Wednesday 7th September 2016

A few passage migrants around this morning with 6 Chiffchaffs, 12 Willow Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Whitethroats, 3 Sedge and 8 Reed Warblers, a Redstart, 2 Whinchats including our recent colour-ringed bird, a Wheatear and 3 Stonechats. On the sea, 250 Common Scoters, a Fulmar, 20 Sandwich and 10 Common Terns were counted. Two Water Rails were also of note.

Ian Simon's photo of Whinchat (left) and Wheatear (right) on the east bank

Caption reads - 'where did you get those pretty bracelets?!'