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Monday 25th September 2017

Singles of Brambling and Redwing in the morning were obvious signs of the impending season. Wildfowl counts included over 300 Teal, 9 Wigeon, 190 Greylags and a single Pink-footed Goose present. Waders included a Green Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank and Greenshank with a Turnstone and 4 Ringed Plovers noted over the dunes.

Two Kingfishers were recorded and migrant passerines counted around the Observatory and Dunes included 10 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcaps, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackbirds, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Whinchat and 2 Pied Flycatchers in the Pines.