10th September 2018

A surge of visible migration at the Gap saw 3619 Meadow Pipits south, supported by an Osprey, 420 Siskins and 99 House Martins all south among others (as always see Trektellen.org for full counts). 

Roseate Tern, Brigg (Mark Pearson)

Today’s other star birds were the adult and juvenile Roseate Terns on the Brigg End in the evening, accompanied by 25 Sandwich, one Arctic and one Common; 11 Purple Sandpipers were among the waders there. At the Dams, fours of Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper and Greenshank were present as well as a Ruff, four Snipe, a Water Rail and a Shoveler.