Great Northern Diver, Long-tailed Duck & Scaup

24th December 2016 – overcast/rain at times WSW5/7
A check of the sea on the falling tide (0830-0930) produced 36 Kittiwake, 26 Razorbill, 12 Gannet, 12 Common Scoter, 5 Red-throated Diver, 2 Guillemot and a Fulmar. In addition the sheltered eastern shore added a Great Northern Diver and 5 Long-tailed Duck.
Wildfowl and Waders
The 2 adult Greenland White-fronted Geese and 50 Barnacle Geese remain along with 2 female Scaup and 14 Shoveler. Waders included 3000 Knot and 10 Greenshank.
A Grey Wagtail looks to be settling in for the winter.