Wednesday, 24th October 2018

Offshore
47 Eiders, 31 Common Scoters west, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers west, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 6 Auk sp. west.

Visible Migration 
5 Whooper Swans south and 1 Merlin in off.

Others 
475 Pink-footed Geese, 425 Wigeons, 1 Gadwall, 180 Teal, 6 Little Egrets, 450 Lapwings, 33 Black-tailed Godwits, 125 Turnstones, 90 Dunlins, 9 Snipe, 1 Med. Gull, 1 Kingfisher and 3 Rock Pipits.
 
Skylark

Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

Offshore
4 Wigeons west, 7 Teal west, 40 Common Scoters west, 1 Red-breasted Merganser west, 3 Red-throated Divers west, 2 Great Crested Grebes west, 2 Razorbills west, 1 Guillemot west and 9 Auk sp. west.

Grounded Migrants
1 Stonechat and 3 Redwings.

Stonechat

Others
400 Pink-footed Geese, 440 Wigeons, 1 Gadwall, 270 Teal, 6 Little Egrets, 42 Grey Plovers, 500 Lapwings, 22 Black-tailed Godwits, 160 Turnstones, 70 Dunlins, 425 Redshanks, 1 Jack Snipe, 27 Snipe, 1 Med. Gull and 1 Kingfisher.

Monday, 22nd October 2018

Offshore
3 Wigeons west, 61 Common Scoters west, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers west, 4 Red-throated Divers west, 2 Great crested Grebes west, 1 Razorbill west and 8 Auk sp. west.

Visible Migration
11 Whooper Swans south, 44 Wood Pigeons east, 4 Collared Doves west, 150 Jackdaws south, 6 Carrion Crows south, 3 Skylarks south, 152 Starlings west, 19 Redwings east, 2 Alba Wagtails south, 13 Meadow Pipits south, 1 Brambling south/south-east, 59 Chaffinch south/south-east, 6 Goldfinch south, 2 Redpolls east and 1 Reed Bunting south.
 
 Whooper Swans

Woodpigeons

Grounded Migrants:
4 Goldcrests, 2 Coal Tits, 1 Chifchaff, 1 Treecreeper, 8 Redwings and 4 Lesser Redpolls.

Others 
430 Wigeons, 1 Gadwall, 160 Teal, 1 Goldeneye, 7 Little Egrets, 29 Ringed Plovers, 500 Lapwings, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 135 Turnstones, 45 Dunlins, 11 Snipe, 1 Med. Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Merlin and 2 Rock Pipits.
 
 Goldeneye

Sunday, 21st October 2018

Offshore 
3 Shelducks east, 15 Common Scoters west, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers west, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Auk sp. west.

Visible Migration
32 Starlings west, 1 Fieldfare south, 2 Meadow Pipits south, 40 Chaffinch south and 6 Siskins south.

Grounded migrants 
1 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Redwings and 1 Wheatear.

Others 
420 Wigeons, 1 Gadwall, 130 Teal, 8 Shovelers, 6 Little Egrets, 500 Lapwings, 12 Golden Plovers, 9 Black-tailed Godwits, 85 Dunlins, 2 Med. Gulls, 1 Merlin and 1 Rock Pipit.

Ringing 
6 Blue Tits and 6 Long-tailed Tits.
 
 Long-tailed Tit

Saturday, 20th October 2018

Offshore
18 Shelducks west, 28 Common Scoters west, 1 Red-breasted Merganser east, 1 Red-throated Diver west, 1 Great crested Grebe east, 6 Razorbills west and 2 Auk sp. west.

Visible Migration 
100 Jackdaws south, 7 Rooks south, 7 Skylarks south, 73 Starlings west, 1 Tree Sparrow south, 3 Alba Wagtails south, 14 Meadow pipits south, 7 Bramblings south/south-east, 65 Chaffinch south/south-east, 12 Goldfinch south, 1 Siskin south and 4 Reed Buntings south.

Grounded Migrants
2 Goldcrests, 4 Coal Tits, 1 Chiffchaff, 18 Redwings and 3 Song Thrushes.

Others 
750 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 325 Wigeons, 1 Gadwall, 170 Teal, 3 Pintails, 6 Shovelers, 6 Little Egrets, 3 Water Rails, 450 Lapwings, 7 Snipe, 1 Med. Gull, 2 Rock Pipits and 75 Goldfinch.
 
 Pink-footed Goose

Ringing 
1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Great Tits, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Chaffinches, 1 Goldfinch and 4 Reed Buntings.
 
 Sparrowhawk
 
 Blackbird

Friday, 19th October 2018

Offshore 
16 Wigeons west, 3 Teal west, 4 Mallards west, 53 Common Scoters west, 1 Red-throated Diver west, 2 Great Crested Grebes and 1 Guillemot east.

Visible Migration
4 Whooper Swans south, 2 Ravens south, 9 Skylarks south, 354 Starlings west, 3 Blackbirds south-east, 7 Redwings south-east, 1 Mistle Thrush south, 3 Tree Sparrows south, 6 Alba Wagtails south, 19 Meadow Pipits south, 20 Bramblings south/south-east, 348 Chaffinch south/south-east, 33 Greenfinch south, 30 Goldfinch south, 4 Siskins east, 14 Linnets south and 3 Reed Buntings south/south-east.
 
 Whooper Swans

Grounded Migrants 
2 Goldcrests, 3 Coal Tits, 9 Redwings, 4 Song Thrushes and 1 Brambling.

Others 
315 Wigeons, 250 Teal, 8 Shovelers, 6 Little Egrets, 1 Water Rail, 500 Lapwings, 135 Turnstones, 70 Dunlins, 450 Redshanks, 3 Med. Gulls, 2 Stock Doves and 1 Kingfisher.
 
 Wigeon

Ringing
2 Blue Tits, 2 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 1 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch and 2 Reed Buntings.
 
 Redwing

Thursday, 18th October 2018

Offshore:
1 Teal west, 33 Common Scoters west, 2 Red-throated Divers west, 3 Great Crested Grebes and 2 Auk sp. east.

Visible Migration 
74 Pink-footed Geese south, 1 Sparrowhawk in off, 2 Buzzards south-east, 16 Wood Pigeons east, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker west, 526 Jackdaws south, 7 Rooks south, 28 Carrion Crows south, 3 Ravens in off, 81 Skylarks south, 2 Swallows south, 9 Long-tailed Tits south, 150 Starlings west, 4 Redwings east, 3 Tree Sparrows south, 1 Grey Wagtail south, 9 Alba Wagtails south, 39 Meadow Pipits south, 3 Rock Pipits west, 13 Bramblings east/south-east, 147 Chaffinch east/south-east, 11 Greenfinch south, 19 Goldfinch south, 5 Siskins east, 11 Linnets south, 3 Redpolls east, 11 Reed Buntings south/south-east and 1 Snow Bunting west.
 
 Ravens
 
 Jackdaws

Grounded Migrants
6 Goldcrests, 10 Coal Tits, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Song Thrushes and 8 Redwings.

Others
6 Whooper Swans, 450 Pink-footed Geese, 330 Wigeons, 1 Gadwall, 2 Pintails, 300 Teal, 8 Shovelers, 9 Little Egrets, 500 Lapwings, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 85 Turnstones, 475 Redshanks, 4 Snipe, 1 Med. Gull and 1 Raven.
 
 Whooper Swans

Ringing
3 Goldcrests,10 Blue Tits, 1 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 10 Pied Wagtails and 2 Reed Buntings.
 
 Treecreeper

Wednesday, 17th October 2018

Offshore 
75 Eiders, 14 Common Scoters west, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Red-throated Diver west and 1 Great Crested Grebe.

Visible Migration
1 Snipe south, 72 Jackdaws south, 10 Rooks south, 7 Carrion Crows south, 7 Skylarks south, 66 Starlings west, 1 Song Thrush south-east, 3 Redwings east, 6 Mistle Thrushes south, 3 Alba Wagtails south, 14 Meadow Pipits south, 76 Chaffinch east/south-east, 7 Goldfinch south, 3 Siskins east, 3 Linnets south, 2 Redpolls east and 5 Reed Buntings south/south-east.

Grounded Migrants
5 Goldcrests, 5 Coal Tits, 2 Stonechats and 1 Wheatear.

Others:
315 Wigeons, 1 Gadwall, 160 Teal, 3 Little Egrets, 450 Lapwings, 53 Black-tailed Godwits, 73 Turnstones, 80 Dunlins, 420 Redshanks, 1 Black Tern and 1 Med. Gull.
 
 Black Tern

Tuesday, 16th October 2018

Offshore 
1 Shelduck east, 41 Common Scoters west, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers west, 2 Red-throated Divers west and 1 Auk sp. west.

Visible Migration 
11 Starlings east, 2 Redwings east, 3 Alba Wagtails south, 13 Meadow Pipits south, 1 Rock Pipit west, 46 Chaffinch east, 4 Greenfinch east and 1 Reed Bunting east.

Grounded Migrants
6 Goldcrests, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Stonechat and 1 Wheatear.

Others
400 Pink-footed Geese, 380 Wigeons, 1 Gadwall, 170 Teal, 3 Pintails, 10 Little Egrets, 400 Lapwings, 42 Black-tailed Godwits, 135 Turnstones, 1 Greenshank, 360 Redshanks, 12 Snipe and 1 Raven.
 
 Little Egret

Ringing
1 Goldcrest, 4 Blue Tits, 2 Great Tits, 1 Coal Tit and 1 Chaffinch.

Monday, 15th October 2018

Offshore:
3 Shelducks east, 6 Wigeons west, 55 Common Scoters west, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers and 3 Red-throated Divers west.

Visible Migration
7 Whooper Swans south, 163 Pink-footed Geese south, 7 Collared Doves south, 62 Jackdaws south, 11 Carrion Crows south, 29 Skylarks south, 2 Coal Tits south, 23 Starlings south, 2 Tree Sparrows south, 1 Redwing south, 1 Grey Wagtail south, 6 Alba Wagtails south, 86 Meadow Pipits south, 1 Rock Pipit west, 5 Bramblings east, 86 Chaffinch east, 5 Greenfinch east, 21 Goldfinch south, 6 Siskins east, 27 Linnets
south, 2 Redpolls east and 4 Reed Buntings east.
 
 Jackdaws

Grounded Migrants
4 Goldcrests, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap and 1 Wheatear.

Others 
360 Wigeons, 1 Gadwall, 270 Teal, 9 Little Egrets, 440 Lapwings, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 215 Turnstones, 1 Green sandpiper, 440 Redshanks, 1 Jack Snipe, 26 Snipe, 2 Med. Gulls and 1 Kingfisher.
 
 Gadwall

Ringing
1 Goldcrest, 1 Blackbird, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch and 3 Reed Buntings.
 
 Reed Bunting

Sunday, 14th October 2018

Offshore 
2 Wigeons west, 68 Eiders, 17 Common Scoters west, 1 Red-breasted Merganser east, 2 Red-throated Divers west, 1 Great Crested grebe east and 1 Guillemot.

Visible Migration
7 Skylarks south, 9 Alba Wagtails south, 143 Meadow Pipits south, 1 Rock Pipit west, 53 Chaffinch south, 2 Siskins south, 2 Linnets south, 1 Redpoll south and 7 Reed Buntings south.

Grounded Migrants
5 Goldcrests, 4 Coal Tits, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Fieldfares, 4 Song Thrushes, 20 Redwings, 1 Wheatear, 2 Grey Wagtails and 1 Siskin.

Others
285 Wigeons, 250 Teal, 5 Shovelers, 3 Pochards, 13 Little Egrets, 2 Water Rails, 46 Ringed Plovers, 400 Lapwings, 11 Black-tailed Godwits, 85 Turnstones, 78 Sanderlings, 1 Spotted Redshank, 450 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull, 1 Barn Owl and 1 Raven.
 
 Little Grebe

Ringing
1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Blue Tits, 1 Great Tit, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Wrens, 1 Blackbird, 18 Pied Wagtails and 2 Goldfinch.
 
 Sparrowhawk
 
 Chiffchaff

Saturday, 13th October 2018

A day of persistent heavy rain, but a few migrants were around including another Yellow-browed Warbler. This bird was found in IGs back garden, being very vocal and feeding in the sycamores. The bird was trapped and ringed in a brief spell of better weather.

Yellow-browed warbler

Offshore
43 Eiders, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers and 1 Great Crested Grebe.

Grounded Migrants 
4 Goldcrests, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler,1 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackbirds, 3 Song Thushes, 2 Bramblings and 50 Chaffinch.
 
 Yellow-browed Warbler

Others
140 Wigeons, 55 Teal, 3 Little Egrets, 240 Lapwings, 115 Turnstones, 300 Redshanks, 1 Kingfisher and 100 Goldfinch.

Ringing
1 Yellow-browed Warbler.

Friday, 12th October 2018

Offshore 
2 pale-bellied Brent Geese west, 1 Shelduck east, 18 Wigeons west, 5 Pintails west, 17 Common Scoters west, 4 Red-throated Divers west, 1 Guillemot west and 2 Auk sp. west.

Grounded Migrants
6 Coal Tits, 4 Goldcrests, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Song Thrushes, 23 Redwings and 1 Lesser Redpoll.

Others
325 Pink-footed Geese, 145 Wigeons, 60 Teal, 1 Pintail, 6 Little Egrets, 270 Lapwings, 84 Turnstones, 375 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull, 1 Rock Pipit and 100 Goldfinch.
 
 Rock Pipit

Thursday, 11th October 2018

A Red Kite flew west along the promenade this morning and is only the 3rd Obs record. During the afternoon the first Yellow-browed Warbler of the autumn was found. An elusive bird due to the windy conditions, it favoured a sheltered area near the duck pond.

Red Kite

Offshore 
3 Shelducks east, 34 Wigeons west, 5 Teal west, 28 Common Scoters west, 3 Red-throated Divers west, 1 Great Crested Grebe west and 2 Auk sp. west.

Visible Migration 
500 Pink-footed Geese north, 1 Red Kite west, 5 Skylarks south, 21 Starlings east, 3 Song Thrushes south-east, 3 Redwings east, 2 Grey Wagtails south, 9 Alba Wagtails south, 16 Meadow Pipits south, 1 Rock Pipit east, 6 Bramblings east, 142 Chaffinch east, 3 Greenfinch east, 11 Goldfinch south, 2 Siskins east and 2 Reed Buntings east.

Grounded Migrants 
7 Goldcrests, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 5 Song Thrushes, 11 Redwings and 1 Wheatear.
 
 Yellow-browed Warbler

Others 
170 Wigeons, 110 Teal, 4 Shovelers, 7 Little Egrets, 29 Ringed Plovers, 16 Golden Plovers, 420 Lapwings, 58 Turnstones, 37 Sanderlings, 500 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull and 100 Goldfinch.

Wednesday, 10th October 2018

A decent vis mig day today with a nice selection of species on the move, but lacking in numbers.The highlight was three Crossbills which flew east, plus the first Fieldfares and Bramblings of the Autumn.

Offshore 
12 Wigeons west, 43 Common Scoters west, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers west, 2 Guillemots west and 8 Auk sp. west.

Visible Migration
1820 Pink-footed Geese north, 1 Grey Heron west, 5 Golden Plovers south, 5 Collared Doves south, 8 Magpies south, 118 Jackdaws south, 3 Rooks south, 13 Carrion Crows south, 5 Blue Tits south, 9 Coal Tits south, 57 Skylarks south, 14 Long-tailed Tits south, 11 Starlings south, 3 Fieldfares east, 21 Redwings east, 5 Mistle Thrushes south, 8 Tree Sparrows south, 4 Grey Wagtails south, 14 Alba Wagtails south, 133 Meadow Pipits south, 6 Bramblings east/south-east, 110 Chaffinch east/south-east, 18 Greenfinch east/south-east, 21 Linnets south, 1 Redpoll east, 3 Crossbills east, 44 Goldfinch south/south-east, 12 Siskins east/south-east and 9 Reed Buntings south/south-east.
 
 Pink-footed Geese

Magpies

Grounded Migrants:
2 Goldcrests, 4 Coal Tits, 2 Chiffchaffs, 7 Song Thrushes, 2 Stonechats, 4 Wheatears and 1 Brambling.
 
 Wheatear

Others 
400 Pink-footed geese, 160 Wigeons, 75 Teal, 8 Shovelers, 4 Little Egrets, 31 Ringed
Plovers, 29 Grey Plovers, 270 Lapwings, 86 Turnstones, 52 Sanderlings, 412 Redshanks and
1 Med. Gull.

Ringing
2 Coal Tits, 1 Cettis Warbler, 1 House Sparrow, 2 Pied Wagtails and 1 Chaffinch.
 
 Pied Wagtail
 
 Coal Tit

Tuesday, 9th October 2018

Offshore 
2 Teal west, 51 Common Scoters west, 1 Red-breasted Merganser west, 5 Red-throated Divers west, 2 Razorbills west, 8 Auk sp. west and 1 Little Gull west.

Visible Migration 
5 Little Egrets west, 1 Greenshank west, 1 Kestrel in off & south, 4 Carrion Crows south, 7 Skylarks south, 2 Swallows south, 1 Grey Wagtail south, 6 Alba Wagtails south, 1 Rock Pipit west, 18 Meadow Pipits south, 15 Chaffinch south-east and 2 Reed Buntings south.

Grounded Migrants
1 Goldcrest and 1 Wheatear.

Others
155 Wigeons, 2 Gadwalls, 36 Teal, 9 Shovelers, 3 Pochards, 8 Little Egrets, 1 Water Rail, 39 Ringed Plovers, 300 Lapwings, 9 Black-tailed Godwits, 92 Turnstones, 2 Ruff, 118 Sanderlings, 425 Redshanks, 1 Med. Gull, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 80 Goldfinch and 38 Linnets.
 
 Wigeon

Monday, 8th October 2018

Offshore
3 Pintails west, 43 Common Scoters west, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers west, 6 Red-throated Divers west, 1 Gannet west, 2 Razorbills west, 5 Guillemots west, 21 Auk sp. west and 2 Kittiwakes west.

Visible Migration
6 Redwings south-east, 3 Alba Wagtails south, 14 Meadow Pipits south and 6 Chaffinch south-east.

Grounded Migrants
2 Goldcrests and 1 Wheatear.

Others
215 Wigeons, 70 Teal, 14 Shovelers, 3 Pochards, 4 Little Egrets, 34 Ringed Plovers, 300 Lapwings, 75 Turnstones, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 182 Sanderlings, 75 Dunlins, 425 Redshanks, 2 Med. Gulls and 80 Goldfinch.
 
 Shovelers
 
 Little Egrets

Sunday, 7th October 2018

Offshore:
38 Eiders, 29 Common Scoters west, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers west, 6 Red-throated Divers west, 1 Great Northern Diver - flew west then landed on the sea off the point, 1 Great Crested Grebe west, 1 Guillemot west and 5 Auk sp. west.

Visible Migration 
56 Pink-footed Geese south, 4 Collared Doves south, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker west, 3 Jays west, 8 Carrion Crows south, 27 Skylarks south, 8 Redwings south/south-east, 9 Mistle Thrushes south/south-east, 1 Tree Sparrow west, 3 Grey Wagtails south, 19 Alba Wagtails south, 68 Meadow Pipits south, 21 Chaffinch east/south-east, 13 Greenfinch east/south-east, 6 Goldfinch south/south-east, 16 Linnets south and 1 Reed Bunting east.

Grounded Migrants 
2 Goldcrests, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap and 2 Song Thrushes.

Others
133 Wigeons, 1 Gadwall, 55 Teal, 9 Little Egrets, 450 Lapwings, 11 Golden Plovers, 17 Black-tailed Godwits, 75 Turnstones, 31 Sanderlings, 400 Redshanks, 1 Jack Snipe, 17 Snipe, 2 Med. Gulls, 2 Stock Doves, 1 Rock Pipit, 50 Goldfinch and 37 Linnets.
 
 Sanderling

Saturday, 6th October 2018

Offshore 
4 Wigeons west, 26 Common Scoters west, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers west, 3 Red-throated Divers west, 1 Guillemot west and 8 Auk sp. west.

Visible Migration
260 Pink-footed Geese south, 24 Skylarks south, 2 Grey Wagtails south, 13 Alba Wagtails south, 44 Meadow Pipits south, 11 Chaffinch east/south-east, 3 Greenfinch east/south-east, 2 Goldfinch east, 1 Siskin east and 2 Reed Buntings east.

Grounded Migrants
2 Goldcrests, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Stonechat.

Others 
170 Pink-footed Geese, 165 Wigeons, 1 Gadwall, 70 Teal, 3 Shovelers, 6 Little Egrets, 2 Water Rails, 33 Ringed Plovers, 415 Lapwings, 6 Black-tailed Godwits, 48 Turnstones, 57 Sanderlings, 36 Dunlins, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 500 Redshanks, 2 Med. Gulls, 1 Barn Owl and 1 Stonechat.
 
 Barn Owl

Ringed Plover

Friday, 5th October 2018

Offshore:
3 Teal west, 27 Common Scoters west, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers west, 1 Great crested Grebe, 1 Guillemot and 2 Auk sp. west.

Visible Migration:
4 Skylarks south, 3 Swallows south, 1 Grey Wagtail south, 6 Alba Wagtails south, 84 Meadow Pipits south and 6 Chaffinch south.

Grounded Migrants 
2 Goldcrests and 2 Wheatears.
 
 Wheatear

Others:
450 Pink-footed Geese, 158 Wigeons, 1 Gadwall, 43 Teal, 7 Little Egrets, 38 Ringed Plovers, 300 Lapwings, 52 Turnstones, 43 Sanderlings, 1 Greenshank, 475 Redshanks, 8 Snipe, 1 Med. Gull and 1 Stonechat.