Another day, another Brent Goose record

18th December 2016 – sunny spells SSE1/2
Another check of the sea at dawn revealed 32 Shag, 5 Red-throated Diver, 3 Common Scoter and 2 Kittiwake.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 4 Redwing and a Fieldfare.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held a record 349 pale-bellied birds and the 50 Barnacle Geese, 2 Greenland White-fronted Geese and female Scaup continue to linger. Waders included 6430 Oystercatcher, 3650 Knot, 3370 Dunlin, 1525 Lapwing, 1410 Redshank, 1021 Curlew along with 2 Jack Snipe amongst 280 Snipe, 12 Purple Sandpiper, 10 Greenshank and a Black-tailed Godwit.
A group of 10 Twite were again logged.