there last year. There is apparently a successful reintroduced population as close as Cockwood Marsh which is presumably the source of these records, an excellent and unexpected addition to the Warren's fauna.

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