Velvet Scoter

13th October 2016 – sunny spells NE3/4
A check of the sea on the rising tide (0745-0845) was highlighted by a female/immature Velvet Scoter amongst 190 Common Scoter along with 22 Razorbill, 11 Gannet and 4 Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
Remaining quiet with only 4 Rdwing, 4 Chiffchaff and 3 Goldcrest logged.
Diurnal Migration
Again little evidence of movement with just 50 Jackdaw, 20 Meadow Pipit, 10 Linnet and 6 Skylark logged.
Little Egret remain prominent.