Ferry Pool: A bit of variety this morning, including a Little Stint, a Common Sandpiper and a total of 9 Avocets, plus the usual Snipe and Green Sandpiper and 10 Black-tailed Godwits (AH).
Brent Geese moving west, and Stonechat in the gardens at the Bill (OM)
Monday, 22nd September: A bright and lovely early autumn morning.... but decidedly chilly at first after a clear night, with a subtle shift in the wind to N or NNW.
White's Creek was alive with waders again this morning after seemingly being devoid of them a few days ago... including at least 4 Curlew Sandpipers, 6+ Spotted Redshanks, 10 Greenshank, 24 Golden Plover, 20 Grey Plover and 50 Black-tailed Godwits amongst the many Redshanks and Wigeon and 6 Brent Geese. Additionally there were 2 Kingfishers, 2 Grey Wagtails, 64 Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 Lesser Black-backed and 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 18 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Cetti's Warblers and a steady stream of hirundines, mostly Swallows, moving east (OM).
On the Breach Pool a Water Rail showed and a second bird called; also 67 Black-tailed Godwits and 6 Common Snipe there. In the field at the back of Owl Copse were around 80 Meadow Pipits with 3 Yellow Wagtails amongst them. Macracarpa Copse, true to form, was quiet with 3 Chiffchaffs together with 2 Buzzards and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. At 1130 there were some 300 Swallows over the Harbour. (JDW/OM)
Ferry Pool: Same as usual - a Green Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper, a Snipe, 4 Avocets and a few Black-tailed Godwits, Lapwings and Teal. (AH/CRJ)
Ferry Channel/Long Pool: Along Ferry Channel there were 1 Kingfisher..14 Dunlin..1 Little Stint..1 Whimbrel (CRJ).
Around the Long Pool there were 2 Cettis Warbler.. 1 Reed Warbler.. 1 Whitethroat.. 10 Blackcap.. 20 Chiffchaff.. 10 Meadow Pipit.. 3 Stonechat.. 8 Reed Bunting.. 2 Yellowhammer.. 5 Greenfinch.. 2 Chaffinch.. 2 Buzzard.. 4 Grey Partridge with a further 8 Avocets in the Harbour (CRJ).
This evening a Spotted Redshank was in Ferry Channel, and along the Long Pool approximately 20 Blackcaps, 10 Chiffchaffs and 10 Reed Warblers amongst a big roving mixed flock looking to go to roost in the reeds or bushes. (AH)
Highlights this evening included 5 Wheatears at Park Farm, 3 Stonechats in the horse field, a Water Rail flying low over the first Several before dropping into the reed beds, a Greenshank and 10 Mediterranean gulls. (S&SaH)