29th September 2016

A surprisingly productive morning for visible migration (given the strong winds) resulted in 1184 House Martins, 324 Meadow Pipits, 386 Goldfinches and two Lapland Buntings south at the Gap; good passage there yesterday included three Curlew Sandpipers north and 89 Siskins south (KC). Full counts as ever over on Trektellen.  

Green Sandpiper (MIke Cole)

Green Sandpiper (MIke Cole)

Otherwise, the Dams has the been the centre of attention with the brilliant season for waders continuing (thanks to near-perfect water management there this year): highlights from yesterday and today include a Jack Snipe, a Curlew Sandpiper, 26 Dunlin, three Black-tailed Godwits, nine Common Snipe, two Ruff, a Green Sandpiper, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover and up to six Ringed Plovers, as well as at least one Yellow-browed Warbler lingering there (mo). Pink-footed Geese have been on the move in daily double figures, with 240 south this evening the first three-figure count.