Saturday, 30 April 2016
The wind dropped somewhat though still far from being flat calm. This seemed to be an incentive for a few migrants to drop in on route northwards. A pair of Canada Geese were not the migrants we were expecting though. The two seen on The Narrows becoming the second record this year following the flock of three seen just over 2 weeks ago.
A new arrival of warblers overnight totalled one Grasshopper Warbler, two Sedge Warblers, seven Blackcaps, 47 Willow Warblers, and four Goldcrests. The Sanderlings on The Narrows increased to three today with also three Ringed Plovers, one Bar-tailed Godwit, 30 Whimbrels, four Common Sandpipers, and nine Turnstones present. A Cuckoo was heard on the West Coast with other migrant counts totalling one Sand Martin, 35 Swallows, 21 Wheatears, two Siskins, ten Goldfinches, and one Lesser Redpoll.