Sunday, 26 September 2010

Little Stint and Vis Mig

We had out first Little Sint, a juv (above) for the year today and there was also a few migrants about. The most noteworthy event of the day was an influx of Mistle Thrush (pic 2) with 22 birds on or over the site.

Wildfowl numbers seem to be higher with 120+ Teal, 45+ Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 1 juv Wigeon and 2 juvenile Shelducks. The five Egyptian Geese are still around.
Three Dunlin were still present but the Greenshank and Common Sandpiper seem to have gone. Green Sandpipers stand at 6-7 with up to 7 Snipe (and the others saw a Jack Snipe this morning).
House Martins (200+) and a few Swallows continue to stream northwards, which I am bored of saying is strange now because it is very common to see them heading seemingly the wrong way in autumn.
There was a Yellow Wagtail yesterday, about 15 Mipits today, 1 Reed Bunting around, 20+ Goldfinch, 20+ Linnet, 60+ Tree Sparrow and only one or two Chiffchaffs in the bushes.

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