11th September 2014

The juvenile / first winter Black Guillemot returned to the north of the bay for its third day this morning, while a small arrival of passerines in the Top Scrub in the late afternoon included an exceptionally early Brambling, single Pied and Spotted Flycatchers, 12 Goldcrests and 10 Chiffchaffs (the latter now very much usurping Willow Warblers, as expected at this time of year).

Brambling, Top Scrub (Mark Pearson)

Brambling, Top Scrub (Mark Pearson)

The sea remains very quiet, although wildfowl have inevitably begun to move, with 150 Teal and 202 Common Scoters past this morning. 20 Wigeon and 17 Teal were also in the bay.

Yesterday’s ringing totals are now posted – see that post for further details.