Scaup influx

10th December 2016 – overcast SW1/2
An early morning check of the sea (0815-0915) produced 33 Common Scoter, 25 Kittiwake, 4 Gannet, 4 Red-throated Diver and 4 Shag.
Grounded Migrants
A group of 7 Redwing were logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The 2 adult White-fronted Geese continue to linger and a flock of 9 Scaup were recorded. Waders included 3000 Knot, 550 Golden Plover and 50 Snipe.
At least 3 Water Rail were scattered across the island and additional sightings included 31 Twite and a Short-eared Owl.