Sunday 20th September 2015

Today saw the first real arrivals of Pink-feet with 89 recorded coming in off the sea during the afternoon. On the seawatch a Brent Goose, 2 Eiders, 250 Common Scoters, a female Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Red-throated Divers, 93 Gannets, a Shag, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 12 Great Skuas, 48 Sandwich Terns, and 1 Common Tern were seen. Also of note were 2 Spoonbills in Thornham Harbour, 4 Marsh Harriers, 5 Buzzards, 7 Black-tailed Godwits, a Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 6 Snipe, a Short-eared Owl east over the grazing marsh, a Kingfisher in Thornham Harbour, 11 Swallows, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, 1 Stonechat, 2 Yellow and 2 Grey Wagtails over calling, 3 Redpolls, 75 Siskins and 15+ Reed Buntings.