Sunday, 8 September 2013

6th-7th September

The 6th was largely uneventful with just the lingering Pectoral and Curlew Sandpipers to report-both of which were also still present on the 7th by which time the wind had swung to a south-easterly at midday resulting in a few new passerine arrivals too. A Marsh Warbler at the Observatory and Barred Warbler at Holland were the pick of these, while a Rosefinch caught and ringed at the latter site late on was a good indicator that more may arrive tomorrow. Single Redstart and Black Redstart were also seen and the Crossbill remains at the Observatory, while a top effort by the sea-watchers saw 80 Sooty Shearwaters, 2592 Fulmars and 2332 Gannets (a record count) pass the hide in 7 hours. There was also an increase in wildfowl with 322 Wigeon and 21 Pintail most notable.
Marsh Warbler

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