Wednesday 17 October 2018

Wednesday 17th October

Cetti's Warbler gave a brief and unexpected burst of song from the Golf Course Pond this morning, only the ninth site record. Elsewhere a Yellow-browed Warbler was around the Main Pond with a large feeding flock of 23 Blue Tit, 13 Long-tailed Tit and seven Chiffchaff.  The majority of migrants were however overhead with 230 Wood Pigeon, 63 Skylark, 45 Meadow Pipit, 15 Jackdaw, six Rook, five Siskin, two Grey Wagtail and a Mistle Thrush. Also on site and overhead 175 Goldfinch and 110 Linnet but with many birds dropping in to feed ascertaining actual numbers on the move was difficult.

Elsewhere three Wheatear were on the beach, two Eider were offshore and counts from the estuary included a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, 267 Redshank, 70 Dunlin, 23 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Grey and 14 Ringed Plover, 12 Sanderling, just nine Brent Geese, nine Greenshank, seven Sandwich and a Common Tern and the Slavonian Grebe.

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