Monday, 24th September 2018

Offshore:
23 Common Scoters west, 1 Red-breasted Merganser west, 3 Red-throated Divers west, 2 Guillemots west, 2 Auk sp. west and 1 Little Gull.

Visible Migration
263 Pink-footed Geese south, 1 Buzzard south-east, 2 Mistle Thrushes south-east, 4 Grey Wagtails south, 7 Alba Wagtails south, 53 Meadow Pipits south and 2 Chaffinch east/south-east.

Grounded Migrants 
2 Goldcrests, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Robins, 1 Stonechat and 1 Wheatear.
 
 Spotted Flycatcher

Others
22 Wigeons, 37 Teal, 8 Little Egrets, 1 Marsh Harrier, 330 Lapwings, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 35 Dunlins, 2 Greenshanks, 460 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull, 1 Kingfisher and 35 Goldfinch.
 
 Redshank

Sunday, 23rd September 2018

Offshore
4 Wigeons west, 8 Common Scoters west, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers west, 2 Red-throated Divers west, 1 Guillemot west and 1 Sandwich Tern west.

Visible Migration 
751 Pink-footed Geese south, 5 Skylarks south, 4 Swallows south, 4 Grey Wagtails south, 16 Alba Wagtails south, 156 Meadow Pipits south, 10 Chaffinch south/south-east, 21 Goldfinch south/south-east and 2 Reed Buntings east/south-east.

Pink-footed Geese

Grounded Migrants 
5 Goldcrests, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Robins, 2 Wheatears and 1 Rock Pipit.

Others:
18 Wigeons, 38 Teal, 6 Little Egrets, 26 Grey Plovers, 160 Lapwings, 76 Black-tailed Godwits, 55 Turnstones, 26 Knots, 1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 400 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull and 37 Linnets.
 
 Painted Lady

Saturday, 22nd September 2018

Offshore 
1 Pintail east, 16 Common Scoters west, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers west, 1 Red-throated Diver west, 1 Manx Shearwater east, 1 Gannet west, 1 Razorbill west, 2 Guillemots west, 2 Auk sp. west, 7 Sandwich Terns west and 2 Kittiwakes west.

Visible Migration 
85 Pink-footed Geese south, 5 Little Egrets west, 6 Swallows south and 66 Meadow Pipits south.

Others 
2 Whooper Swans - the earliest Autumn date, 27 Wigeons, 38 Teal, 4 Shovelers, 12 Little Egrets, 2 Water Rails, 38 Ringed Plovers, 430 Lapwings, 38 Turnstones, 120 Sanderlings, 32 Dunlins, 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Greenshanks, 500 Redshanks, 2 Med. Gulls, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Merlin and 4 Ravens.
 
 Whooper Swans

Greenshank

Spotted Redshank

Friday, 21st September 2018

Offshore 
22 Common Scoters west, 2 Fulmars west, 1 Leach`s Petrel west, 9 Gannets west, 1 Great Crested Grebe west, 1 Great Skua west, 2 Razorbills west, 11 Guillemots west, 5 Auk sp. west, 1 Black Tern west, 7 Sandwich Terns west, 1 Common Tern west and 21 Kittiwakes west.
 
 Guillemot
 
 Gannet

Visible Migration 
8 Pink-footed Geese south, 3 Swallows south and 18 Meadow Pipits south.

Others:
9 Wigeons, 40 Teal, 8 Little Egrets, 32 Ringed Plovers, 22 Grey Plovers, 180 Lapwings, 27 Black-tailed Godwits, 60 Turnstones, 37 Dunlins, 425 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull and 1 Raven.

Thursday, 20th September 2018

We recieved a phone call from Pete Marsh this morning saying he`d just had a Barolo Shearwater off Heysham heading west! After a tense 50 minute wait we thought we had missed the bird, when it was picked up flying west. It was very nearly missed as the bird was flying low, keeping in the wave troughs and
rarely banking like a Manxie. Its small size, distinct flight action and darker upperparts were quite obvious, but the pale face was only seen when the bird banked in the sunlight. It was presumably a Barolo Shearwater after the splitting of the Little Shearwater complex.

Offshore
23 Common Scoters west, 1 male Velvet Scoter, 1 Red-breatsed Merganser west, 4 Red-throated Divers west, 1 presumed Barolo Shearwater west at 08:43, 2 Manx Shearwaters west, 4 Gannets west, 1 Arctic Skua west, 2 Guillemots west, 6 Sandwich terns west, 11 Kittiwakes west and 1 Little Gull.
 
Manx Shearwater

Others 
22 Teal, 12 Little Egrets, 38 Ringed Plovers, 8 Grey Plovers, 175 Lapwings, 31 Black-tailed Godwits, 48 Turnstones, 33 Knots, 134 Sanderlings, 45 Dunlins, 1 Greenshank, 480 Redshanks, 3 Med. Gulls, 1 Kingfisher and 50 Goldfinch.

Wednesday, 19th September 2018

Offshore
96 Common Scoters west, 1 Red-breasted Merganser west, 1 Manx Shearwater west, 4 Leach`s Petrels west, 4 Gannets west, 2 Guillemots, 1 Black Tern west, 14 Sandwich Terns west, 9 Kittiwakes west and 1 Little Gull.
 
 Leach's Petrel

Little Gull

Visible Migration
17 Swallows south, 3 Grey Wagtails south, 3 Alba Wagtails south and 11 Meadow Pipits south.

Others
8 Wigeons, 24 Teal, 9 Little Egrets, 53 Ringed Plovers, 115 Lapwings, 21 Black-tailed Godwits, 48 Turnstones, 112 Sanderlings, 1 Greenshank, 400 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull and 1 Kingfisher.

Tuesday, 18th September 2018

Offshore
3 Wigeons west, 1 Teal west, 24 Common Scoters west, 1 Red-throated Diver west, 3 Gannets west, 1 Guillemot, 2 Black Terns west, 7 Sandwich Terns west, 7 Kittiwakes west and 1 Little Gull.
 
 Guillemot

Visible Migration:
2 Swallows south.

Grounded Migrants
1 Wheatear.

Others 
5 Wigeons, 35 Teal, 14 Little Egrets, 57 Ringed Plovers, 135 Lapwings, 19 Black-tailed Godwits, 42 Turnstones, 52 Sanderlings, 370 Redshanks, 2 Med. Gulls and 1 Kingfisher.
 
 Little Egrets

Monday, 17th September 2018

Offshore
3 Shelducks east, 26 Common Scoters west, 1 Red-throated Diver west, 1 Gannet west, 2 Guillemots, 2 Auk sp. west, 22 Sandwich Terns west and 1 Little Gull.

Visible Migration
82 Pink-footed Geese south, 4 Little Egrets west, 1 Snipe south, 74 Swallows south, 4 House Martins east, 12 Grey Wagtails south, 36 Alba Wagtails south, 168 Meadow Pipits south and 6 Reed Buntings south/south-east.

Grounded Migrants
2 Coal Tits, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap and 5 Wheatears.

Others
7 Wigeons, 37 Teal, 10 Little Egrets, 33 Ringed Plovers, 8 Grey Plovers, 275 Lapwings, 22 Black-tailed Godwits, 37 Turnstones, 1 Greenshank, 500 Redshanks, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Ravens.
 
 Ringed Plover

Sunday, 16th September 2018

Offshore:
7 Common Scoters west, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Sandwich Terns and 1 Little Gull.

Grounded Migrants
1 Willow Warbler, 2 Wheatears and 1 Grey Wagtail.

Others
13 Wigeons, 28 Teal, 4 Shovelers, 6 Little Egrets, 58 Ringed Plovers, 130 Lapwings, 230 Curlews, 11 Black-tailed Godwits, 62 Turnstones, 74 Sanderlings, 1 Greenshank, 400 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull and 1 Kingfisher.
 
 Shovelers

Saturday, 15th September 2018

Offshore 
4 Shelducks east, 1 Wigeon east, 1 Teal east, 21 Common Scoters west, 4 Sandwich Terns and 1 Little Gull.
 
 Sandwich Terns

Visible Migration:
46 Pink-footed Geese south, 9 Swallows south, 1 Grey Wagtail south, 11 Alba Wagtails south and 26 Meadow Pipits south.

Grounded Migrants
2 Goldcrests, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Whinchat, 6 Wheatears and 4 Robins.
 
 Whinchat

Others
28 Teal, 21 Little Egrets, 132 Ringed Plovers, 115 Lapwings, 1 Whimbrel, 17 Black-tailed Godwits, 31 Turnstones, 168 Sanderlings, 47 Dunlins, 1 Spotted Redshank, 600 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull and 70 Goldfinch.

Friday, 14th September 2018

Offshore:
4 Wigeons west, 3 Pintails west, 12 Common Scoters west, 1 Leach`s Petrel west, 5 Gannets west, 2 Great Skuas west, 1 Razorbill west, 1 Guillemot, 2 Auk sp. west, 3 Sandwich Terns west, 2 Little Gulls west and 27 Kittiwakes west.
 
 Leach's Petrel

Visible Migration:
38 Pink-footed Geese south, 1 Whimbrel west, 3 Swallows south and 3 Meadow Pipits south.

Grounded Migrants 
1 Wheatear.

Others
24 Little Egrets, 62 Ringed Plovers, 215 Lapwings, 1 Whimbrel, 57 Turnstones, 138 Sanderlings, 1 Spotted Redshank, 450 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet and 25 House Martins.
 
 Little Egret

Thursday, 13th September 2018

Offshore
1 Wigeon west, 30 Common Scoters west, 1 Fulmar west, 1 Leach`s Petrel west, 5 Gannets west, 2 Guillemots west, 9 Sandwich Terns west and 30 Kittiwakes west.

Visible Migration 
9 Swallows south, 1 Grey Wagtail south, 3 Alba Wagtails south and 11 Meadow Pipits south.

Others
35 Teal, 4 Little Egrets, 90 Ringed Plovers, 220 Lapwings, 7 Black-tailed Godwits, 96 Turnstones, 85 Sanderlings, 52 Dunlins, 350 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull and 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull.
 
 Yellow-legged Gull

Redshank

Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Offshore
66 Common Scoters west, 1 Red-throated Diver west, 1 Gannet west, 6 Sandwich Terns west and 3 Kittiwakes west.

Visible Migration:
9 Swallows south, 2 Grey Wagtails south, 4 Alba Wagtails south and 32 Meadow Pipits south.

Grounded Migrants
1 Willow Warbler and 3 Wheatears.

Others 
6 Wigeons, 2 Gadwalls, 33 Teal, 2 Shovelers, 12 Little Egrets, 1 Water Rail, 138 Ringed plovers, 300 Lapwings, 1 Whimbrel, 132 Turnstones, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 186 Sanderlings, 165 Dunlins, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 400 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull and 50 Goldfinch.
 
 Curlew Sandpiper

Spotted Redshank

Tuesday, 11th September 2018

Offshore
14 Common Scoters west, 1 Manx Shearwater west, 3 Gannets west, 1 Guillemot west, 2  Auk sp. west, 3 Sandwich Terns west and 9 Kittiwakes west.

Visible Migration 
3 Swallows south.

Grounded Migrants 
1 Wheatear and 1 Grey Wagtail.
 
 Wheatear

Others
22 Teal, 6 Little Egrets, 135 Ringed Plovers, 170 Lapwings, 1 Whimbrel, 53 Turnstones, 1 Ruff, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 108 Sanderlings, 100 Dunlins, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshanks, 475 Redshanks and 1 Kingfisher.
 
 Sanderling

Monday, 10th September 2018

Offshore 
25 Shelducks east, 58 Common Scoters west, 1 Manx Shearwater west, 2 Gannets west, 3 Auk sp. west, 7 Sandwich Terns west and 3 Kittiwakes west.

Grounded Migrants 
2 Wheatears and 1 Yellow Wagtail.

Others 
3 Shovelers, 4 Little Egrets, 220 Ringed Plovers, 360 Lapwings, 9 Black-tailed Godwits, 32 Turnstones, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 215 Sanderlings, 200 Dunlins, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 475 Redshanks, 4 Med. Gulls, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull and 1 Kingfisher.
 
 Curlew Sandpiper (above & below)
 
 
 Purple Sandpiper (above & below)


Sunday, 9th September 2018

Offshore 
1 Teal west, 35 Common Scoters west, 2 Fulmars west, 1 Manx Shearwater west, 12 Gannets west, 1 Great Crested Grebe west, 3 Arctic Skuas west, 2 Guillemots west, 1 Black tern west, 21 Sandwich Terns west, 1 Common Tern west and 11 Kittiwakes west.
 
 Arctic Skuas

Others:
7 Wigeons, 14 Teal, 5 Little Egrets, 185 Ringed Plovers, 400 Lapwings, 1 Whimbrel, 26 Black-tailed Godwits, 65 Turnstones, 175 Sanderlings, 115 Dunlins, 1 Greenshank, 450 Redshanks, 3 Med. Gulls, 4 Stock Doves, 2 Ravens, 40 Linnets and 50 Goldfinch.
 
 Dunlin
 
 Sanderlings
 
 Ringed Plover

Saturday, 8th September 2018

Offshore 
6 Shelducks east, 3 Wigeons west, 95 Common Scoters west, 2 Gannets west, 1 Great Crested Grebe west, 2 Guillemots west, 7 Sandwich Terns west and 1 Kittiwake west.

Grounded Migrants
1 Willow Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 11 Wheatears.
 
 Wheatear

Others 
18 Teal, 7 Little Egrets, 400 Lapwings, 1 Whimbrel, 36 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 525 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull, 1 Kingfisher and 45 Linnets.

Friday, 7th September 2018

Offshore 
2 Teal west, 54 Common Scoters west, 2 Gannets west, 1 Kittiwake west and 19 Sandwich Terns west.

Grounded Migrants 
2 Wheatears.

Others
16 Teal, 9 Little Egrets, 63 Ringed Plovers, 45 Golden Plovers, 370 Lapwings, 47 Black-tailed Godwits, 37 Turnstones, 47 Sanderlings, 80 Dunlins, 480 Redshanks, 2 Med. Gulls, 1 Kingfisher and 60 Goldfinch.
 
 Teal

Thursday, 6th September 2018

Offshore:
5 Shelducks east, 7 Wigeons east, 33 Common Scoters west, 7 Gannets west, 1 Arctic Skua west, 38 Sandwich Terns west and 2 Common Terns west.

Visible Migration:
12 Swallows south and 6 Meadow Pipits south.

Grounded Migration:
3 Wheatears.

Others 
14 Teal, 14 Little Egrets, 36 Ringed Plovers, 220 Lapwings, 120 Black-tailed Godwits, 42 Sanderlings, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 425 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull, 1 juv Hobby, 1 Kingfisher and 45 Goldfinch.
 
 Kingfisher

Wednesday, 5th September 2018

Offshore 
9 Shelducks east, 18 Common Scoters west, 1 Red-throated Diver west, 1 Guillemot west and 24 Sandwich Terns west.

Visible Migration
1 Marsh Harrier in off & south, 2 Sand Martins south, 116 Swallows south, 5 Grey Wagtails south, 5 Alba Wagtails south and 40 Meadow Pipits south.

Grounded Migrants
3 Goldcrests, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Spotted Flycatchers and 2 Wheatears.
 
 Spotted Flycatcher

Others
6 Wigeons, 2 Gadwalls, 17 Teal, 2 Shovelers, 6 Little Egrets, 48 Ringed Plovers, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 38 Turnstones, 17 Sanderlings, 1 Common Sandpiper, 415 Redshanks, 4 Ravens and 45 Linnets.
 
 Raven

Ringing
1 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroats, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Pied Wagtail.
 
 Sedge Warbler

Tuesday, 4th September 2018

Offshore
13 Shelducks east, 1 Wigeon east, 6 Teal east, 17 Common Scoters west, 1 Red-throated Diver west, 1 Gannet west, 1 Guillemot east and 11 Sandwich Terns west.

Visible Migration
64 Swallows south, 5 Grey Wagtails south, 6 Alba Wagtails south, 91 Meadow Pipits south and 1 Reed Bunting east.

Grounded Migrants 
1 Willow Warbler and 4 Wheatears.

Other
7 Little Egrets, 78 Ringed Plovers, 12 Golden Plovers, 375 Lapwings, 1 Whimbrel, 33 Turnstones, 360 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull and 1 Kingfisher.
 
 Little Egret

Great Black-backed Gull

Monday, 3rd September 2018

Offshore:
16 Common Scoters west, 2 Gannets west, 48 Sandwich Terns west and 1 Common Tern west.

Visible Migration
5 Swallows south.

Grounded Migrants 
2 Willow Warblers, 4 Whitethroats, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchats, 22 Wheatears, 22 Pied Wagtails and 1 White Wagtail.
 
 Whicnhat
 
 Wheatear

Others
23 Teal, 3 Shovelers, 12 Little Egrets, 125 Lapwings, 13 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Greenshanks, 350 Redshanks and 1 Med. Gull.

Sunday, 2nd September 2018

Offshore 
7 Shelducks east, 3 Teal east, 30 Common Scoters west, 1 Gannet west, 1 Guillemot west, 18 Sandwich Terns west and 3 Common Terns west.

Visible Migration
32 Swallows south, 6 Grey Wagtails south, 4 Alba Wagtails south and 7 Meadow Pipits south.

Grounded Migrants
1 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcaps, 1 Reed Warbler and 2 Wheatears.

Others:
28 Teal, 8 Little Egrets, 134 Ringed Plovers, 275 Lapwings, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 19 Black-tailed Godwits, 22 Turnstones, 38 Dunlins, 1 Spotted Redshank, 400 Redshanks, 2 Med. Gulls, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Ravens and 45 Linnets.
 
 Bar-tailed Godwit

Raven

Ringing
1 Blackcap plus a control and 1 Reed Warbler.

Saturday, 1st September 2018

Offshore
16 Shelducks east, 1 Teal west, 45 Common Scoters west, 106 Sandwich Terns west and 2 Common Terns west.

Visible Migration:
1 Whimbrel west, 5 Sand Martins south, 264 Swallows south, 8 House Martins east, 7 Grey Wagtails south, 15 Alba Wagtails south, 4 Tree Pipits south and 9 meadow Pipits south.

Grounded Migrants
4 Blackcaps, 2 Whitethroats and 1 Wheatear.

Others
8 Little Egrets, 1 Water Rail, 195 Ringed Plovers, 275 Lapwings, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 23 Turnstones, 27 Sanderlings, 300 Dunlins, 1 Spotted Redshank, 380 Redshanks, 2 Med. Gulls, 1 Kingfisher and 40 Linnets.
 
 Linnet

Ringing:
10 Swallows, 3 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Blue Tit, 3 Blackcaps, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Dunnock.
 
 Whitethroat
 
 Blackcap

Friday, 31st August 2018

Offshore 
10 Shelducks east, 168 Common Scoters west and 21 Sandwich Terns.

Visible Migration:
85 Swallows south, 23 House martins east, 1 Yellow Wagtail south, 3 Grey Wagtails south, 19 Alba Wagtails south, 3 Tree Pipits south, 76 Meadow Pipits south and 1 Siskin east.

Others
2 Shovelers, 19 Little Egrets, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Water Rail, 250 Lapwings, 360 Curlews, 13 Black-tailed Godwits, 65 Turnstones, 80 Dunlins, 1 Greenshank, 380 Redshanks and 1 Kingfisher.
 
 Marsh Harrier