Long-tailed Duck

7th May 2016 – sunny spells E2/3
Early morning observations on the rising tide (0730-0900) produced 275 Sandwich Tern, 25 Common Scoter, 12 Gannet, 9 Manx Shearwater, 6 Arctic Tern, 3 Little Tern and a Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
A few birds were in evidence with 14 Wheatear, 7 Willow Warbler, 5 Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Blackcap logged.
Diurnal Migration
More activity than of late with 80 Swallow, 15 House Martin and 3 Sand Martin recorded.
Wildfowl and Waders
A female Long-tailed Duck roosted amongst the Eider flock over the high tide and waders included 4740 Dunlin, 450 Ringed Plover, 123 Whimbrel and 60 Sanderling.
Powdered Quaker was added to the year list.