Pretty horrible day on 18th produced the first Wigeon of the autumn, the latest ever autumn arrival. Teal had increased to an autumn best of 65 before they were flushed by HS2 surveyors again, just how many times do they need to walk the flashes? Also present two Shoveler, Little Egret (left north), two Hobbies and two Yellow Wagtails. Although the weather really wasn't conducive to visible migration 29 Swallows and 17 Meadow Pipits bravely pushed on into the wind. The 19th wasn't much better for viz migging as the wind was far too strong but still 21 Swallows, 38 House Martins, one Yellow, three Grey and seven Pied Wagtails and ten Siskins flew south. Teal numbers, not surprisingly, were down to 38, the Wigeon and one of the Shovelers were still on site, two Hobbies were seen and a party of five Grey Wagtails dropped into the sewage works.
Carr Vale sighting reported by Mark Beevers
The first Wigeon of the autumn, the latest ever autumn arrival.