Sunday, October 08, 2006

7th October 2006

SN Reservoirs 0650-1030hrs MJP, LP
cool, sunny. Brisk W.

Lesser Redpoll - 1
Meadow Pipit - 16 (over)
Wigeon - 1
Sand Martin - 34 (sw)
House Martin - 20
Greylag - 5 (w)
Black-headed Gull - 45
LBB Gull - 8
Kingfisher - 2
Gadwall - 50
Shoveler - 30

A quiet (and cold) morning on patch, with no grounded migrants but for a Lesser Redpoll (in from the south). 34 Sand Martins moved SW at first light, with 20 House Martins soon after (many of which hawked insects around the reservoirs for several hours). A solitary Wigeon was present, Gadwall and Shoveler numbers are high, and five Greylags were the first to be recorded for several months.

Migrant Hawkers are still out in force, and at least 15 Red Admirals moved through.