Brent Geese continue to break records

15th December 2016 – overcast SE2/3
An early morning check of the sea (0815-0915) produced 26 Red-throated Diver, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 7 Shag and 7 Razorbill.
Wildfowl and Waders
The 2 adult White-fronted Geese continue to linger a dark-bellied Brent Goose was amongst a record 345 pale-bellied birds. Waders included 2000 Knot, 2000 Dunlin, 1300 Lapwing and 800 Golden Plover.
At least 26 Rock Pipit were flushed as the tide inundated the island’s saltmarshes.