A few records from the last week include a fly-over brambling at Glanton on the 31st September. There was a small passage of redwings, song thrushes and blackbirds on the 2nd October. A woodcock flew over the office at Haugh Head on Thursday.
A snow bunting was on the beach at Low Newtown yesterday with a possible shorelark. Both birds flew out to rocks and could not be located. There was also a large flock of golden plover (250+) and good numbers of white wagtails (7). Newtown Pool held a female pintail, little grebe and a selction of commoner ducks.
There was a good selection of birds at Branton Ponds in the afternoon. Counts included goosander 117, little grebe 12, wigeon 40+, lesser black-backed gull 55, great black-backed gull 2, chiffchaff 5+, kingfisher 1 and pintail. A migrant hawker dragonfly was in the car park.