Monday, 26 September 2011

Skeins of glory

Welcome back - Pink-footed Geese heading to the mainland (Jamie Coleman)

Pink's heading over (Jamie Coleman)

Monday 26th September comments: Autumn has arrived. Today the wind eased and bird migration kicked in as 651 Pink-footed Geese moved west over the islands (in numerous skeins) heading towards wintering grounds further south, most likely ending up along the Norfolk coastline. Wave after wave crossed the north-sea, flying over the islands and onwards with their journey. It was great to see and hear them again and it reminded us all, that autumn is well and truly here.

However summer hasn't completely gone as nine Swallows, two Sandwich Terns and even a late Swift reminded us that it really is the cross-over of seasons. Other highlights today included the lingering Icterine Warbler, present for its second day on Brownsman, whilst Whitethroat, two Chiffchaffs and two Tree Pipit added some spice.

On the Seal front, we still await our first pup of the autumn, but surely it is any day now, isn't it...

1 comment:

jay said...

Lovely photograph. Welcome indeed! I really love to see and hear the geese as they fly over. Majestic and evocative. A reminder that winter is well and truly on the way.