Saturday, 26 October 2013
25th - 26th October
We've had mixed bag of weather over the last couple of days with blazing winds and driving rain and nice, calm, sunny spells in between; good conditions in the morning of the 25th produced four Greenland White-fronted Geese in with the Greylags with single Canada and Barnacle Geese also noted, the Wood Sandpiper and Black-tailed Godwit remain and a single Little Auk was seen. There were a few new passerines seen in calmer conditions on the 26th with two Goldfinches and a Crossbill of particular note along with a new Garden Warbler plus lingering Stonechat, Yellowhammer and White Wagtail while small numbers of other migrants included an increased 27 Robins and a sprinkling of Thrushes, Blackcaps, Goldcrests, Chiffchaffs and Finches. Seven Great-northern Divers was also an increased count.