More winter fare

31st January 2009 - overcast SE5/6
Totals from two periods of observation (0815-0915 & 1200-1300) included 70 Razorbill, 15 Common Scoter, 14 Red-breasted Merganser, 10 Red-throated Diver, 6 Guillemot and 2 Shelduck.
Diurnal Migration
Smalls groups of 6 Pink-footed Geese and 3 Whooper Swan flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
A raft of 2000 Eider sheltered on the leeward side of the island, the Brent Goose flock contained 111 pale-bellied and 10 dark-bellied birds and 2 Pink-footed Geese grazed the flooded fields. Waders included 6 Greenshank.
At least 15 Little Egret remain, both Merlin and Peregrine continue to roam the island and 7 Twite were logged.