I've been out looking for migrants in my lunch-breaks quite a bit but these have generally been unproductive. 11th September was a bit better with Spotted Redshank in the channel at Thornham and nearby a Redstart by the paperbank.
Spent a good 7 hours at Burnham Overy on Saturday 12th September, starting a little later than usual (can't remember why - think the wind was due to move round to the NE later on). A party of 34 Pink-footed Geese dropped in on my arrival, my first of the autumn. So too were 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese in the harbour later on.
My first Stonechat of the autumn was the first grounded migrant I found, followed by the first 2 of 6 Wheatears.
Stonechat, Burnham Overy, 12th September
The Gun Hill end was otherwise very quiet and by the time I reached the east end of the dunes I'd only added a couple more Wheatears and a Whitethroat. Hard work! The east end was a bit livelier with 4 Redstarts and a Spotted Flycatcher, but lacking the bounty I felt I deserved.
Redstart, Burnham Overy, 12th September
Spotted Flycatcher, Burnham Overy, 12th September
Birds moving overhead were few and far between, with the exception of Siskins, a species that is proving to be unusually numerous this autumn. Very difficult to estimate numbers as the vast majority were heard only, flying high. 2-3 flocks that were seen numbered 44 individuals but I'd be surprised if the true number passing this day wasn't in the several hundreds.
Waders included a Ruff and at least 2 Greenshank. Here's one of them...
Greenshank, Burnham Overy, 12th September
Pheasant, Burnham Overy, 12th September
Another attempt to find migrants at Thornham on 15th September drew a blank, but from near the paperbank at Thornham I did manage distant views of the Osprey that spent a few days lingering at Titchwell.
Osprey, Titchwell, 15th September