On Sunday 1st October, a SSE 4 with some rain and overcast is a little bit better than what we have had lately.
Out from 7.15am until 11am. A sea watch from the north seat this morning had 1 Arctic Skua N, 4 Bonxies N, 16 Shag S, 11 Arctic Terns S, 1 adult and 1 juv Red throated Diver just offshore, the juvvy begging from the adult. I dont think I've seen that down here before. 11 Common Scoter and 3 male Velvet Scoter N.
Migrants were few and far between with 3 Greenland Wheatears, 1 Swallow S, 1 probable Richards Pipit flushed from weedy stubble called once briefly before flying two fields away. Rob and me followed it to the area last seen but could not flush it a second time. It was as large as a skylark with a long broad tail. It called 'churrup' like a sparrow and towered away. If only I could have had a second flush...
Also of note were 13 Robins, 1 Rock Pipit, 4 Pink footed Geese S, 75+ Skylarks, 1 Mistle Thrush, 25+ Grey Partridge, 14+ Reed Bunting, 6+ Yellowhammer, 30+ Linnet, 40+ Goldfinch, 10+ Greenfinch, 24+ Tree Sparrows and 1+ Sparrowhawk.