There was an unexpected large finch movement this morning with over a thousand Chaffinches recorded. Other birds seen during the movement were four Jack Snipes which came in off the sea and a single Yellowhammer, the first this Autumn. The birds were probably moving before the band of heavy rain arrived from the north later in the morning.
17 Common Scoters west, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers west, 1 Red-throated Diver west, 1 Guillemot and 3 Auk sp. west.
128 Pink-footed Geese north, 4 Jack Snipes in off & south-east, 3 Stock Doves south-east, 1 Jay west, 8 Skylarks south, 867 Starlings south-west, 2 Redwings south-east, 3 Mistle Thrushes south-west, 10 Tree Sparrows east, 1 Grey Wagtail south, 9 Alba Wagtails south, 11 Meadow Pipits south, 2 Rock Pipits south-west, 1,080 Chaffinch south-west, 11 Bramblings south-west, 38 Greenfinch south-west, 27 Goldfinches south-west, 25 Siskins south-west, 2 Linnets south, 1 Yellowhammer south-west and 2 Reed
4 Goldcrests, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Song Thrushes and 1 Wheatear.
400 Pink-footed Geese, 37 Ringed Plovers, 33 Grey Plovers, 250 Knots, 130 Sanderlings, 27 Dunlins, 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, 215 Turnstones and 2 Stonechats.