On land a Grey Heron was still lingering, and a Wigeon was seen briefly in Solfach. A Merlin, was still seen on the South End hunting. Water Rail numbers rose to five today, with a couple in the Withies. Wader highlights were made up of one Ringed Plover, one Golden Plover, seven Purple Sandpipers, one Dunlin, one Bar-tailed Godwit and 43 Turnstones, whilst a Jack Snipe and three Common Snipes were flushed from the Wetlands. The Withies also produced a Woodcock, a bird which we hope to see more of as the winter begins to properly set in. A total of 17 Skylarks were dotted around the island, and two Swallows and three Wheatears were late passage birds. Thrushes have slowed down again, with only nine Blackbirds, three Song Thrushes and two Redwings recorded.
Warblers are still inhabiting the bushes and trees of the island, two Blackcap, two Yellow-browed Warblers, ten Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, 34 Goldcrests and two Firecrest were all present today.