Monday, 30th September 2013

After a quiet morning on the peninsular 10 minutes of madness in the afternoon made it a special day after it was decided to top up a few feeding stations around the Obs. On arriving at the Nature Park instead of walking all the way around to the scrub at the back a short cut through the reeds was taken. After exiting the reeds onto the Tyre Pool a Glossy Ibis was flushed!! After dropping the buckets of food it was watched flying off over the tip and disappearing. Then a few minutes later a burst of song came from the Willow scrub by the C.E.G.B. Pool; a male Cetti's Warbler!! Not a bad 10 Minutes!

6 Shelducks east, 14 Common Scoters west, 3 Goosanders came across the bay and went SE inland, 1 Gannet east, 3 Red-throated Divers west, 2 Sandwich Terns, 2 Guillemots and 10 Razorbills.

Visible Migration 
15 Pink-footed Geese south-east, 4 Swallows south, 4 Grey Wagtails south, 10 Alba Wagtails south, 126 Meadow Pipits south and 1 Rock Pipit east.

Grounded Migrants
1 Cetti's Warbler - male giving bursts of song at the Nature Park this afternoon, 3 Chiffchaffs and 4 Wheatears.

1 Glossy Ibis flushed from the tyre pool on the Nature Park this afternoon and flew south over the tip towards the marsh/I.C.I. pools, 180 Wigeon, 50 Teal, 4 Pintails, 2 Shovelers, 1 Little Egret, 47 Ringed Plovers, 165 Sanderlings, 17 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 7 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Greenshank, 180 Turnstones and 2 Med. Gulls.

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