Brent Geese continue to break records

3rd December 2016 – overcast ENE2
A group of 14 Shag congregated on the sea early morning.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 175 Pink-footed Geese and a single Whooper Swan flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held a record 310 pale-bellied birds and 65 dark-bellied birds. The 2 adult White-fronted Geese remain and waders included 2 Purple Sandpiper amongst 100 Turnstone.
A Barn Owl hunted at dawn and a ringtail Hen Harrier hunted at dusk. Flocks of 8 Raven and 85 Twite were the best of the rest.
At least 3 colour ringed birds were amongst the Brent Goose flock involving birds ringed in Canada and Iceland.