Sunday 6 September 2015

Sunday 6th September

Overhead vismig was noticeable for the first time this autumn with four Tree Pipit, 23 Siskin, seven Grey and a Yellow Wagtail all heading east. Things also picked up a little in the bushes with 23 Chiffchaff, 18 Blackcap, seven Whitethroat, three Reed and a Garden Warbler. The main interest, however, were more local migrants with single Nuthatch, Jay, Coal Tit and the long-staying Treecreeper all notable Warren records. Elsewhere the Whinchat remained in Greenland Lake and four Wheatear and at least four White Wagtail were on site.

In the estuary Wigeon numbers continue to slowly increase with 66 birds present, wader counts on World Shorebirds Day included 497 Curlew, 306 Dunlin, 169 Ringed Plover, 37 Knot and 29 Sanderling. A flock of 20 Black-tailed Godwit dropped in front of the hide and a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper joined the Little Stint in the Bight. Offshore a Roseate Tern was feeding with c150 Sandwich and a Common Tern.

Wildlife News: The Common Seal was on Finger Point over high tide. Several Painted Lady and Red Admiral were noted around site.

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