||Hard weather movements
quite common with the arrival of birds from the Continent
||Departure of birds in
severe weather. Also random movements of lapwings,
chaffinches, thrush species, skylarks, woodpigeons and wild geese
||Local redistribution of
tits and stonechats. Return of razorbills, guillemots and
gannets to islands and seacliffs.
||Early departure of
||Manx shearwaters return.
Kittiwakes and puffins back at seacliffs. Arrivals of
chiffchaff, sand martin, wheatear, lesser black-backed gull and
early ring ouzel, stone curlew and garganey. Golden plover
back on hills.
||Redwings and fieldfares
assemble. Bramblings and chaffinches on move with some grey
wagtails. Mixed flocks of wading birds break up.
Departure of some goldcrests.
||Main arrival of willow
warbler, blackcap, garden warbler, whitethroat, sedge warbler,
Savi's warbler, whinchat, black redstart, redstart, nightingale,
swallow, house martin, wryneck, cuckoo, yellow wagtail, tree pipit,
osprey, common and artic terns, great skua, corncrake, little ringed
plover and avocet. Storm and Leach's petrels back to islands.
||Departures of redwings,
fieldfares, snow buntings, chaffinches, wildfowl and waders.
Passages of black-tailed godwits, green sandpipers and Greenland
||Main arrival of wood
warbler, grasshopper warbler, reed warbler, lesser whitethroat,
turtle dove, swift, nightjar, pied and spotted flycatchers, red
backed shrike, hobby, common sandpiper, dotterel, arctic skua,
Sandwich tern, quail.
||Late fieldfares and
bramblings leave. Passages of spoonbill, black tern, curlew,
whimbrel. bar-tailed godwits, greenshank, spotted redshank, dunlin,
ruff, purple sandpiper, turnstone, wood sandpiper, green sandpiper,
grey plover, sanderling, knot, Temminck's and little tern
||Arrival of marsh warbler
and red-necked phalarope.
||Passage of great
shearwater, woodchat shrike and honey buzzard. Continental
juvenile lapwings on the move.
||Dispersal of young birds
||Adult cuckoos move south
and Savi's warblers leave. Flocking begins. Moult
migration of shelduck for Heligoland Bight and Bridgewater Bay.
||Black headed and common
||Swift and adult cuckoos
depart south. Some warblers (especially chiffchaff, willow
warbler) move south. Pied flycatchers on the move. Puffins and
other auks abandon sea cliffs and golden plover and dunlin the
moorlands. Passage of wood sandpipers and other warblers,
lesser black-backed gulls and white wagtails.
||Arrival of pink-footed
geese, mallard, wigeon, shoveller, pochard, tufted duck. Also
early thrushes, goldcrests and snow buntings arrive.
||Swallows and house
martins depart south with turtle doves, nightingales, tree pipits
and other summer visitors. Passage of little stints, curlew
sandpipers, green sandpipers and other waders. Inland
movements of gulls, skylarks, meadow pipits, wagtails.
||Redwings and fieldfares
arrive with hooded crows, shorelarks, chaffinches, bramblings,
siskins, redpolls, continental starlings, rough legged buzzards,
whooper swans, bean, brent , barnacle and grey lag geese, goldeneye,
long-tailed ducks, jack snipe, woodcock and short-eared owls.
||Heavy inland passage of
birds and some rarities and vagrants.
||Fulmars back at ledges.
Late redwings and fieldfares arrive with Bewick swans, smew and an
occasional great grey shrike, water or Richard's pipit.
Winter-visiting divers and grebes.
||Autumn movements die
||Sometimes hard weather