3rd October 2015
Evening update: A dark morph Honey-buzzard flew south-west in the afternoon (MJP), while a Long-tailed Skua, a Red-necked Grebe and two Mediterranean Gulls were sea-watching rewards this morning (BP, JS).
Earlier: Cloudy and relatively still conditions today, and but for a few more Song Thrushes, Blackbirds and Redpolls, it was otherwise pretty much as you were (see below) across the area; three Redwings arrived in the afternoon. Ringing totals to follow.
Yesterday’s (2nd) records included two Kingfishers on the Brigg (presumably the birds from a week or so ago, continuing an excellent year for this species), 157 Pink-footed Geese south, a White Wagtail at Carr Naze pond, a Short-eared Owl at the Tip, and common migrant totals of 25 Goldcrests, 18 Song Thrushes, 35 Siskins, 13 Redpolls, 35 Long-tailed Tits, 55 Meadow Ppits, 110 Skylarks (including 75 through), four late Swallows and eight Chiffchaffs. A good total of 230 Lapwings came in to roost at the Dams, where two Little Egrets also roosted (after spending the afternoon at East Lea).