Wednesday 12 October 2016
Wednesday 12th October
The first Merlin and third Yellow-browed Warbler of the autumn were the highlights; the latter moved along the Dune Ridge calling as it went. Elsewhere migrants included eight Chiffchaff and five Blackcap around the scrub with 56 Goldfinch, 25 Swallow, 24 Meadow Pipit, 17 Siskin, seven Chaffinch and three Redpoll overhead. Counts from the estuary included 1970 Wigeon, 770 Teal, 207 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 168 Redshank, 80 Knot, 32 Bar-tailed Godwit, two Sandwich Tern and single Osprey, Pale-bellied Brent, Greenshank and Dunlin.