Thursday, October 27th, 2016
It was a day of westerly winds and generally overcast, after a bright start. During the seawatch, two Velvet Scoter, a Goldeneye, four Grey Herons and an Arctic Skua flew north.
A total of 270 Pink-footed Geese flew south, 51 Teal were in residence, whilst a Water Rail, 13 Snipe and two Jack Snipe frequented Thornwick Pools. A Rough-legged Buzzard reportedly flew west from the lighthouse mid-morning. The Hume’s Warbler remained in the willows at Roadside Pool, but proved elusive; should the bird still be present tomorrow, could we kindly request birders park in the lighthouse car-park and walk back to view from the roadside only. Single Pallas’s Warbler and Firecrest remained in South Landing, where four Crossbills flew over the car-park. A Richard’s Pipit also flew west from Old Fall during the morning.
West of the Dykes, seven Goosander flew south-east over Buckton, where there were also 30 Golden Plover.