Sunday, 17 September 2017
16 September 2017
In a light northwesterly, Phil and Nigel walked the clifftop from the Monument to Hope Point. There were obviously some grounded migrants with 85 Chiffchaffs, 3 Stonechat (first for the autumn), 5 Blackcaps, 2 Reed Warblers, 60 Meadow Pipits and a Goldcrest; whilst overhead we had 2 Grey Wagtails, approximately 500 each of Swallow and House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Swift, 2 Yellow Wagtails and 4 House Sparrows. The White Stork was also still present in the Big Field.
At Hope Point we found this Blyth's Reed Warbler which showed a couple of times, but could not be relocated despite extensive searching.
Blyth's Reed Warbler - Phil Chantler