Monday, 14 September 2009

14th September

Seawatching featured for a good part of the day and produced the best totals so far this autumn, the best bits being a cory's shearwater in the morning and a great shearwater early afternoon, plus 97 sooty shearwater, 118 manx shearwater, a leach's petrel, 301 kittiwakes and the first 26 pink-footed geese of the autumn. 2 pectoral sandpipers were on Kirbest Mire and common migrants consisted of 2 lesser whitethroat, 1 whitethroat, a pied flycatcher, a stonechat and 5 willow warbler. 2 barred warblers included a bird at the Surgery and a 2nd trapped at Holland, where unusually a smart lapland bunting was trapped and ringed in the evening. Also noted were 5 great northern divers and 2 merlin.

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