Saturday, 21st October 2017

Offshore
3 Shelducks west, 5 Wigeons west, 13 Common Scoters west, 1 Goldeneye east, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Great Crested Grebe west, 2 Auk sp. west and 1 Kittiwake west.

Visible Migration 
1 Spotted Redshank west, 3 Meadow Pipits south, 1 Rock Pipit west and 11 Chaffinch south.

Grounded Migrants
11 Redwings and 1 Wheatear.
 
 Wheatear

Others 
1800 Pink-footed Geese, 480 Wigeons, 500 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 3 Little Egrets, 500 Lapwings, 62 Ringed Plovers, 29 Black-tailed Godwits, 120 Turnstones, 180 Sanderlings, 80 Dunlins, 7 Snipe, 1 Cetti's Warbler
and 2 Stonechats.
 
 Stonechat

Friday, 20th October 2017

Offshore 
6 Wigeons west, 40 Common Scoters west, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers west, 1 Great Crested grebe east and 2 Auk sp. west.

Visible Migration 
5 Tree Sparrows east, 1 Alba Wagtail south, 6 Meadow Pipits south, 1 Rock Pipit south, 4 Chaffinch south and 6 Goldfinch south.

Grounded Migrants 
6 Goldcrests, 1 Chiffchaff and 7 Redwings.

Others:
3000 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 400 Wigeons, 225 Teal, 1 Pintail, 5 Little Egrets, 470 Lapwings, 9 Golden Plovers, 56 Ringed Plovers, 14 Black-tailed Godwits, 170 Turnstones, 125 Sanderlings, 120 Dunlins, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 11 Snipe, 1 Med. Gull, 1 Cettis Warbler and 2 Stonechats.
 
 
Purple Sandpiper
 
Ringing
The Google Earth image below shows the movement of a Reed Warbler ringed at the Obs on 5th August 2017 and controlled (recaptured by another ringer) on 28th August 2017 in Wiltshire. This was a movement of 305 km in a SSE direction. This was likely a brief stopover, before refueling for a longer hop on the south coast.
 
 

Thursday, 19th October 2017

Offshore 
26 Common Scoters west, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers west, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great Skua east, 1 Guillemot west and 4 Auk sp. west.

Great Skua

Visible Migration
500 Pink-footed Geese south, 7 Carrion Crows south, 22 Skylarks south, 2 Fieldfares south-east, 3 Song Thrushes south-east, 320 Redwings south/south-east, 4 Mistle Thrushes south, 2 Grey Wagtails south, 9 Alba Wagtails south, 72 Meadow Pipits south, 5 Bramblings south/south-east, 70 Chaffinch south/south-east, 7 Greenfinch south, 5 Linnets south and 17 Goldfinch south.

Grounded Migrants 
15 Goldcrests, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Song Thrushes and 4 Wheatears.
 
 Wheatears

Others
1100 Pink-footed Geese, 330 Wigeons, 200 Teal, 1 Pintail, 4 Little Egrets, 430 Lapwings, 43 Ringed Plovers, 9 Black-tailed Godwits, 115 Turnstones, 80 Sanderlings, 115 Dunlins, 1 Jack Snipe- flushed in the Mount!, 1 Med. Gull and 2 Stonechats.
 
 Little Egret

Wednesday, 18th October 2017

Offshore 
56 Common Scoters west, 7 Red-throated Divers west, 2 Great Crested Grebes west, 1 Guillemot west and 5 Auk sp. west.

Visible Migration
4 Whooper Swans south, 425 Pink-footed Geese north, 14 Wood Pigeons south, 7 Collared Doves south, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker west, 165 Jackdaws south, 4 Rooks south, 43 Carrion Crows south, 195
Skylarks south, 2 Swallows south, 47 Starlings south, 12 Redwings south-east, 11 Tree Sparrows south, 1 Grey Wagtail south, 42 Alba Wagtails south, 153 Meadow Pipits south, 1 Rock Pipit west, 7 Bramblings south/south-east, 152 Chaffinch south/south-east, 38 Greenfinch south, 42 Linnets south, 1 Redpoll south-east, 44 Goldfinch south, 14 Siskins south/south-east and 16 Reed Buntings south/south-east.
 
 Jackdaws
 
 Skylark

Grounded Migrants 
11 Goldcrests, 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Song Thrushes, 8 Redwings and 1 Wheatear.

Others 
3000 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 320 Wigeons, 280 Teals, 3 Pintails, 4 Shovelers, 6 Little Egrets, 500 Lapwings, 22 Golden Plovers, 21 Black-tailed Godwits, 170 Turnstones, 160 Sanderlings, 120 Dunlins, 1 Med. Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Cettis Warblers, 2 Stonechats and 1 Bullfinch.
 
 Shovelers

Ringing 
1 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tits, 4 Great Tits, 1 Wren, 1 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch and 5 Reed Buntings.

Tuesday, 17th October 2017

Storm Ophelia rattled through today producing some good seawatching, the highlights being thee species of Skua and 3 Leach`s Petrels. Frustratingly a small Storm/Wilson's type Petrel was seen first thing in poor light, but was too far out to identify.

Leach's Petrel

Offshore
1 Wigeon east, 14 Pintails west, 13 Shovelers west, 12 Common Scoters west, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers west, 3 Leach`s Petrels west, 2 LM Pomarine Skuas west, 2 Arctic Skuas west, 3 Great Skuas west, 1 Guillemot west, 8 Auk sp. west, 1 Sandwich Tern west, 16 Kittiwakes west and 4 Little Gulls west.
 
 Pintails
 
 Pomarine Skuas (above & below)



Visible Migration 
5 Whooper Swans south and 4 Meadow Pipits south.

Others 
300 Wigeons, 225 Teals, 4 Little Egrets, 2 Water Rails, 500 Lapwings, 47 Ringed Plovers, 12 Black-tailed Godwits, 110 Turnstones, 125 Sanderlings, 100 Dunlins, 1 Greenshank, 1 Med. Gull, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Stonechats.

Monday, 16th October 2017

Offshore
9 Common Scoters west, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Guillemot west.

Visible Migration 
3 Redwings south-east, 3 Alba Wagtails south, 19 Meadow Pipits south, 1 Rock Pipit west, 24 Chaffinch south/south-east and 9 Reed Buntings south/south-east.

Grounded Migrants
9 Goldcrests, 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Song Thrushes, 6 Redwings and 2 Bramblings.

Others
1800 Pink-footed Geese, 380 Wigeons, 1 Gadwall, 215 Teal, 2 Little Egrets, 550 Lapwings, 68 Golden Plovers, 74 Ringed Plovers, 130 Turnstones, 220 Sanderlings, 100 Dunlins, 8 Snipe, 2 Stonechats and 1 Rock Pipits.
 
 Sanderling
 
 Little Grebe

Gadwall

Sunday, 15th October 2017

Offshore
5 Shelducks east, 1 Scaup west, 4 Common Scoters west & 3 east and 2 Red-breasted Mergansers.

Visible Migration
2158 Pink-footed Geese south, 1 Buzzard south, 1 Wood Pigeon south, 3 Magpies south, 2 Jays south, 54 Jackdaws south, 6 Rooks south, 59 Carrion Crows south, 61 Skylarks south, 8 Swallows south, 42 Starlings south, 2 Song Thrushes south-east, 7 Mistle Thrushes south, 33 Alba Wagtails south, 92 Meadow Pipits south, 3 Rock Pipits west, 1 Brambling south, 57 Chaffinch south, 64 Greenfinch south, 33 Linnets south, 31 Goldfinch south, 4 Siskins south and 11 Reed Buntings south.
 
 Pink-footed Geese

Grounded Migrants
10 Goldcrests, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Chiffchaffs, 12 Blackbirds, 7 Song Thrushes, 20 Redwings, 1 Robin and 2 Wheatears.

Others
3500 Pink-footed Geese, 330 Wigeons, 200 Teal, 4 Shovelers, 4 Little Egrets, 480 Lapwings, 55 Ringed Plovers, 34 Black-tailed Godwits, 120 Turnstones, 80 Sanderlings, 1 Jack Snipe, 12 Snipe, 1 Med. Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Stonechats and 1 Rock Pipit.
 
 Wren

Ringing
2 Goldcrests, 3 Blue Tits, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Starling, 2 Blackbirds, 5 Redwings, 1 Robin, 1 Chaffinch and 1 Goldfinch.
 
 Redwing