Audible nocturnal migrant waders and other water birds
Although the redwing is the nocturnal migrant bird that I have heard most often over my home town Peel here in the Isle of Man, I have also heard a number of species of wading birds flying over at night (greenshank was the best) and occasionally other water birds, most impressively a herd of whooper swans a few years ago, a wonderful sound.
This evening I heard what sounded a bit like common or arctic terns flying over in the dark. I'm not sure what they were, mind, as I haven't heard those species for a few years. It set me wondering, do others hear migrating waders or other birds flying over at night? I'm sure that it is a global phenomenon!