Great Northern Diver

2nd December 2016 – overcast/calm
A check of a flat calm sea on the falling tide (1430-1500) produced 12 Red-throated Diver, 11 Common Scoter, 4 Shag and a Great Northern Diver amongst 4800 Eider.
Wildfowl and Waders
Geese sightings remain to the fore with 222 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 50 Barnacle Geese and 2 White-fronted Geese logged. Also seen were 70 Pintail, 18 Shoveler and 4 Goosanders while waders included 3000 Knot and 8 Greenshank.
A Merlin was the best of the rest.