Sunday 30th September – Simon – 249 pink feet, 8 pintail, 6 gooseander
Saturday 29th September – Paul Goldcrest, 7 swallow, whimbrel, 4 chiffchaff, tree sparrow, siskin, stonechat, 900+ pink feet geese, 7 snipe, 120 wigeon, kingfisher, 2 pintail, hornet again seen, devouring a wasp, speckled wood, red admiral. Simon also recorded 2 gannet, peregrine and a sanderling.
Hornet – Paul
Friday 28th September – Paul Chiffchaff, avocet, 2 house martin over, 6 gannets, 7 common buzzard, 17 black tailed godwit. Also hornet, small tortoiseshell, small copper and migrant hawker.
Great spotted woodpecker – Paul
Monday 24th September – Paul – 3 chiffchaff, grey wagtail, 250+ wigeon west, 10 gannets, 25 common scoter, flocks of teal, more pink feet geese, a distant odd looking black bird which flew west at 10.06 was probably the sooty shearwater reported from Barton 4 minutes later. Also a small tortoiseshell migrant hawker and large white.
Sunday 23rd September – Paul – 9 tree sparrow, 5 Canada geese, good numbers if pink feet geese, 60 lapwing, 30+ common scoter, grey seal, common seal, kingfisher, arctic skua west, 9 mute swan, siskin and a few skylarks over, 2 gannets east.
Saturday 22nd September – Paul – 4 siskin over, chiffchaff, 2 stonechat, 2 whinchat, wheatear, common snipe, marsh harrier, peregrine, merlin, buzzard, small flocks of pink feet geese totalling at least 200, a single pintail. Simon also recorded curlew sandpiper, 2 grey wagtails and a brambling.
Tuesday 18th September – Paul – Quiet with a few butterflies including 3 speckled wood.
Monday 17th September – Paul – Good numbers of common whitethroat and blackcap with a single lesser whitethroat, singing chiffchaff, odd siskin over, a comic tern east followed at 11.10 by a adult summer plumage Sabine’s gull which spent 10-15 minutes off the lighthouse, flying and on the river before heading east. Soon afterwards a great crested grebe and a black tern headed in the same direction.
Sunday 16th September- Paul – Good numbers of swallows and house martin still present with one swift seen, whimbrel, pintail, 4 marsh harrier, 200+ pink feet geese.
Saturday 15th September – Paul – 6 tree sparrow, 2 common whitethroat, spotted redshank on the strays, small numbers of siskin and yellow wagtails over, adult mediterranean gull east and on the strays and a kingfisher. 2 porpoise feeding near the lighthouse.
Friday 14th September – Paul – 17 wigeon, 150+ pink feet geese, 11 pintail, whimbrel, a single juvenile gannet east, 4 siskin, shoveller.
Monday 10th September – Paul – Goldcrest, the hobby took a meadow pipit, reed warbler, good numbers of meadow pipits and yellow wagtails on the move, a flock of 500 golden plover high overhead and a single swift.
Sunday 9th September – Paul – Coal tit, curlew sandpiper, immature bullfinch, a single sandwich tern east, 22 wigeon, 5 buzzard, 2 marsh harrier, 80 teal, 3 Arctic tern, 2 willow warbler and the hobby again. A late burst of butterflies with many large and small whites, 2 commas, 4 red admiral, holly blue, small tortoiseshell, 2 speckled wood, also a hornet.
Saturday 8th September – Paul – 5 Arctic tern and a common tern past, willow warbler, peregrine, grey wagtail, siskin over, bullfinch, swift a another hobby. Also common seal and porpoise.
Friday 7th September – Paul – a common restart present all day along the edge of the Vicarage feeding in the field with several yellow and white wagtails, also 2 willow warblers, marsh harrier, hobby, coal tit and a pale-bellied brent goose west along the river.
Monday 3rd September – Paul – 2 lesser whitetroat, at least 9 wigeon, 20 greylag, marsh harrier, common sandpiper again, a single black tern drifted slowly east along the river.
Sunday 2nd September – Paul – 2 or 3 blackcap, 11 tree sparrow, 3 little egret, 6 wigeon (first of the Autumn), curlew sandpiper, little stint, 4 pintail, common sandpiper.
Saturday 1st September – lesser whitethroat, 9 knot, 4 shoveller, tufted duck, 2 pintail, 30+ teal, Arctic skua west along river, small numbers of Arctic and common terns, a flock of 35+ common scoter, marsh harrier, common sandpiper, reed warbler and small flock of tree sparrow. Small copper also seen.
House martin – Peter M