Long-tailed Duck and Mediterranean Gull

14th December 2013 – overcast/rain later SW6/7/8
A check of the sea on the rising tide was rather unproductive with just 8 Shag, 4 Guillemot, 3 Kittiwake, 3 Red-throated Diver and 2 Common Scoter logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Wildfowl highlights included a female/immature Long-tailed Duck and a first-winter drake Scaup while 13 Greenshank were the pick of the waders.
An adult Mediterranean Gull proved to be the best of the rest.
The colour-ringed Knot seen on the island on 28th November 2013 had been ringed at Griend, Terschellling, The Netherlands on 8th October 2013.
A Winter Moth was the first moth attracted to the moth trap for six weeks!.