26th & 27th August 2013

Update for the last two days: 27th – a Common Crane flew high and south this afternoon (MJP), Curlew Sandpipers were at the Tip and the Brigg end, and a Balearic Shearwater, a Pomarine Skua and four Sooty Shearwaters passed the Brigg this evening.

Grounded migrants were still trickling in under clear skies and very light winds, although numbers are down on the previous couple of days – Willow Warblers numbered at least 25, while Pied Flycatchers, Whinchats, Wheatears, Redstarts, Chiffchaffs and the commoner Sylvia warblers were all well scattered.

Curlew Sandpiper on the Brigg this evening ( Mark Pearson)

Curlew Sandpiper on the Brigg this evening (Mark Pearson)

26th (yesterday): Plenty of common migrants continued to arrive as drift conditions continued; a Jack Snipe was at the Tip, a Marsh Harrier was west of the Dams, and the Icterine Warbler was trapped in the Top Scrub.

Late news for the 25th: An additional Icterine Warbler and a Wryneck were at Parish Wood late evening (T&JD).